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The Museums For All Initiative

Museums for All Initiative

This. Is. Awesome.

The Museums for All Initiative is a program from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that is working to make Museums accessible to families who may not otherwise be able to visit. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 1,200 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card and a photo ID.

Bonus Info: Don’t miss this post with a list of current local museum admission & membership discounts!

Participating museums have committed to offering individual admission fees ranging from free to $3.00 to individuals and families presenting a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, and a valid form of photo ID.

Description: A museum visit can inspire the development of new skills and interests, ignite creativity and enrich social connections. Museums for All will help expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. By removing the financial barrier, Museums for All also removes the social and academic barrier families face when they are not exposed to high-quality museum experiences.

In Virginia the following museums are currently listed as participants:

In North Carolina the following museums are currently listed as participants:

For additional discounts and opportunities to save on Museum Admission and Discounts in Hampton Roads, CLICK HERE!