Foosaner Art Museum Offers Free Admission to Military Personnel, Their Families

Blue Star Families Initiative Runs Memorial Day Through Labor Day

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Foosaner Art Museum is joining more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Active duty military personnel, including those in the National Guard and Reserve, are eligible for free admission from Memorial Day Monday, May 26 through Labor Day Monday, Sept. 1.

The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. Find a complete list of participating museums at

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps – and up to five family members. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly.

Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families.

The Foosaner Art Museum is located at 1463 Highland Ave. in the Eau Gallie Arts District of Melbourne. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays offer free admission all day. Phone number is (321) 674-8916 or visit for more information.


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