Texas 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


12th Armored Division Memorial Museum Abilene, TX
Frontier Texas Abilene, TX
Grace Museum Abilene, TX
Caddo Mounds SHS with the Texas Historical Commission Alto, TX
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower CenterAustin, TX
Landmarks, Public Art Program of The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
Oakwood Cemetery Chapel Austin, TX
Frontier Times MuseumBandera, TX
Fire Museum of TexasBeaumont, TX
Brownsville Historical AssociationBrownsville, TX
Brownsville Museum of Fine Art Brownsville, TX
Brown County Museum of History Brownwood, TX
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History Bryan, TX
Taylor County History Center Buffalo Gap, TX
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum Canyon, TX
Landmark Inn State Historic Site Castroville, TX
Chandler Museum & Visitor Center Chandler, TX
Layland Museum Cleburne, TX
George Bush Presidential Library and Museum College Station, TX
Art Center of Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, TX
K Space Contemporary Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas Museum of ArtDallas, TX
Frontiers of Flight Museum Dallas, TX
Meadows Museum Dallas, TX
El Paso Museum of Art El Paso, TX
El Paso Museum of History El Paso, TX
Magoffin Home State Historic Site El Paso, TX
Amon Carter Museum of American Art Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Aviation Museum Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Fort Worth, TX
Kimbell Art Museum Fort Worth, TX
Log Cabin Village Fort Worth, TX
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Fort Worth, TX
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Fort Worth, TX
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and MuseumGalveston, TX
Buffalo Soldier MuseumHouston, TX
Dunham Bible Museum, Houston Baptist UniversityHouston, TX
Houston Maritime Education Center and MuseumHouston, TX
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Houston, TX
The Health MuseumHouston, TX
Sam Houston Memorial Museum Huntsville, TX
Irving Archives and MuseumIrving, TX
Museum of Western Art Kerrville, TX
San Jacinto Museum of History La Porte, TX
Buddy Holly Center Lubbock, TX
Fibermax Center For DiscoveryLubbock, TX
Lubbock Lake Landmark Lubbock, TX
Silent Wings Museum Lubbock, TX
Harrison County Historical Museum Marshall, TX
International Museum of Art & Science McAllen, TX
Historic MesquiteMesquite, TX
Museum of the Southwest Midland, TX
Permian Basin Petroleum Museum Midland, TX
W. K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas Mingus, TX
Stone Fort Museum SFA Nacogdoches, TX
Sophienburg Museum & Archives New Braunfels, TX
Tales ‘N’ Trails MuseumNocona, TX
Sam Bell Maxey House State Historic Site Paris, TX
Port Aransas Preservation and Historical AssociationPort Aransas, TX
Museum of the Gulf Coast Port Arthur, TX
Salado Museum and College ParkSalado, TX
Blue Star Contemporary San Antonio, TX
McNay Art Museum San Antonio, TX
San Antonio Museum of Art San Antonio, TX
Villa Finale: Museum & GardensSan Antonio, TX
San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, Texas Historical Commission San Felipe, TX
Fort Lancaster State Historic Site / Texas Historical Commission Sheffield, TX
Scurry County Museum Snyder, TX
Moody Museum Taylor, TX
Star of the Republic Museum Washington, TX
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park Washington, TX
National Vietnam War MuseumWeatherford, TX
Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas Wichita Falls, TX

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

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