Curiosity may have killed the cat but it's vital for growing happy and healthy kids. Luckily there are plenty of ways to nurture those busy minds. One of our faves is a trip to the museum. Children's museums are an obvious stop for fun, but history, art, and specialty museums still offer a wealth of cultural and educational opportunities for kids of all ages. The Bay Area has SO many museums to enjoy.
Curating all those fantastic experiences in one museum does come at a steep cost, and the resulting admission prices can be a barrier for many families. Thankfully, there's a program you may not be familiar with that offers free or very low-cost admission to 1,200 museums across the country, with many in the Bay Area, for families with a SNAP EBT card: Museums for All.
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Museums for All partners with museums nationwide to provide families receiving food assistance free or reduced admission (the max admission under Museums for All is $3).
This unique program allows all families to visit and enjoy museums, along with zoos, botanical gardens, aquariums, historic sites, and much more. All you have to do is present a photo ID and your EBT card. Since the program launched in 2014, more than 8 million visitors nationwide have visited 1,200 museums using Museums for All.
Imagine spending the day exploring world-renowned museums and attractions like the Exploratorium in San Francisco, Oakland Zoo, Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland, CuriOdyssey in San Mateo, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, and many, many more without opening your wallet.
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Learn more about the Museums for All program and find participating museums and attractions in the Bay Area and beyond and get ready for a day filled with adventure, learning, and time together.