The Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum in Marion will open its doors for free admission Saturday as part of Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day. Those museums wil open their doors for free to people who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
“The mineral museum is proud to be a part of Smithsonian magazine’s 12th annual Museum Day Live! because it allows us to share the beauty of the museum with everyone,” said Tina Walker, museum director.
The mineral museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the ticket get free entrance for two. One ticket per household is permitted.