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Drone geeks: get free admission to dozens of aviation museums around the nation (for one day only)

Attention all drone and aviation geeks! For one day only, you can get free museum admission to dozens of air and space museums around the nation.

As part of the Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, more than 1,300 museums across all 50 states and plus Washington, DC will be open to the public for free on Saturday, Sept. 21. And 44 of those museums have some sort of either air or space tie-in (and some even feature drones).

The Hiller Aviation Museum

Among the many amazing air and space museums include the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Francisco’s Bay Area. That museum has its own indoor droneplex complete with flight simulators, demonstrations and more. Admission is usually $18. For pilots with their sights set on space, check out the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, which is home to rockets, achievements, and artifacts of the U.S. space program. Tickets to that museum are usually $25. In Washington State, the Museum of Flight (tickets normally $25) is located in Seattle’s oldest airport, displaying over 160 airplanes. The museum also includes the original Boeing Aircraft factory.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world.

To take advantage of the free admission, register for and download a Museum Day ticket here. Each person who registers is allow to download one ticket per email address, which provides free general admission on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for two people. (If you want to attend two museums on the same day, you could have your partner register and download tickets themselves too, and parties greater than two will need to have multiple people register and download).

Note that ticket supply is unlimited, but individual museums can choose to cap the number of tickets at their facilities.

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