In an effort to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits, Meadow Brook Hall has joined Museums for All. The program supports individuals receiving food assistance with a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card by offering reduced admission for just $3 a person for up to four people.
“Museums for All is a wonderful program that places Meadow Brook Hall in company with some of the most progressive museums around the country,” said Geoff Upward, executive director of Meadow Brook Hall. “As a National Historic Landmark, we are committed to preserving the estate and sharing the pioneering legacy of the Dodge and Wilson families by engaging and inspiring diverse audiences. We are proud to open our doors to the entire community and hope to welcome more people of all backgrounds throughout the year.”
Participants in the Museums for All program can show their SNAP EBT card in the Museum Shop for a discounted tour admission of $3 per person for up to four guests per card. The rate is valid for Daily House Tours, Behind the Scenes Tours, or Walking Estate Tours.
The program 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 across 40 states participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more.
Museums for All is a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM).
Meadow Brook Hall is fully self-supporting, relying on special events such as the annual Holiday Walk for the preservation and interpretation of this National Historic Landmark.