This past summer, over 2,000 museums generously offered active duty military families free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Museums from Florida to Alaska, and all points in between, provided opportunities for families to reconnect and create special memories. Blue Star Families played at children’s museums in Tacoma and San Diego, dressed up like baseball players in Washington, DC and like cowboys in San Antonio, went on scavenger hunts in Anchorage and Jacksonville, and met animals in Lincoln, MA and Walnut Creek, CA. In addition, thousands of families took advantage of the free summer admission and visited zoos and aquariums, historic sites and military museums, nature centers and art museums.
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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.
Message from First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, on behalf of Joining Forces in appreciation of Blue Star Museums.