On May 29, 2017, Memorial Day, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum began our annual participation in the Blue Star Museum program, providing free museum admission to active-duty military personnel, the National Guard and Reserve, and their families. We have always extended the national Blue Star Museum free admission benefits to Veterans and their families as well.
We are happy to announce that again this year, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum will extend free museum admission for military families beyond Labor Day, through September 30th. To receive free admission, families simply need to show a Military ID at the front desk.
After checking in, families are free to enjoy all of the facilities and programs that the Museum offers. The Museum provides families with both an educational resource and safe space, where parents can bond with their children in a mentoring environment. One of the Museum’s principal goals is to provide this environment to those who need it the most. Providing free admission for military families during the summer is just one way the Museum works to provide for vulnerable families.
The Museum has been a Blue Star Museum since 2012, only two years after the Blue Star Museum program was created.
Active-Duty Military & Veteran Family Fund: Helping Year-Round
In addition to the Museum’s free military admission during the summer months, we also provide free admission during winter holiday breaks (Veteran’s Day through January 31) and local spring breaks.
School breaks can be especially trying for military families, as parents oftentimes do not have easy access to childcare--particularly during deployment. SDCDM strives to ease this time for military families by providing a space for community building and supporting active-duty and veteran families as they adjust to civilian life.
The Museum expects to serve a total of 20,000 military and veteran children by the end of 2017.
Special thanks to our 2017 supporters: Datron World Communications, the David, C. Copley Foundation, and Rotary International.
If you are interested in helping support Active-Duty Military and Veteran Families through our Admissions Fund, donate today at http://www.sdcdm.org/admissions-fund.
Check out a museum guest’s personal Blue Star experience here at SDCDM.