Museums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources
(Fredericksburg, Texas) — The National Museum of the Pacific War recently announced that it has joined Museums for All, 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 to visit the National Museum of the Pacific War for free, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 250 museums across the country. Museums for All is part of the National Museum of the Pacific War’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.
“As a museum that connects people to the experiences and stories of those affected by World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater by interpreting its enduring relevance, we believe that museums should be accessible to every family. We are proud to join this exceptional program that enables and encourages participation throughout our community,” said Museum Director Rorie Cartier, PhD.
Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. 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.