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 museums across America offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

The 2021 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021. Participating museums include children's museums, art museums, history and science museums, zoos, nature centers, and more. For more information on Blue Star Museums, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Visit the Map of all the participating Blue Star Museums across the United States.

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Visit Map

Before planning your visit to a Blue Star Museum, please check the museum’s website for current hours and operating status.


Registration is now available for museums to sign up.


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