Written by: Bridget Daniels Carlson
Blue Star Museums are once again offering free admission to more than 1000 museums nationwide to Military and Dependent ID card holders.
The Blue Star Museum program, which started last year, runs this year from Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, through Labor Day, September 5, 2011. “Last year the success of the inaugural year of the Blue Star Museums program showed that partnerships between the nation’s museum and military communities are a natural,” said Blue Star Families Chairman Kathy Roth-Douquet. “We are thrilled that 300,000 military family members visited our partner museums in the summer of 2010. We hope to exceed that number this year as the military community takes advantage of the rich cultural heritage they defend and protect every day”.
During the above dates all active duty, national guard, and reserve military personnel and up to 5 of their family members will receive free admission to participating museums. Spouses of deployed military do not need to have their spouse present to take advantage of this program, you will however need your dependent ID card.
The complete list of participating museums is available at www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.