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Museum Day Live!

September 23, 2017 | 10 am
Birthplace of Country Music Museum
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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday September 23, 2017, from 10am to 6pm 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. The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will utilize the Smithsonian material-based lesson plans to enhance the Museum Day Live! experience. The museum will also be offering a free film screening of the PBS documentary American Experience: Tesla at 1pm in the Performance Theater, along with access to one of the Smithsonian 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. 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.