Memorial Day means summer is unofficially here. With the kids and I both being home all summer, I’m on the lookout for free things for us to do. There are always tons of programs out there, but one of my favorites is the Blue Star Museums. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015. It doesn’t get much better than that!
We took advantage of the free entrance when we were in California to see a few places –
The San Diego Botanic Garden
The San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum
The Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park
The New Children’s Museum in San Diego
Now that we are in Texas, we’ve got a whole new list of places to go! My list so far includes –
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Texas Capitol Visitors Center
Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum
A return trip to the National Museum of the Pacific War
San Antonio Museum of Art
Check out the museums that qualify in your area at http://arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums. This is a wonderful way to keep busy this summer without spending a lot!