Get free access to some of the country's best museums. 

By Talia Avakian
Updated: January 21, 2017

What it costs:$22.95.

Why visit: You can peek behind the curtain of journalism legends here, along with subjects themselves (the museum maintains the largest section of the 12-foot concrete Berlin wall outside of Germany).

How to save: Buy tickets in advance online for a 15% discount.

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This Saturday, more than 1,200 museums across the country will be offering free admission as a part of the annual Museum Day Live!

The event is sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine.

Participating museums range from The Museum of Flight in Seattle, which houses one of the country's largest air and space exhibits, to more quirky attractions like the All Things Oz Museum in New York, which features collectibles from the film and history on the author L. Frank Baum.

To find out if a museum you're interested in is participating in the event, you can search by zip code or through the Smithsonian's map feature.

You can also download your ticket, which grants free admission for you and for one guest, at the Smithsonian website.

Talia Avakian is a digital reporter at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter at @TaliaAvak.