Upcoming Opportunities to Experience Cultural Institutions for FREE!

Friday, May 18, 2012 is International Museum Day!  The Abbe will join other institutions around the globe celebration museums in a changing world by offering free admission all day.  To learn more about International Museum Day and how others are celebrating, please visit here.

Saturday, May 19, 2012 is Maine Member Day!  Museums and Cultural Institutions throughout Maine are partnering for the second annual Maine Member Day.  If you are a member of the Abbe Museum, you can enjoy FREE admission at these institutions:  Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Maine Discovery Museum, Maine Maritime Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Owls Head Transportation Museum, and the Portland Museum of Art.  Just don’t forget to pack your membership card!

And if you happen to be a member of one of those participating organizations you can visit the Abbe Museum for free that day!  We have a lot happening that Saturday, so you are sure to enjoy your afternoon in Bar Harbor.  From 11:00-12:00 and 1:30-2:30 David Moses Bridges, Passamaquoddy, will teach children ages 5-18 the art of etching designs in birch bark.  The program is free, but children must be pre-registered as space is limited.  As a bonus, May 19th wraps up a week of dining events and deals as part of the Taste of Bar Harbor with the Bar Harbor Merchants Association Sidewalk Stroll & Craft Fair.  Visit ourcalendar for more information.