Blue Star Museums is 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 all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day each year.
Free admission is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, 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.
Local area museums in Ventura County, Santa Barbara and nearby areas that are participating
- Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard
- Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
- Santa Barbara Museum of Art
- Museum of Ventura County in Ventura
For a complete list of museums participating in the Blue Star Museums program, visit www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums.