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Active Military Members: Visit Many Wisconsin Museums for Free This Summer

Starting Memorial Day, and running through Labor Day, more than 45 museums across Wisconsin will allow active duty military personnel and up to five family members to visit for free.

The Blue Star Museum program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across the county.

Museums participating in Milwaukee:

Among museums elsewhere taking part:

View the complete list of museums in Wisconsin, and across the county, offering free admission to military families Monday, May 27, 2013 through Monday, September 2, 2013.

The Blue Star Museums website defines who is eligible for free admission as:

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve, as well as members of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members.

Spouses and families of deployed military personnel are eligible to take part in the program.

Michelle was named WUWM's digital manager in August of 2021.