Blue Star Museums 2016

Service member and son in museum

Museums across America are rolling out the red carpet for active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Simply flash your ID and enjoy free access through the Blue Star Museums initiative.

The program, which is looking forward to its seventh summer, is a collaborative effort between the Department of Defense, the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and participating museums. The Blue Star Museums initiative expands your Morale, Welfare and Recreation benefits by providing even more ways for you and your family to explore your community, spend time together and share adventures. Your challenge is to find a way to choose from all of your options.

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