Free Admission with New York EBT (2023 Guide)

Last Updated on 11/2/23

Here’s great news for New York EBT Cardholders. Did you know you can get free admission with EBT Card to museums and other family-friendly places like Aquarium and Zoos? In this post, we will explain what the “free admission with New York EBT” card is about and who is eligible.

Also, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about the program.

We have compiled the list below for your convenience.

"What Places offer Discounts or Free Admission with NY EBT"

This post about the “free admission with New York EBT” program will cover:

  • What is Free Admission with EBT Program?
  • Free Admission with New York EBT
  • FAQs about New York EBT Discounts

What is Free Admission with EBT Program?

If you currently have a New York Food Stamps EBT card (NY SNAP EBT Card), you are eligible for free or discounted admission to over 600 museums nationwide.

This program is sponsored by Museums for All, and includes access to all types of museums — including art, history, natural history/anthropology, and general museums, children’s museums, science centers, planetariums, nature centers, historic houses/sites, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and arboretums.

Although the program is targeted at Food Stamps EBT Cardholders, many sites allow EBT cards from other programs, including:

  • WIC EBT Card
  • EBT Card from TANF
  • EBT Card from General Cash Assistance

Participating museums provide reduced admission, ranging from free to $3.00, to visitors presenting their EBT card.

Free Admission with New York EBT

The museums listed below all offer individual admission fees ranging from FREE to $3.00 to individuals and families who have a New York EBT Card, and a valid form of photo ID.

This reduced rate is available during all normal operating hours to up to four individuals per EBT card.

The list is organized in alphabetical order by name of participating museum.

The Adirondack Carousel (Saranac Lake, NY)
2 Depot Street
Saranac Lake, New York 12983


Albany Institute of History & Art (Albany, NY)
125 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12210 
(518) 463-4478


Alice Austen House (Staten Island, NY)


Aquarium of Niagara (Niagara Falls, NY)


The Arkell Museum (Canajoharie, NY)


Arnot Art Museum (Elmira, NY)


Audubon Community Nature Center (Jamestown, NY)


Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (Bronx, NY)


Bronx Children’s Museum (Bronx, NY)


Buffalo Museum of Science (Buffalo, NY)


Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (Niagara University, NY)


Chenango County Historical Society (Norwich, NY)


The Children’s Museum at Saratoga (Saratoga Springs, NY)
69 Caroline Street
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866


Children’s Museum of the East End (Bridgehampton, NY)
376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike
Bridgehampton, New York 11932


Children’s Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY)


Children’s Museum of Oswego (Oswego, NY)
7 West Bridge St.
Oswego, New York 13126 
(315) 216-6387


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (New York, NY)


Corning Museum of Glass (Corning, NY)
One Museum Way
Corning, New York 14830 
(607) 937-5371


Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center (Nyack, NY)


The Farmers’ Museum (Cooperstown, NY)


Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown, NY)


Finger Lakes Boating Museum (Hammondsport, NY)


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff (Derby, NY)


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House (Buffalo, NY)
125 Jewett Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14214 
(877) 377-3858


Fraunces Tavern Museum (New York, NY)


Frick Madison (New York, NY)


Genesee Country Village & Museum (Mumford, NY)


George Eastman Museum (Rochester, NY)
900 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607 
(585) 327-4800


Hanford Mills Museum (East Meredith, NY)
51 County Highway 12
East Meredith, New York 13757


Historic Cherry Hill (Albany, NY)
523 1/2 South Pearl Street
Albany, New York 12202 
(518) 434-4791


Historic Richmond Town (Staten Island, NY)


History Center in Tompkins County (Ithaca, NY)
110 North Tioga Street
Ithaca, New York 14850 
(607) 273-8284


Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY)


The Hyde Collection (Glens Falls, NY)


International Center of Photography (New York, NY)
79 Essex Street
New York, New York 10002


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (New York, NY)
Pier 86, W. 46th St.
New York, New York 10036


Iroquois Museum (Howes Cave, NY)


Japan Society (New York, NY)


The Jewish Museum (New York, NY)


Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY)
134 Jay Street
Katonah, New York 10536


King Manor (Jamaica, NY)
150-03 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, New York 11432 
(718) 206-0545


Long Island Children’s Museum (Garden City, NY)
11 Davis Ave.
Garden City, New York 11530 
(516) 224-5800


Long Island Explorium Children’s Museum of Science & Engineering (Port Jefferson, NY)
101 East Broadway Port Jeff Harbor
Port Jefferson, New York 11777 
(631) 331-3277


Long Island Maritime Museum (West Sayville, NY)


The Long Island Museum (Stony Brook, NY)


LongHouse Reserve (East Hampton, NY)


Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum (Jamestown, NY)


Memorial Art Gallery of the Univeristy of Rochester (Rochester, NY)


Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum (Poughkeepsie, NY)
75 North Water Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601


Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) (Syracuse, NY)


miSci|The Museum of Innovation & Science (Schenectady, NY)


The Morgan Library & Museum (New York, NY)


Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (Utica, NY)


Museum at Eldridge Street (New York, NY)


Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY)


Museum of the Earth (Ithaca, NY)
1259 Trumansburg Rd
Ithaca, New York 14850


Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators (New York, NY)


Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)


National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum (Cooperstown, NY)


National Comedy Center (Jamestown, NY)


National Lighthouse Museum (Staten Island, NY)


National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame (Saratoga Springs, NY)
191 Union Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 
(518) 584-0400

National September 11 Memorial & Museum (New York, NY)


Neue Galerie New York (New York, NY)


New Museum (New York, NY)


New York City Fire Museum (New York, NY)

Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center (Niagara Falls, NY)


The Noble Maritime Collection (Staten Island, NY)


The Noguchi Museum (Long Island City, NY)
9-01 33rd Rd. (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, New York 11106 
(718) 204-7088


North Country Children’s Museum (Potsdam, NY)


Olana State Historic Site (Hudson, NY)


Oneonta World of Learning (Oneonta, NY)
167 Youngs Road
Oneonta, New York 13820


Phelps Mansion Museum (Binghamton, NY)


Planting Fields Foundation (Oyster Bay, NY)
1395 Planting Field Road
Oyster Bay, New York 11771 
(516) 922-8684


Poster House (New York, NY)


Preservation Long Island (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)


Rochester Museum & Science Center (Rochester, NY)
657 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14607


The Rockwell Museum (Corning, NY)


Roger Tory Peterson Institute (Jamestown, NY)


The Rubin Museum of Art (New York, NY)


Sciencenter (Ithaca, NY)
601 1st Street
Ithaca, New York 14850


Seneca Park Zoo (Rochester, NY)


The Skyscraper Museum (New York, NY)


The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center (Bridgehampton, NY)


Staten Island Museum (Staten Island, NY)


Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, NY)
1 Museum Rd.
New Windsor, New York 12553 
(845) 534-3115


Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling (New York, NY)
898 Saint Nicholas Avenue
New York, New York 10032


Utica Children’s Museum (Utica, NY)
311 Main Street
Utica, New York 13501


Van Cortlandt House Museum (Bronx, NY)


Westchester Children’s Museum (Rye, NY)
100 Playland Parkway
Rye, New York 10580


World Awareness Children’s Museum (Glens Falls, NY)
89 Warren Street
Glens Falls, New York 12801 
(518) 793-2773

FAQs about New York EBT Discounts

Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Free admission with the New York SNAP program and New York EBT Discounts.

Is the Brooklyn Children’s Museum Free with an EBT card?

If you New York food stamps, you and your kids can go to some of the nicest places in New York for free or at a discount price.

This includes the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, which is FREE with an EBT card.

To get in for FREE, just show your New York EBT Card and your photo ID.

Each EBT card allows up to 4 people to get in for free.

However, only general admission is provided free of charge. Special exhibits or attractions are not included in this program.

What Grocery Stores Accept New York EBT for Delivery?

Currently, there are 32 online retailers that accept New York EBT Cards online for the purchase of SNAP eligible food items.

However, SNAP benefits cannot be used to pay for service or delivery charges.

You can use your New York EBT card to make purchases online at the following grocery stores:

  • 3 Guys From Brooklyn
  • ACME
  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Dash’s Market
  • Fairway Market
  • Ferreira Foodtown
  • Food Bazaar
  • Foodtown-Freshtown
  • Gitto & Sons Health Food Inc.
  • Gourmet Garage
  • GreenStar Food Co-op
  • Hannaford
  • Hub on the Hill
  • Manhattan Fruit Market
  • My Foodtown
  • P&C Fresh – Cortland
  • P&C Fresh – Ithaca
  • Pioneer Supermarket
  • Price Chopper Supermarkets
  • Price Rite
  • Sam’s Club Scan and Go
  • Schneider’s of Kirkwood
  • ShopRite
  • Skip’s on the Ridge
  • Stop & Shop
  • Tops Market
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans
  • Weis Markets
  • Whole Foods

Can College Students Get New York SNAP Benefit?

Yes. During the COVID-19 emergency, there are new rules that allow college students to get food stamps in New York.

If you are a student eligible to participate in a state or federal work-study program, you may now also be eligible for food stamps.

You may still be eligible even if you are not currently employed in a work-study program.

How do I check my NY EBT Card balance?

For instructions on the three ways you can check the balance on your NY EBT card, click here.

What other discounts does my New York EBT qualify me for?

Your New York EBT Card qualifies you for several discounts and freebies including discounted home internet, free or discounted cell phone service, free admission to zoos and museums, and so much more.

Check out our complete list of all the NY EBT Discounts for 2023.

Free Admission with New York EBT Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

If you have a New York SNAP EBT card, you are eligible for free or discounted admission to over 600 museums nationwide.

Participating museums provide reduced admission, ranging from free to $3.00.

One EBT card can be used to gain entry into any of these destinations for up to 4 individuals to take advantage of the free or reduced fee.


We hope this post on Free Admission with New York EBT was helpful.

If you have further questions about the New York SNAP, or New York EBT Card, or EBT discounts in general, please let us know in the comments section below.

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  1. If my child received an EBT card through the NYC Dept of Education, does that entitle our family to the museum benefits, or do the parents in the family need to qualify for EBT in order to get museum benefits? Thank you!

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