JUNEAU - The Alaska State Museums are among more than 600 museums to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.
The Alaska State Museums announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and museums across America to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2010.
The program applies to the Alaska State Museum, at 395 Whittier Street in Juneau, and the Sheldon Jackson Museum at 104 College Drive in Sitka. The complete list of participating Blue Star Museums is available at www.arts.gov.
More than 600 museums in the U.S. are taking part in the initiative.
Summer hours at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, with $5 admission. Summer hours at the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily, with $4 admission.
Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge at either museum. An annual pass that allows unlimited visits to the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is available for $15.