3232 Briarcrest Dr
Bryan, TX 77802
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is pleased to announced its
participation in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment of 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, May
28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2018.
“The Blue Star Museums program is a great opportunity for the NEA to team up with local
museums in every state in the nation to support our service members and their families,” said
NEA Chairman Jane Chu in her remarks at the event. “It means a lot to offer these families access
to high-quality, budget-friendly opportunities to spend time together.”
Noting that more than 700,000 service members participated in the program previously, Kathy
Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families, said, “The response has been so far beyond anything we
ever imagined it to be. Museum-going enhances resilience, it broadens your perspective, it opens
your mind to beauty and ideas and things that you might not have known before.”
More than 2,000 museums in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and American
Samoa are taking part in this initiative. Blue Star Museums represent not just fine arts museums, but
also science museums, history museums, nature centers, and dozens of children’s museums.
“We enjoy offering free admission to our servicemen and women and their families and hope to see
many of them in the Museum this summer”, said Dr. Deborah Cowman, Executive Director of the
Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History.
The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is open to visitors Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm,
and from June 4 – August 17, Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm. Regular admission fees: adults $5;
seniors/students/children $4; children 3 and under are free. For more information about this exhibit
and other displays, events, programs and activities, please contact the Museum at 979-776-2195 or
visit us on the web at www.brazosvalleymuseum.org.