Thanks to a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense, Tucson’s active duty military personnel will receive free admission to a number of local and national museums this summer.
This offer is available to all active duty military personnel in the USA, including National Guard and Reserve and their families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016.
Participating Tucson Museums include:
- Arizona History Museum
- Arizona State Museum
- Downtown History Museum
- Fort Lowell Museum
- Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
- Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum
- Sosa-Carrillo- Fremont House
- Tucson Desert Art Museum
Visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums to find a state-by-state list of the 2,000+ participating museums.
“The Blue Star Museums program is a fun, free activity for military families to enjoy during the summer months,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The program is also a great way for service member families to connect to their new communities, and it can provide a meaningful way for families to reconnect after deployment.”
This year’s Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and dozens of children’s museums.
* The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card, a DD Form 1173 ID card, 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.