N.E.W. museums offering free admission to military personnel and families

People enjoy a free admission day at the National Railroad Museum in Ashwaubenon. Broadway Automotive sponsored the day in celebration of its 100-year anniversary, July 19, 2016. (WLUK)

(WLUK) -- A dozen museums in Northeast Wisconsin will offer free admission for active duty and military personnel and their families this summer.

The museums are part of more than 2,000 museums and zoos across the country participating in Blue Star Museums, an initiative to offer free admission to military families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The 12 museums are:

“Visiting a museum is a great way to get to know a community—whether it’s in your hometown or a stop on a road trip,” said National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu. “We appreciate the enthusiasm of museums all across the country who open their doors for military and their families to spend time together and have new arts experiences.”

Free admission is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.

Members must show a valid military ID.

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