Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Beginning on Memorial Day Weekend 2018 the Duluth Depot will offer FREE Admission to all active duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve members. In addition, we will go one step further and extend this offer to all Veterans and retired military personnel. We will also continue our program on a year-round basis at this time and offer the free admission beyond the Blue Star time-frame of Memorial Day through Labor Day.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
*Who is eligible? 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. 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.
*How many military personnel and/or family members are allowed in free per visit? The military ID holder and up to five family members. The military ID holder can be either active duty service member or other dependent family member with the appropriate ID card. The active duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.
*How do you define a family member? A family member of active duty military may include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
*What if my spouse is deployed? Yes, spouses of deployed military are eligible for Blue Star Museums. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.
*What if my spouse is not deployed but cannot come to the museum with the family. Can we still participate for free? Yes, your family can still participate, as the active duty member does not have to be present to use the program. Just bring your DD Form 1173 ID Card, or DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, for active duty military family members.