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Armed Forces Day at The Woodlands Children’s Museum

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Armed Forces Day

Support the troops at The Woodlands Children’s Museum May 16

 

 

THE WOODLANDS, TX – May 5, 2015 – The Woodlands Children’s Museum invites children to create thank-you postcards, drawings and notes, which will be shipped along with care packages to U.S. troops overseas.

 

 

The event is part of the museum’s celebration of Armed Forces Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 16.

 

 

The care packages will be shipped through Dennis Bernhart, a volunteer with Operation Military Embrace.

 

 

Through the Blue Star Museums program, made possible through a collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense, service members and their families may enjoy The Woodlands Children’s Museum without charge. While the national program runs annually from Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Woodlands Children’s Museum offers free admission to military families throughout the year.

 

 

“We also give the military families membership privileges, including discounted prices on classes and birthday parties,” Angela Colton, the museum’s executive director, said.

 

 

She explained that the museum does not receive funding from the program – and that participation is purely voluntary. Any museum may participate, and so far 2,000 organizations around the country have signed up.

 

 

“Being a Blue Star Museum allows military families to participate in the educational exhibits, events and resources that The Woodlands Children’s Museum has to offer,” Colton said.

 

 

Blue Star Museums open their doors 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 and 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.

 

 

The Woodlands Children’s Museum has the honor of being one of the 12 Houston museums selected to be a part of this collaboration. 

 

 

“We are proud to honor our local service members by hosting their families in activities that are fun and rewarding,” Colton said. “It is a small way we can say thank you for their devotion and service to our country.”

 

 

Located at 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Suite 280, in The Woodlands, 77381, the museum has a full calendar of exciting activities. To learn more, visit woodlandschildrensmuseum.org or call 281-465-0955.

 

 

About The Woodlands Children’s Museum

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, empowering and exciting children and their families in lifelong learning and discovery. The Museum also provides multi-ethnic and multicultural experiences encouraging children to celebrate and embrace cultural and global differences and strengthen common bonds. Year-round, hands-on activities – from reading and art to science and magic – are all intended to make a positive difference in the life of a child. woodlandschildrensmuseum.org.

 

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Attached photo courtesy of The Woodlands Children’s Museum

 

 

 

As part of its Armed Forces Day celebration on May 16, visitors at The Woodlands Children’s Museum will have an opportunity to create thank-you postcards, drawings and notes to send to U.S. troops overseas.