Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day - Tampa Museum of Art
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day


  • Saturday
  • September 21, 2019
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



Visit the Tampa Museum of Art for the 15th annual Smithsonian magazine Museum Day on Saturday, September 21, 2019, an initiative in which participating museums across the United States open their doors for free to those who download a branded ticket. Our schedule is packed with activities for the whole family.

  • Free admission with a Smithsonian ticket
  • Free art-making activities for children and families from 11 am – 4 pm
  • Sweet and savory snacks from El Coqui Bakery
  • Live Bomba music and dance performances
  • Free tours at 12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm
  • Enjoy 10% off at the Museum Store

Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors—it acts as a springboard to empowers and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities. It represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion.

This year, Museum Day will celebrate the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian’s vast musical collections an resources through 365 days of music-related programming. Music is not only a reflection of human creativity and innovation, but also a key method of communication and cross-cultural exchange and understanding., The Smithsonian Year of Music crosses disciplines, bringing together music-related resources in art, history, culture, science and education.

Those wishing to attend and participate in Museum Day 2019 can visit  to learn more and download a Museum Day ticket. Each ticket grants the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum on September 21, 2019. One ticket is permitted per email address.