Blue Star Museums

Whether you want to blast off at a science museum, take a walk through nature, encounter animals at the aquarium or meet your heroes at a historic site, Blue Star Museums can help you create memories!

Connect to Your Family & Community with Blue Star Museums

Every year, from Armed Forces Day to Labor Day, our program offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves, and their families. On average, more than 2,000 museums participate, including nature centers, zoos, and children's museums.

For more information on this program, visit the National Endowment for the Arts FAQ page. Participating museums look forward to welcoming you soon!

The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and thousands of museums across the country. Leadership support is provided by the MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.

Make the Most of Your Next Visit

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Blue Star Museums

Parent Toolkit

Get the top tips to help you have a successful, memorable visit.

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Activity Sheet

More educational fun awaits with this activity sheet.

The Arts Are For Everyone

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