Powell Gardens Offers Free General Admission to Active-duty Military and Families through Labor Day

Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden, is proud to be a Blue Star Museum and offer free general admission to active-duty military men and women and their families through Labor Day. Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums nationwide. For a list of participating museums, visit program began Memorial Day and runs through Labor Day, September 5, 2016, giving military families lots of time to see the Gardens' summer exhibit, Jurassic Garden: A Prehistoric Adventure.

The free admission program is available 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. This includes all 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. 

At Powell Gardens, we invite military families to come and explore the Heartland Harvest Garden—the nation's largest edible landscape, Island Garden, Fountain Garden (a great place to cool off), David T. Beals III Woodland and Stream Garden, and other areas, as well as Jurassic Garden, an exhibit of dinosaur replicas created by Guy Darrough from Lost World Studios. The free admission applies to general admission and excludes festivals and special events. Learn more at

About Powell Gardens, Kansas City's Botanical Garden 

Powell Gardens is a not-for-profit botanical garden that sits on 970 acres of lush, rolling hills and windswept meadows. Known for its contemporary architecture, Powell Gardens encompasses stunning display gardens with exhibits, classes, performances and festivals for all ages offered year-round. Its Heartland Harvest Garden is the nation's largest edible landscape, demonstrating 2,000-plus food plants.