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Free & Discounted Museum Programs

The following are programs that provide free or discounted admission on special days. Want to learn more ways to get into fee-based museum free or cheap, click here: Visit Fee-Based Museums for Free or Cheap.


Bank of America Museums on Us Program
The Bank of America “Museums on Us” program is family-friendly fun you can’t pass up! Just present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card, along with your photo ID, and enjoy free general admission to over 150 museums nationwide, with access to select fantastic museums in and around the DMV!

Explore over 250,000 square-feet of history in DC’s Newseum or enjoy the one-of-a-kind experiences at the Children’s Museum of Richmond! Visit and admire the visionary art on display at the American Visionary Art Museum and then celebrate 10-years of Maryland African American history and culture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore. MD!

This offer is valid on the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month. For a complete list of participating museums, subject to change, and for more information on this special program, please click here.


Blue Star Museum Program
The Blue Star Museum Program is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Nearly every local museum has participated in past years.


Museum Day Live!
This annual event is hosted by Smithsonian Magazine, which provides free admission to participating museums across the country. Each ticket provides free admission for two people.


Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancelations and changes that might not be reflected in this DullesMoms.com post. Please, always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.


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