More than 1,600 museums across the United States will offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families this summer in a program that has more than doubled in size since 2010.

The expanded Blue Star Museums initiative was announced Tuesday at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City where more than 40 museums are participating. The offer of free admission runs from Memorial Day until Labor Day at sites nationwide.

The program began in 2010 as a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Defense Department. It's adding 300 new museums this year.

The participating sites include art museums, science centers, history museums, nature centers and about 70 children's museums.

New participants include the American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Va., the New Mexico Museum of Space History, San Francisco's Children's Creativity Museum and the World Figure Skating Museum and Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo.


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MY THOUGHTS - Great gesture hope the UK follows suit.