Michigan 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


University of Michigan Museum of Art Ann Arbor, MI
Yankee Air Museum Belleville, MI
Cranbrook Art Museum Bloomfield Hills, MI
Courthouse Square MuseumCharlotte, MI
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Detroit, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit, MI
Metropolitan Museum Of Design DetroitDetroit, MI
Michigan Science CenterDetroit, MI
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society Eastpointe, MI
Holocaust Memorial Center Farmington Hills, MI
Flint Institute of Arts Flint, MI
Michigan Heroes MuseumFrankenmuth, MI
Grand Rapids Public Museum Grand Rapids, MI
UICA (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts) Grand Rapids, MI
Michigan Military Heritage MuseumGrass Lake, MI
Harbor Springs Area Historical SocietyHarbor Springs, MI
Holland Museum Holland, MI
U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of FameIshpeming, MI
Ella Sharp Museum Jackson, MI
Kalamazoo Valley Museum Kalamazoo, MI
American Museum of Magic Marshall, MI
Midland Center for the ArtsMidland, MI
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways Mt. Pleasant, MI
Hackley & Hume Historic SiteMuskegon, MI
Lakeshore Museum Center Muskegon, MI
Muskegon Heritage MuseumMuskegon, MI
Top of the Lake Snowmobile MuseumNaubinway, MI
Plymouth Historical Museum Plymouth, MI
Oakland History CenterPontiac, MI
Royal Oak Historical Society Museum Royal Oak, MI
Copper Range Historical Society South Range, MI
Michigan Legacy Art Park Thompsonville, MI
Troy Historic Village Troy, MI

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!