Blue Star Museums is a program that provides free admission to over 2,000 museums nationwide to active duty military personnel and their families. The program includes National Guard and Reserve.
The program began on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023, and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023.
Check out a big list of museums in the Triangle that are free to visit or that have free days.
The military ID holder can bring five family members with him or her, and those family members can include a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc.
If the military member is deployed a dependent member of the family can still participate in the free program. Read the FAQ for more details, including the documentation you’ll need to bring.
There is NO limit to the number of Blue Star Museums you can visit this summer, or how many times.
Check out the list of Memorial Day Weekend events in the Triangle!
These are the Blue Star Museums listed in the Triangle:
- Ackland Art Museum
- Nasher Museum of Art
- Fuquay-Varina Museums
- Haywood Hall House and Gardens
- Chatham Historical Museum
- Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park & Museum
- Wilson Arts Center
But, remember, there are participating museums all around the state and country, so look at the Blue Star Museum Map as you make travel plans, near and far.
Also, more museums might sign up, so check back.
Please make sure to check to see if the museum is open on Memorial Day and Labor Day. Some may not be.
Learn about all the ways to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in the Triangle, or look at a quick list of events here: