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Buffalo Museum of Science Joins Blue Star Museums Program

Active duty military personnel and their families eligible for free general admission May 15 to September 6, 2021

BUFFALO, NY — The Buffalo Museum of Science today announced its participation in Blue Star Museums, a program offering free general museum admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer from Armed Forces Day, this Saturday, May 15, through Labor Day, September 6, 2021.

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families. Participating museums include children’s museums, art museums, history and science museums, zoos, nature centers, and more.

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.

General admission to the Buffalo Museum of Science includes entry to the special exhibit, Medieval to Metal: The Art and Evolution of the Guitar, presented by RP Oak Hill Building Company, as well as the Museum’s year-round exhibits and science studios.

Active-duty military personnel can reserve their free admissions passes by calling the Museum to schedule their visit at (716) 896-5200. Upon entering the Museum, Blue Star Family ticketholders will be asked to show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card to redeem their free admission passes.

For more information on Blue Star Museums, visit https://www.arts.gov/initiatives/blue-star-museums.


Rooted in the belief that science creates opportunities and shapes our world, the Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to providing relevant science programming to learners of all ages in the Buffalo Niagara region. Through interactive science studios and exhibits designed for multi-generational learning, the Museum showcases its extensive collection of more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts representing all facets of the natural world with an emphasis on Western New York. With a focus on raising the science literacy in the Buffalo Niagara area and beyond, the Museum offers hands-on workshops, camps, panel discussions, guided tours and enhance learning opportunities for its guests and community. Opened in 1929 in Buffalo’s Olmsted-designed Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, the Museum recently installed its eighth interactive science studio marking the completion of the Museum’s 9-year-long transformation of its guest experience. The Buffalo Museum of Science is governed by the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences alongside Tifft Nature Preserve in South Buffalo, a 264-acre urban wetland preserve on reclaimed former industrial land. Learn more at www.sciencebuff.org.