Museums for All

As part of its ongoing efforts to make the museum accessible to all in the Dayton community, the Dayton Art Institute has joined the Museums for All program. 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), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.

The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits by offering discounted admission at participating museums, for up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. The DAI will offer a discounted admission rate of $3 per adult, with free admission for youth ages 17 and younger, when a SNAP EBT card is presented at the museum’s Guest Services Desk.

In conjunction with Museums for All, the DAI also offers a special Art Connections Family Membership for anyone in the community who is currently receiving SNAP benefits. Art Connections offers a specially discounted family membership for only $10 per year and must be purchased at the DAI’s Guest Service Desk during regular museum hours. A valid SNAP EBT card must be presented at the time of purchase to receive this membership discount.

Museums for All helps expand access to museums and raise public awareness about how museums in the United States are reaching their entire communities. More than 250 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing more than 40 states.

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