Austin Museum Day

Save the date! Austin Museum Day is Sunday, September 20, 2020.
Enjoy free access to exhibits and activities at Austin-area museums!

To get a glimpse of what Austin Museum Day is like, check out the info below from last year’s event for inspiration:

Main event hub:

2019 Participating Museums:

Download the Austin Museum Partnership app for access to museum information all year long!

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Austin Museum Day Instagram Photo Contest
The Texas Historical Commission and Austin Museum Partnership invite you to participate in the Instagram Photo Contest for a chance to win prizes from local museums! The contest is open 9am-9pm on Sunday, September 22. To Play:
1. Follow @TxHistComm and @Austinmuseums on Instagram
2. Take a photograph at one of the participating Austin Museum Day institutions
3. Post it to Instagram (make sure your profile is public)
4. Tag the participating institution and #ATXMuseumDay2019
Multiple submissions are allowed. Contest closes at 9pm on Sunday, Sept. 22; submissions posted after 9pm will not be included. A total of 5 winners will be selected by a panel of judges which includes staff of Texas Historical Commission and Austin Museum Partnership. Winners will be announced the week following the contest.

Visit the Austin Museum Partnership HQ! | Noon – 5pm
Volunteers from the Austin Museum Partnership will be on the Plaza outside the Bullock Museum (1800 Congress Ave.) from noon to 5pm. Look for our headquarters under the canopy and stop by to get more information about Austin Museum Day 2019! The first 100 visitors to the HQ will get a free Austin Museum Day tote bag.

RIDE CAP METRO FOR FREE! Capital Metro and Austin Museum Partnership are offering you and your family a free Local Day pass — so you can spend more time exploring the region’s finest exhibits and less time circling for parking. Learn More

MAKE IT A SMART TRIP! Capital Metro, in conjunction with Smart Trips Austin invite you for a Transit Adventure, with a guided ride, trip plans and free Local Day Passes so you can spend more time exploring museums than parking lots! Learn more

Austin Museum Day 2019 is made possible through support from

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.