Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Each summer since 2010, Blue Star Museums have offered free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. For more information on Blue Star Museums, please see the Frequently Asked Questions. The 2019 Blue Star Museums program began on Saturday, May 18, 2019, Armed Forces Day, and will end on Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day.

First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence have agreed to serve as honorary co-chairs of Blue Star Museums 2019. Read more here. They also provided a letter in support of Blue Star Museums in 2018

The United States Conference of Mayors has issued a resolution about Blue Star Museums, urging mayors and their local arts agencies “to promote the Blue Star Museums program and to encourage museums in their communities to participate in this national program serving active duty personnel and their families.” Read more here.

Blue Star Museums Parent Toolkit: A Guide for Before, During, and After Your Family Trip to the Museum (created by Blue Star Families).

Registration is now open for 2019museums interested in participating should click here to register. (Please note that participating museums must register again even if they have participated in the past.) Email with any questions.

The Oklahoma Museums Association appreciates the 39 Oklahoma museums participating in the 2019 Blue Star Museums Program.


Greater Southwest Historical Museum


Top of Oklahoma Historical Society Museum

Broken Arrow

MVA, Inc. dba The Military History Center


Route 66 Interpretive Center


Washita Battlefield NHS


Grady County Historical Society


Will Rogers Memorial Museums


Edmond Historical Society & Museum


Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center


Woodring Wall of Honor

Fort Sill

Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum


Har-Ber Village Museum


Oklahoma Territorial Museum


General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum


Chisholm Trail Museum


WWI 100th Anniversary Mobile Museum


Norman Firehouse Art Center

Oklahoma City

American Banjo Museum

National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Oklahoma Hall of Fame Gaylord Pickens Museum

Oklahoma Railway Museum

Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

Park Hill

Cherokee Heritage Center

John Ross Museum


Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum


Sequoyah’s Cabin Museum


Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art


National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum

Oklahoma WONDERtorium


Cherokee National Prison Museum

Cherokee National Supreme Court Museum


Gilcrease Museum

Philbrook Museum of Art

Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art

Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum


Eskridge Hotel Museum

Wynnewood Historical Society