Pro Football Hall of Fame Joins Smithsonian Magazine's 17th Annual Museum Day

Pro Football Hall of Fame Joins Smithsonian Magazine's 17th Annual Museum Day

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 17th annual Museum Day.

The initiative allows museums, zoos and cultural centers from across all 50 states to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. This year’s event is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Co.

Museum Day goes beyond getting visitors through museum doors; it acts as a springboard to empower and help advance the hopes and ambitions of the public, particularly school-aged children and those in underrepresented communities, its proponents say. It also represents a national commitment to access, equity and inclusion.

With many public spaces being shut down for a year or more, Museum Day 2021 celebrates the reopening of museums after long closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s theme, Experience America, represents the return to, and resurgence of, our country's diverse cultural experiences – in the safest possible way.

“The Pro Football Hall of Fame looks forward to welcoming new and returning fans as a part of ‘Museum Day’ to experience all the Hall has to offer through its many great exhibits, its theaters and, of course, the Hall of Fame Gallery of Bronzed Busts,” said Jen Grisez, Vice President of Marketing.

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two at the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sept. 18, 2021. One ticket is permitted per email address. (Note: The Hall’s parking fee is not included in the offer.)

A list of participating museums, which will be updated continually as more museums register, and additional information can be found at Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay.

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