The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Gardens join the Museums for All program

Today The Hershey History Museum and Hershey Gardens announced that they have joined Museums for All, an exclusive access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people from all backgrounds to regularly visit museums and build museums throughout their life -life habits.

The program supports those receiving food assistance benefits (SNAP) by visit the Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Gardens free for up to four people, upon presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Similar free and discounted admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 850 museums across the country. Museums for All is part of the MS Hershey Foundation’s overall commitment to welcoming and educating all audiences; The MS Hershey Foundation is the parent organization of the Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Gardens.

Museums for All helps expand access to museums and raises awareness of how museums in the United States reach all of their communities. More than 850 institutions are participating in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located across the country, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the country’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our granting, policy development and research help libraries and museums provide valuable services that enable communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
IMLS press contact
Erica Jaros
[email protected]

About the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) advocates for children’s museums worldwide. With more than 460 members in 50 states and 16 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children’s museums through convening, sharing and dissemination. Learn more about
ACM press contact
Alison Howard, 703-224-3100 ext. 102
[email protected]

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