Museums for All in Michigan: FREE Museum Admission for Families with an EBT Card

Museums for All, EBT discounts Michigan

Visit 50+ Michigan Museums for FREE or up to $3 with Museums for All

Studies show that visiting museums before five years old has significant, beneficial effects on our kids including increased test scores and immersive, learning experiences.

And Michigan offers these learning experiences in spades: whether it’s children’s museums, art museums or history museums, there is no shortage of learning opportunities.

This, frustratingly, can be thwarted by cost. With the exception of a few like Kalamazoo Valley Museum and The MSU Broad Art Museum, which are always free , exploring many museums comes with a hefty dollar admissions fee. 

Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum Michigan State University in East Lansing

This is where Museums for All comes in.

Read on to see how families can visit 38 museums in Michigan for FREE or up to $3 with Museums for All.

How to use Your Museums for All Resource

If you have an EBT card, you automatically qualify for Museums for All. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1 – Pick A Museum

Choose the museum you’d like to visit: Review the participating museums and scroll down to ‘Michigan.’

2 – Bring Cards

Make sure to bring your ID and EBT card to check-in.

3 – Enjoy!

Enjoy and go as many times as you want!

Must-Visit Michigan Museums

Museums for All aims to empower families of all communities, no matter their social-economic status, by visiting museums across the country at any time to promote the value of all visitors’ journeys to success.

We’ve rounded up some favorites in Michigan that are worth the visit- but don’t stop here! There are over 1200 museums in the United States that participate.

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum in Saginaw

Michigan Children’s Museums

Air Zoo for its hands-on exhibits, amusement-park style rides and over 100 air and spacecraft.
6151 Portage Rd, Portage MI 49002
Grand Rapids Children’s Museum for the big tree house and rotating exhibits.
11 Sheldon Ave NE, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Grand Rapid Children’s Museum in downtown Grand Rapids
Henry Ford Museum for the locomotive and civil rights exhibit.
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn MI 48124
Rosa Park’s bus on display at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn
Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum for an interactive and hands-on experience for the entire family.
​301 S. Superior St, Albion, MI 49224
The Storyland Exhibit at Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum

Michigan Art Museums

Cranbrook Art Museum for its workshops and endless walls of art.
39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills MI 48304
Dennos Museum Center for its combination of temporary and permanent exhibits.
1410 College Dr, Traverse City MI 49686
Flint Institute of Arts for its artist talks, events, and stunning collections.
1120 E Kearsley St, Flint MI 48503
GRAM: Grand Rapids Art Museum for its architecture, location in downtown Grand Rapids, and inclusion of children.
101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids MI 49503

Michigan History Museums

Michigan History Museum in Lansing for its way of taking you back in time.
702 W Kalamazoo St, Lansing MI 48915
Ziibiwing Center in Mt. Pleasant preserves the history of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and Anishinabe culture.
6650 E Broadway, Mt. Pleasant MI 48858
Beaver Island Historical Society because it’s on an island.
26275 Main St, Beaver Island MI 49782
Ella Sharp Museum in Jackson because it has both art and history.
3225 Fourth St, Jackson MI 49203
Tri-Cities Historical Museum in Grand Haven because who doesn’t love replicas of pioneer cabins and trading posts from the 1800s?
200 Washington Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417

Michigan Science and Nature Museums

Belle Isle Aquarium and Conservancy for its grandeur architecture, many species, and luscious grounds.
900 Inselruhe Ave, Detroit MI 48207
Michigan Science Center for its replica of Mackinac bridge, giant anemone to walk through, and tourable space simulator.
5020 John R St, Detroit MI 48202
Michigan Science Center
Impression 5 Science Center for its in-house designs making science fun.
200 Museum Dr, Lansing MI 48933
Impression 5 Lansing Children's Museum
Learn hands-on at Impression 5 in Lansing

Ready to Explore Museums for All in Michigan?

If you thought that visiting a museum was just too expensive and out of reach, or know someone who could benefit from this opportunity, take advantage of Museums for All! 

Everyone should and can experience the enrichment of art, history, and science.

Have fun exploring!

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