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The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is proud to be part of Blue Star Museums, a national appreciation program to thank our military families for their service and share with them America’s cultural treasures.

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures is a multi-year participant in Blue Star Museums. In 2022, we will be offering free admission for active-duty military personnel and their families from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. Complete program details are below. Please review our Plan Your Visit page for current information on visiting policies.


May 21, 2022 through September 4, 2022


Free General Admission for active-duty military personnel and up to five family members.

Online tickets are not available for this program. Tickets may be purchased at the Admission Desk with qualifying ID.

More About Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums across America. During the summer months, free admission is available to currently-serving military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as Active Duty and Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC)DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.

The 2022 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, 2021 and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021 (please note: the program will end on September 5, 2021 at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures because the museum is not open on Mondays). Armed Forces Day was established in 1949 for citizens to come together and thank military members for their patriotic service.

Typically, more than 2,000 museums across America participate in Blue Star Museums each summer. These include children's museums, art museums, history and science museums, zoos, and nature centers. To find other participating museums in your community and/or to find other museums during your summer travels, visit

Blue Star Museums FAQs

For Blue Star Museums Frequently Asked Questions please visit