Museums For All

As a participant in the Museums for All Initiative, The Dubuque Museum of Art offers FREE admission to to those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits)

To qualify for free admission, individuals must show one of the following:

-SNAP EBT Benefits Card (Food Assistance)

-Medicaid Card (Hawki and Medicare not included)

-Museums for All card provided by HACAP or City of Dubuque for individuals utilizing Low Income Home Energy Assistance Programs (LIHEAP) or Housing Choice Voucher Program Section 8

About the Initiative


The cost of museum admission can be a barrier for many low-income families. Museums for All is a national, branded access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

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

Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency based in Washington, DC. The initiative is administered by the Association of Children’s Museums through a cooperative agreement with IMLS.

Since the launch of the initiative in 2014/2015, Museums for All has served more than 4 million visitors nationwide at more than 850 museums of all varieties, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.