The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) has long been a Blue Star Museum, providing free admission for military families.
In April of this year, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families decided to take a break from the Blue Star Museums free admission program for the summer, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now, MOSI has announced that it will continue to honor the Blue Star Museum program, despite its earlier plans.
“In a community like Tampa, where our military has such a positive impact on all of us, we thought it would be the right thing to do as a resource for these families from an education and entertainment point of view,” said Rob Lamke, MOSI’s chief operating officer, in a news release.
The museum will provide free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families, from July 1 through Sept. 7.
Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide.
For more than 35 years, MOSI has been offering programs to all in the Tampa Bay community that focus on a variety of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
Published July 1, 2020