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Monday, September 13, 2021

Discovery Center offering free admission as part of ‘Museum Day’ celebration

The Discovery Center will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders Saturday, September 18 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 17th annual Museum Day.

For museums that participate in Museum Day emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.

Participants will be able to explore the Discovery Center’s Ready Set Go exhibit. The exhibit explores the many modes of transportation, that move people and goods around the world.

There will be hands-on experimentation stations and activities such as a toy engine auto-garage where children learn about auto mechanic skills, a kid-sized drag race strip with kid-sized, foot-powered cars, a model train, working traffic light, and a drag racing suit from Ocala’s Burnyzz team, plus much more.

This exhibit is sponsored by Marion Rotary Duck Derby, Ocala Electric Utilities, Burnyzz and the Discovery Center Foundation.

Museum Day tickets are available for download at Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay. Visitors who present a Museum Day ticket will gain free entrance for two to the Discovery Center on Saturday. One ticket is permitted per email address.

A list of participating museums can be found at Smithsonianmag.com/MuseumDay.

Additional fees are required to participate in the pop-up Song-A-Long program and reservation-only StarLab planetarium.

Visit the Discovery Center, located at 701 NE Sanchez Avenue, and get your free tickets at the Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day webpage.