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10 New Orleans museums to offer free admission on Saturday

The The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium are among two of the participating museums. The The National WWII Museum and Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium are among two of the participating museums.
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Ten New Orleans museums will offer free admission on Saturday (Sept. 26) as part of Museum Day Live.

It’s an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the nation open their doors for free.

Two tickets can be obtained to one of the museums for free by registering here. Free admittance will be offered only to individuals who reserve their tickers online.  

Participating museums include:

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium, located in the U.S. Custom House on Canal Street, encourages you to use all five senses as you explore North America’s largest museum devoted to insects and their relatives. You’ll discover why insects are the building blocks of all life on our planet and along the way, you’ll be shrunk to bug size; wander through a mysterious Louisiana swamp; join the active audience of an awards show for bugs, by bugs; and be captivated by thousands of butterflies in an Asian garden.

Hermann-Grima Historic House Museum

A hidden gem in New Orleans' French Quarter, the Hermann-Grima House epitomizes the city's Golden Age and celebrates two prominent New Orleans families, the Hermanns and the Grimas, who flourished and owned the property throughout the 19th-century. During Museum Day Live, visitors will tour the house and grounds, and will have the opportunity to browse the Exchange Shop, which consigns the work of local female artists

The Historic New Orleans Collection

Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region.

Longue Vue House and Gardens

Longue Vue House and Gardens is a multifaceted historic estate featuring a world-class house museum and eight acres of stunning gardens that include an unparalleled collection of Louisiana irises in New Orleans and an interactive Discovery Garden for children of all ages.

Louisiana Children's Museum

The Louisiana Children’s Museum promotes hands-on participatory learning for children of all ages. Encouraging discovery through observation, inquiry, creative construction, role-playing, problem-solving and free play, the Museum motivates children to develop their cognitive, physical and social skills while enjoying fruitful interaction with adults and peers.

The National WWII Museum

Originally founded in 2000 as the D-Day Museum, The National WWII Museum is now the top-rated tourist destination in New Orleans and an unforgettable way to experience World War II—from industrial efforts on the Home Front to the combat experience of the American soldier abroad—and honor the generation that sacrificed so much to secure our freedom.

New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum

The original, and only, Voodoo Museum. Founded in 1972, it is one of the most unique small museums. Combining both, the history of Voodoo, with the contemporary culture of New Orleans. It integrating both Mardi Gras and jazz into Voodoo, with an emphasize is on New Orleans.

New Orleans Museum of Art

The New Orleans Museum of Art, founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, houses nearly 40,000 works of art encompassing 4,000 years. Works from the permanent collection, along with continuously changing special exhibitions, are on view in the museum's 46 galleries.

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

The mission of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its events, permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and research.

Southern Food and Beverage Museum and The Museum of the American Cocktail

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum is a nonprofit living history museum dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of the food, drink and the related culture of the South. While based in New Orleans, the Museum examines and celebrates all the cultures that have come together through the centuries to create the South’s unique culinary heritage.

For more information on September’s Museum Day Live! and to reserve your two tickets, click here.

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