Blue Star Free Museum Admission for Military Families

Blue Star Free Museum Admission for Military Families

Tacoma Museums

Downtown Tacoma

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Are you or a member of your family active duty military? If so, you’ll want to know about Blue Star Museums. Many of Tacoma’s downtown museums are continuing their annual participation in this national appreciation program, offering free admission during the summer months as a way to thank military families for their service. More than 2,000 museums across the country participate, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. From Memorial Day, May 29, through Labor Day, September 4, the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Foss Waterway Seaport, and Children’s Museum of Tacoma will offer free admission to active duty military personnel (including National Guard and Reserve) and their families. The Blue Star Museums free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent card), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty US 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), along with up to five family members.