Hands-on House is proud to announce that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting Hands-on House for $3 per person, for up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 250 museums across the country.
Hands-on House also announced that this reduced admission program will be underwritten by a donation from Environmental Recovery Corporation (ERC). “We believe Museums for All will make a meaningful difference in our community. We are pleased to help children and families, who might not otherwise be able to participate, experience the unique and memorable educational experiences at Hands-on House,” said Ken Lefever, President at Environmental Recovery Corporation.
“As we work to include and welcome all audiences at Hands-on House, we are deeply grateful for this outstanding commitment from Environmental Recovery Corporation. This partnership is enabling us to fulfill our mission – creating landmark learning experiences for children and their families through play – for hundreds more visitors,” said Jim Bland, Hands-on House Executive Director.
Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 250 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing more than 40 states.