Summer is definitely here, but it’s not too late to join the Blue Star Museums program.  Sponsored by the NEA and Blue Star Families, the program encourages museums to offer free SUMMER admission to active duty military personnel and their families.  If you would like to join us for the 2016 season register here.

Last year more than 2,000 museums offered free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day, providing more than 839,000 service personnel and families with outstanding museum experiences. Blue Star Museums simultaneously strengthens both the museum and military community. We are truly appreciative of your past participation.

To become a Blue Star museum, the process is simple: just follow this link to sign up on-line. Please respond as soon as possible so that we can include you on the NEA Blue Star Museums map and website. If your institution is already offering a similar program or already offers free admission to all, registering as a Blue Star Museum provides a national platform to showcase your museum to the military community.

After the registration deadline, you will receive a welcome email with a link to the Blue Star Museums webpage where you will find information on admissions eligibility and promotional resources to help you share news about this summer program. Every other week you will receive promotional tips and tactics — follow the PR Toolkits link to access the PR Toolkit, BSM Map, and FAQ.

If you have any questions please email [email protected] or call Laska Hurley or Kathleen Dinsmore at 202-682-5451.