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Blue Star Museums - Tucson & Southern AZ

Free Museum Admission for Active-Duty Military & Their Families, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 

The Blue Star Museums initiative is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America. Every 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. This year the program runs from Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 through Labor Day, September 4, 2017.

Below is a list of known participating Blue Star Museums in Tucson & Southern Arizona in 2017. Please check operating days and hours before visiting. 


Arizona History Museum

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona State Museum

Downtown History Museum

Fort Lowell Museum

Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson

Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum

Sosa-Carrillo- Frémont House

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures

Tohono Chul

Tucson Desert Art Museum

Tucson Museum of Art


Amerind Museum


Henry F. Hauser Museum

If you represent a Blue Star Museum in the Tucson & Southern Arizona and would like to be included on this list, please send an email to  For information about becoming a Visit Tucson partner, please email Museums that wish to participate in Blue Star Museums may contact, or Wendy Clark at clarkw@arts.govThank you.