CORNING, N.Y. (August 22, 2016) – A perfect summer send-off? National parks, family activities, and American art are the top reasons to visit your local Smithsonian Affiliate over Labor Day weekend. 

Top reasons to visit your local Smithsonian Affiliate, The Rockwell Museum:

  1. The Rockwell, a newly designated Smithsonian Affiliate, is celebrating its 40th anniversary and has transformed every gallery from top to bottom! From American Illustrations, to historic firearms and modern art, The Rockwell is showcasing new galleries and some never-before-seen art work.
  2. Celebrating the Centennial Anniversary of our National Parks Service, The Rockwell is featuring a self-guided tour, highlighting their monumental landscape paintings of our nation’s preserved land.   This tour is free with museum admission.
  3. Prepping your kids for the upcoming school year with fun learning!  The Rockwell’s Family Exploration Studio is designed for authentic ‘un-plugged’ play time with your little ones. A gallery with 8+ activity stations for kids, The Family Exploration Studio is a drop-in experience for visitors during regular museum hours.
  4. The Rockwell Museum is open every day, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. through Labor Day (resuming regular museum hours on September 6 – open until 5 pm daily), kids and teens 17 & under are free and local adults pay 50% off – only $5.00 admission for those living in zip codes beginning with 148, 149 and 169.

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