Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day: Get into 35 Arizona museums for free on Saturday, Sept. 24

Posted at 4:48 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 18:21:06-04

Arizona is home to some spectacular museums and this weekend you will be able to visit some of them for free.

From museums in northern Arizona to the Phoenix metro and down south to Tucson, 35 museums in our state are participating in "Free Museum Day" on Saturday, Sept. 24.

It's part of a promotion from Smithsonian Magazine to celebrate the heritage and cultures on display at museums across the country.

VIDEO: While thePhoenix Police Museum is not a part of this specific promotion, it is open during the week and is always FREE. View the player above to take a look inside.

To get free admission, you have to visit the Smithsonian Magazine website and select which museum you'd like to attend and download the ticket. Each ticket gets two people into one museum for free. It does not get you admission into all of the museums. (View more details.)

If you live in Phoenix, the Desert Botanical Garden, Heard Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Halle Heart Children's Museum are some of the museums included in the event. (See full list of museums).

MAP: Arizona museums participating in Free Museum Day, Sept. 24


  • Heard Museum (Phoenix)
  • Desert Botanical Garden (Phoenix)
  • Pueblo Grande Museum (Phoenix)
  • Rosson House Museum (Phoenix)
  • Arizona Museum of Natural History (Mesa)
  • i.d.e.a. Museum (Mesa)
  • Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (Scottsdale)
  • AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park (Tempe)
  • Halle Heart Children's Museum (Tempe)
  • River of Time (Fountain Hills)
  • Superstition Mountain Lost Dutchman Museum (Apache Junction)