THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2015 PRICE, UTAH: –The Prehistoric Museum announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program also provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID) or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find participating museums and plan your trip, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Military need to present current ID card as described above for free admission to the Prehistoric Museum during regularly scheduled hours of operation. However, the Prehistoric Museum takes the Blue Star Museum program a step further and also honors retired military and their immediate family members as well (must present current ID card).
We couldn’t be more proud to participate in such a wonderful and worth-while program. This is just one way we can give back to the courageous individuals that so valiantly and selflessly serve our country.
The Prehistoric Museum, located at 155 East Main Street, Price, Utah, is a multi-faceted venue that includes paleontology, archaeology, geology and an art gallery. Museum hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9 a.m to 5 p.m.