Sam Noble, Fred Jones museums to offer free admission to military
All active-duty military personnel and their families receive free admission to museums across America this summer in a nationwide program from Memorial Day (May 28) to Labor Day (Sept. 3).
Participating museums include OU's Sam Noble Museum of Natural History and Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
The National Endowment of the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of the Defense have collaborated with more than 1,500 museums for the summer program. Free admission is available for active-duty military and their immediate family members (up to five). The program also is available to active-duty National Guard and Reserve members.
The Sam Noble Museum will have a summer exhibit, Chinasaurs, that features dinosaurs found in China from June 2 through Sept. 16. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art will feature an exhibition of animation cells from the Walt Disney Studio and Frankoma pottery until Sept. 2.
“We’re happy to participate in Blue Star Museums program again this year,” said Michael Mares, Sam Noble Museum director. “It’s an opportunity for our museums to connect with our nation’s service members and their families and share our exceptional exhibits, programs and events.”
The Sam Noble Museum is located Timberdell Road and Chautauqua Avenue, and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is located at Elm Avenue and Boyd Street.
A complete list of participating museums is available at the Blue Star Museums program website.