Madison Children’s Museum: Offering free admission to military families as part of Blue Star Museums Program

Contact: Cathy Christensen, 608.256.6445, ext. 539

MADISON, Wis. ― Madison Children’s Museum is participating in the 2013 Blue Star Museums Program, making it one of the many museums around the country that will be offering free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families through Labor Day weekend.

All active-duty military personnel and up to five of their immediate family members (spouse and children) will be given free admission to Madison Children’s Museum through September 1, 2013. There is no limit on how many times a military family may visit the museum between these dates.

This special admission program includes access for any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card. This includes all active-duty military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard), National Guard, and Reserve members along with their families. Any spouse of a military member who is currently deployed may also use this free admission if they have their forms for active-duty military family members.

For more information about the Blue Star Museums Program, please visit The site lists the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art and Wisconsin Historical Museum as other participating Madison museums.

The museum currently has extended hours and is open daily from 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. through September 1. It is closed on July 4 to observe Independence Day; August 24, to prepare for the Wonder Ball fundraising gala; and September 2 for Labor Day.

Madison Children’s Museum: Founded in 1980, Madison Children’s Museum (MCM) is an award-winning organization whose hands-on exhibits and programs celebrate and encourage children’s imaginations and the power of play as the cornerstone of learning. MCM is a proud recipient of the 2011 National Medal for Museum Service form the Institute of Museum and Library Services. To learn more about MCM, including a fact sheet and detailed exhibit descriptions, please visit our Newsroom page. To download photos for media use, please visit our Flickr page.