If you are a lifelong learner, you'll love this. On September 24th you and a guest may visit a museum for free! That's right-- it's Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.
First, ask yourself where you will be that Saturday. Then, follow the link to see which facilities are participating in your area. There are 40+ museums listed in Virginia alone! I'll bet there's something good in your neighborhood too.
If you need another excuse to visit D.C. aside from its amazing collections, September 24th falls during the National Book Festival weekend.
Here's a link to remind yourself how amazing the lineup is this year