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Blue Star Museums- The Children’s Discovery Museum, Escondido

August 18, 2016 by Valerie Nicholas

Come play, and learn about bugs with us as we have story time, crafts, and play time at the museum. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited, so register soon!

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Blue Star Museum- San Diego Children’s Museum

August 17, 2016 by Valerie Nicholas

The New Children’s Museum in San Diego is hosting Blue Star Families for an exclusive opportunity to experience the museum before it opens to the public. Don’t miss this one time opportunity to have the museum to yourself! Continental breakfast will be provided. Come Think. Play. Create. with other military families. Space is limited, so […]

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Mac and Molly the Rabbits and Some Curious Chickens

August 3, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

These are just a few of the animals waiting to greet Blue Star Families at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary this summer. According to Michael O’Connor, public relations manager for Mass Audubon, “ Drumlin Farm is a wonderful open space for all ages and interests. As both a working farm and a wildlife sanctuary, Drumlin Farm is a great place to see how people, nature, and farming can all work together in a way that protects our environment.

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Spend Summer at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

July 29, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

With 2.5 acres of historic gardens on the banks of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL, the Cummer Museum is the perfect blend of art, gardens and education to inspire imagination and excitement for all ages. You can spend all day discovering both traditional works of art in the galleries and living art outside […]

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Blue Star Museums- DC

July 27, 2016 by Valerie Nicholas

Join Blue Star Families at the Textile Museum’s Family Festival for a fun-filled day of artist demonstrations, hands-on crafts, and live performances. For more information, please email [email protected]

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SAY ‘AHA!’

July 26, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum AHA! is a 4,000 square foot adventure space in Lancaster, Ohio featuring more than 30 hands-on exhibits and activities for children of all ages! The museum provides a place for your children to learn as they engage in their most important “work” of play. Kids can play bingo in […]

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Go Green at the US Botanic Garden this Summer

July 5, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Beat the heat this summer with an escape indoors to the United States Botanic Garden! At the foot of the Capitol and on the grounds of the National Mall, this living plant museum is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Washington, DC. And if you have kids in tow, there are many hands-on activities in […]

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Intrepid Military Kid Reporters!

June 30, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

This summer military teen reporters are on the hunt for some of the best Blue Star Museums to visit across the country. Recently, Lydia and Faith ventured into Washington, DC to explore very different museums. These talented teens are reporting for Chameleon Kids and MILITARY KIDS’ LIFE magazines on the exciting adventures they found. Lydia […]

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