Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live

Posted: February 8, 2016

The Chippewa Valley Museum (CVM) in Eau Claire's scenic Carson Park will open its doors free of charge on Saturday March 12, 2016, as part of Smithsonian magazine's 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, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live ticket. 

Held during Women's History Month, this special edition of Smithsonian's signature "Museum Day Live!" event will encourage all people, and particularly women and girls throughout the U.S., to explore their nation's museums, cultural institutions, zoos, aquariums, parks and libraries-which will offer free admission for the day.

Visitors to the nationally recognized Chippewa Valley Museum can explore stories about the people and places of the Chippewa Valley, including stories of regional farms and towns in 12,000 square feet of award-winning history exhibits. The multi-media object theater "This Day" is a visitor favorite, along with the 1950s-style ice cream parlor.

The Museum Day Live! ticket is available to download at Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket, per household, per email address is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2016 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit

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Smithsonian Media comprises of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, as well as Air & Space, Smithsonian Books, and the Smithsonian Media Digital Network. In addition, Smithsonian Media overseas the Smithsonian Institution's interest in the Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution and CBS/Showtime. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually.

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