Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with 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 2022 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2022 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2022. For more information on Blue Star Museums, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.
Check the map below for 2022 participating Blue Star Museums, which include children’s museums, art museums, history and science museums, zoos, nature centers, and more. The map will be updated throughout the summer to reflect new museums joining the program. Before planning your visit, please check the museum’s website for current hours and operating status.
Registration is available for museums to sign up.
Banner photo: Military families play at the New Children’s Museum in San Diego, California, during a Blue Star Museums event on June 8, 2022. The Whammock! is an installation by artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam. Photo by Brandon Colbert Photography