Free Summer Activities for Military Families

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums graphic

Story by Ian Phillips, Defense Media Activity

Looking for a few fun things to do this summer with your family? Well, look no further than these totally free programs for access to museums and national parks:

Starting May 27, the Blue Star Museums program allows free access to more than 2,000 art centers, museums and exhibits to all active duty, National Guard and reserve military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Check out this video about the program:

In addition, a National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass on the U.S. Geological Survey website offers free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites, including national parks. The five agencies that participate in the Interagency Pass Program are:


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