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 Chronicles: Save Your Upcoming Move With These 11 Hacks

It’s that time of the year…yet again. Military families from all over are beginning their big #BlueStarSummer adventure. No, we’re not talking about a dreamy tropical vacation. We’re talking about the journey to their next duty station. So, if you…

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June 2019 Newsletter

Take The Survey Before It Closes! There’s just one week left to make your voice heard. Our 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey takes less than 30 minutes to fill out, but the findings will influence policy for years! Make sure…

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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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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.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Take the Blue Star Families 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey.

(And when you complete it, enter to win one of 100 $100 gift cards!)

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