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Alaska State Museum to offer free admission

Posted: September 18, 2013 - 12:09am

Admission to the Alaska State Museum will be free Saturday, Sept. 28, for the Smithsonian Magazine’s national “Museum Day Live!” event.

To get in, visitors must present a ticket downloadable from the Smithsonian’s event website at www.Smithsonian.com/museumday. There is no cost to download tickets.

There is a limit of one ticket per household, per email address, but the tickets are good for two people. The Alaska State Museum does not charge admission for children.

Four temporary exhibits are on display in the Juneau museum until Oct. 12. Those include a weaving exhibit, one showcasing Tlinget armor, a collection of prints, monotypes, photos and videos called “The State of Being, Displaced” and a collection of art from The Canvas at REACH artists.

Winter hours at the Juneau museum are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Discounted winter admission is $3, and an annual pass for unlimited visits to the state museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is $15.

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