Five museums and galleries in Charleston are participating in the Museum Day Live! event sponsored by Smithsonian magazine.

Those who go on line to get a ticket will be able to get two free admissions to a participating museum or attraction on Saturday. The ticket will be returned by email.

In Charleston, the Gibbes Museum of Art, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Drayton Hall are participating as are the Powder Magazine and the South Carolina Historical Society.

The event is being held at museums nationwide and last year an estimated 400,000 people participated.

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Museum Day Live! tickets: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ticket/