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Whatcom, Skagit county museums offering free admission for Museum Day Live!

Get free admission to participating museums with Museum Day Live!, an annual event sponsored by Smithsonian magazine.

It's offered Saturday, Sept. 27, in the spirit of the Smithsonian's national museums in Washington, D.C., where admission is always free. Local participating museums are the Bellingham Railway Museum , the Whatcom Museum's Old City Hall and Lightcatcher venues, and the Skagit County Historical Museum in LaConner.

Several other museums are participating statewide, including Experience Music Project, Burke Museum of Natural History, Tacoma Museum of Glass, Museum of Flight, Museum of History and Industry and Seattle Art Museum. Some museums also will be offering free admission on Sunday, Sept. 28. To get a free ticket and to find other participating sites, go online to Two tickets are allowed per email address, and you must designate the museum and print a ticket.