Released July 3, 2017

Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites continue Blue Star Museum discount program


Contact: Megan Simpson, 317.234.8146,  [email protected]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites continue to honor America’s service men and women by participating in the Blue Star Museum program. The program provides free admission to any active service military, including National Guard and Reserve, and up to five family members. The discount is valid between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2017 and is accepted at the Indiana State Museum and its 11 Historic Sites across the state.

“We are honored to be participate in the Blue Star Museum program and offer free admission to service members,” said Katelyn Coyne, gallery and public programs developer for the museum. “Their contribution to our state’s cultural history is invaluable, so it makes sense that they should be able to enjoy seeing their own histories on display in our galleries.”

The Blue Star Museum program is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums nationwide. Free admission through the program has been available each summer since 2010.

For more on Blue Star Museums, visit

For more information on the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, please call 317.232.1637 or visit

The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W. Washington Street in Indianapolis. Exhibition gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The first Tuesday of each month (Community Tuesdays) admission is half price. Auxiliary aids and services are available with advance notice. For more information, call the museum at 317.232.1637.

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The Indiana State Museum is located in White River State Park in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. It is Indiana’s museum for science, art and culture, offering a place where you can celebrate, investigate, remember, learn and take pride in Indiana’s story in the context of the broader world. Even the building is a showcase of the best Indiana has to offer in architecture, materials and sculpture. Easy and convenient parking is available in the attached underground garage.