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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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Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum: New York

June 21, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join BSF at the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum for a military family friendly event. We will receive a 2 hour hands-on tour of the museum. For more information, please email Tina at [email protected]

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The Witte Museum: Dinosaurs, Whales, and Wild Weather! San Antonio

June 21, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Whales: Giants of the Deep at 10:30 In the Mays Family Center! See the largest artifact to ever be on display at the Witte Museum, a real skeleton of a male sperm whale measuring 58 feet long (or about 18 feet longer than a school bus). Self Guided at 11:00 am till 2 pm: Wild […]

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Insect and Ladybug Festival SDBG

June 20, 2017 by Crystal Gates

Join Blue Star Families for a meet and greet with light refreshments during this fun event at the San Diego Botanic Garden.  You will find us set up on the Lawn House Patio with some light refreshments, and an opportunity for you to meet other military families in and around San Diego!  Admission to this […]

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Blue Star Museum: Family Fun Night at SDBG San Diego

June 20, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun at Thursday Family Fun Night, every Thursday evening from June 1 – August 31 from 4:30 – 8 pm. From 6-7 pm don’t miss family-friendly entertainment designed to amuse both children and adults. This year, Thursday, Family Fun Night activities will be held at the San […]

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Explora Military Family Day: Kirtland AFB

June 5, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

BSF has partnered with Explora Science Center & Children’s Museum to provide a free military family day! Military kids will receive a free book, and admission is a “pay as you can” for military families for their yearly family memberships from now until the end of 2017.

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Blue Star Museums Bay Area Discovery Museum: Travis AFB

June 5, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join Blue Star Families and the Bay Area Discovery Museum as we enjoy a free day at the museum with a special Daniel the Tiger presentation and photo ops! We will also have great programs like woodworking, stuffed animal making, and digital sewing machine projects! We will also be spotlighting the free National Parks Pass […]

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Blue Star Museums Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida- Hurlburt Field

June 5, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join BSF at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida for an old fashioned summertime Ice Cream Social. Perfect for ages 5-15! The museum is located at 115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso, FL 32580.

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