Blue Star Museums

The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center & Buell Children's Museum welcome our nation's military personnel and their families.


Welcome to all active duty and retired military personnel and their families. Blue Star Museums offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across the country.  

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Military Memberships

The Sangre de Cristo Arts Center offers military membership discounts. For example, an individual membership for active duty or retired military is $30 and for a family is $55, which is good for 12 months and includes free general admission to our museum, discounts on art classes and special invitations to events. Please visit us in person to receive your military discounted membership. 

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