By Robert Gates
There will be free admission at dozens of museums across the North Shore Saturday - including four right here in Salem - as part of the Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live!
Admission is typically $5 for adults, $4 for students and seniors and children under 16 are always free.
The Museum Day Live! runs annually each September providing free admission to hundreds of museums across the country, just as admission is free to the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C. each day of the year. This is the ninth annual event. Last year, more than 400,000 people nationwide got free admission to a museum.
In order to participate, museum guests need to log on to the Smithsonian Magazine website and enter their name, address and e-mail address and indicate which museum they plan to visit.
Some museums will allow you to show your ticket on your smartphone without printing it out.
Other participating museums on the North Shore include the Cabot House in Beverly; Cogwell’s Grant in Essex; The Great House at Castle Hill in Ipswich, Lynn Museum, Custom House Maritime Museum in Newburyport and Cape Ann Museum and Beauport Sleeper-McCann House, both in Gloucester.