Free Admission on September 24, 2016,
with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket
Hershey, PA (9/19/16). AACA Museum will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, September 24, 2016 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s twelfth annual Museum Day Live! On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Day Live! ticket.
Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year’s event drew over 200,000 participants, and this year’s event is expected to attract more museum-goers than ever before.
The AACA Museum has three special featured exhibits for guests to enjoy this weekend. “Early Off-Roaders” encourages summer adventures with a variety of off-road vehicles celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Bronco and the 75th Anniversary of the Jeep. “Mods Vs. Rockers” showcases the clash between the Scooter and Motorcycle cultures during the 60s in the United Kingdom through exhibits featuring motorcycles, scooters and vintage clothing from this time. “Steampunk U” provides a diverse collection of Steampunk artistic creations in a variety of forms comprised from the collections of several featured artists. Permanent exhibits include the World’s largest collection of Tucker Automobiles and memorabilia, an authentic 1940s Valentine Diner, along with dozens of vintage cars, buses and motorcycles from the 1890s – 1980s. For more details on permanent and featured exhibits, visit www.AACAMuseum.org.
Thanks to Turkey Hill Dairy’s generous donation, enjoy a Caramel Peanut Butter Gelato Swirl during your visit!
Available while supplies last.
The Museum Day Live! ticket is available for download at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues on September 24, 2016. One ticket per household is permitted. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2016 and a full list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.
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About the AACA Museum
The AACA Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.
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