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Memorial Day Hours: The Nature Center will be open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday, May 27

Memorial Day Hours: The Nature Center will be open from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Monday, May 27

Fontenelle Forest Offering Free Admission to Active Military in participation with Blue Star Museums

Beginning on Armed Forces Day (May 18) through Labor Day (September 2) active-duty military and up to five family members will enjoy free daily admission to Fontenelle Forest as part of the 2024 Blue Star Museums program. Fontenelle Forest is proud to show our support for local military families by once again participating in Blue Star Museums.An image of a bald eagle overlayed by the Fontenelle Forest logo, a badge displaying a blue star with the words "We are a Blue Star Museum presented by National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families arts.gov/bluestarmuseums" and "May 21 to September 5."

Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, Nebraska, is located just minutes from Offutt Air Force Base and is currently the only outdoor recreation venue participating in the Omaha Metro area. Find the full list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

Blue Star Museums is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in collaboration with Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and participating museums nationwide. Participation in Blue Star Museums is voluntary. By registering, museums express their appreciation for the nation’s military and their families, while acknowledging the hardships that come with that service.

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 members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members.

To receive free daily admission to Fontenelle Forest through the Blue Star Museums program:
Active military members must check in at Visitor Services with a valid active military ID during normal business hours (see hours at FontenelleForest.org/Visit). 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.

Questions? Call Visitor Services at 402-731-3140.

Fontenelle Forest is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit.

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