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Museums for All

Museums for All

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature is proud to participate in the Museums for All program, an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services that encourages eligible families to visit museums regularly at low-or-no cost and build lifelong museum-going habits. The Bishop’s participation in the Museums for All program is underwritten by several foundations that support the Museum’s education programs.

Through this program, people with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) or other EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) cards receive free general admission to The Bishop, including the natural history museum, special exhibitions, The Planetarium, the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat, and the Mosaic Backyard Universe, our indoor exhibition built especially for young families.

To participate:

  1. Simply visit our “buy tickets” webpage
  2. Choose ages and total number of guests, then click “Add to Order.”
  3. On the next page, go to the “Discount Code” section and enter “MUFA22.” This is the code that will give you 100 percent off your admission.
  4. When you arrive at The Bishop, present your EBT card and state-issued photo ID.