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

PCS Across America with the Fazio’s

Summertime is for livin’ easy…unless you’re PCS-ing. Then you’re packing suitcases, making travel arrangements, looking for housing, researching schools, cleaning out cabinets, and on and on and on.  There is no time for relaxing at the beach or backyard BBQs…

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Beat the Summertime Heat with Blue Star Families

Blue Star Summer “I’m bored!” is something every parent hears from their children during summertime. The good news? You’ll have plenty of ways to combat your kids’ boredom this summer with Blue Star Families’ many programs and events. Over 2,000…

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Blue Star Museums: Giving You FREE Things to Do this Summer

Are you looking for a way to beat the summer heat—and boredom—all at once as a family? Well, lucky for you, you can. And for free.  For the 10th season, Blue Star Families has teamed up with the National Endowment…

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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.