PRESS RELEASE: Museums for All in Richmond
Museums for All is a national program that encourages people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly. Through the program, individuals receiving food assistance can access reduced or free admission to museums across the country by showing their Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. Several Richmond-area museums participate in the program to make quality museum learning experiences available to everyone. Contact each organization to learn more about their Museums for All program.
Science Museum of Virginia
With three floors of interactive experiences, The Dome, touring exhibitions throughout the year, and a calendar of family-friendly events, the Science Museum offers countless ways to explore science, spark curiosity and encourage discovery. Guests who present their EBT card receive $2 adult admission and $1 youth and senior admission.
Guests may add a Dome feature or a special exhibition (when applicable) for $1 each. The Science Museum also offers a $25 family membership for two adults and all children in the household under the age of 18. Visit smv.org or call 804.864.1400 to learn more.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Consistently recognized as one of the top botanical gardens in the U.S., Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden invites, welcomes and celebrates all who respect the Earth and each other. With a calendar full of events and more than 50 acres of gardens including a conservatory and Children’s Garden, Lewis Ginter has something for all ages and works to connect people through plants to improve communities.
Guests who present their SNAP or WIC EBT card or show their EBT app on their phone receive $1 adult admission and free admission for youth under the age of 18, up to six children per family. Guests can also purchase a $5 family membership for two adults and up to six youth under the age of 18. Visit lewisginter.org or call 804.262.9887 to learn more.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond
The Children’s Museum is more than a fun place for children to play, indoors and outdoors (though it’s definitely that!). It’s an active, involved opportunity for the whole family to grow and learn together. At both locations of the Children’s Museum, we inspire growth by engaging families in the power of play, knowing that everyone can learn more— and learn better—when they play together.
Guests who present their SNAP or WIC EBT card or show their EBT app on their phone receive $2 admission per guest, up to six guests. Visit childrensmuseumofrichmond.org or call 804.474.7000 to learn more.
Maymont is a historic estate overlooking the James River with so much to see and do: stroll the 100-acre grounds, tour a well-preserved Gilded Age home, enjoy landscaped gardens and majestic trees that change with the seasons and learn about farm animals and over 85 species of native rescued wildlife in habitats and in The Robins Nature Center. Open 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., March - October, and until 5 p.m. during the winter.
Admission to Maymont grounds is free; guests who present a SNAP EBT card also receive free admission for themselves and up to three guests in The Robins Nature Center and Maymont Mansion. Visit maymont.org or call 804.358.7166 for more information.
The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond Stories for more than a century. The only museum dedicated to our city’s diverse history, the Valentine offers exhibitions, walking tours, community programs, special events and more.
Guests who present their EBT card receive free admission. Visit thevalentine.org or call 804.649.0711 to learn more. In most cases, Museums for All cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Contact the Valentine organization to learn more.
The American Civil War Museum
The American Civil War Museum exhibits tell stories of how the Civil War affected Americans across the divides of race, gender and nationality. Our goal is to communicate human connections to history and current culture. We have three locations: Historic Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy, both in Richmond; and our Museum in Appomattox, Virginia.
Guests who present their EBT card receive free admission to all three locations of the American Civil War Museum. Visit acwm.org or call 804.649.1861 for more information.
The Poe Museum
The Poe Museum celebrates native-Richmonder and internationally famous writer Edgar Allan Poe. It boasts the world’s finest collection of Poe’s manuscripts, letters, first editions, memorabilia and personal belongings. The Poe Museum is dedicated to illuminating Poe for everyone, evermore.
Guests who present an EBT card receive $3 admission. Youths aged 6 and under are free. For more information, call 804.648.5523 or visit poemuseum.org.
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
Owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society, the Virginia Museum of History & Culture cares for a collection of nearly nine million items that bring the commonwealth’s ever-evolving story to life. Experience 16,000 years of Virginia history under one roof through exhibitions, interactive displays and special programs. Covering a wide range of historical topics, there are stories for all visitors to enjoy!
Guests who present their SNAP or WIC EBT card or show their EBT app on their phone will receive free daily admission. Visit virginiahistory.org or call 804.340.1800 for more information.
Wilton House Museum
Built in the 1750s and once the centerpiece of a 2,500 acre plantation, Wilton House Museum tells the story of the rise and fall of the Randolph family and one of the largest enslaved communities in Henrico County. Relocated to Richmond in the 1930s, Wilton offers tours of the historic house, events, and an annual lecture series and symposium. Wilton House Museum is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Guests who present their SNAP EBT card will receive free admission. Teachers, press, members of The NSCDA, active military personnel and dependents, and youths aged 6 and under are free. Visit wiltonhousemuseum.org or call 804.282.5936 for more information.
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
Located a mile from Carytown in Richmond’s Windsor Farms neighborhood, Agecroft Hall & Gardens is a reconstructed 15th century Tudor estate originally built in Lancashire, England and now surrounded by 23 acres of gardens and trails overlooking the James River. Agecroft was moved piece-by-piece from England in the late 1920s and accented with grounds designed by noted Virginia landscape architect Charles Gillette. With programs for all ages and interests ranging from history to the outdoors, Agecroft Hall & Gardens has something for everyone!
Guests who present their EBT card receive free admission. Other discounts available for camps and youth programming. Youth aged 6 and under and active military personnel are free. Visit agecrofthall.org or call 804.353.4241 for more information.
The following museums offer free admission for all guests:
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts • Virginia Holocaust Museum