Mass Audubon’s Trailside Museum Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 12th Annual Museum Day Live!

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Free admission on September 24, 2016 with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket

Mass Audubon’s Trailside Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s twelfth annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year’s event drew over 200,000 participants, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum goers than ever before.

Mass Audubon’s Trailside Museum is a nature center located at the base of Great Blue Hill in the Blue Hills Reservation. As a welcoming center for the reservation, Trailside Museum engages visitors with information regarding the natural and cultural history of the Blue Hills. The museum has native wildlife including river otter, bald eagle, and timber rattlesnake. Exhibits explain the history of Native Americans and the European settlers. The museum is located at 1904 Canton Ave. in Milton.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.org/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 24, 2016. One ticket per household is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2016 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.org/museumday

For more information, contact:

Gail Janeczek
617-333-0690 x 5230
[email protected]

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