Smithsonian Magazine, is sponsoring a great event here in the US on September 26th, Museum Day 2009. Over 1250 participating museums around the country will be offering free admission, which is a cool deal. If you follow the link above to the Museum Day website, you’ll find a Google Maps app to help you locate participating museums and historic sites in your area. You will also need to download the Museum Day admission card from the website and present it at the museum you’re visiting.
To make it even better, national, state, and local parks are also holding National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26th as well, which is a day for volunteers to help out with projects like planting trees. Last year, over 120,000 volunteers helped across the country. To participate, just use the interactive map on the website to find participating sites near you.
So, if you haven’t made your plans for next weekend yet, here are two great options!