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EBT and SNAP cardholders can now visit the Cincinnati Museum Center at super discount prices.


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Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal makes it easier for guests from all backgrounds to have impactful experiences. Those experiences often include the Duke Energy Children’s Museum. The museum participates in Museums for All, a program that provides museum admission discounts for families presenting an EBT food stamp or nutrition assistance program (SNAP) card.


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Individuals in the US food supplemental assistance program are issued a food stamp card to directly collect benefits. Qualifying individuals gain access to the program through numerous factors. Most commonly, their income is at or near the poverty level, depending on the size of the family. The Ohio Department for Job and Family Services assigns a caseworker to those applying for aid. Next, the caseworker gathers the necessary information to determine the amount and type of benefits.


Now, any person presenting a current food supplemental assistance card and photo ID can purchase admission to the Duke Energy Children’s Museum for just $2 per ticket. This offer is valid for up to 10 individuals. Also, admission includes free parking. That means that for just $2 per ticket, families can splash around as they explore the principles of water. Also, families can try their hand at veterinary medicine complete with lab coats and X-rays and floss giant teeth as they brush up on proper oral health in the Duke Energy Children’s Museum.


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“We really appreciate Cincinnati Museum Center offering our consumers the opportunity to experience something that might otherwise be a little out of their reach,” said Moira Weir, director of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. “This is a win-win because that exposure will no doubt create a lifelong passion in some that will result in visiting the Museum Center long after they have worked their way off of food assistance and into higher incomes.”


Cincinnati Museum Center’s Museums for All program continues to effectively reach a larger number of low-income families by reducing admission during the entirety of museum operating hours.

“Families of all income levels should have the opportunity to enjoy the finest assets Cincinnati has to offer. The Cincinnati Museum Center is an amazing learning center for children,” said Hamilton County Commissioner Dennis Deters. “The restoration of Union Terminal, which has been supported by taxpayers Countywide, will only add to the experience. I’m glad to see a unique partnership that will expand the Museum Center’s reach to more families across Hamilton County.”


“Every family, regardless of income, should have access to high-quality, transformative learning experiences that only museums can offer,” said Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune. “I’m excited to see that more Hamilton County families will benefit from all that Cincinnati Museum Center has to offer. Their children’s future will be brighter because of the opportunities it has to offer.”

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About Museums for All
Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM).  Furthermore, it helps museums reach their entire communities and removes social and academic barriers.

“Visiting museums is such an important experience for children because it fosters intellectual curiosity and inspires children to pursue knowledge. It is the place where learning steps out of the classroom and comes alive in vibrant ways that captivate the mind,” says Elizabeth Pierce, president and CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center. “Museums for All helps us make those museum experiences a reality for children and families who otherwise may not have the financial flexibility to do so.”

Museums for All is made possible through the generosity of Rosemary and Frank Bloom. Special thanks to sponsor Proctor & Gamble. For more information please visit Duke Energy Children’s Museum. This information was provided by Cody Hefner of the Cincinnati Museum Center. Additional information is available by contacting him at


About Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal
Opened in 1933, the Cincinnati Museum Center is a one-of-a-kind, multi-museum complex inside Union Terminal. Union Terminal is a historic Art Deco train station and national historic landmark. It inspires people of all ages to learn more about the world through science, regional history, and educational experiences. The Cincinnati Museum Center’s major offerings at Union Terminal include Cincinnati History Museum, the Cincinnati History Library, and Archives.  Also, it includes the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Natural History Science museum and the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater. Similarly, patrons continually enjoy the traveling exhibits and dinosaur hall. Most noteworthy, it is the largest cultural institution in the city of Cincinnati, with more than 1.4 million visitors per year.


The exhibits support and complement the state-of-the-art collections and research facility, the Geier Collections & Research Center and educational programs. Also, the exhibit supports professional development programs for teachers, day and overnight camps, public lectures, tours, and cultural events. The Museum Center’s collection encompasses more than 1.8 million artifacts, artworks, and archives. In addition, it collaborates with the Ohio Chapter of the Nature Conservancy to protect the 16,000-acre Edge of the Appalachia Preserve System. As a result, it provides critical habitats for more than 100 rare plant and animal species. Another important factor, the Eulett Center acts as a research and education facility at the Preserve.


Certainly, the Cincinnati Museum Center will be known for its world-class learning experience commitment to the past, present, and future. Its staff research capabilities greatly expand opportunities for educational programming.



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  1. How can my family and I get in on the $2 Museum days at the museum Center ? I have three little kids and a host of little neices and nephews. Please let me know who and what place to contact for this information ASAP. Thanks in advance!

    1. Hello, I believe you present your current food assistance card and photo ID when purchasing admission tickets Duke Energy Children’s Museum for just $2 per ticket for up to 10 individuals. You can call for more ticketing information at 513-287-7000. Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

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