Blue Star Museums

Military members & families receive FREE museum admission!
Veterans too!

Calling all active-duty military! Spend the summer with your family at The Schiele with FREE museum exhibit admission!

We’ve partnered with Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America to offer free admissions programs for active military and their families. From Armed Forces Day (May 21) to Labor Day (September 5), military members and/or their families can receive free museum exhibit admission!

Our friends at Dignity Memorial are partnering with us to extend this offer to our Veterans and their families as well! We appreciate the service and sacrifice that our veterans and active military make on our behalf. Thank you!

Qualified members MUST show one of these forms of I.D. to receive free museum admission:

Geneva Convention common access card (CAC)
DD Form 1173 I.D. Card (Dependent I.D.)

DD Form 1173-I I.D.
Department of Defense I.D. Card
Veteran I.D. Card
Veteran’s designation on state-issued driver’s license or I.D.


Military members are allowed up to 5 family members for this program.

The military member DOES NOT have to be in attendance for the family to receive free museum admission.

If the military member is not present, a military family member must bring a valid I.D. listed above to receive free museum admission.

Children 10 years old or younger can attend with guardians who have I.D. listed above.

There is NO limit to how many visits a military family can use this free museum admission program during this period. Come as often as you’d like! 

This offer only allows free museum exhibit admission. The Farm, planetarium, or other programs and special events are not included.

Please visit Blue Star Museums | National Endowment for the Arts for more information and FAQs.

This program is possible with the support of these partners: