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The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez
512.232.0105
brodriguez@wildflower.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 28, 2011

Free Military Admission Begins

WHAT:  The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin has joined the Blue Star Museums program in offering free admission to all active duty military personnel and immediate family through September 5, 2011.

WHEN:   The Center grounds are open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5:30 p.m. The Center is closed July 4.

WHERE:  Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue. Directions at: http://www.widlflower.org/visit

ABOUT:  The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is joining other local establishments in offering free admission through Labor Day to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members). Active duty military include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and active duty National Guard and active duty Reserve members. Military personnel will receive free admission to all Center facilities, including the gardens, café, art exhibits and store.

Blue Star Museums is a partnership among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, and more than 1,300 museums across America. Blue Star Families is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit network of military families from all ranks and services, including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. It has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation.

To learn more about Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center programs and facilities, visit http://www.wildflower.org. To review other museums participating in Blue Star Museums, visit http://www.arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

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