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Each year, our local chapters and national team designs hundreds of events for our members. Register for these upcoming events, or join our network for updates!

Gearing Up for Blue Star Museums 2017!

April 4, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Get ready to plan your next Blue Star Families Adventure! We are actively working with our partner, the National Endowment for the Arts, to sign up museums across the country to participate in the Blue Star Museums program this summer. Museums from Maine to Hawaii and Alaska to Florida, participate by opening their doors for […]

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Blue Star Museums- Montclair Art Museum

January 19, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Join Blue Star Families at Montclair Art Museum for year-round Blue Star Museum benefits. Active-duty military and their family receive free general admission.

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Blue Star Museums 2016 Recap

October 19, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Like the Olympics in Rio, the Blue Star Museum Program set records this summer too! 2,052 museums participated, more than any prior season. 18 signature museum events took place from Alaska to Florida, from Tacoma to Texas, helping families connect and create special memories. Blue Star Families dressed up like baseball players in Washington, DC […]

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September 15, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

10 lucky military kid artists were randomly selected from amongst all the qualified entries in our Way Cool Creativity Contest.

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Blue Star Museum- San Antonio

August 29, 2016 by Valerie Nicholas

FREE Museum event. Creative activities. Writing, Art, Poetry. Guest Poet reading: Jim Lavilla-Havelin of Gemini Ink. Theme: “What Freedom Means”.

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Blue Star Arts- San Diego

August 22, 2016 by Valerie Nicholas

The San Diego Symphony Orchestra is offering free tickets to their Concert Under the Stars for military members and their families.

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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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