Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Museum Day Free Admission September 26, 2009

Hundreds of California museums and cultural venues across the state will offer free admission on Saturday, September 26, 2009. The list of participating venues is extensive with both northern and Southern California museums participating. Some of the biggest and best museums in the Golden State have signed up for free museum day. Mark your calendar so you don't miss this event. Here is a list museums offering free admission on September 26, 2009:

Agua Caliente Cultural Museum - Palm Springs
American Museum of Ceramic Art - Pomona
Bakersfield Museum of Art - Bakersfield
Bedford Gallery - Walnut Creek
Birch Aquarium at Scripps - La Jolla
Blackhawk Museum - Danville
Buena Vista Heritage Museum - Buena Vista
Butte County Pioneer Memorial Museum - Oroville
California Automobile Museum - Sacramento
California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum - Escondido
California Science Center -Los Angeles
California State Railroad Museum - Sacramento
Cartoon Art Museum of California - San Francisco
Casa de la Guerra - Santa Barbara
Chabot Space & Science Center - Oakland
Charles Paddock Zoo - Atascadero
Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert - Rancho Mirage
Contemporary Jewish Museum - San Francisco
Coyote Point Museum for Environmental Education - San Mateo
Craft and Folk Art Museum - Los Angeles
Crocker Art Museum - Sacramento
Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle House and Medical Museum - Santa Ana
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - Santa Barbara
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art - Solvang
Escondido History Center - Escondido
Exploratorium - San Francisco
Fullerton Museum Center - Fullerton
Hiller Aviation Museum - San Carlos
Historic Mission San Juan Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano
Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum - Huntington Beach
J. Paul Getty Museum - Los Angeles
Japanese American National Museum - Los Angeles
Kern County Museum - Bakersfield
Lindsay Wildlife Museum - Walnut Creek
Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust - Los Angeles
Maidu Interpretive Center - Roseville
Mingei International Museum Escondido - Escondido
Monterey Museum of Art - Monterey
Morris Graves Museum of Art - Eureka
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego - La Jolla and San Diego
Museum of Latin American Art - Long Beach
Museum of Making Music - Carlsbad
Museum of Neon Art - Los Angeles
Museum of San Diego History - San Diego
Museum of Ventura County - Ventura
Oceanside Museum of Art - Oceanside
Palos Verdes Art Center - Rancho Palos Verdes
Pasadena Museum of History - Pasadena
Point Arena Lighthouse - Point Arena
Point Fermin Lighthouse - San Pedro
Quail Botanical Gardens - Encinitas
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center - San Diego
Sacramento Zoo - Sacramento
San Bernardino County Museum - Redlands
San Diego Air & Space Museum - San Diego
San Diego Natural History Museum - San Diego
The J. Paul Getty Museum - Pacific Palisades
The Whaley House Museum - San Diego
University Art Museum - Santa Barbara
Watts Towers Arts Center - Los Angeles
Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum - San Francisco

For free admission you will need to download your Museum Day Admission Card visit www.smithsonian.com/museumday.