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The Science Museum of Virginia announces that active-duty military and their families will enjoy free Museum exhibit admission this summer. Men and women serving in the armed forces, including National Guard and Reserve, are invited to take advantage of this exclusive opportunity from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
“We are honored to extend free summer admission to the families of the brave men and women serving our country,” says Richard Conti, Chief Wonder Officer at the Science Museum of Virginia. “We hope that we can inspire military members to uncover the wonder of science in their everyday lives while building memories with their families here at the Museum.”
Expanding the Museum’s current military benefits to include family members this summer was made possible through a donation from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.
“Dominion has a proud legacy of community involvement and a strong focus on supporting military service members and their families,” says Hunter Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “We are pleased to partner with the Science Museum of Virginia to help provide access to a national-caliber museum experience for the men and women protecting our country.”
With galleries focusing on topics ranging from energy and health to Earth and space, the Science Museum of Virginia explores science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through hands-on labs and interactive experiences. The Museum is home to three floors of exhibits and artifacts, including the iconic SR-71 supersonic jet formerly used in U.S. Air Force reconnaissance missions.
The Science Museum of Virginia has registered as a Blue Star Museum, a national program in which over 2,000 institutions offer free or reduced admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy cultural organizations and learn more about their new communities after a military move.
Science Museum of Virginia exhibit admission is free for active-duty military and immediate family members from May 29 through Sept. 4, 2017. Standard fees apply for Da Vinci Alive – The Experience and Dome Features. For more information, please call 804.864.1400 or visit www.smv.org.