Free admission to Lightner for Museum Day Celebration


Discover, learn, listen and create from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Lightner Museum for Smithsonian’s “Year of Music” Museum Day Celebration.

Search for musically inspired artifacts and artworks while exploring the museum galleries with a scavenger hunt specifically designed for Museum Day's 2019 theme: Smithsonian Year of Music. Learn about and listen to vintage instruments during several gilded age music room demonstrations. After the scavenger hunt and music demonstrations, go to the Mezzanine level overlooking the former Alcazar Hotel’s historic pool area to create a music-themed craft.

Join the Lightner Museum and Smithsonian Magazine in celebrating “A Year of Music.” The Museum Day annual celebration of boundless curiosity provides free admission for two people with Smithsonian Museum Day tickets. Participants may download one ticket per email address, which provides free general admission for two Saturday, Sept. 21. 

To download tickets, visit Registration through the Smithsonian Magazine website is required prior to entry to receive free general admission for two. 

For more information, visit

Lightner After Hours: All that Jazz

Enjoy an early evening of music by talented local musicians Raisin Cake Orchestra, cocktails, light hors d'oeuvres and the elegant surroundings of Lightner Museum’s third floor Grand Ballroom Gallery. 

The free event is open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29. To register, visit


Guests may enter at the Granada Street entrance to Café Alcazar (the entrance with the blue and white awnings, located across from the Corazon Cinema).  


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