Free Museum Day

Every year the Smithsonian affiliated museums choose a day to let everyone in for FREE! Yes, we said free! September 21st 2019, you can go see any of the museums below for free.

There are 22 participating museums in Kansas (List is below). The Cosmosphere is really great and there’s so much to see at the Sedgwick Historical Museum. It’s a great way to get out and learn about the world around us, while on a budget.

All you have to do is go here and put in an email address for your free ticket! (Each ticket is good for two people, and each unique email address you enter will generate a ticket!)

Are you out of state?- No worries, there are museums all over the country that participate. Just check out the link and search for museums near you!

Visit this link to see all the below museums on a map!

Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton, KS

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Cosmosphere, International Sci-Ed Center and Space Museum, Hutchinson, KS

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CST)

Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home, Abilene, KS

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

First Territorial Capitol State Historic Site, Fort Riley, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Fort Hays State Historic Site, Hays, KS

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita , KS

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

 Free Everyday

Grinter Place State Historic Site, Kansas City, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Historic Courthouse Museum of Marysville, Kansas, Marysville, KS

Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site, Hanover, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Johnson County Museum, Overland Park, KS

Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (CST)

Kauffman Museum, North Newton, KS

Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EST)

Kaw Mission State Historic Site, Council Grove, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

 Free Everyday

Koester House Museum and Gardens, Marysville, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Chanute, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation, McPherson, KS

Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site, Pleasanton, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Museum of World Treasures, Wichita, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, Bonner Springs, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

 Free Everyday

Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site, Republic, KS

Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Quayle Bible Collection, Baldwin City, KS

Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

 Free Everyday

Red Rocks State Historic Site, Emporia, KS

Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, Wichita, KS

Hours: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CST)

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