Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, Montana is offering free admission to visitors on Saturday, September 18 in recognition of Smithsonian Magazine's 17th annual Museum Day. Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine.

According to Alicia Harvey, director of marketing for the Museum of the Rockies;

Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors. It aims to inspire the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities, she said, and it represents a commitment to access, equity and inclusion.

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On Saturday, September 18, admission will be free at the Museum of the Rockies and the museum will have COVID-19 precautions in place so guests can safely enjoy their experience. The museum, which is a part of Montana State University, recommends that all individuals, vaccinated or not, wear face masks or coverings indoors.

Museum of the Rockies’ current rotating exhibition is “The Vikings Begin,” which features rare Scandinavian artifacts. You can also check out all of the dinosaur exhibits for free on Museum Day, and the Taylor Planetarium will also be open.

With many public spaces being shut down for a year or more due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Museum Day celebrates the reopening of museums after long closures. This year’s theme is “Experience America.”

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two. One ticket is permitted per email address. For more information, click here.

Get the family together and head to Museum of the Rockies on Saturday, September 18!

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