Children’s Museum of La Crosse Participates in Blue Star Museums


Children's Museum of La Crosse


The Children’s Museum of La Crosse is proud to be a participant in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day  (it will start on May 29 at the Children’s Museum of La Crosse since we aren’t open on Mondays). Leadership support for Blue Star Families programming and promotional materials has been provided by MetLife Foundation.  A list of participating museums is available at

“Whether they want to use their imaginations at a children’s museum, walk through nature, or encounter animals at the aquarium, Blue Star Museums will help service members and their families create memories this summer,” said Blue Star Families Chief Executive Officer Kathy Roth-Douquet.

“Being a Blue Star Museum allows us to offer military families enriching, budget-friendly opportunities to make their most of their precious time together,” said Children’s Museum Executive Director Anne Snow.

The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), 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. Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly.

The Children’s Museum of La Crosse, located at 207 5th  Avenue South in historic downtown La Crosse, offers three floors of hands-on exhibits and programming for children ages 1-12 and their adult companions.  Regular hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday Noon to 5 pm. Regular admission:  $7 per person / $6 per person on Sundays (infants and members free). The Children’s Museum of La Crosse opened on February 28, 1999. 

Leanne Poellinger
Marketing & Development Director, Children’s Museum of La Crosse
207 5th Ave. S.
La Crosse WI 54601
(608) 784-2652 x224