Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums
23 May 2014


The Blue Star Museums program offers free admission to over 2,000 museums.  This wonderful opportunity is available for all active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

“Together with Blue Star Families and more than 2,000 museums, we are proud to help connect military families with the cultural resources in their communities.”

– NEA Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa

“Blue Star Museums has grown into a nationally recognized program that service members and their families look forward to each year, ” said Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer Kathy Roth-Douquet.  “It helps bring our local military and civilian communities together, and offers families fun and enriching activities in their home towns.  We are thrilled with the continues growth of the program and the unparalleled opportunities it offers.” This year, more than 2,000 (and counting) museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part int he initiative, including many new museums this year.

This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and children’s museums. Among this year’s new participants are the High Museum in Atlanta, Georgia , The Thinkery children’s museum in Austin, Texas, the Mass Audubon Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, Massachusetts, and Henricus Historical Park on Chester, Virginia. Wondering where the Blue Star Museums are?

You can follow this link to the Blue Star Museum website to find out which museums in your area are participating.



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