Mississippi Children's Museum

Blue Star Families

MCM offers free seasonal admission for military personnel and their families.


As a Blue Star Museum, MCM allows Active or Reserve military or military spouses and up to 5 family members to have free admission to MCM (No more than 6 per ticket) from *Memorial Day through Labor Day. Common Access Cards (C.A.C.) or a spouse ID must be shown. Family Members can include but are not limited to a spouse, children, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews. Retired military are not covered under this benefit. Blue Star benefits do not apply to membership payments or check-ins.

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The Blue Star Museum admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card, 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.


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MCM is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to collaborate with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense to serve military families nationwide. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. For more information, visit www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.