Blue Star Museums

Members of the military are invited to spend the summer with their families at The Schiele with FREE museum admission.

The Schiele has partnered with Dignity Memorial and 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 admission for active military, veterans, and their families. From Armed Forces Day (May 18) to Labor Day (September 2), military members and/or their families can enjoy free museum exhibit admission.

 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 allows free regular museum exhibit admission only. The Farm, planetarium, and other programs or special events are not included. If you visit on the day of a special event, fees will apply.

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

This program has been made possible with the support of these partners: