Become a Blue Star Museum Today!

Attention New York State museums: you are invited to participate in the Blue Star Museums program! 

For the past eight years, the National Endowment for the Arts has collaborated with Blue Star Families and the U.S. Department of Defense on Blue Star Museums, which provides free museum admission to active duty military and their families all summer long. Each year, more than 2,000 museums participate, reaching on average more than 856,000 military members and their families.


To become a Blue Star museum, just follow this link to sign up on-line. Even if you have participated in the past, you must sign up again to participate in 2018. If your institution is already offering a similar program or already offers free admission to all, registering as a Blue Star Museum provides a national platform to showcase your museum to the military community.


After registration, you will receive a welcome email with a link to the Blue Star Museums webpage where you will find information on admissions eligibility and promotional resources to help you share news about this summer program.

Questions? Email bluestarmuseums@arts.gov.

Photo: Memorial Art Gallery, a 2017 Blue Star Museum. Touring the Wilson Gallery featuring art from post-WWII.