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Enjoy 2000 Plus Museums for Free this Summer!

Last week my parents were in town.  The weather here in Norfolk has finally started to warm up. I think Mother Nature skipped spring and went straight for summer. Since it was 80 plus degrees and humid most days they were here we decided to spend one afternoon at the Hermitage Museum, for free!

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That’s right, free. From Memorial Day through Labor Day active duty military families {including Guard and Reserve} can visit 2000 plus museums for free thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, Joining Forces, MetLife Foundation and museums across the country.

While my parents and I only spent about two hours at Hermitage, we could have made it an all day affair.  Along with the cool museum that had tons of history about the Sloane family there is a gorgeous garden outside and tons of grass for kids to run around on.  You could very easily pack a picnic and spend a few hours after the museum sitting outside with your kiddos, snacking and playing.

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Blue Star Museums is one of the things I am most looking forward to this summer. My husband and I are taking a road trip next month to Rhode Island. Along the way we plan to stop in a few cities and check out some of the museums, all for the crazy price of FREE!

Blue Star Families is also looking for bloggers to blog about their Blue Star Museum visits. If your military kids visit any of the 2000 plus Blue Star Museums they can enter Blue Star Families Way-Cool Creativity Contest , the three top prizes for this contest are awesome!

As you begin to make plans this summer, to travel, PCS or entertain your kids I encourage you to take a few minutes and explore the Map and see what museums are free in your area.


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