Museum of Science Welcomes Active Duty Military and their Families to Enjoy Exhibit Halls for Free during Military May

May 17, 2018

Museum of Science Welcomes Active Duty Military and their Families to Enjoy Exhibit Halls for Free during Military May

BOSTON  – In recognition of all military personnel serving our country, the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with BAE Systems, is offering free admission to active military personnel and their families during the month of May, recognized across the country as National Military Appreciation Month.

Active service men and women, including the National Guard and Reserve, or their spouse with a valid ID will receive up to four free admissions to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls every day throughout May 2018.

“Thanks to the support of BAE Systems, we are honored to welcome military personnel and their families to the Museum,” said Iaonnis Miaoulis, President of the Museum of Science, Boston. “Members of the military and their families make so many selfless sacrifices to protect and defend our Nation. We welcome these heroes and their families to explore the Museum and make lasting memories.”

The Museum of Science offers explorers of all ages opportunities to discover the wonders of science in the natural and built environments.  From the Hall of Human Life, where visitors can venture on an amazing journey inside the human body, to Wicked Smart: Invented in the Hub, where visitors can celebrate Greater Boston-based innovations and the creators behind them. 

Opening May 20 is Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World, a revealing exhibition with cutting-edge science, live animals, and interactive components that demonstrate why it's important to preserve the elegant predators of the crocodilian family.

Members of the military with a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC) or a DD form 1173, and their families are entitled to four free passes to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls, up to a $100 savings.  Military personnel can simply show their ID at the entry gate next to the box office.

Military May at the Museum of Science, Boston is sponsored by BAE Systems, where commitment to those who are serving in the military is unwavering.

“We are proud to collaborate with the Museum of Science, Boston to welcome active military personnel to explore the wonders the Museum has to offer,” said Lu Goncalves-Getty, Director of Community Investment, BAE Systems. “For our company, honoring service men and women holds special meaning as many of our employees are, or have family members, who are currently serving, which is why we rally together to Remember. Honor. Support.”

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About the Museum of Science, Boston

One of the world's largest science centers and New England's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.3 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum's National Center for Technological Literacy® has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award-winning Engineering is Elementary®, have reached an estimated 15 million students and 165,000 educators. Visit:



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