Saying “Thank You” to Our Military Families All Summer Long

This summer the National Eagle Center is saying “Thank You” to all active-duty military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice. We’re opening our doors as a Blue Star Museum and offering FREE admission to military families May 18th (Armed Forces Day) through Labor Day.

The bald eagle is the living symbol of our nation and holds a special significance for the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces. We are proud to be able to share the eagle ambassadors of the National Eagle Center with them and their loved ones all summer long through this special program.

We warmly invite military families from around the United States to come to Wabasha this summer to meet the eagle ambassadors, learn their stories, and connect with the living symbol of our nation.

Who Is Eligible for FREE Admission?

Free admission is available to any person – and up to 5 family members – who present the following military IDs:

  • Geneva Convention common access card (CAC)
  • DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID)
  • DD Form 1173-1 ID card (includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps

Meet the Eagle Ambassadors!

20 Years Old

18 Years Old

16 Years+

3 Years Old

13 Years Old

What is the Blue Star Museum program?

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America that offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2018 through Labor Day, September 2, 2019. Learn More.