Labor Day weekend ends the fifth year of Blue Star Museums, the military appreciation program that connects military families with the cultural resources in their communities. Active duty military and their families can get FREE admission to over 2,000 museums located around the country, thanks to the Blue Star Museums initiative.
Go here to find a list of all participating Blue Star museums across the U.S. — free through September 1, 2014.
The list of participating museums in the Fort Worth and Dallas area includes:
:: Fort Worth
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fort Worth Aviation Museum (formerly Veterans Memorial Air Park)
Kimbell Art Museum
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
Frisco Heritage Center
National Scouting Museum
Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center
Heritage Farmstead Museum
The National Vietnam War Museum
Do note that some of the participating museums (like the Amon Carter and the Kimbell) provide free entrance to their permanent exhibits all year, regardless of military affiliation.
P.S. To get the free admission, you will need to show your military ID. The free offer is valid for the military ID holder plus up to five family members. Spouses of deployed military are eligible to take part as well. Go here for helpful information.
(Top Image: COL Gregory Maxton, U.S. Army South Deputy Commander for U.S. Army South at the San Antonio Museum of Art in San Antonio, Texas for the launch of Blue Star Museums 2014. Photo by JB Lyde/Parish Photography)
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