This summer, the number of entries in the Way Cool Creativity Contest tripled!

wccc-210 lucky military kid artists were randomly selected from amongst all the qualified entries in our Way Cool Creativity Contest. Each child won a Visa gift card which Blue Star Families hopes will help them replenish their art supplies and keep them visiting museums for inspiration all year long. We thank the generous support of the MetLife Foundation for making the Blue Star Museum program and this contest possible.

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At Blue Star Families, we celebrate all military kids’ creativity. We were thrilled to see sculptures made of lego, abstract paintings, dioramas, glass objects, watercolors and drawings. Dinosaurs and natural history museums appear to have been favorites. We had submissions representing nearly 20 states and from children of every age. There is great artistic talent in our military kid population!

Congratulations to our Way Cool Creativity Contest Winners:

Carolina H.
Christen R.
Deanna R.
Elliot T.
Emmalee C.
Isaac H.
Julia G.
Kimi N.
Mitch A.
Sarah May H.

wccc-3Blue Star Families Museum Program strives to be a resource to military parents, helping you motivate your children to be inspired by art and culture, science and nature. We have a Parent Tool Kit that was new this year. You can use it to plan and enjoy museum visits at any time. There are activity sheets and games designed for toddlers to teens to help make your museum visit rewarding, educational and fun.

wccc-4Blue Star Families loves to hear from you. Please share your own tips and stories about the joys of museums and art making.

Now, get ready to enjoy a season of Blue Star Theatres! There are plays for everyone whether you want family shows, serious drama or works by new playwrights. There is definitely something for everyone.

If you have any questions about our Blue Star Museums program, please feel free to contact us at museums@bluestarfam.org.