Museums for All

Birch Aquarium is now participating in Museums for All, which enables families of all backgrounds to visit museums and cultural attractions for a minimal fee. Birch Aquarium is only the second aquarium in the country to participate 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), Museums for All is open to those who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Guests who show their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, along with valid ID, at the aquarium ticket booth receive $3 per person general admission for up to four guests every day Birch Aquarium is open.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to to be sure the aquarium is available to our entire community,” said Birch Aquarium Executive Director Harry Helling. “We hope Museums for All opens doors to encourage families to visit the aquarium together and be inspired by our mission to connect understating to protecting our ocean planet.”

The Museums for All initiative encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits,  representing a major stride toward providing the valuable resources of museums for more children and parents, especially the financially underserved in our communities.

More than 300 museums nationwide participate in Museums for All including several in San Diego County: California Center for the Arts – Escondido, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – Downtown, Museum of Making Music, The New Children’s Museum,  San Diego Archaeological Center, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, San Diego Natural History Museum and the San Diego History Center. A complete list of museums participating in the program nationwide is available online.

Learn more about visiting Birch Aquarium with Museums for All here.