Museum Day Live! at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum
DATE: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m.
Location: Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Once again, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 23 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live!
With this event, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket. Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. The event represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge wherever you are. Over 200,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.
This year, Museum Day Live! will feature special interactive lesson plans created by Smithsonian in partnership with Microsoft using Minecraft: Education Edition. For this year’s Museum Day Live!, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum will be hosting a variety of fun activities, including:
- * Screening the PBS documentary American Experience: Tesla at 1pm in the Performance Theater
- * Music performance by Jake Blount and Tatiana Hargreaves at 3pm in the Performance Theater
- * Sharing two of the Smithsonian Spark!Lab activity kits in conjunction with our special exhibit Things Come Apart.
Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket at the museum will gain free entrance for two on September 23, 2017 — please note to use Virginia as your state when signing up as that will give you the drop-down menu including the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. One ticket per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2017 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit here. Tickets will be available for download from August 25, 2017 through September 23, 2017.