‘Museums for All’ to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announced it has joined “Museums for All,” a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums, to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.
A press release explained, “The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum for a minimal fee of $3 per person, up to six 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 850 museums across the country.
“ ‘Museums for All’ is part of the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum’s broad commitment to seek, include and welcome all audiences.”
The press release continued, “ ‘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 850 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 all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Virgin Islands.”
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Its mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Its grant-making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums “deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive.” To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Association of Children’s Museums
The Association of Children's Museums “champions children's museums worldwide. With more than 460 members in 50 states and 16 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children's museums through convening, sharing and dissemination.” Learn more at www.childrensmuseums.org.
About the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, operated by the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier, is “a premier national historic site and community resource for family recreation and learning that fosters an appreciation for the unique heritage of the carousel and related industries in the Niagara Region.” To learn more, visit www.carrouselmuseum.org.