How to Celebrate Smithsonian Museum Day 2021 in Polk County | Polk County Moms

The Smithsonian Museum Day is a one-day event in where participating museums provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. You are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 18, 2021, for two people.

The following museums are participating in Smithsonian Museum Day.

Cracker Country
4800 Highway 301 N
Tampa Fl 33610

Cracker Country consists of 13 structures built between 1870- 1912. Explore the grounds and experience what life in Florida was like at the turn of the 20th century.

Henry B. Plant Museum
401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, Fl 33606

Visit the Henry B. Plant Museum and step back in time. The hotel is authentically restored with extravagant furnishings and stunning tropical gardens.

​Orange County Regional History Center
65 East Central Blvd
Orlando, Fl 32801

The museum features four floors of permanent exhibits and some limited-run exhibits. The permanent exhibits explore Florida’s indigenous people. There are exhibits that explore Florida’s flora and fauna.

Polk Museum of Art
800 E Palmetto Street
Lakeland, Fl 33801

Polk Museum of Art is the largest and only nationally accredited visual arts organization in Polk County and the only Smithsonian Affiliate art museum in Central Florida. “American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection” features 41 rarely-seen Impressionist paintings originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton

Tampa Bay History Center
801 Water Street
Tampa, Fl 33602

Enjoy interactive, family-friendly exhibits including a 60-foot replica of an 18th-century pirate ship.

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