Minnesota Blue Star Museums 2021- Free Admission for Military Families

In 2021, dozens of Minnesota museums will again participate in the summer Blue Star Museums program. This national program provides free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families each summer, since 2010. The 2021 program begins on Saturday, May 15, 2021 (Armed Forces Day) and ends on September 6, 2021 (Labor Day).

Find a list of participating museums on the National Endowment for the Arts Website. There are currently over 25 Minnesota museums (12 of which are in the Twin Cities Metro) participating in 2021. The Minnesota Historical society museums were not listed yet as of May 7th, but MNHS has announced via press release that they are participating, so we’ve included them on this list.

Who Can Participate in the Blue Star Museums Program?

This free admission program is available for anyone currently serving in the United States Military and up to five family members. This includes the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. But it also includes members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps. To take advantage of this offer, military personnel will need to show a form of military ID (Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card).

Twin Cities Metro Blue Star Museums 2021

Northern Minnesota Blue Star Museums 2021

Southern Minnesota Blue Star Museums 2021

Past Participants:

Things are still a bit up in the air this year. More museums may announce their participation. If you qualify for the Blue Star program and want to visit any of these museums (or any other), we recommend doing a quick check of your own at the Blue Star website.

Blue Star Museums
Click here to find our full list of Museums and Historic Places

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