Museums across Florida are participating in the Blue Star Museums Initiative, which offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 30 through Labor Day, Sept. 5.
These include children's museums, fine art museums, history and science museums and nature centers. This wonderful program, first launched last year, is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts and more than 1,300 museums across America. MetLife Foundation is also a sponsor.
The Blue Star Families organization raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life. What a wonderful way to honor our military families and say "Thank you!" to our military.
A full list of participating institutions in the Sunshine State includes a lot of old favorites and new spots. Here are just a few:
- The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville
- Museum of Natural History in Gainesville
- Diving Museum in Islamorada
- Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary
The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens in Winter Park
Share this deal with everyone you know in the military or supporting someone in service to our country.