Today The Henry Ford announced it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and 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. Under the partnership, and effective immediately, SNAP/EBT and WIC cardholders, plus four guests, receive access to Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Greenfield Village for just $3 upon presenting their card at any ticketing counter. Museums for All is part of The Henry Ford’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.
The Museums for All initiative was informed by several research studies that showed early access to the informal learning opportunities offered by cultural organizations lead to positive impact in children’s development and academic performance.
Since the launch of Museums for All in 2014, the initiative has served more than 3.5 million visitors. More than 700 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.
In addition to the discounted price, the parking fee is also waived. For more information on The Henry Ford, its upcoming programs and more, visit http://www.thf.org or follow @thehenryford on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
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. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our 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 http://www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
The Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) champions children’s museums worldwide. With more than 460 members in 50 states and 19 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children’s museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. Learn more at http://www.childrensmuseums.org.
About The Henry Ford
Located in Dearborn, Michigan, The Henry Ford, a globally recognized destination, fosters inspiration and learning from hands-on encounters with artifacts that represent the most comprehensive collection anywhere focusing on innovation, ingenuity and resourcefulness in America. Its unique venues include Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school. Together with its online presence at thf.org, its national television series The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and Invention Convention Worldwide, the growing affiliation of organizations fostering innovation, invention and entrepreneurship in K-12 students, The Henry Ford inspires individuals to unlock their potential and help shape a better future.
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