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Indiana State Museum Free on Sept. 26

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - Admission to the Indiana State Museum will be free on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009, as the museum participates in the fifth annual Museum Day, presented by Smithsonian magazine. A national celebration of culture, learning and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian's Museum Day offers everyone the opportunity to see what museums have to offer. Doors will be open free of charge to everyone holding a Museum Day Admission Card, which can be downloaded from

Last year, upwards of 200,000 people attended over 900 participating museums on Museum Day, in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico.

At the Indiana State Museum, visitors can see - for free! - a major Indiana art exhibition called Making it in the Midwest: Artists Who Chose to Stay, as well as Footprints: Balancing Nature's Diversity and two floors of other core galleries. Other free days at the museum include Dr. Martin Luther King Day, the Monday before Christmas and First Tuesday, when admission is half price on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Visit to download your Museum Day Admission Card. Attendees must present the Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. Each card provides museum access for two people, and one admission card is permitted per household. Listings and links to participating museums' can also be found at

In addition, the IMAX Theater is presenting a special director's cut in digital format of "We the People". First come, first served at just two showings on Sept. 26; 1:50 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.

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