Sign Up Now to be a 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, from Saturday, May 26, 2018 and end on Monday, September 3, 2018, essentially Memorial Day thru Labor Day. Oklahoma museums are encouraged to participate in the Blue Star Museums program.

The list of museums participating in 2018 will be available later this Spring. Museums interested in participating should email Please note: Even if your museum has participated in the past or if your museum is free, you must sign up to participate in 2018.

For more information on Blue Star Museums, please see their Frequently Asked Questions.

In addition, many museums are offering an array of programs for active military and veterans throughout the year.  The Oklahoma Arts Council has an Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative. Launched in 2015, the Oklahoma Arts Council’s Oklahoma Arts and the Military Initiative is a strategic effort directed at meeting the needs of Oklahoma’s military community through the arts. More information here.

In addition, Community Salute is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services aimed at strengthening the ability of libraries, archives and museums (LAMs) to respond to the needs of veterans and military families. More information here