North Carolina -- Press Release April 3, 2019  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

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