COLUMBUS (AP) — Active-duty military members have free admission to the nation’s veterans museum in Ohio this year.

The National Veterans Memorial and Museum said in a recent release that philanthropic units of the American Legion Department of Ohio Charities, the Ohio Department of AMVETS Service Foundation and Veterans of Foreign Wars Ohio Charities are funding admission and parking for active-duty military members through Dec. 31.

The free admission to the museum and memorial in Columbus began Feb. 1.

Tickets for military veterans are complimentary every day and funded through additional partnerships.

The $82 million, 53,000-square-foot museum opened to the public in October. The attraction is neither a war memorial nor a traditional military museum but emphasizes experiences that veterans share.

Future plans call for an interactive, virtual tour experience among other additions.