Any day is a good one for a museum visit, but an outing on Monday holds extra significance.

For nearly four decades, May 18 has been International Museum Day, a celebration of the world’s cultural and historic institutions (created, naturally, by an industry organization).

Washingtonians can head to the Smithsonian, New Yorkers have the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Southern Californians can visit the Getty. But nowhere will residents have an easier time finding a place to honor the day than in Vermont, the best state for museum lovers per capita.

There’s the New England Maple Museum, in Pittsford, which celebrates the tree and its delicious product. The American Precision Museum, in Windsor, hosts “the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the nation.” And the American Museum of Fly Fishing, in Manchester, boasts “the world’s largest collection of angling and angling-related items”; visitors have the opportunity to “catch and release the spirit of fly fishing.”

All told, there are about 300 options in the Green Mountain state, or 48 museums for every 100,000 residents. That’s more than the 42 per 100,000 residents of second-ranked Maine and the nearly 7 per 100,000 in Florida, which ranks dead last.

But non-Vermonters shouldn’t be jealous. The nation is brimming with opportunities for the exhibit-curious, according to recent census from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The 50 states and the District are home to more than 35,000 museums and related institutions, including aquariums, arboretums, botanical gardens, historic houses and sites, nature centers, planetariums, science and technology centers, and zoos.

To its credit, D.C. blows every state out of the water when it comes to the number of museums and related institutions per square mile. And no other state comes close to the absolute number – more than 2,900 – that call California home. But on a per capita basis, Vermont has them all beat.