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Updated: Free or discount museum entry with SNAP card

Museums are a great place to take kids for a variety of reasons. They not only provide educational opportunities, but they also spark creativity, and promote family bonding. Plus, they can help give children a healthy perspective of where they fit in, between the past and the future.

Scroll down to find newly added venues for 2024.

And thanks to a program called Museums for All, families who are enrolled in SNAP benefits can get access to the wealth of knowledge that museums have to offer through this program. Each SNAP EBT card allows up to four people to get the Museums for All admission rate, which is $3 or less in 2024.

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What you need to know: More than 1,000 museums across the United States allows families access, simply by presenting their SNAP EBT card and a photo ID. 

Here are some tips for taking kids to museums:

  • Choose a museum that is appropriate for your child's age and interests.
  • Plan your visit ahead of time and check the museum's website for information about exhibits, hours, and verify participation and admission prices.
  • Dress your child in comfortable clothes that they can move around in easily.
  • Take a water bottle and snacks to keep your child hydrated and energized.
  • Be prepared to answer your child's questions.
  • Take your time and explore the exhibits at your own pace.
  • Make sure to have fun!

Watch this video for an example of what to expect:

Following is a list of participating museums in South Florida arranged by region. You can also search the Museums4All.org website to locate others. Since this information may change without notice, we suggest you also check and verify participation with each museum before heading out:

Broward

Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
1650 Harrison St.
Hollywood, Florida 33020
954-921-3274

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 N. Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
954-563-5393

Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Drive
Coral Springs, Florida 33065
954-340-5000

Flamingo Gardens
3750 S. Flamingo Road
Davie, Florida 33330
954-473-2955

History Fort Lauderdale
219 SW 2nd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
954-463-4431

Historic Stranahan House Museum
335 SE 6th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
954-524-4736

Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW Second Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
954-467-6637

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
954-525-5500

Old Davie School Historical Museum
6650 Griffin Road
Davie, Florida 33314
954-797-1044

Stonewall National Museum & Archives
1300 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
954-763-8565

Florida Keys

Florida Keys History & Discovery Center
82100 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, Florida 33036
305-922-2237

Fort East Martello Museum
3501 S. Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, Florida 33040
305-296-3913

Hellings Curry Museum
319 Duval Street
Key West, Florida 33040
415-308-0236

History of Diving Museum
82990 Overseas Hwy.
Islamorada, Florida 33036
305-664-9737

Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters
938 Whitehead Street
Key West, Florida 33040
305-294-0012

Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House
281 Front Street
Key West, Florida 33040
305-295-6616

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
5210 College Road
Key West, Florida 33040
305-296-1504

Tennessee Williams Museum
513 Truman Avenue
Key West, Florida 33040
305-204-4527

Miami-Dade

Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum
480 NW 11th Street
Miami, Florida 33136
305-329-2513

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Miami, Florida 33156
305-667-1651

Gold Coast Railroad Museum
12450 SW 152nd Street
Miami, Florida 33177
305-253-0063

HistoryMiami Museum
101 W. Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
305-375-1492

Lowe Art Museum
1301 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables, Florida 33124
305-284-3535

Rubell Museum
1100 NW 23 St.
Miami, Florida 33127
305-573-6090

The Bass
2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
305-673-7530

The Kampong
4013 S. Douglas Road
Miami, Florida 33133
305-442-7169

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33129
305-250-9133

Palm Beach

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
253 Barcelona Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
561-832-5328

Cox Science Center and Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, Florida 33405
561-832-1988

Loggerhead Marinelife Center
14200 U.S. Highway 1
Juno Beach, Florida 33408
561-627-8280

Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center
129 East Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435
561-742-6780

The Society of the Four Arts
100 Four Arts Plaza
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
561-655-7226

You might also want to check out our “Things to do with kids” section on our website. And don't miss our other posts about deals and discounts.

If you're not a SNAP card holder, you may still be able to get into some Miami-Dade museums at no- or low-cost through the Museum Pass Program by the Miami-Dade Public Library System. Check it out!

And read our story about the Museums on Us program for Bank of America card holders.

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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email: events@SouthFloridaOnTheCheap.com.

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