Some of the best museums and cultural centers have collaborated to become more accessible and affordable for all.
Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Ohio History Center and Ohio Village, and the Wexner Center for the Arts have partnered to launch Museums for All Columbus to work to understand and eliminate barriers of attending museums in Columbus.
Museums for All Columbus is part of the national program to make it easy and affordable for SNAP recipients to visit museums by removing financial barriers of admission. In 2020, these six Columbus museums made a commitment to come together to become a ‘Museums for All’ Hub City.
In addition, each organization made a pledge to dig deeper to understand the additional barriers that prevent people from visiting museums.
Museums for All Columbus offers
Each organization is providing admission discounts that range from free to $3.45 per person. The program is different for each location, so check out the details for Museums for All at each of the museum’s website.
Columbus Museum of Art. Complimentary admission for visitors who receive SNAP benefit. This includes both general & special exhibition admission and is valid for two adults and all accompanying children per visit. Request a Museums for All ticket at our admissions desk or reserve your ticket online with promo code M4A.
COSI. $3 per tickets for up to eight visitors. Make a reservation for the date you wish to visit COSI. Bring your confirmation email to the COSI box office on the date of your reservation.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Participants in SNAP, EBT, WIC and Medicaid are eligible for $3 general admission and special engagement tickets. Our Access Members also now qualify for $3 special engagement tickets.
Proof of Access Family membership or Snap, EBT, WIC or Medicaid will be required at the time of check-in at the front desk. Tickets can be reserved in person at the time of your visit or over the phone or online before your visit.
National Veterans Memorial and Museum. Recipients of federal SNAP, EBT, WIC and Medicaid benefits are eligible to walk up to Guest Services area to redeem the benefit. Email email@example.com or call (614) 362-2800 to reserve your tickets. $1 tickets for up to 7 people (2 Adults and 5 Children per household) with free parking.
Ohio History Center and Ohio Village Through Museums for All the Ohio History Connection will offer $1 per tickets for up to eight visitors*. This special rate can be redeemed by walking up to the admission area of Ohio Village and showing your EBT card.
Wexner Center for the Arts Free gallery admission
Other nearby participating Museums
(and a few worth the drive!)
AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum (Lancaster, OH)
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (Dayton, OH)
Buckeye Imagination Museum (Mansfield, OH)
Central Ohio Fire Museum (Columbus, OH)
The Dawes Arboretum (Newark, OH)
Duke Energy Children’s Museum (Cincinnati, OH)
Kingwood Center Gardens (Mansfield, OH)
OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology (Youngstown, OH)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland, OH)
Science & Play Intersect (SPI) (Mt. Vernon, OH)
The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology (Newark, OH)
Read more about the program, as well as hundreds of participating museums all over the US.