Military man holding his son on his hip looking at a painting in a museum

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states that offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families during the summer.

The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families acknowledge the hardships faced by both military families and museums due to COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution as it relates to the changing realities of how communities across the nation are experiencing and handling COVID-19, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families have decided to cancel the Blue Star Museums free admission program for summer 2020.

We wish to thank all the museums who registered with the program and look forward to working with you next summer to welcome active military members and their families to your museum in 2021.

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