FREE Museum Day on September 21, 2019 | Visit Vulcan Park and Museum (or these other locations) for Free!

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View of Birmingham from Vulcan

Saturday, September 21, 2019 is Smithsonian Magazine’s FREE Museum Day!  Hundreds of museums around the country are taking part.  Tickets are now available to download!

Right here in our very own Birmingham, Vulcan Park and Museum is on the list of museums offering free tickets on Saturday, September 21st!

Vulcan Park and Museum is a rich part of Birmingham’s history and a really fun place to take your family. Read Birmingham Moms Blog’s 8 Reasons to Take Your Family to  Vulcan Park.

If you want to take advantage of Free Museum Day, you must sign up and download your tickets!  You will not be allowed in admission-free if you show up Saturday without your tickets.

And don’t forget that the Birmingham Museum of Art is ALWAYS free and another family-friendly place to spend some time!

On Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 11:00 they have Kids Art 101!

There are two rooms with plenty of hands-on activities where kids can be kids, and outdoor area and lots of cool things to see like Samurai armor and swords, totem poles and art that even kids can find fun to look at!

Interested in a day trip from Birmingham on Free Museum Day?  Here are some of the other locations offering free museum admission!

Jesse Owens Museum
Danville, AL

Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center
Danville, AL

Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts
Gadsden, AL

U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL

Iron and Steel Museum of Alabama
McCalla, AL

USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park
Mobile, AL

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Montgomery, AL

Old Alabama Town
Montgomery, AL

Rosa Parks Museum
Montgomery, AL

Jones Archeological Museum
Moundville, AL


Sign up for a FREE ticket to a participating museum.  Each ticket will ADMIT TWO people for free and limit one ticket per email address.

Here’s how to get a FREE ticket:

  1. Click here to check out the participating museums in your area.
  2. Find a participating museum, click Get a Ticket, and complete the registration form.  You are only allowed one ticket to one museum and once you download your ticket, you won’t be able to change your museum selection.  Be sure to choose carefully!
  3. Your ticket will be available in your email or by clicking Download Ticket after you submit your info.
  4. Print and bring your ticket to your selected participating museum on Saturday, 9/21.

Keep in mind that your free ticket is good for TWO people and is NOT valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screenings or for use with any other offers. There is a limit of one Museum Day Ticket  per valid email address.

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Tabitha has spent her entire life living in various parts of St. Clair County . . . small town life but close enough to the city to enjoy all it has to offer. She's been married to her high school sweetheart for 13 years. Tabitha spends her days as a blogger and homeschool mom to Gavin, a 5th grader who loves animals, books, geography, LEGO, Disney, roller coasters, museums, pirates and karate. Indeed, he keeps her life interesting! Part of what makes it interesting is homeschooling an only child - it's a unique journey! Tabitha loves libraries, good books, history, traveling, coffee, Disney, sometimes cooking (but never cleaning up), being a "karate mom", more coffee, scrapbooking in her free time (ha!) and naps. Around town, you're likely to catch her "field-tripping" with her son at one of the libraries, a park, the Birmingham Museum of Art, McWane Science Center, the Birmingham Zoo, or one of the other dozens of interesting places in the city - and she'll probably have coffee.