Smithsonian Museum Day is September 23rd

The Smithsonian Museum Day is on September 23rd, and local museums are participating.

The Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. This event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.


The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 23, 2017. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit

In Bellingham you have 2 amazing choices,

— The Bellingham Railway Museum 1320 Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 From noon to 5pm  will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s thirteenth annual Museum Day Live!

The museum documents the railroad, logging and mining heritage of Whatcom and Skagit counties from 1883 to the present. Displays include historic photos, railroad artifacts, timetables and several model railroad layouts, including some in G and O scales that visitors are welcome to help operate. An extensive research library and a children’s play area also are available.

Also participating in the Smithsonian Museum event is

The Whatcom Museum, 250 Flora St, which will open 10-5 on Saturday provides innovative and interactive educational programs and exhibitions about art, nature, and Northwest history. They seek to stimulate curiosity about our changing cultural, natural, and historical landscapes, for the youngest to the oldest minds, and to inspire preservation of and creative contributions to our region and beyond.

For more information, and to search for more museums that are participating, please visit


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