Kansas 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 bluestarmuseums@arts.gov.

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


Blue Rapids Historical Society & Museum Blue Rapids, KS
Prairie Museum of Art and History Colby, KS
Kansas Oil MuseumEl Dorado, KS
Red Rocks State Historic Site Emporia, KS
Miners Hall Museum Franklin, KS
Barton County Historical Society and VillageGreat Bend, KS
Hollenberg Pony Express Station State Historic Site Hanover, KS
Fort Hays State Historic Site Hays, KS
Cosmosphere Hutchinson, KS
Grinter Place State Historic Site Kansas City, KS
Spencer Museum of ArtLawrence, KS
University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute & Natural History MuseumLawrence, KS
C. W. Parker Carousel Museum Leavenworth, KS
Leavenworth County Historical SocietyLeavenworth, KS
Constitution Hall State Historic Site Lecompton, KS
Crispin’s Drug Store Museum Lincoln, KS
Onaga Historical Society and Museum Onaga, KS
Johnson County MuseumOverland Park, KS
Museum at Prairiefire Overland Park, KS
Mine Creek Civil War Battlefield State Historic Site Pleasanton, KS
Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site Republic, KS
Indian Pay Station Museum St. Marys, KS
Museum of the Kansas National Guard Topeka, KS
Botanica Wichita, KS
Wichita Art Museum Wichita, KS
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Wichita, KS

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!