Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Free culture for military families

And we don’t mean yogurt, although those cultures are supposed to be good for you too. We’re talking about the other kind, the one you find in museums.

In the summer of 2010 the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense launched a program to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day all the way through Labor Day.  Now in its third year, more than 1,500 museums in the United States have joined the Blue Star Museums program. 

This year’s Blue Star Museums offer began on May 28 and will end on September 3, 2012, so you’ve got three months to visit the 30+ participating museums in our state!

Museum of Glass
Local Blue Star Museums include Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Seattle Art Museum and The Museum of Flight. For the list of ALL participating Washington Blue Star museums, please go here.

Active-duty military personnel and up to five of their immediate family members are eligible for this offer, which is valid for all military branches—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, active-duty National Guard and active-duty Reserve members.

For more information, visit the Blue Star Museums website.

To read this story in Spanish, please click here.

Photo credit: Deathgleaner via Wikimedia Commons