Smithsonian Day

Smithsonian Museum Day - September 22, 2018

Each September the Funk Heritage Center of Reinhardt University in Waleska joins 1,400 other participating venues nationwide and offers free admission for the annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day. Doors will be open free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and visitors at participating museums and cultural institutions.

For this special day, visitors can download a Museum Day Live ticket at Presented by Smithsonian Magazine, this celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties.

The 2017 event drew more than 350,000 museum visitors. Dr. Joseph Kitchens, executive director of the Funk Heritage Center, said, “Museum Day makes many people aware of the diversity and interconnectedness of museums all over America, encouraging regular museum goers and first-timers to enjoy an experience they might otherwise have missed. We are pleased to participate in this special day and hope many people will come out to enjoy a visit to our museum.”

Beginning in August, 2018, download a Museum Day ticket at Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each ticket provides access for two people. Listings and links to all of the participating museums’ can also be found on the website.

This is a good day for scouts of all ages to visit museums.

Admission Fees

Free to those with a Museum Day Live ticket, otherwise general admission fees will apply.

Contact Us!
7300 Reinhardt Circle 
Waleska, GA 30183-2981
Field Trip or Tour: 770-720-5970
Museum Gift Shop: 770-720-5967
Special Programs: 770-720-9222

Tuesday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Closed Monday

General Admission
Adults 18 and Up: $7.00
Seniors Over 65: $6.50
Active Duty Military: Free
Under 18: $5.00

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