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Discover, learn, listen, and create! Search for musically inspired artifacts and artworks while exploring the museum galleries with a scavenger hunt specifically designed for Museum Day’s 2019 theme: Smithsonian Year of Music. Learn about and listen to vintage instruments during several gilded age music room demonstrations.  After the scavenger hunt and music demonstrations, come to the Mezzanine level overlooking the former Alcazar Hotel’s historic pool area to create your own music-themed craft. You’ll also want to explore our museum store where we have exciting musically inspired items.

Join the Lightner Museum and Smithsonian Magazine in celebrating “A Year of Music.” Museum Day’s annual celebration of boundless curiosity provides free admission for two people with Smithsonian Museum Day tickets. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission for two on Saturday, September 21, 2019.


Tickets will be available to download from smithsonianmag.com on August 15, 2019. Registration through the Smithsonian Magazine website is required prior to entry to receive free general admission for two.