The GRPM joins the Museums for All program

Visitors with SNAP benefits can receive discounted museum admission by presenting an EBT card.

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is now offering discounted admission to eligible visitors to make the museum more accessible.

Under the Museums for All program, people receiving Food Assistance Benefits (SNAP) can visit the museum for $2 by presenting a SNAP Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card. General admission gives visitors access to the three main exhibition levels of the GRPM.

“Increased accessibility is one of the main goals of the GRPM,” said Dale Robertson, President and CEO of the GRPM. “Through this program, we look forward to sharing with more community members the rich history of our city and beyond through the engaging exhibits and educational programs on offer, and to cultivating more inquisitive minds that will eager to continue learning beyond the Museum.

More than 800 museums across the United States participate in the Museums for All program to increase accessibility and raise awareness of the reach of museums in their communities. Art museums, zoos, botanical gardens, science centers, history museums and more are included in the program.

The program is part of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which provides federal support to 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums across the country.

Kent County residents also enjoy discounted admissions and Kent County children under 17 enjoy free admission.

To learn more about GRPM, Click here. Find out more about the Museums for All program here.

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