Connecticut 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

Blue Star Museums 2021 will begin on Armed Forces Day, May 15, 2021.

If you have questions or would like to be contacted at that time, please email

Check out this fun guide to help you plan and prepare for YOUR Family’s Blue Star Museum Outings!

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

We at the SPG Family Adventure Network say THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts, for your service and your sacrifice.

2021 Participating Museums


Hungerford Nature CenterBerlin, CT
Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden Bethlehem, CT
Putnam ElmsBrooklyn, CT
Canton Historical Museum Canton, CT
Nathan Hale HomesteadCoventry, CT
Fairfield Museum and History Center Fairfield, CT
Bruce Museum Greenwich, CT
Henry Whitfield State Museum Guilford, CT
Hyland House Museum Guilford, CT
Butler-McCook House & GardenHartford, CT
Connecticut Historical Society Hartford, CT
Isham-Terry HouseHartford, CT
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Hartford, CT
Governor Jonathan Trumbull HouseLebanon, CT
Lebanon Historical Society Museum Lebanon, CT
Lutz Children’s Museum Manchester, CT
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center Mystic, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art New Britain, CT
New Haven MuseumNew Haven, CT
Yale University Art Gallery New Haven, CT
Hempsted HousesNew London, CT
EverWonder Children’s Museum Newtown, CT
Stepping Stones Museum for Children Norwalk, CT
Indian and Colonial Research Center, Inc. Old Mystic, CT
Phelps-Hatheway House & GardenSuffield, CT
KidsPlay Children’s Museum Torrington, CT
Institute for American Indian Studies Washington, CT
Mattatuck Museum Waterbury, CT
102nd Infantry Regiment Museum dba West Haven Veterans Museum and Learning CenterWest Haven, CT
Oliver Ellsworth HomesteadWindsor, CT

Blue Star Museums By State

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas California Colorado
Connecticut Delaware Florida
Georgia Hawaii Idaho
Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas
Kentucky Louisiana
Maine Maryland
Michigan Minnesota
 Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey New Mexico
New York  
North Carolina North Dakota
Ohio Oklahoma Oregon
Rhode Island 
South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah 
Vermont Virginia  
Washington West Virginia 
Wisconsin Wyoming  
Washington D.C.
Puerto Rico
US Virgin Islands

Thank You For Your Service!