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Art and culture for all! Free admission at 13 Hawaii museums, Sept. 26


Hawaii State Art Museum, Honolulu

Hawaii Theatre Center, Honolulu

Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu (pictured, pg. 1, top)

Mission Houses Museum, Honolulu

Pacific Aviation Museum, Honolulu, (pictured, below)

Queen Emma Summer Palace, Honolulu (pictured, right)

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

Tropic Lightning Museum, Schofield Barracks

University of Hawaii-Manoa Art Gallery, Honolulu

To get into each venue free, you’ll need to present a Museum Day Admission Card at the door. There’s two ways to get a card.

• Pick up a copy of the September 2009 issue of Smithsonian Magazine—the card is tucked away in its pages.

• Or click here to download an admission card for free. Each card admits two people.

Hawaii_museum_admission_free_day_SmithsonianYou’ll need to choose wisely from the menu of participating museums. Each Museum Day card is good for entry to only one museum and will be collected at entry.

Want a full day of free museum entries on Oahu? The Tropic Lightning Museum and University of Hawaii-Manoa Art Gallery are normally free of charge, and are participating in Museum Day "in spirit." Just combine any other museum on the list with these two and voila! All the arts and culture you can handle … on a budget. (Still, we suggest leaving a small donation behind at each stop, you know, just because.)

Me? Come Saturday I’ll be brushing up on the history of the Battle of Midway at the Pacific Aviation Museum before I swing by the University of Hawaii-Manoa Art Gallery’s Faculty Art exhibition. Nothing better than a little military aviation history followed by some contemporary Asian-inspired screen-printing, in my opinion.

See you at the museums!

Photos: David Croxford (pg. 1, bottom; pg. 2, bottom); Commons/Wikipedia (pg. 1, top; pg. 2, top)
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