Vets Receive Free Museum Admission Through Sept. 3

Santa Clara County veterans can enter over 30 Bay Area museums for free through Labor Day.

From this week through Labor Day on September 3, veterans in Santa Clara County can enjoy the Bay Area’s many museums without breaking the bank. 

In fact, they won’t even touch the bank with free admission to over 30 Bay Area museums.

The fees are waived through Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, encompassing over 1,500 museums. For a complete list across California and the U.S., visit their website

First launched in the summer of 2010, the Blue Star Museums' free period began Memorial Day on Monday, May 28. 

The museums include:

  • San Lorenzo Valley Museum (Boulder Creek)
  • Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
  • Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • San Mateo County History Museum (Redwood City)
  • Those visiting San Francisco can save up to $25 per person at:

  • de Young Museum
  • Legion of Honor
  • Museum of Craft and Design
  • San Francisco Fire Department Museum
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
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