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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
September 18, 2021

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at California Museum
Saturday, September 18, 2021 • 10 am  – 5 pm
Free with advance registration on Smithsonian & Museum websites

Enjoy free admission with advance registration and a day of “Experience America” activities during Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day at the California Museum on Sat., Sept. 18, 2021.

Ticketholders are invited to participate in the Museum’s #ExperienceAmerica festivities, celebrating the return to visiting the nation’s history, arts and culture institutions. Complimentary activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. include:

  • Self-guided tours of “Gambatte! Legacy of an Enduring Spirit” on view through Nov. 7, 2021.
  • Docent-led tours of “Uprooted! Japanese Americans During WWII” by Japanese American survivors of mass incarceration sharing their experiences of life behind barbed wire in wartime California.
  • Crafts including making origami “orizuru” (folded crane) and “senbazuru” (garland of a thousand cranes).
  • Scavenger hunt exploring how people came to California and stayed to shape the modern state appropriate in multiple exhibitions for ages five and up.

Advance registration is required on the Smithsonian and California Museum websites. To attend, register for a free pass valid on admission for two from Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, then reserve a timed California Museum Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day ticket at the link below. Each visitor must register for their own timed ticket at a specific time and arrive within their 30-minute slot, limited to a maximum of 20 visitors every 30 minutes. For more information on visitor protocols and to plan a visit for Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day, please visit the COVID-19 page