April is the Month of the Military Child, and on Sunday, April 14, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum will honor military children and their families by offering discounted admission for veterans and their families.
Since 1986, when Defense Secretary Casper Weinberger designated April as Month of the Military Child, military communities have embraced the recognition of the sacrifice and courage of our military kids. As soldiers are transitioning home from years of conflict around the world, many challenges continue for military families and their children. These children bravely endured the effects of war, and still, in the last three years, approximately two million children have witnessed the deployment of one or both parents.
The Month of the Military Child creates awareness of the service and sacrifices of the military's children. It is an opportunity to thank children for their support to the nation's warfighters and recognize the important role they play in the strength of the nation by contributing to the strength of the military family.
On Sunday, April 14, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum is celebrating the Month of the Military Child by offering all veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military – and their family members $2 off admission to the Museum with proof of military service such as military ID cards, Veterans Affairs cards, or discharge papers. The Museum will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, and the discount will be valid all day.
The Terre Haute Children’s Museum is a nonprofit institution dedicated to enriching our children’s lives through the exploration of science and technology. The Museum, 727 Wabash Ave., is located at the corner of 8th Street and Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute, and regular admission is $7 for adults and children age 2 and older. Members of the Museum and children under the age of 2 are admitted for free.
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