Summer Fun!

With the weather warming up, kids getting out of school, and summer kicking into full speed, many families find themselves wondering what fun and low cost activities might be available to them. Luckily, there are many programs available for military families to stay plenty busy this summer!


Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums across America, offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve. The 2023 Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023 and ends on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2023. For more information on Blue Star Museums and a map of all participating museums, please visit Blue Star Museums | National Endowment for the Arts


National Parks Pass

The National Park Service, in partnership with Operation Live Well, would like to thank military personnel and their families for their service and invite them to enjoy their national parks. The free Military Pass is a way to thank current US military members and their dependents, Gold Star Families, and US military veterans for their support of our country and to encourage them to explore recreational opportunities on their public lands and waters. A free lifetime Military Pass is available for Gold Star Families and US military veterans. A free annual Military Pass is available for current US military members and their dependents. The passes provide free access to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks, wildlife refuges, and forests. For more information, visit the National Park Service here


Waves of Honor

Wave of Honors is a program that provides free entry for active duty families to nearly a dozen theme parks around the country including Sea World, Busch Gardens, Sesame Place and more. Additionally Waves of Honor offers special discounted pricing to veterans. To learn more about Waves of Honor, visit Military Offers and Discounts | SeaWorld Entertainment


Disney Salute to Service

Both Disneyland and Disneyworld offer special discounted pricing on their park hoppers and hotel rooms. For more information about Disneyland, visit Eligible US Military Members: Enjoy Specially Priced Theme Park Tickets in 2023 | Disneyland Resort

For more information about Disney World, visit Disney World For Service Members


Universal Studios

Both Universal Studios Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood offer special discounted pricing to Active Duty Servicemembers and spouses, retired service members and spouses, and DOD Civilians. They also offer special pricing on their hotels and vacation packages. To learn more about Orlando, visit Military Ticket Deals and Specials | Universal Orlando Resort™ and to learn more about Hollywood, visit Military – Universal Studios Hollywood


Great Wolf Lodge Howlin’ Heroes

The Howlin’ Heroes Offer applies to military (active, retired and veteran), fire, emergency medical service personnel, doctors, nurses, 911 dispatchers, police and correctional officers. Participating parties can use the promo code Heroes to save up to 25% off their stay. For more information, visit Howlin Heroes



Dollywood is proud to assist our military families and is pleased to offer a special discount on admission tickets and Season Passes. Additionally, Dollywood offers special military tickets for U.S. active or retired military, veterans, and military reservists, spouses and dependents when valid military personnel IDs and dependent IDs are verified online using For more information, visit Military Discount – Dollywood Theme Park


Many other businesses participate in military discounts that are perfect for kids. Some companies include AMC Theaters, Chuck E Cheese, Regal Theaters, and Six Flags. Additionally, active duty families can utilize their local ITT offices and recreational programs for area specific savings and events. To locate your nearest Morale, Welfare and Recreation office, visit MWR, Recreation, Fitness & Libraries | Military OneSource 

Wherever your travels and adventures take you this summer, Military No Stress PCS wishes you a safe, fun, and enjoyable season!

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