Historic Oakland Foundation is excited to announce that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), 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. The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) taking a free guided tour of historic Oakland Cemetery with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card (up to four people per card). Museums for All is part of HOF’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all audiences.
Similar free and reduced admission is available to eligible members of the public at more than 850 museums across the country. Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raises public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 850 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.