Military Family Life

We've got programs and resources for you no matter where you are on this journey.


For virtual bingo, summer camp, and other fun


To help military families beat the heat and boredom of long summer days (and even longer PCS moves), thousands of museums across the country have come together to offer free admission to their sites.

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, military families can break up their cross-country car trips, celebrate a homecoming, prepare for a deployment, or learn about their new neighborhoods by spending time together at museums, zoos, nature centers, and historic sites from coast to coast.


Lace up those hiking boots, grab a paddle, or sit back and watch the night sky dazzle. Being outdoors is good for the mind and body and a wonderful way to spend time with your family and neighbors.

Thousands of parks and recreation sites are waiting for your military family to visit for free all year.


Whether you are watching a children’s theatre performance of Peter Pan and flying out a bedroom window with the Darling children or enjoying an outdoor staging of a Shakespeare classic, the memory of experiencing live theatre together will live with you and your family.

Discounted and free opportunities await Blue Star Families members at theatres across the country.


Reading opens doors to the imagination, takes us to magical places, lets us experience past events, and triggers discussion about our world and current events.

Join Blue Star Families at events all year to build your family library and read with your military and civilian neighbors.