Museums for All

  The Virginia Air & Space Science Center and Museums for All


Museums for All aims to ensure that all families can take advantage of our Center as a resource within the Hampton Roads community. The costs of our admission can be a barrier for many low-income families.  This initiative supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting the Virginia Air & Space Science Center for a fee of $2 per person, up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.  This admission is good for our exhibits; extra fees are required for IMAX or our MAXFlight program.  A general Family Membership can also be purchased for $25, which IMAX passes for the family.  

Why are we starting this program?  The Virginia Air & Space Science Center wants to be a community resource.  Our mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire explorers of all ages. We cannot do that if barriers prevent our community residents from participating.  We are working with community partners to help spread the word and encourage people to come and see our facility. We want to inspire youth, but that inspiration needs to be supported by family and community members, so we keep that enthusiasm and curiosity alive.  This requires everyone to have the opportunity to share in creating those inspiring moments.  Let’s work together to help identify the many exciting ways the Hampton Roads region has led innovation in aerospace. 



Do I need to register for anything? 

No. Visitors do not need to register for anything. You can go to a participating museum, show your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a photo ID, and receive the Museums for All admission rate.

Do I pay with my SNAP EBT card? 

No, your SNAP EBT card is only for identification purposes, showing that you meet the criteria. Any admission costs must be paid with alternate methods (cash, credit cards, etc.).  

I have one SNAP EBT card. How many people can get the Museum for All rate with that card? 

Each SNAP EBT card allows up to four people to get the Museums forAll rate. 

Can I use my SNAP EBT card in another state? 

Yes! There are nearly 600 museums around the country that are part of the program, but each state and each site has some specific policies, be sure to check their website or visit for more information.  


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