DOVER - Armed Forces Day on May 21 was the start of the Children's Museum of New Hampshire's Military Appreciation Summer, during which all current and retired military personnel and their immediate family members are invited to play at no cost.
From now through Sept. 4, guests can reserve their spots online for free, and then simply show a military ID at the front desk of the museum to receive free admission for the military member, dependent children and spouse.
The museum's summer Military Appreciation Program is part of the larger nationwide Blue Star Museum program. The Blue Star Museum program is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense. More than 2,000 museums across America offer free admission to the nation's active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day.
The summer free admission program is available to active duty and retired U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps - and up to five family members.
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire extends a fifty-percent-off discount to military personnel and their families during the rest of the year thanks to additional sponsorship support, including from People's United Bank.
The museum's summer Military Appreciation Program is sponsored by Service Credit Union