AUGUSTA — The Maine State Museum will participate in Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live! Saturday, Sept. 23.

For free tickets, visit, according to a news release from the museum. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on that day.

“Our visitors often think of the Maine State Museum as a kind of mini-Smithsonian,” said Museum Director Bernard Fishman, according to the release. “This is a compliment to both institutions and makes our participation in Museum Day a good fit for the Maine State Museum. Both museums use objects from nature and culture to enhance understanding and knowledge, and convey the incredible richness and diversity of the many kinds of worlds that surround us.”

The Smithsonian recognizes the extraordinary power of museums, and other cultural institutions, to provide visitors with insight and inspiration. Museum Day Live! represents a nationwide commitment to boundless curiosity and the pursuit of knowledge.

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