Blue Star Free Museums Admission for Active Military Summer 2014

July 13, 2014 by  
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Participating Albuquerque museums and others across New Mexico offer free admission to military personnel and family members, through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.

The terrific Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and 2,000+ museums and monuments nationwide, to give free admission to active duty military personnel and their families. Be sure to take advantage of this discount before it ends on September 1, 2014.

The free admission is for the military ID holder plus up to 5 immediate family members, defined as a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, and grandparents etc. Families of deployed military can still benefit from the offer with the required documentation. Some special museum exhibits may not be included in the program. And – sorry! – the offer isn’t for veterans.

The Blue Star Museums FAQ gives full details on who is eligible and the required ID – please read those before setting off!

Here’s the list of participating New Mexico Museums and state monuments- but keep checking the Blue Star Museums page, more might join later (we can only hope!):

Albuquerque museums:

Santa Fe museums:

Other New Mexico museums:

–Tania

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Smithsonian Day Free Admission to NM Museums: Sept 28

September 23, 2013 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free admission to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, El Rancho de las Golondrinas and more, when you use the free admission coupon to print out or show on your smartphone.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday September 28, 2013, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 28, 2013. Some museums allow you to show the ticket on your smart phone to save printing it out. (Check the relevant museum page at the participating New Mexico Museums link to see if they offer that option.)

Other New Mexico museums offering the free admission are:

  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Los Alamos Historical Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Kit Carson Home and Museum (Taos)
  • Haak’u Museum (Acoma Pueblo)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (Roswell)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Blue Star Free Museums Admission for Active Military: May 27-Sept 2

May 20, 2013 by  
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Participating Albuquerque museums and others across New Mexico offer free admission to military personnel and family members, starting on Memorial Day until September 2, 2013.

The terrific Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and 2,000+ museums and monuments nationwide, to give free admission to active duty military personnel and their families. It kicks off, appropriately enough, on Memorial Day May 27, and runs till Labor Day September 2, 2013.

The free admission is for the military ID holder plus up to 5 immediate family members, defined as a spouse or child, aunts, uncles, and grandparents etc. Families of deployed military can still benefit from the offer with the required documentation. Some special museum exhibits may not be included in the program. And – sorry! – the offer isn’t for veterans.

The Blue Star Museums FAQ gives full details on who is eligible and the required ID – please read those before setting off!

Here’s the list of participating New Mexico Museums and state monuments- but keep checking the Blue Star Museums page, more might join later (we can only hope!):

Albuquerque museums:

Santa Fe museums:

Other New Mexico museums:

As a sidenote: The Albuquerque Wine Festival gives a $3 discount for active duty and retired military with valid photo ID on Monday May 27, 2013. Regular admission is $20. The discount is ONLY for the service member and only for Monday.

–Tania
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Smithsonian Day Free Admission to NM Museums: Sept 29

September 27, 2012 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free entry to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and more, saving up to $12 per person when you use the free admission coupon. I mentioned this promo day before, but here’s a reminder to print out your free tickets for Saturday, and they’ve added another couple of museums.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday September 29, 2012, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Other participating New Mexico museums are:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe)
  • Museum of Spanish Colonial Art (Santa Fe)
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Los Alamos Historical Society (Los Alamos)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, which usually costs $8 per adult, $7 for kids (kids aged 5 and under go free), especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe costs $12 if you’re one of our visiting readers from outside New Mexico, or $6 for New Mexico resident adults.

But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Free Admission to New Mexico Museums: Sept 29

September 20, 2012 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free entry to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and more, saving up to $8 per person when you use the free admission coupon.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday September 29, 2012, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 29, 2012.

Other participating New Mexico museums are:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe)
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, which usually costs $8 per adult, $7 for kids (kids aged 5 and under go free), especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Free Museum Admission for Active Military to Sept 3

August 16, 2012 by  
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Participating Albuquerque museums and others across New Mexico offer free admission to military personnel and family members until September 3, 2012.

The Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and 1,500+ museums nationwide, to give free admission to active duty military personnel and their families over the summer. I mentioned this program when it launched in May, but if you’ve not taken advantage of the freebie yet, you’ve still got until Labor Day September 3, 2012.

The free admission is for the military ID holder plus up to 5 immediate family members, defined as a spouse or child. Families of deployed military can still benefit from the offer with the required documentation. Some special museum exhibits may not be included in the program. And – sorry! – the offer isn’t for veterans.

The Blue Star Museums FAQ gives full details on who is eligible and the required ID – please read those before setting off!

Here’s the list of participating Blue Star Museums in New Mexico.  At time of writing they are:

Albuquerque museums:

Santa Fe museums:

Other New Mexico museums:

 

–Tania
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Free Fridays at Santa Fe Museums

June 26, 2012 by  
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Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

Planning a trip to Santa Fe? You might want to time it for a Friday and save up to $9 per person on museum admission fees. Plus, I love Friday evenings in the City Different, as they have all the great art gallery openings and artist events along Canyon Road, and the whole street has a festive atmosphere. And on Museum Hill, the views are always lovely and it’s a tiny bit cooler up there!

