Eight More North Carolina Museums Offering Reduced or Free Admission for Low-Income Families | Beaufort County Now | The project started in 2017 at the state’s aquariums as a joint initiative between the North Carolina Departments of Natural and Cultural Resources and Health and Human Services and was inspired by the national Museums for All program. | museums, free, admission, low income, families, april 3, 2019

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Eight More North Carolina Museums Offering Reduced or Free Admission for Low-Income Families

Press Release:

    RALEIGH     Eight museums in North Carolina have been added to the list of attractions offering free or reduced admission to families that receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The project started in 2017 at the state's aquariums as a joint initiative between the North Carolina Departments of Natural and Cultural Resources and Health and Human Services and was inspired by the national Museums for All program.

    "We know that the cost of a museum or attraction can be a barrier for many low-income families," said David Locklear, Deputy Director of Economic and Family Services in the NC Division of Social Services. "Welcoming all visitors to local attractions regardless of their income is a great way to make everybody feel like they are a valued part of their community."

    The new participants in North Carolina are part of the Museums for All program which offers admission of $3 or less for up to four people per Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT, card with a valid form of photo identification. There is no limit to how many times a family can visit a participating museum. The program encourages people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

    Besides the aquariums at Roanoke Island, Pine Knoll Shores and Fort Fisher, the new attractions participating in North Carolina are:

  • The Children's Playhouse
  • 400 Tracy Circle
  • Boone, NC 28607
  • 828-263-0011

  • Blowing Rock Art & History Museum
  • 159 Ginny Stevens Lane
  • Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • 828-295-9099

  • Discovery Place KIDS - Huntersville
  • 105 Gilead Road
  • Huntersville, NC 28078
  • 704-372-6261

  • Discovery Place
  • 301 N. Tryon St.
  • Charlotte, NC 28202
  • 704-372-6261

  • Discovery Place Nature
  • 1658 Sterling Road
  • Charlotte, NC 28209
  • 704-372-6261

  • Kaleideum North
  • 400 W. Hanes Mill Road
  • Winston-Salem, NC 27105
  • 336-767-6730

  • Kaleideum Downtown
  • 390 S. Liberty Street
  • Winston-Salem, NC 27101
  • 336-723-9111

  • Discovery Place KIDS – Rockingham
  • 233 E. Washington St.
  • Rockingham, NC 28379
  • 910-997-5266


  • 2001 Mail Service Center
  • Raleigh, NC 27699-2001
  • news@dhhs.nc.gov(919) 855-4840



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