Celebrate Blue Star Museums with School’s Out Story Time

Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers Participates in Blue Star Museums

with School’s Out Story Time on Friday, June 26


New Brunswick, NJ - The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers presents School’s Out Story Time on Friday, June 26, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., as part of Blue Star Museums, a program offering free admission and programs to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015. 


School’s Out Story Time invites families to enjoy the books Lily’s Victory Garden and Pennies in a Jar, read by Rutgers students who work at the Zimmerli. Both stories take place during World War II, focusing on children who face challenges on the home front. In Lily’s Victory Garden, the title character initiates a project to contribute to her community. Pennies in a Jar recounts how a boy overcomes his own fears while his father is serving in the war overseas. This program is free. Stories are appropriate for children ages eight and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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 more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families. The program runs from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.


The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card, which includes active duty U.S. military - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps -and up to five family members.


Some special or limited-time museum exhibits may not be included in this free admission program. For questions on particular exhibits or museums, please contact the museum directly. To find participating museums, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.



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