Military personnel and their families will be able to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum free of charge this summer, as MAM once again participate in the annual Blue Star Museums program.
MAM also will extend free summer admission for military veterans and one guest with any proof of service, such as a VA card. And admissions desks will offer free postcards and postage for anyone who wants to send a note to those currently deployed.
This year’s Blue Star museum program includes museums of science, history, zoos, nature centers, and children’s museums.
The program is a collaboration involving the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across the United States. The program offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The free admission program is available for personnel currently serving in the United States Military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Also eligible are reservists, national guardsman (regardless of status), and people in the U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.
Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum
A list of institutions nationwide participating in the Blue Star Museums collaboration is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Museums are welcome to sign up for Blue Star Museums throughout the summer by emailing .