Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

Join us in celebrating the 14th annual Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West!  Museum Day is an annual celebration recognized by museums throughout the U.S. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, on this day Scottsdale’s Museum of the West invites guests to explore the history, culture and stories of the Old and New West free-of-charge to those who download Museum Day tickets in advance (by September 19) at

Also on this day, guests can enjoy a screening of the Smithsonian Channel film “Pocahontas: Behind the Myth” in the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Theater/Auditorium. This engaging and informative film is included with museum admission, and free to museum members and Museum Day participants:

“Pocahontas: Beyond the Myth” – Film Screenings at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The story of Pocahontas has been passed down through the centuries. Her relationship with John Smith has been characterized as a romance that united two cultures and created lasting peace. However, the life of this American Indian princess was anything but a fairytale. Join us as we look beyond the fiction and reveal the real story of Pocahontas, a tale of kidnapping, conflict, starvation, ocean journeys, and the future of an entire civilization. This film is provided courtesy of Smithsonian Channel.

Free general museum admission will be provided to those with official Museum Day tickets. To reserve/print your tickets, visit Tickets must be reserved in advance and earmarked for a specific institution.  Your Museum Day ticket provides free general admission for one ticket holder plus one guest. The ticket is only valid on Museum Day, September 22, 2018. Please present your ticket (either printed or on your mobile device) upon check-in at the Visitor Services desk.