The National WWII Museum and the Blue Star Museums network have partnered to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel—including National Guard and Reserve—and their families each summer. Starting on Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 20) through Labor Day (Monday, September 4), active-duty military families must show a Geneva Conventions common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card to Visitor Services staff for complimentary Museum Campus Passes for the military ID holder and up to five family members. The military ID holder can be either an active-duty servicemember or other dependent family member with the appropriate ID card. The active-duty member does not have to be present for family members to use the program.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the US military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Space Force—as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps.
Blue Star Museums program admission also includes complimentary entry to the 4D film experience Beyond All Boundaries and the interactive Final Mission: USS Tang Submarine Experience.