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The Children’s Discovery Museum, Escondido

August 29, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Come out and join BSF for a fun-filled family day. Kids will take part in story time with museum staff and complete an art project around the event’s theme of “Healthy Eating.”

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Children’s Discovery Museum, Escondido

August 29, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join BSF at the Children’s Discovery Museum for complimentary admission and a fun day learning about healthy eating!

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Art Museums – They’re Not Just For The Artsy!

August 22, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Our Blue Star Families Community Engagement & Training Manager, Leah Love, recently visited one of the many Blue Star Museums that offers FREE admission to Military Families! Read about her experience to the Art Institute of Chicago!   Once when I was 8 years old, my parents dragged me to an art museum in France. […]

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A Visit to the University of Alabama’s Paul W Bryant Museum

August 1, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

“I’d like people to remember me as a winner because I ain’t never been nothing but a winner.” This quote from Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant is spot on looking around this museum.  If you are a fan of college football, you must experience the Paul W Bryant Museum on the campus of the University of Alabama.  I […]

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Blue Star Museums- National Building Museum- DC

August 1, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join BSF for admission to the National Building Museum’s summer installation for two hours with a valid military ID.Join BSF for admission to the National Building Museum’s summer installation for two hours with a valid military ID.

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Blue Star Museums- Museum of Contemporary Art- Jacksonville, FL

August 1, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join BSF at the Museum of Contemporary Art for their Art Fusion event! You and your family members will create two pieces of art centered around the military!

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

July 19, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Hello, I’m Cameron and I want to share my awesome trip to a Blue Star Museum. My family and I went to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science with my Nana (who I haven’t seen in 2 years!). The trip was super fun with lots of things to explore. The first exhibit we saw […]

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Blue Star Museums Art Talk with Kathy Roth-Douquet

July 14, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

When Kathy Roth-Douquet, the CEO of Blue Star Families, first approached the NEA about partnering on a program to show appreciation for military families, she expected that the program would take place over one weekend each summer. What she didn’t expect was that the proposed program, Blue Star Museums, would run from Memorial Day to Labor […]

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Blue Star Museums: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Kirtland AFB

July 12, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

To round out the Blue Star Museum season, Blue Star Families will host our last Blue Star Museum event at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science! We will have books to give out to our military children in attendance. We will also have a scavenger hunt around the museum, so don’t forget […]

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Blue Star Museums: National Portrait Gallery DC

July 12, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

It’s Military Family Appreciation Day at the National Portrait Gallery. There will be a live bluegrass band, private tours with a curator, kids’ activities, and popcorn!

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