Five Local Museums to Offer FREE Admission to Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Ticket Holders Various museums

Five Sacramento area museums are joining the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day nationwide effort by offering FREE admission to advance registrants all day on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The five participating local museums include the following: California Automobile Museum, California Museum, California State Railroad Museum (a Smithsonian Affiliate), Maidu Museum & Historic Site and the Sacramento History Museum.  The mission of the annual effort is to provide an opportunity for consumers throughout the United States to enjoy and share in dynamic heritage and cultural institutions for free.

This year, Museum Day celebrates the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian’s vast musical collections and resources through 365 days of music-related programming. Music is not only a reflection of human creativity and innovation, but also a key method of communication and cross-cultural exchange and understanding. The Smithsonian Year of Music crosses disciplines, bringing together music-related resources in art, history, culture, science and education.

Tickets for the 15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day are available for download at No purchase is necessary but advance registration and a valid email address are required to obtain an event ticket good for two guests. The special free admission offer is limited to one ticket per household. A printed or digital ticket must be presented at the time of admission. An official Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day ticket is valid for entry to just one of the participating museums that must be identified when requesting a free ticket. If a museum reaches capacity, the participating museum has the right to limit the number of guests until space becomes available. For more detailed information, please visit

On Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day and all through the year, the Sacramento area is home to an amazing array of state-of-the-art museums and destinations that offer visitors the chance to explore California’s fine art, history, science, and wildlife treasures. In fact, many local museums and destinations offer free admission all year long, including: California State Capitol Museum, California State Library, California Statewide Collections Center, Center for Sacramento History, Don & June Salvatori California Pharmacy Museum, Locke Boarding House Museum, Museum of Medical History, Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum, Old Sacramento State Historic Park, Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Sacramento Historic City Cemetery, Sojourner Truth African American Museum, Verge Center for the Arts, and Wells Fargo History Museum (Downtown and Old Sacramento).  Some museums may charge for guided tours.