For the third year in a row, Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, and Washington State History Museum are joining forces with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and more than 1,500 museums across America to offer free admission to members of the U.S. Armed Forces.
From Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012, active-duty military personnel and up to five of their immediate family members are eligible for this offer, which is valid for all military branches—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active-duty National Guard and active-duty Reserve members.
“Through Blue Star Museums, the arts community is extending a special invitation to military families this summer,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “This is both an opportunity to thank military families for their service and sacrifice, as well as a chance to create connections between museums and these families that will continue throughout the year. Especially for families with limited time together, those on a limited budget, and ones that have to relocate frequently, Blue Star Museums offers an opportunity to enjoy one another and become more fully integrated into a community.”
This year museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American Samoa are taking part in the initiative, including more than 300 new museums this year. Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and children’s museums.
Local Blue Star Museums include Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Glass, Children’s Museum of Tacoma, Seattle Art Museum, The Museum of Flight, Wing Luke Museum, and The Henry Art Museum. For a full listing of Blue Star Museums both in Washington and around the country, visithttp://www.arts.gov/national/bluestarmuseums.
TACOMA ART MUSEUM
HOURS Wednesdays–Sundays 10 am–5 pm, Thursdays 10–8 pm
ADMISSION Adult $10, Student/Senior (65+) $8, Family $25 (2 adults and up to 4 children under 18). Children 5 and under free. Third Thursdays free from 5-8 pm. Members always free.
CONTACT 253.272.4258, www.TacomaArtMuseum.org
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma WA 98402
MUSEUM OF GLASS
SUMMER HOURS Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm, Third Thursdays 10–8 pm, Sunday
12 pm–5 pm
ADMISSION Adult $12, Student (13+)/Senior (62+) $10, $5 Children (6–12 years old). Children 5 and under free. Third Thursdays free from 5-8 pm. Members always free.
CONTACT 866.4MUSEUM, www.MuseumofGlass.org
1801 Dock St. Tacoma, WA 98402
WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY MUSEUM
SUMMER HOURS Monday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm, Third Thursdays 10–8 pm
ADMISSION Adult $9.50, Student/Senior (60+)/Children (6+) $7, Children 5 and under free. Members always free.Third Thursdays free from 5-8 pm.
CONTACT 888.BE.THERE, www.WashingtonHistory.org
1911 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402