The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, joins museums nationwide in participating in the 10th summer of Blue Star Museums, a program that provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families now through Sept. 1. The Appleton is pleased to extend this offer to Veterans.
Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide. First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence are honorary co-chairs of Blue Star Museums 2019. This year’s participating organizations include fine art, science, history and children’s museums, as well as zoos, aquariums, gardens and more. A list of participating museums can be found at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard — as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card, DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum. Veterans must also show ID.
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Owned and operated by the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.