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Ready to picnic with Picasso?

Or scavenger hunt with a stegosaurus? How about snuggling up to a woolly mammoth for story time? Designed exclusively for you and your family, our Blue Star Museums program offers FREE ADMISSION to more than 2000 museums across the country. From up close viewings of world-renowned works of art to hands-on experiences designed to spark inquiry and creativity, Blue Star Museums guarantees great opportunities for military families to reconnect and create special summer memories.

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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.

This year, over 2,000 museums nationally generously offer active duty military families free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We’ve had some great experiences with Blue Star Families across the country. We love getting feedback about Blue Star Museums, click here to share your Blue Star Museum experience!

Message from First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, on behalf of Joining Forces in appreciation of Blue Star Museums.


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