Blue Star Museums is a program that provides free admission to over 2,000 museums nationwide to active duty military personnel and their families.
This year, 2019, the program runs an extra week. It starts on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and ends on Monday, September 2nd, 2019, Labor Day.
The military ID holder can bring five family members with him or her, and those family members can include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
If the military member is deployed the spouse can still participate in the free program. Read the FAQ for more details, including the documentation you’ll need to bring.
In the Charlotte area, participating museums:
- Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
- Charlotte Museum of History
- Mint Museum
- Wing Haven
- President James K. Polk State Historic Site
More may be added.
Traveling this summer? Find out which museums are participating around the country.
Please make sure to check to see if the museum is open on Memorial Day and Labor Day. Some may not be.