Weatherford, OK – The Stafford Air and Space Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 27, 2014, as part of the Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Last year’s event drew over 400,000 participants, and this year’s event expects record high participation.
“Museum Day Live! is a fantastic way to go see a museum for free with your family,” said Brandi Rizzi, Stafford Museum Marketing Coordinator. “This is a really fun event that we look forward to each year. This is a great opportunity for families to come out and see several museums for free. It is a great educational campaign put on by the Smithsonian Magazine.”
The museum houses over 3,000 artifacts on display in a 40,000 square foot facility.
Walked by many of the famous astronauts including General Stafford and Neil Armstrong, the museum serves as a time capsule of the space exploration years and provides guests with an experience of seeing up close and at a hand’s distance actual flown artifacts from our nation’s greatest adventure.
The Museum Day Live! ticket will be available to download beginning in August at Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institution, please visit: Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues.