Washington State History Museum in Tacoma recently announced its participation in the Blue Star Museums program, an annual campaign to honor military members and their families by providing free admission during the summer months.

From May 29 to Sep. 2, all active duty military personnel (ID required) and up to five family members can gain access to the Washington State History Museum at no cost.

“We value this opportunity to thank the men and women in our community who serve in the nation’s military. Every year we look forward to connecting with military families during the summer months,” said Julianna Verboort, the History Museum’s marketing and communications director.

Current and upcoming museum exhibits include TOYTOPIA, a collection of nostalgic, life-size childhood toys that runs until June 10; IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition, a juried show featuring Native American artists that runs from June 30 through Aug. 12; and Make/Do: A History of Creative Reuse, an exhibit full of unique objects on their second or third life that runs from July 14 through Dec. 6.

If you go:

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday

1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma

For more information, visit Washington State History Museum’s website. Visit Blue Star Museums online for a full list of participating museums.