ST. PETERSBURG — Initiative to include free admission to the museum for families and individuals who receive Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, is now in effect.
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art announced that it has joined the Museums for All program and is offering free admission to families that show a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Through Museums for All, free or reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 500 museums across the country.
“We believe that art has the power to transform lives, and by participating in Museums for All, we hope to expand access to our museum for many more in our community,” said Laura Hine, executive director at the museum. “We are very grateful to have the donor support that makes our participation possible and allows us to encourage more lifelong museum visitors.”
This opportunity is part of a new fund to help community members experiencing financial challenges and was established in honor of Tom & Mary James. The donors will match donations dollar for dollar up to $5,000. Donations made to this fund will enable The James Museum to participate in Museums for All and offer financially accessible educational opportunities for adults and children. More information can be found at thejamesmuseum.org/give.
Museums for All is a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums. The program began at The James Museum last month.
About The James Museum of Western & Wildlife
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art provides experiences that inspire human connection and transformation through art depicting the peoples, landscapes, and history of the American West, and wildlife of the world. More than 400 premiere works of art, including sculpture, paintings and jewelry are on display in the museum’s 26,000 square feet of gallery space. The museum engages the community through programs and educational opportunities for all ages, bringing our history to life and amplifying voices that are not often at the forefront of mainstream western art.