When: May 18th
Where: United States
There are many museums that should appeal to a variety of interests. Today is the day to go a visit one, and see what type of treasures await you by exploring the art, archaeology or historical artifacts at your nearest museum. Another family friendly way to celebrate the day is by watching the movie "Night at the Museum." You could also get inspiration by joining or volunteering at your nearest museum.
According to the United States government, there are more than 35,000 museums in the US.
A museum is defined as an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or of scientific importance. The purpose of modern museums is to collect, preserve, interpret, and display objects of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the education of the public. There are many types of museums, including art museums, natural history museums, science museums, war museums, and children's museums. The world's largest and visited museums include the Louvre in Paris, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Some of the most interesting artifacts in regard to Archaeology are located in Egypt in the city of Alexandria.