Discovery Center offering free admission for military families

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Discovery Center will soon offer free admission to military families.

Active military members can visit and bring up to five family members for free from May 18 to September 2. All members must show a CAC, dependent ID or some proof of military for free admission.

This comes as the venue partners for its tenth annual Blue Star Museums recognition, a collaboration from National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense and other organizations to assist military personnel and their families.

“Organizations such as Discovery Center Museum are providing wonderful opportunities for military families to share a memorable experience together this summer,” said Mary Anne Carter, acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

More than 2,000 museums nationally are participating in the Blue Star Museums initiative. If you would like to find more museums participating, click here​.