A dinosaur skeleton at a museum

Museums pop up frequently here on Interesting Thing of the Day—unsurprisingly, in that they are by definition places set aside for the exhibition of interesting things. So, I don’t need a special excuse to visit a museum, but if you do, you’re in luck! The International Council of Museums has designated May 18 as International Museum Day, and every year since 1977 museums around the world have held special events on this date. If there’s a museum nearby that you’ve been itching to visit, today’s the day!