COLUMBUS (WCMH)– This summer, 51 museums in Ohio will open their doors to military and their families as part of the ninth annual Blue Star Museums program.
Participating Central Ohio museums include Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio History Connection and Wexner Center for the Arts.
Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.
A full list of participating museums nationwide is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.