DETROIT (WWJ) – Dozens of museums in Michigan will offer free admission this summer to active duty military personnel and their families.

In its third year, the Blue Star Museum program is available to active duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members), which includes active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard. More than 1,500 museums across the country are taking part.

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The offer is good from Memorial Day, May 28, through Labor Day, September 3, 2012.

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In addition to the Detroit Institute of Arts, several other cultural cornerstones in Metro Detroit are participating partners with Blue Star Museums. Military personnel can also gain free admittance to:

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For a complete list of participating museums and more information about the program, visit