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Year Round Fun at NYC Children’s Museum

Looking for something fun to do in NYC with your family? Stop by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY, 212-721-1223). Admission is free for Blue Star Families all year round! The Museum delights visitors with five floors of excitement and learning. Our PlayWorks™ exhibit is designed…

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Art Museums – They’re Not Just For The Artsy!

Our Blue Star Families Community Engagement & Training Manager, Leah Love, recently visited one of the many Blue Star Museums that offers FREE admission to Military Families! Read about her experience to the Art Institute of Chicago!   Once when I was 8 years old, my parents dragged me to an art museum in France.…

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A Visit to the University of Alabama’s Paul W Bryant Museum

“I’d like people to remember me as a winner because I ain’t never been nothing but a winner.” This quote from Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is spot on looking around this museum.  If you are a fan of college football, you must experience the Paul W Bryant Museum on the campus of the University of Alabama.  I…

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Hello, I’m Cameron and I want to share my awesome trip to a Blue Star Museum. My family and I went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science with my Nana (who I haven’t seen in 2 years!). The trip was super fun with lots of things to explore. The first exhibit we saw…

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Blue Star Museums Art Talk with Kathy Roth-Douquet

When Kathy Roth-Douquet, the CEO of Blue Star Families, first approached the NEA about partnering on a program to show appreciation for military families, she expected that the program would take place over one weekend each summer. What she didn’t expect was that the proposed program, Blue Star Museums, would run from Memorial Day to Labor…

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Gearing Up for Blue Star Museums 2017!

Get ready to plan your next Blue Star Families Adventure! We are actively working with our partner, the National Endowment for the Arts, to sign up museums across the country to participate in the Blue Star Museums program this summer. Museums from Maine to Hawaii and Alaska to Florida, participate by opening their doors for…

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Blue Star Museums 2016 Recap

Like the Olympics in Rio, the Blue Star Museum Program set records this summer too! 2,052 museums participated, more than any prior season. 18 signature museum events took place from Alaska to Florida, from Tacoma to Texas, helping families connect and create special memories. Blue Star Families dressed up like baseball players in Washington, DC…

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

10 lucky military kid artists were randomly selected from amongst all the qualified entries in our Way Cool Creativity Contest.

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Mac and Molly the Rabbits and Some Curious Chickens

These are just a few of the animals waiting to greet Blue Star Families at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary this summer. According to Michael O’Connor, public relations manager for Mass Audubon, “ Drumlin Farm is a wonderful open space for all ages and interests. As both a working farm and a wildlife sanctuary, Drumlin Farm is a great place to see how people, nature, and farming can all work together in a way that protects our environment.

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