— information provided by North Museum
Through the Blue Star Museum program, active-duty military including National Guard and Reserve and their families receive free general admission to the North Museum.
The North Museum is one of over 2,000 institutions across the nation participating in the Blue Star Museum program, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. The program provides military families the opportunity to spend quality time together in between deployments while enjoying the wealth of arts and culture found in our nation’s museums.
This year, more than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the program. These include children’s museums, fine art museums, history and science museums, and nature centers.
Since 2010, the Blue Star Museums program has taken place each summer and runs from Memorial Day (May 25th) to Labor Day (September 7th) 2016.
“It’s an honor to be involved in the Blue Star program,” said Terry Kraft, Executive Director of the North Museum. “We’re very excited to be a part of the program and show our appreciation of the sacrifice these men and women have made in serving our country.”
General admission is free to all active-duty military personnel and up to five additional family members (includes spouses, children, grandparents, aunts and uncles.) Current military ID required. An active-duty military member is not required to be present for his or her family to enjoy the benefits of this program. Family members must present a DD Form 1173 ID Card or DD Form 1173-1 ID card at the time of admission.