/ The Seattle Traveler
Seattle — By Mary Jo Manzanares on May 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm
Filed under: deals, featuredarticle, military, museum

Free Summer Museum Admission for Military Families

The Blue Star Museum program promises a red, white, and blue summer by offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families.  Over 600 museums across the country will extend the complimentary admission between Memorial Day and Labor Day, as a way of say thanking our military and their families for their service and sacrifice to our country.

Blue-star Museums participating in the program include 30 children’s museums, along with museums focusing on a broad range of art, history, science, and culture.  In the greater Seattle area, museums participating include:   Henry Art Gallery, Kids Quest Children’s Museum, Polson Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum.

The Seattle area has a strong military presence, with McChord Air Force Base and Fort Lewis in Tacoma, and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station to our north, there are military families scattered throughout the area.  This is a great opportunity to visit a familiar museum, or try something new, for no charge.

Locations:  Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Avenue NE, on the corner of 41st and 15th NE, University of Washington campus (map); Kids Quest Children’s Museum, 4091 Factoria Mall SE, Bellevue (map); Polson Museum, 1611 Riverside Avenue, Hoquiam (map); Seattle Art Museum, 100 University Street, downtown (map); Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma (map).

Dates:  Memorial Day (May 31st) through Labor Day (September 6th), 2010

Details:  All active duty military members and their immediate family members are granted FREE admission, including active duty Reserves and National Guard.  ID required.

Photo credit:  courtesy of Blue Star Museums

Related places:
  1. A
    Henry Art Gallery
    15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, Seattle, Washington
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  2. B
    Kids Quest Childrens Museum
    4091 Factoria Boulevard Southeast, Bellevue, WA
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  3. C
    Polson Museum
    1611 Riverside Avenue, Hoquiam, WA
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  4. D
    Seattle Art Museum
    1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101, US
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  5. E
    Tacoma Art Museum
    1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, , United States
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