Military families in all 50 states will have plenty to do this summer. More than 700 museums across America will offer free admission to active duty military and their families. The program, known as "Operation Appreciation: Blue Star Museums," kicks off May 31, 2010 and runs through Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2010. The campaign is a joint effort between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, a nonprofit group that helps military families.
Nearly four dozen museums in California are participating in cities such as Riverside, Palm Springs, Bakersfield, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Barbara. For a full list of cities and museums click here.
Free admission is for active duty military and/or an immediate family member. You must show either a Geneva Conventions CAC ID or a DD Form 1173 ID card at the museum admissions desk. An appropriate ID holder must accompany immediate family members under the age of 10 years. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program, so check with the museum directly.
More information: Blue Star Museums