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Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day is a day to honor those in the military who choose to put their lives on the line each and every day to serve our country.  To acknowledge the men and women who have served there are several fun events and deals going on around the Bay.

Memorial Day at Great Explorations

May 30, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Celebrate summer fun in patriotic style with activities, crafts and games throughout the museum. The museum also honors all members of the military with military ID by offering one free admission for the day.

Memorial Day at Florida Aquarium

May 30, 9:30 a.m. -5 p.m.

Active duty, veteran, retired or drilling reservists or National Guardsmen are eligible for two free admission tickets to The Florida Aquarium for themselves and a guest. Additional family members, up to 4 people, can enjoy $10 admission. Guest must present military ID.

Annual Memorial Day Family Funfest

May 30, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Pack up the kids for a day of family-friendly activities and a special Memorial Day ceremony (11:50 a.m.) at the Armed Forces History Museum in Largo. Day includes military obstacle course, video games truck, tractor pit, bounce house, face painting, military dress-up, WWII re-enactors from the 1st Infantry Division, museum tours, the Bomber Girls and more. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 youth ages 4-12. Proceeds benefit the museum’s operation: Education program.

Blue Star Museums Collaboration at MOSI

May 30- Sept. 5, various times

Active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families can take part in a free admission promotion Memorial Day through Labor Day at more than 2,000 U.S. museums including Tampa’s MOSI. The program is in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department of Defense. A complete list is available at

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