Free Museums This Summer

Looking for a way to keep the family busy this summer without spending, all your extra cash?  Blue Star Museums, which runs 27 May 2013 until 2 September 2013, provides free museum entry to active duty, National Guard and reserve military families.   Whoo hoo!

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, Joining Forces, the MetLife Foundation and various museums across the country.  There are opportunities at more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa.  Participating venues include science museums, nature centers, children’s museums, history museums and fine arts museums – there is something for everyone.

We’ve not yet had the opportunity to take advantage of the Blue Star Museums program, but I am looking forward to the opportunity to visit some interesting places during our trip to the US this summer.

Have you visited any museums under the Blue Star Museum program?  I’d love to hear!

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.
  • francisco esparza

    What about retirees. Now we don’t count at all after we served and protect our country?

    • Navy Wife

      Just call your local museums instead of having a cow.


    I think it is a good question. At least cows GIVE milk. Answer the question.

    • Old AF – retired

      We retirees are seen as having BEEN milked and are now put out to pasture with the gate shut behind us.

  • JLEE

    Thats not because your Retired; Its becase your Old.

  • MSG Perrigo

    I am not old. Unfortunately I had to medically retire at the age of 39 and am frequently left out of specials like these. It is sad to be forgotten. I am not even eligible for my retirement until I turn 60. I would like to visit a few of these museums myself.