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

Comments (0)

Rated 0 out of 5 based on 0 voters
There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

  1. Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
Rate this post:
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location
Type the text presented in the image below

Most Read

WNCTIMES ON TWITTER

How Odd: Oink-Oink, cha-ching, $3M Found in barrels of pork https://t.co/QwY92a8N1J HowOdd Oddities… https://t.co/tHCqzk9KDA
Less than a minute ago
Search for Transylvania County missing 13-year old https://t.co/inhj2v1cPm Missing MissingPerson missingchildren… https://t.co/Y0UaXQmTMS
Less than a minute ago
NC School District apologizes for assignment comparing value of slaves https://t.co/RuhjaCt2xT NorthCarolina news… https://t.co/RgPLJuPmPi
5 minutes ago
Harvey Weisntein's bail increased over monitoring issues https://t.co/ZovBzkaMsN HarveyWeinstein PressRelease… https://t.co/MsjCPjA4IQ
23 minutes ago
Ruckelsaus who deifed Nixon in Watergate firing dies https://t.co/oL4YffqaIT nixon Watergate news PressRelease https://t.co/KmTUSfAd9P
About an hour ago