Minnesota Blue Star Museums 2020 – Free Admission for Military Families

In 2019, the Minnesota Historical Society joined over 50 other Minnesota museums to 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. Minnesota Historical Society will again be participating in the Blue Star program in 2020. However, all of their museums and historical sites are closed until July 1, 2020.

A quick check of the National Endowment for the Arts Website showed that there were over 40 participating museums in Minnesota and 16 in the Twin Cities Metro in 2019. We’ll update our 2020 list as the information becomes available.

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 2019

Northern Minnesota Blue Star Museums 2019

Southern Minnesota Blue Star Museums 2019

Blue Star Museums

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