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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Blue Star Museums 2014: Free Admission For Military Families All Summer Long

The Blue Star Museums Initiative is gearing up again for the summer of 2014.  From Monday, May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day) through Monday, September 1, 2014 (Labor Day), military families can visit more than 1500 museums across the country for free -- just show your military ID and you're in!

Military personnel from any of the five service branches, along with National Guard and Reserve service members, can bring in up to five family members, including extended family members like grandparents.  

At this time, Blue Star does not include vets -- the program is meant to reach "families with a member serving during this time of combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, especially focusing on the approximately 1 million children who have had at least one parent deployed."

Here in San Antonio, we have not just museums participating, but also top tourist draws, including the Alamo, the McNay, San Antonio Museum of Art, and more.  You can check out the complete list of free Texas museums for the summer on the Blue Star Museums website.

And if you're road tripping or visiting family this summer, you should definitely see if there are free admission opportunities in your destination city as well.