Blue Star Museums

Free Admission for Military Families

Saturday, May 26, 2018 (Memorial Day Weekend) – Labor Day (Monday, September 3, 2018)


Gateway to science is one of more than 2,500 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense.

Blue Star Museums offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Saturday, May 26, 2018 through Labor Day (September 3, 2018). (Please Note: Gateway to Science is closed on Memorial Day.)
The complete list of participating museums is available at

The free admission program is also available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find participating museums and plan your trip, visit

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