Beginning Tuesday, the Nasher Sculpture Center will offer first responders a year of free admission to the downtown Dallas museum.
In an effort to honor members of police and fire departments “that dutifully serve communities here and abroad,” all police and fire department members worldwide may enjoy free admission for a year, the museum said in a news release Monday. The policy also allows for up to five immediate family members and includes admission to special exhibitions, the museum says.
“Recent events in Dallas only underscore the tremendous risks that members of police and fire departments take for the public, and we hope that offering the museum as a resource and place of respite will help to honor their sacrifices,” Nasher director Jeremy Strick said in the release.
The museum will be free to all visitors Tuesday.
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In addition, the museum will be free to all visitors Tuesday, the day a memorial service for the five officers killed in Thursday night’s shootings will take place at the nearby Meyerson Symphony Center. President Obama and former President George W. Bush are expected to speak at the interfaith service, which is not open to the public.
Many area restaurants have been serving free meals to law enforcement members since the shootings.
Several Dallas-Fort Worth museums — including the Nasher, Dallas Museum of Art, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Kimbell Art Museum, Sid Richardson Museum and Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth — offer free summer admission to active-duty military personnel and their families through the Blue Star Museums program.
Regular admission to the Nasher is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for students and free for members and children age 12 and under.
Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. for special events and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. the first Saturday of each month.
Nasher Sculpture Center
- 2001 Flora St.
- 214-242-5100, www.NasherSculptureCenter.org