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Blue Star Museums Offer Free Admission for Military

imageWith the last day of school right around the corner, now is the time to start planning your family’s summer vacation? Blue Star Museums is a program offering free admission to museums for all military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30, through Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2011

Through the Blue Star Museums program, more than 1,300 museums in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are participating.

Visit the Blue Star Museums page and select your state for a complete listing of participating museums.

 

The program was specifically designed to provide a fun outlet for the approximately one million children who have had at least one parent deployed.  This will be only the second year for the program.  More than 300,000 military families participated last year, visiting more than 950 sites across the country.

To assist in preparing for your museum visit, the NEA offers a free downloadable publication, Imagine! Introducing Your Child to the Arts, that gives parents practical ways to share the arts with their children with a specific focus on inspiring and encouraging younger children, ages 3-8.  The guide also presents parents with activities and suggestions to help children appreciate and understand the visual arts, music, theater, media arts, dance, folk arts and literature.  Also, including them in the planning process for which museums you attend as a family can be a wonderful way to empower your children.

Blue Star Museums are a fun, easy, and free way to experience culture, the arts, and to continue our children’s education, even through the summer months.  I encourage all our Service members and families to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.  If you’re a military family that visited a participating Blue Star Museum last year, let us hear from you. Which museum did you visit?  What did your kids like?  What advice do you have for parents who are preparing their children for their first trip to a museum?  We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Participating Museums in VA.

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