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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.Â 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.
Museums participating in the program include 30 childrenâ€™s museums, along with museums focusing on a broad range of art, history, science, and culture.Â In the greater Seattle area, museums participating include:Â Â 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.Â This is a great opportunity to visit a familiar museum, or try something new, for no charge.
Locations:Â Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Avenue NE, on the corner of 41st and 15th NE, University of Washington campus (map); Kids Quest Childrenâ€™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:Â Memorial Day (May 31st) through Labor Day (September 6th), 2010
Details:Â All active duty military members and their immediate family members are granted FREE admission, including active duty Reserves and National Guard.Â ID required.
Photo credit:Â courtesy of Blue Star Museums
AHenry Art Gallery15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, Seattle, WashingtonView Details and Book
BKids Quest Childrens Museum4091 Factoria Boulevard Southeast, Bellevue, WAView Details and Book
CPolson Museum1611 Riverside Avenue, Hoquiam, WAView Details and Book
DSeattle Art Museum1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98101, USView Details and Book
ETacoma Art Museum1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, , United StatesView Details and Book