You get what you pay for.Whoever coined those never met me. Today the family visted 3, yes 3, museums and each and everyone was free. Parking cost $2 at the meter, but the museums were free. And they were actually worth the visit! You think free museum = cheesy one room displays, but you'd be wrong.
There is no such thing as a free lunch.
Wells Fargo has museums in some of their locations. We went to the one in Phoenix, cause you know thats where we live. It would have been silly for us to go to the one in Alaska. Anyhow, it was very educational and fun. They had lots of displays for kids, rides and hands on material for all ages. My kids really liked the working antique phone.
They were actually talking to each other. They couldn't believe it really worked. It was only a few years ago that I still talked on a corded phone, twirling the long (extra extra long) cord between my toes. The digital age has engolfed us I guess.
They had CSI material from the mid to late 19th century. We think we have it rough today trying to find evidence. I got every question wrong when it came to the Forensics section. I think they were trick questions. They had an actual morse code machine, an art museum, a place for the kids to get their faces on some money (my 4 yr old wanted to spend his), and several ride on games so the kids could see what an actual stage coach was like.
Speaking of which, they had a real stage coach in the lobby.