UPDATE: The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families have decided to cancel the Blue Star Museums free admission program for summer 2020, due to hardships and public health concerns created by current events. The program is scheduled to return in 2021.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Blue Star Museums is offering FREE admission to 2000+ museums nationwide to active-duty U.S. military personnel and their families.
The Museums on Us program is open to members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves, and up to five immediate family members. In order to get FREE museum admission, you’ll need to show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card.
Here’s a list of Kansas City area participating museums
Frontier Trails Museum
American Jazz Museum
Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City
National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Thomas Hart Benton Home and Studio State Historic Site
Westport Historical Society and the 1855 Harris-Kearney House Museum
Gardner Historical Museum
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
KU Natural History Museum
Spencer Museum of Art
C.W. Parker Carousel Museum
Carroll Mansion Museum
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm
Old Depot Museum
Museum at Prairiefire
Smoky Hill Museum
Wonderscope Children’s Museum