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Did you know anyone in Massachusetts with an EBT card can get reduced or free admission into more than 10 museums across the Commonwealth?

The MA Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) partners with educational and cultural institutions statewide granting access to some of the state’s best exhibits. DTA’s Cultural Partnerships gives individuals and families an opportunity to visit partnering institutions for a reasonable rate and provides families receiving benefits the ability to access to learning opportunities at an affordable cost.

DTA’s Cultural Partners are:  Beverly Historical Society; Cape Cod Children’s Museum; Children’s Museum of Boston; Children’s Museum of Easton; Children’s Museum of Holyoke; EcoTarium; Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA); Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Museum of Fine Arts (MFA); Museum of Science; Peabody Essex Museum (PEM); and The Discovery Museums.

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Frequently Asked Questions about DTA’s Cultural Partnerships:

  1. How does it work? When you arrive at the museum, you should show your EBT card at the ticket counter and you will receive a discounted admission price.
  2. How many people can I bring with me to the museum? The number of people that can receive discounted admission to a museum using the same EBT card varies by institution. This information can be found on our Partnerships Flyer at www.mass.gov/dta or you can always call the museum directly to ask them about their admission policies.
  3. If I am taking my child to the museum and they want to bring their friend, can I still receive the EBT-discounted admission? Yes. You can use your EBT card for admission regardless of whether or not the people that you are bringing with you are members of your household.
  4. Can I only receive the discounted admission on a certain day of the week? You can use your EBT card for admission any day of the week.
  5. How many times can I use my EBT card at a museum? There is no limit to the number of times that you can use your EBT card, so feel free to use it often!
  6. How much will admission cost with my EBT discount? The EBT admission prices vary by institution, but none are higher than $3 per person. The specific prices can be found on our Partnerships Flyer at www.mass.gov/dta or you can always call the museum directly to ask them about their admission policies.

 

For more information about DTA’s partnerships please visit or call the museum directly.

For more information about DTA in general, please visit: www.mass.gov/dta

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