Blue Star Museums: 27 Arizona museums offering free admission to military families this summer

Posted at 1:02 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 01:38:28-04

Throughout the summer, more than 2,000 museums across the United States will offer free admission to active military members and their families.

In Arizona, we have 27 museums that have signed up to be a Blue Star Museum, a program that offers military members free museum admission.

Most of the participating museums are in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas, including the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, and Arizona Science Center.

Military members will have to show either their Geneva Convention common access card, DD Form 1173 ID or DD Form 1173-1 ID card. The free admission includes up to five family members. View details here.

The program runs between Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 and Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

We've mapped out all of the participating Arizona museums, their hours and normal admission costs in the map below. You can view the museums in other states, here, and visit for specific details.

Arizona's "Blue Star" museums:
Superstition Mountain Museum
Arizona Railway Museum
Amerind Museum
The Nohwike Bagowa Museum (Fort Apache Historical Park)
River of Time Museum
Lake Havasu Museum of History
i.d.e.a. museum
Mesa Historical Museum
Rim Country Museum
Arizona Science Center
Heard Museum
Phoenix Art Museum
Pueblo Grand Museum
Rossen House at Heritage Square
Pippen Museum
AZ Heritage Center at Papago Park
Tempe History Museum
Arizona History Museum
Arizona State Museum
Downtown History Museum
Fort Lowell Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum
The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures
Tohonu Chul Park
Tucson Desert Art Museum
Desert Caballeros Western Museum