A recent announcement made by the Catalina Island Museum confirms that they are launching a new “Islander Day” program. The main purpose of this latest program is to offer an opportunity for the residents of Catalina Island to visit the digital theater and exhibition galleries of the Museum for free. Reports indicate that the officials at the Catalina Island Museum are planning to offer four Islander Days each year, and the first one will be on March 12, 2017.
The Islander Day program will offer free admission to the first 150 Catalina Island residents and it will include free visit to the digital theater and museum galleries. In addition to that, the resident visitors can also see some of the specially ticketed exhibitions like the Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum for an additional fee.
The museum is also encouraging the residents of Catalina Island to become a member of the Catalina Island Museum, as it will help them to acquire free admissions to the Museum, including admission to all the special exhibitions. The membership to this museum starts at just $45. Children under the age of 15 will be eligible to get a free admission to the museum with a paid adult entry.
The Executive Director of the Catalina Island Museum, Julie Perlin Lee said, “We encourage members of the community to celebrate and share Catalina’s rich history. Our Islander Day program provides an opportunity for residents of all ages to regularly experience the museum. Our ultimate goal is to build lifelong museum habits within the community.”
The officials at the Museum stated that their staffs might not be able to recognize many of the island residents, so it would be wiser to bring a proof of residence while visiting the museum. Some of the acceptable documents include driver’s license, city issued resident card, a current Catalina Express commuter book, a copy of the Southern California Edison bill, or a letter from the employer.
It is significant to note that non-residents of the Catalina Island will have to pay the regular admission fee if they want to enter into the Museum on the said date. The other three Islander Days for the year 2017 is scheduled to be on June 25, September 30, and December 31.