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!

IT'S FAMILY ADVENTURE TIME

Participating museums across the country offer free family admission for active duty military families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day.

Visit a Blue Star Museum!

Last year, over 680,000 military families visited Blue Star Museums. Our Chapter Directors plan special events and opportunities with museums from Alaska to Florida and points in between. We build things, create art, go on scavenger hunts and have fun together all summer long.

See a list of Participating Blue Star Museums

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.

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Latest Blue Star Museums News

Two Programs to Help Kick Off a #BlueStarSummer as a Family

Summer is peeking its head around the corner. And you know what that means, right? Laid back pool days, beach vacays, BBQs, summer camps, road trips, and more moments that call for opening up a good book you just can’t…

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May 2019 Newsletter

Blue Star Families’ Military Family Lifestyle Survey is now open It’s survey time! Blue Star Families’ 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is open now, and we need YOU to tell us all the things that are impacting your military family.…

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One Outstanding Volunteer Making Blue Star Families Lives Better

At the heart of every military community are volunteers who go above and beyond to make their communities a great place for military families to live. The Blue Star Families (BSF) Salute to Distinction Award program recognizes the outstanding volunteers…

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Blue Star Museums Partners

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First Lady, Melania Trump agrees to serve as Honorary Chairman of Blue Star Museums 2019 in celebration of our historic 10th Season! (PDF)

First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump and Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pence share a letter in appreciation of Blue Star Museums.

Message from First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, on behalf of Joining Forces in appreciation of Blue Star Museums.