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Smithsonian Museum Day California Museums 

September 21, 2019

Registration for tickets begins in mid-August

Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Tickets grant free admission to participating museums
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

Museum Day Live! annual event celebrates education through local participation across the country with free admission policies encouraging learning and the dissemination of knowledge nationwide. Last year over 350,000 museum-goers visited over 1,400 museums. In 2016 they changed the arrangement. Instead of running the event through smithsonian.com website, they put it onto their magazine site and now require guests to apply for and obtain 1 single ticket good for one museum during the event. Previously you could attend more than one museum through local offers based on each museum's policies.

2019 Line Up

Charles Paddock Zoo
Atascadero, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Chinese Historical Society of America
San Francisco, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Chumash Indian Museum
Thousand Oaks, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Dr. Willella Howe Waffle House and Medical Museum
Santa Ana, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Elverhoj Museum of History & Art
Solvang, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Fillmore Historical Museum
Fillmore, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Great Valley Museum
Modesto, CA
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Haggin Museum
Stockton, CA
Hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Hanford Carnegie Museum
Hanford, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Heritage of the Americas Museum
El Cajon, CA
Hours: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Hiller Aviation Museum
San Carlos, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

History Center of San Luis Obispo County
San Luis Obispo, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free Everyday

Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles
Berkeley , CA
Hours: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Free Everyday

Laguna Art Museum
Laguna Beach, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Lancaster Museum of Art & History
Lancaster, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Free Everyday

Los Angeles Maritime Museum
San Pedro, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Maidu Museum & Historic Site
Roseville, CA
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

March Field Air Museum
Riverside, CA
Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum
carlsbad, CA
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Everyday

Mission Inn Museum
Riverside, CA
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Free Everyday

Moffett Field Historical Society Museum
Mountain View, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Morris Graves Museum of Art
Eureka, CA
Hours: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum of Craft and Design
San Francisco, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Museum of Making Music
Carlsbad, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Museum of Sonoma County
Santa Rosa, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Muzeo Museum and Cultural Center
Anaheim, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

National Steinbeck Center
Salinas , CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Pacific Grove, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pacific Railroad Museum
San Dimas, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Everyday

Riverside Art Museum
Riverside, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

S.C.R.A.P. Gallery
Cathedral City, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free Everyday

San Diego Archaeological Center
Escondido, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

San Diego History Center
San Diego, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

San Joaquin County Historical Museum
Lodi, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Everyday

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Santa Barbara, CA
Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The International Printing Museum
Carson, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
San Jose, CA
Hours: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Free Everyday

The Santa Ana Fire Museum
Santa Ana , CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Tech Interactive
San Jose, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tulare County Museum
Visalia, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Everyday

Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology
Chico, CA
Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Free Everyday

Wildling Museum of Art and Nature
Solvang, CA
Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 

Past Participants

Aeros


Aerospace Museum of California, McClellan
American Bookbinders Museum, San Francisco
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista
Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles
Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield
Barona Cultural Center & Museum, Lakeside
Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito
Blackhawk Museum, Danville
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History and Science, Bakersfield
California African American Museum, Los Angeles
California Automobile Museum, Sacramento
California Museum, Sacramento
California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento
California Surf Museum, Oceanside
Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco
Casa de la Guerra, Santa Barbara
Catalina Island Museum, Avalon
Chico Creek Nature Center, Chico
Clarke Historical Museum, Eureka
Creation & Earth History Museum, Santee
Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge
di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, Napa
Dr. Willella Howe Waffle House and Medical Museum, Santa Ana
EcoVivarium, Escondido
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Santa Barbara
Elverhoj Museum of History & Art, Solvang
Fillmore Historical Museum, Fillmore
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, San Diego
Great Valley Museum, Modesto
Haggin Museum, Stockton
Hanford Carnegie Museum, Hanford
Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana
Heritage of the Americas Museum, El Cajon
Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos
History Center of San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo
Janet Turner Print Museum, CSU, Chico, Chico
Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles
Kern County Museum, Bakersfield
Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles, Berkeley
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
Latino Art Museum, Pomona
Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley
Los Angeles Maritime Museum, San Pedro
MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana, San Jose
Maidu Museum & Historic Site, Roseville
March Field Air Museum, Riverside
Mariposa Museum & History Center, Mariposa
Mission Inn Museum, Riverside
Moffett Field Historical Society Museum, Mountain View
Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego
Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco
Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach
Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad
Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Museum of Ventura County, Ventura
Museum of Ventura County Agriculture Museum, Santa Paula
Museum of the American Indian, Novato
Museums of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa
NASA Ames Visitor Center, Moffett Field
National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
NUMU, Los Gatos
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove
Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, Palo Alto
Point Fermin Lighthouse Historic Site and Museum, San Pedro
Porterville Historical Museum, Porterville
Rio Vista Museum, Rio Vista
Riverside Art Museum, Riverside
Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, St. Helena
S.C.R.A.P. Gallery, Cathedral City
San Diego Air & Space Museum, San Diego
San Diego Archaeological Center, Escondido
San Diego Automotive Museum, San Diego
San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, San Diego
San Diego History Center, San Diego
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose
Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara
Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
Shoshone Museum Association, Shoshone
The Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, San Diego
The International Printing Museum, Carson
The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies, San Jose
The Santa Ana Fire Museum, Santa Ana
The Space Station Museum, Novato
The Wende Museum, Culver City
Timken Museum Of Art, San Diego
Tulare County Museum, Tulare County Museum, Visalia
USC Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena
USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, Alameda
Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, Chico
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, Vallejo
Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, Solvang
Yanks Air Museum, Chino
Zalud House Museum, Porterville

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