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SCOUT: Seeking a Museum on the Go!

This summer, Blue Star Families has partnered with the SCOUT Military Discount app to help you find participating* Blue Star Museums on the go. Not sure where the closest FREE museum is? Download SCOUT and find nearby Blue Star Museums in the “Entertainment” section. The app is free to download and free to use. Try […]

July 23, 2016

Up, Up, and Away!

[Flying] fosters fantasies of childhood, of omnipotence, rapid shifts of being, miraculous moments; it stirs our capacity for dreaming. — Joyce Carol Oates, 1935 Dream with your eyes wide open at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum this summer! If your child dreams of taking off into the wild blue yonder, we’ve got your first stop […]

July 19, 2016

Go Green at the US Botanic Garden this Summer

Beat the heat this summer with an escape indoors to the United States Botanic Garden! At the foot of the Capitol and on the grounds of the National Mall, this living plant museum is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Washington, DC. And if you have kids in tow, there are many hands-on activities in […]

July 5, 2016