Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) announced today the renewal of its participation in Blue Star Museums, which offers free admission to active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. CCM has participated since the program's inception in 2010, and has taken the program a step further by providing the offer year-round.
"The men and women of our military risk their lives defending America's freedom," said Jennifer Farrington, president and CEO of Chicago Children's Museum. "This program is such a wonderful way to show our support for them and the great service they provide. We're proud to participate, and to extend the program year-round as well."
This year, more than 1,500 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative.
"As we enter the third consecutive year of the Blue Star Museums program, we are happy provide an opportunity for our nation's service members and their families to connect with our national treasures," said Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet. "Through this distinctive collaboration between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts and more than 1,500 museums across the United States, military families have an unparalleled opportunity to visit some of the country's finest museums for free."
For more information, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.