Through Labor Day, 2012, two museums on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill and two museums near the Downtown Santa Fe Plaza stay open late and offer free admission to everyone on Friday evenings from 5 – 8 pm .

The museums offering free admission on Friday evenings through Labor Day weekend are:

The regular admission at these museums is $9 per adult, or $6 for New Mexico Residents. Kids aged 16 and under always go free, and students with ID get $1 discount.

New Mexico residents also get free admission throughout the year at these museums on Sundays, and New Mexico seniors aged 60+ can go free on Wednesdays. Take your ID to prove you are who you say you are.

Note that it’s always free admission to the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, also on Museum Hill, but they do NOT open late on Fridays, and close daily at 5 pm.

Santa Fe’s Museum Hill is located on Camino Lejo, off the Old Santa Fe Trail. It’s well-signed from the center of town for drivers. If you’re visiting by the New Mexico Rail Runner or otherwise don’t have a car, the Santa Fe Trails M Line bus from Downtown costs $1 each way to Museum Hill, or $2 for day pass. Seniors (60+) pay half fare and the ride is free for ages 17 and under.

–Tania

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Free Museum Admission for Active Military: May 28-Sept 3

May 20, 2012 by  
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Participating Albuquerque museums and others across New Mexico offer free admission to military personnel and family members, starting on Memorial Day until September 3, 2012.

The terrific Blue Star Museums initiative is a partnership between Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and 1,500+ museums nationwide, to give free admission to active duty military personnel and their families. It kicks off, appropriately enough, on Memorial Day May 28, and runs till Labor Day September 3, 2012.

The free admission is for the military ID holder plus up to 5 immediate family members, defined as a spouse or child. Families of deployed military can still benefit from the offer with the required documentation. Some special museum exhibits may not be included in the program. And – sorry! – the offer isn’t for veterans.

The Blue Star Museums FAQ gives full details on who is eligible and the required ID – please read those before setting off!

Here’s the list of participating New Mexico Museums – but keep checking the Blue Star Museums page, more might join later (we can only hope!):

Albuquerque museums:

Santa Fe museums:

Other New Mexico museums:

As a sidenote: The Albuquerque Wine Festival gives a $3 discount for active duty and retired military with valid photo ID on Monday May 28, 2012. Regular admission is $15. The discount is ONLY for the service member and only for Monday.  

–Tania
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Free Admission to New Mexico Museums: Sept 24

September 20, 2011 by  
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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day gives free entry to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum and more, saving up to $10 per person when you use the free admission coupon.

Two people get free admission to participating museums across the country this Saturday September 24, 2011, on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day.   Albuquerque museums joining the party are:

  • The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History
  • Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • Albuquerque Museum of Art & History
  • New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center

You can’t just turn up and get in free. Sign up for a Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day free admission ticket and they’ll email it to you. The ticket covers two people’s admission and is only valid on Saturday September 24, 2011.

Other participating New Mexico museums are:

  • Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe)
  • El Rancho de las Golondrinas (Santa Fe)
  • Bradbury Science Museum (Los Alamos)
  • Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art (Roswell)
  • Hubbard Museum of the American West (Ruidoso Downs)
  • Geronimo Springs Museum (Truth or Consequences)
  • Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum (Tucumcari)
  • University Museum, New Mexico State University (Las Cruces)
  • Western Heritage Museum Complex and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame (Hobbs)
  • Pioneer Store Museum (Chloride)  I’d never heard of Chloride before, but apparently it’s about 40 miles west of Truth or Consequences.

Savvy cheapos might use their ticket for the higher cost museums – such as the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History, which usually costs $8 per adult, $7 for kids (kids aged 5 and under go free), especially as it does not have a regular free admission day. But however you spend it, enjoy your free museum day!

–Tania

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Free Fridays at Santa Fe Museums

August 9, 2011 by  
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If you’re planning a trip up to Santa Fe, you might want to time it for a Friday and save up to $9 per person on museum admission fees. Plus, I love Friday evenings in the City Different, as they have all the great art gallery openings and artist events along Canyon Road, and the whole street has a festive atmosphere.

Through Labor Day, 2011, two museums on Santa Fe’s Museum Hill and two museums near the Downtown Santa Fe Plaza stay open late and offer free admission to everyone on Friday evenings from 5 – 8 pm .

The museums are:

The regular admission at these museums is $9 per adult, or $6 for New Mexico Residents. Kids aged 16 and under always go free, and students with ID get $1 discount.

New Mexico residents also get free admission throughout the year at these museums on Sundays, and New Mexico seniors aged 60+ can go free on Wednesdays. Take your ID to prove you are who you say you are.

Santa Fe’s Museum Hill is located on Camino Lejo, off the Old Santa Fe Trail. It’s well-signed from the center of town for drivers. If you’re visiting by the New Mexico Rail Runner or otherwise don’t have a car, the Santa Fe Trails M Line bus from Downtown costs $1 each way to Museum Hill, or $2 for day pass. Seniors (60+) pay half fare and the ride is free for ages 18 and under.

–Tania

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