Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium joins more than 1,000 museums across the country this summer as a member of Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2011.
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration of the National Endowment of the Arts, 1,300 museums nationwide and Blue Star Families. Blue Star Families is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families.
The free admission program is available to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members.
The Aquarium is open regular weekend hours, 12:30 to 6:00 p.m. on July 2nd and 3rd, closed on Monday, July 4th.