Discovery Science Place Announces Access Museums for All Program for Low-Income Families
Tyler, Texas – The Discovery Science Place announced its involvement in Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.
The program will enable low-income families to visit Discovery Science Place for a minimal fee of $3.00 per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card or proof of WIC services. Families can also visit other participating museums year-round for a minimal fee.
Museums for All is part of the Discovery Science Place’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all. The Museums for All initiative represents a long stride toward the goal of reaching more children and parents, especially those living in poverty, with the valuable learning resources of museums. Children’s museums, with their unique focus on bringing children, families, and communities together, are committed to providing access to all. Each year, children’s museums host more than 31 million visitors. The Museums for All initiative will allow children’s museums to further expand their reach and impact.
“The Discovery Science Place is thrilled to become a member of the Museums for All network”, said executive director Chris Rasure. “As part of our 25th anniversary celebration this year we want to do all we can to increase access to the fun, hands-on science learning we are known for. No child should miss out on the chance to play, learn and explore at the Discovery Science Place.”
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 17,500 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 www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About Association of Children’s Museums (ACM)
In an increasingly complex world, children’s museums provide a place where all kids can learn through play and exploration with the caring adults in their lives. There are approximately 400 children’s museums around the world, which annually reach more than thirty-one million visitors. ACM provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and resources for its member organizations and individuals. To learn more about ACM and to find an ACM-member children’s museum near you, visit www.ChildrensMuseums.org
The Discovery Science Place is a children’s museum located in Tyler, Texas that strives to inspire interest and education in STEM learning through hands-on, interactive exhibits for children of all ages. Through its partnerships with The University of Texas at Tyler, donors and local businesses, the Discovery Science Place offers an educational atmosphere where families are encouraged to create, invent and explore. The museum consists of three exhibit halls that house both signature exhibits that are permanently stationed at the museum, as well as those that rotate through for special exhibitions.
A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.