Here is an amazing freebie for our military families. There are now over 1600 museums nationwide that are offering free admission to military members this summer. The Blue Star Museums initiative will be announced Tuesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The offer of free admission runs from Memorial Day until Labor Day at sites nationwide. The participating sites include art museums, science centers, history museums, nature centers and about 70 children’s museums. New participants include the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Va., the New Mexico Museum of Space History, San Francisco’s Children’s Creativity Museum and the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo.
This is an amazing program for military families and I am thankful to all of the museums who are participating. To find a museum near you head on over to Blue Star Museums and look for locations near you. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,600 museums across America. First launched in the summer of 2010, Blue Star Museums offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012.
With this initiative and the free entrance to National Parks announced last week, military families should be busy all summer long!