This summer, families who of active duty military personnel will be able to go to the Bullock Texas State History Museum for free. From May 18 (Armed Forces Day) to Sept. 2 (Labor Day), you and up to five family members can see the museum for free with a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID.

The free admission applies to people who are part of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Heath Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps.

The Bullock has many new exhibits this summer.

A traveling exhibition World War I America continues through August 11, as well as the aerial photo exhibit "Texas From Above: The Photographs of Jay B Sauceda" through June 16. 

On July 13, the museum will open "Cowboys in Space & Fantastic Worlds," a family-friendly history of science fiction westerns.

In summer families, can also participate in Make It Tuesdays and Sense-sational Thursdays.

Other Austin museums are participating in Blue Star Museums program. These include:

Blanton Museum of Art

Carver Museum, Cultural, and Genealogy Center

Contemporary Austin

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Landmarks, Public Art Program of The University of Texas at Austin

LBJ Presidential Library

Mexic-Arte Museum

Neill-Cochran House Museum

Oakwood Cemetery Chapel

Susanna Dickinson Museum

Texas Memorial Museum

 

You can search by state to find more museums, if you're traveling this summer. Find the list at https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/blue-star-museums/frequently-asked-questions

Find the Bullock at 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com