Museums offer Free admission to 
Military Families through Blue Star Museums Program

May 23–September 1, 2014

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are two of the more than 2,000 museums participating in the Blue Star Museums program, a project of the National Endowment for the Arts, which brings quality arts programs to the military and their families. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, which includes active duty military personnel—and up to five of their immediate family members—in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserve, U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps.

Summer Hours – Open Seven Days a Week!

All museum visitors can take advantage of extended summer hours, when Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History are open on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The museums are open for Independence Day on Friday, July 4.

What’s on View

In addition to the Scaife and Bruce galleries displaying the permanent art collections, visitors to Carnegie Museum of Art during the Blue Star Museums Program may enjoy an exceptional array of special exhibitions:

  • The Sandbox: At Play with the Photobook (Hillman Photography Initiative), through July 28
  • David Hartt: Stray Light, through August 11
  • Outtakes, through September 1
  • Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh, through September 22
  • Small Prints, Big Artists: Masterpieces from the Renaissance to the Baroque, opening May 31
  • Architecture Explorations, opening June 9
  • Faked, Forgotten, Found: Five Renaissance Paintings Investigated, opening June 28
  • Cory Escoto: Sleight of Hand, opening July 19

At Carnegie Museum of Natural History, visitors are treated to such favorites as Dinosaurs in Their Time, Hillman Hall of Gems and Minerals, Walton Hall of Ancient Egypt, and Population Impact as well as these limited-time exhibitions:

  •  RACE: Are We So Different? through October 27
  • Michael Dyber: Master of Optical Illusion, May 31–August 31

Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Located at 4400 Forbes Avenue in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History were founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895. Two of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, they are nationally and internationally recognized for their collections. For more information, call 412.622.3131 or visit