McKee Botanical Garden to participate in Blue Star Museum program

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McKee Botanical Garden announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the Blue Star Museums Program.  This program provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2021 program launched on Saturday, May 15, 2021, Armed Forces Day, and will end on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Military can find the list of participating museums at

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums nationwide.

“McKee Botanical Garden is proud to participate in the 2021 Blue Star Museums program.  While we provide a discounted rate for all Veteran’s year-round in appreciation of their service and sacrifice, we feel it is also important to thank the active-duty military and their families for their service to our country,” stated Christine Hobart.

About McKee Botanical Garden

McKee Botanical Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.  McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1 in Vero Beach. Regular business hours are:  Tuesday-Saturday (10 am – 5 pm), Sunday (noon – 5 pm).  The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm.  The Garden is closed on Mondays and major holidays.  Regular Garden admission is $15 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+)/Youth (13-17), $10 Children (2-12).  McKee members and children under 2 are free.

About the National Endowment for the Arts

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America’s rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit to learn more.

About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families builds communities that support military families by connecting research and data to programs and solutions, including career development tools, local community events for families, and caregiver support. Since its inception in 2009, Blue Star Families has engaged tens of thousands of volunteers and serves more than 1.5 million military family members. With Blue Star Families, military families can find answers to their challenges anywhere they are. For more information, visit

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