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Blue Star Museums - Free Admission for Military Personnel and Their Families

The Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,000 museums across America. Blue Star Museums once again are offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, including those stamped URW and DB. These include active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five immediate family members.

Participating museums in the Bay area:

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Benicia Historical Museum

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA)

Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University

Children's Creativity Museum

Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture


de Young Museum


Habitot Children's Museum

Hamilton Field History Museum

Hayward Area Historical Society, McConaghy House

Japanese American Museum of San Jose

Lawrence Hall of Science

Legion of Honor

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Monterey County Historical Society

Museum of Craft and Design

Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Novato History Museum

Oakland Museum of California

Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo

Peralta Hacienda Historical Park

Pleasanton's Museum on Main  

San Francisco Fire Department Museum

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

San Jose Museum of Art

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

San Mateo County History Museum

Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History

Beat Museum (The)

Monterey Museum of Art (The )

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum

Walnut Creek Historical Society

Walt Disney Family Museum

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Blue Star Museums (official web site)


Updated 06/15/2013