3 Q-C museums part of free Museum Day


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Posted Online: Sept. 26, 2012, 7:34 pm
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By Jonathan Turner, jturner@qconline.com
The Putnam Museum, Figge Art Museum and Buffalo Bill Museum are among more than 1,400 institutions nationwide that are offering free admission Saturday as part of Museum Day Live!

In the spirit of Washington, D.C.'s Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, this is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine where participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a free Museum Day ticket.

The Putnam, 1717 W. 12th St., Davenport, Figge, 225 W. 2nd St., Davenport, and Buffalo Bill Museum, 199 N. Cody Road, LeClaire, are the Q-C facilities participating. Visitors cannot just go to these museums Saturday and get in free, though.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available on the Ticket Information page at smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Fill out the form, and you will be emailed instructions on downloading your ticket. You must present this ticket at the museum for free admission.

The ticket is only good for two people per household, per address. If you go to Museum Day Live! with more than one guest, your other guests will have to pay full admission. The Putnam's Giant Screen Theater will not offer free admission Saturday. Regular ticket prices still will apply.

Museum Day fulfills Smithsonian Media's mission to make cultural education accessible to everyone. Last year's event drew more than 350,000 museum-goers, and this year's Museum Day is expected to attract close to 400,000 participants.






 












 



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