As the extreme heat wave continues to sizzle across metro Detroit, many parents are seeking alternative ways to keep kids entertained indoors. Here’s a cool idea: The Blue Star Museums initiative is back, providing Blue Star Families with the hottest tickets in town this summer, and at just the right price – FREE!
For the second year in a row, Blue Star Museums is offering free admission to more than 1,500 museums across America to active duty military personnel and their families.
Thirty-eight Michigan arts institutions are participating, including Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Institute of Arts, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grosse Pointe Art Center, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Plymouth Historical Museum and the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor.
The Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and over 1,500 museums nationwide.
“America’s museums are proud to join the rest of the country in thanking our military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice,” said NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman. “I cannot imagine a better way to do that than welcoming them in to explore and enjoy the extraordinary cultural heritage our museums present. The works of art on view this summer will certainly inspire and challenge viewers – and sometimes they will just be a great deal of fun.”
The Blue Star Museums program will run through Labor Day (September 5, 2011), and proper ID is required.
View the full list of participating Michigan Blue Star Museums, or for more information visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
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