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Springfield Museums Announce Summer Hours, Discounts for Military

SPRINGFIELD — This summer, visitors to the Springfield Museums will again be able to enjoy the Quadrangle seven days a week. From June 27 through Aug. 22, all four Springfield Museums will be open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Blake House Café will be open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museums will be closed Monday, July 4.

General admission remains $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and college students with ID, and $9.50 for children ages 3-17. Admission is free for museum members, children under 3, and Springfield residents with proof of address. From July 11 through Aug. 8, members can take advantage of ‘member Mondays,’ when they will receive 20% off in the Museum Store and free general admission for one guest.

Also, the Springfield Museums have once again joined more than 2,000 museums across the country by participating in the Blue Star Museums Program, which provides free admission to active-duty military personnel and up to five family members from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The Blue Star Museums Program is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the U.S. Department of Defense.

At the time of entry, military members must show a Geneva Convention Common Access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card. Participants will receive general admission to all four Springfield Museums. Planetarium shows or other special program fees are not included.

“We are proud and honored to continue our participation in this wonderful program this year,” said Kay Simpson, Springfield Museums President. “It’s one small thing that the Springfield Museums can do to support the individuals and families who sacrifice so much in serving our country.”

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