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Visitors can enjoy the Da Vinci Science Center for free on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, during the Smithsonian magazine’s national Museum Day Live! event.
The free admission is offered exclusively to visitors who download a Museum Day Live! ticket on the web at smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. The ticket provides two free admissions to participating science centers and museums with a limit of one ticket per household per e-mail address. The Da Vinci Science Center will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 27.
This is the first year in which the Da Vinci Science Center has participated in the Museum Day Live! event, which was created to make learning and knowledge accessible to all people. Now in its tenth year, the event includes participating science centers and museums in all 50 American states. The 2013 event attracted more than 400,000 participants throughout the United States.
“The national Museum Day Live! event connects with one of the Da Vinci Science Center’s key operational goals – to provide engaging informal learning experiences for all young people by reaching out to communities where the need is the greatest,” said Lin Erickson, Executive Director and CEO of the Da Vinci Science Center. “Through hands-on experiences, our Center can introduce them to the wonders of science, develop their creativity and problem-solving skills, and inspire them to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) industries.”
Smithsonian magazine is the flagship publication of Smithsonian Media – a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating unit of the Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Media also includes Air & Space magazine and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex – consisting of 19 museums and galleries; the National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.; and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit Smithsonian museums annually.