New York 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

New York

Albany Institute Of History & ArtAlbany, NY
Historic Cherry Hill Albany, NY
Shaker Heritage Society Albany, NY
Seward House Museum Auburn, NY
Dia BeaconBeacon, NY
Museum at Bethel WoodsBethel, NY
Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center Bolton Landing, NY
New York Botanical Garden Bronx, NY
Albright-Knox NorthlandBuffalo, NY
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens Buffalo, NY
Buffalo Museum of Science Buffalo, NY
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military ParkBuffalo, NY
All Things Oz Museum Chittenango, NY
Antique Boat Museum Clayton, NY
Van Schaick Mansion Cohoes, NY
Corning Museum of Glass Corning, NY
Rockwell Museum Corning, NY
Roycroft Campus East Aurora, NY
Chemung County Historical Society Elmira, NY
Long Island Children’s Museum Garden City, NY
Finger Lakes Boating Museum Hammondsport, NY
Iroquois Indian Museum Howes Cave, NY
History Center in Tompkins CountyIthaca, NY
Erie Canal Discovery CenterLockport, NY
Niagara County Historical Society Lockport, NY
Storm King Art Center New Windsor, NY
American Museum of Natural HistoryNew York, NY
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space MuseumNew York, NY
Jewish Museum New York, NY
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library New York, NY
Poster HouseNew York, NY
Society of Illustrators New York, NY
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art New York, NY
Chenango County Historical Society & MuseumNorwich, NY
Frederic Remington Art Museum Ogdensburg, NY
Old Westbury GardensOld Westbury, NY
Historic Palmyra Palmyra, NY
Neuberger Museum of ArtPurchase, NY
Greater Ridgewood Historical SocietyVander Ende – Onderdonk HouseRidgewood, NY
George Eastman Museum Rochester, NY
Memorial Art Gallery Rochester, NY
Rochester Museum & Science Center Rochester, NY
Westchester Children’s Museum Rye, NY
Historic Saranac Lake / the Saranac Laboratory MuseumSaranac Lake, NY
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum at Skidmore CollegeSaratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Automobile MuseumSaratoga Springs, NY
Schenectady County Historical Society Schenectady, NY
Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum Sodus Point, NY
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden Staten Island, NY
Staten Island Children’s Museum Staten Island, NY
Tottenville Historical SocietyStaten Island, NY
Everson Museum of Art Syracuse, NY
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute Utica, NY
Parrish Art Museum Water Mill, NY
West Point Museum West Point, NY
Hudson River Museum Yonkers, NY

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!