Free National Museum Day is September 24th. Click to hear KMZU”s Chelsea Wade talk with Missouri Division of Tourism Director Katie Danner.

Katie Danner

Press Release from the Missouri Division of Tourism:

Jefferson City, Mo. — On September 24, 2011, in celebration of National Museum Day, take advantage of free admission to museums you find right here in Missouri. Through a nationwide partnership with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C., and hundreds of museums across the nation, Museum Day offers the opportunity to explore an unfamiliar museum and to uncover its unseen treasures. Or, you can tour a familiar museum to review a favorite collection, all at no cost.

Simply go to the Museum Day website at www.SmithsonianMag.com/museumday, search for a museum and print off the special admission pass. The pass is good for free admission for two people at one participating museum. There is a limit of one ticket per household.

“National Museum Day is a wonderful way to encourage people to connect with the archives and collections that hold such meaning for humanity,” said Katie Steele Danner, director of the Missouri Division of Tourism. “These museums offer a window into the world of the past and the future. There are many museums across the state participating, and I hope people are able to take advantage of this special offer.”

When taking advantage of free admission, please remember:

Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be found at www.SmithsonianMag.com/museumday.
One ticket per household, for two people.
A ticket will gain entry to only one of the participating museums; it excludes parking fees, and special event/exhibit fees.
If a museum reaches capacity, the museum has the right to limit the number of guests until space becomes available.
Participating museums in Missouri include:

1859 Jail and Marshal’s Home, Independence
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph
Bingham-Waggoner Estate, Independence
Bollinger County Museum of Natural History, Marble Hill
Campbell House Museum, St. Louis
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis
Glore Psychiatric Museum & the St. Joseph Museum, St. Joseph
Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, Independence
Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boonefield Village, Defiance
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City
Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum of the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society, Altenburg
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, St. Louis
Missouri History Museum, St. Louis
Museum of Anthropology, Columbia
Museum of Art and Archaeology, Columbia
Museum of Transportation, St. Louis
National Military Heritage Museum, St. Joseph
National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Kansas City
Powers Museum of Carthage History, Carthage
Puppetry Arts Institute, Independence
Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis
Saint Louis Science Center, St. Louis
The Eugene Field House, St. Louis
Toy and Miniature Museum, Kansas City

To discover more of Missouri’s museums and attractions, visit the Missouri Division of Tourism’s official website, VisitMO.com, where travelers can find listings for thousands of Missouri attractions, events, restaurants and places to stay. While on the website, order a free copy of the 2011 Official Missouri Travel Guide or use the interactive online edition. Also, the Travel Guide is available by calling 800-519-4800. Download the free iPhone app: “Official Missouri Travel Guide.”