The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders this Saturday, September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day.

Saturday is designated as a national celebration of curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. Over 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event, and Museum Day 2018 is expected to attract more museumgoers than ever before.

The theme of this year’s Museum Day is Women Making History, honoring women in society who are trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation and culture, and emboldening others to be pioneers as well.

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket at the Grand Rapids Public Museum will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 22, 2018. One ticket is permitted per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be continually updated as more museums continue to register, can be found at

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