Arizona Science Center offering free admission for military families this summer

PHOENIX - Active military personnel and their families are getting into the Arizona Science Center for free this summer.

The museum is partnering up with the National Endowment for the Arts , Blue Star Families and more than 1,300 museums across the U.S. for the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to all active duty service members and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to host our military families at Arizona Science Center," stated Chevy Humphrey, President and CEO. "Our mission to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about science extends to those who are proudly serving our country."

Nearly 300,000 military family members visited the participating museums last summer and Blue Star Museums program facilitators hope that number can be doubled in the upcoming months.

"Blue Star Museums recognizes and thanks our military families for all they are doing for our country, and simultaneously begins young people on a path to becoming life-long museum goers," said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.

This year's Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and 70 children's museums, Landesman explains.

The Arizona Science Center's Blue Star Museum program is available for active duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard and Reserve members and up to five immediate family members.

All you have to do is bring your military ID.

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