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Ohio Museums For Free with EBT Card

Ohio EBT Cardholders – did you know you can get free or discounted admission to museums and other family-friendly places like Aquariums and Zoos? Thanks to the Museums for All initiative, there are many Ohio museums that are now accessible to low-income families, including EBT Cardholders. In this post, we will walk you through the list of Ohio Museums for free with EBT Card 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.

"Ohio Museums For Free with EBT Card"

This post about the “Ohio Museums For Free with EBT Card” program will cover:

    • What is Free Admission with EBT Program?
    • List of Ohio Museums For Free with EBT Card
    • FAQs about Ohio EBT Discounts

What is Free Admission with EBT Program?

"Ohio EBT Card"

If you currently have an Ohio Food Stamps 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.

List of Ohio Museums For Free with EBT Card

The museums listed below all offer individual admission fees ranging from FREE to $3.00 to individuals and families who have an Ohio 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.

SPI Where Science and Play Intersect
400 South Main Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology
55 S. 1st Street
Newark, Ohio 43055

(740) 349-9277
Kingwood Center Gardens
50 N. Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum
44 W 4th St.
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

The Dawes Arboretum
7770 Jacksontown Rd. SE
Newark, Ohio 43056 United States

(740) 323-2355
Ohio History Center & Ohio Village
I-71 & 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211 United States

(614) 297-2300
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210 United States

(614) 292-3535
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1777 E. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203 United States

(614) 715-8000
Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215 United States

(614) 221-6801
National Veterans Memorial and Museum
300 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215 United States

(614) 362-2800
COSI – Center of Science and Industry
333 West Broad St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215 United States

(614) 228-2674
Ashland County Historical Society
420 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805 United States

(419) 289-3111
AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum
1708 River Valley Circle South
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum
325 East Iron Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622 United States

(330) 343-7040
Fort Laurens Museum
11067 Fort Laurens Rd.
Bolivar, Ohio 44612 United States

(330) 874-2059
Massillon Museum
121 Lincoln Way East
Massillon, Ohio 44646

Historic Zoar Village
198 Main St.
Zoar, Ohio 44697 United States

(330) 874-3011
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
800 McKinley Monument Drive NW
Canton, Ohio 44708 United States

(330) 455-7043
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House
85 South Greenmount Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45505 United States

(937) 327-9291
Canton Museum of Art
1001 Market Avenue N
Canton, Ohio 44702

Springfield Museum of Art
107 Cliff Park Road
Springfield, Ohio 45504 United States

(937) 325-4673
Children’s Museum of Findlay
1800 Tiffin Avenue Suite 201
Findlay, Ohio 45840 United States

(567) 250-9616
Hartman Rock Garden
1905 Russell Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45506 United States

(937) 536-8001
Akron Zoo
500 Euclid Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44307

The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, OH
550 Copley Road
Akron, Ohio 44320

Akron Children’s Museum
216 South Main St.
Akron, Ohio 44308

Akron Art Museum
One South High St.
Akron, Ohio 44308

The Institute for Human Science and Culture
73 S. College Street
Akron, Ohio 44325 United States

(330) 972-6065
The National Museum of Psychology
73 S. College Street
Akron, Ohio 44325 United States

(330) 972-5457
Hower House
60 Fir Hill
Akron, Ohio 44325 United States

(330) 972-6909
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
714 North Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 44303

Kent State University Museum
515 Hilltop Drive
Kent, Ohio 44242 United States

(330) 672-3450
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
2600 DeWeese Pkwy
Dayton, Ohio 45414 United States

(937) 275-7431
The Shaker Historical Society and Museum
16740 South Park Blvd
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 United States

(216) 921-1201
Dayton International Peace Museum
208 W. Monument Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45402 United States

(937) 227-3223
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, Ohio 45405 United States

(937) 223-4278
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
2929 Richmond Rd.
Beachwood, Ohio 44122 United States

(216) 593-0575
Fort Meigs Historic Site
29100 W. River Rd. P.O. Box 3
Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 United States

(419) 874-4121
Holden Arboretum
9500 Sperry Rd.
Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Trumbull County Historical Society
303 Monroe Street, NW
Warren, Ohio 44482

Medici Museum of Art
3950 E. Market Street
Warren, Ohio 44484 United States

(330) 856-2120
Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor
151 West Wood St.
Youngstown, Ohio 44501 United States

(800) 262-6137
The Harriet Beecher Stowe House
​2950 Gilbert Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206 United States

(513) 751-0651
American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225 United States

(513) 541-6366
Taft Museum of Art
316 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum
100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 United States

(513) 765-7923
Cincinnati Museum Center: Duke Energy Children’s Museum
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center
1301 Western Ave Suite 2101
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 United States

(513) 487-3055
Museum of Natural History and Science – Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 United States

(513) 287-7000
Cincinnati History Museum – Cincinnati Museum Center
1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203 United States

(513) 287-7000

FAQs about Ohio EBT Discounts

Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Free admission with the Ohio EBT  Card program and Ohio EBT Discounts.

What fast food places accept EBT in Ohio?

The Restaurant Meals Program (RMP) allows SNAP recipients who are 60 years of age or older, disabled, or homeless to use their EBT benefits to purchase lower-cost prepared meals at approved participating restaurants in certain counties.

However, You can only use an EBT card at approved restaurants in states that participate in the Restaurant Meals Program.

As of August 2021, these are the states that are participating in the RMP:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Rhode Island

Unfortunately, Ohio is not currently participating in the RMP program, therefore you cannot use your Ohio Direction EBT card to purchase food at restaurants.

What Grocery Stores Accept Ohio EBT for Delivery?

As of August 2021, you can use your Ohio EBT card to make purchases online for pick-up and/or Delivery at the following grocery stores:

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Giant Eagle
  • Walmart

You can purchase groceries online for home delivery using your Ohio EBT card at Amazon and Walmart.

For more details on this, see our post on Where to Buy Groceries Online with SNAP EBT.

When will my Ohio EBT Benefits be Deposited?

Ohio EBT benefits are deposited between the 2nd and 20th of the month.

When your benefits are available on your EBT card depends on the last digit of your case number.

See below for the full EBT deposit schedule.

If your Case Number ends in Benefits are deposited on the
0 2nd of the month
1 4th of the month
2 6th of the month
3 8th of the month
4 10th of the month
5 12th of the month
6 14th of the month
7 16th of the month
8 18th of the month
9 20th of the month

New Ohio Direction Cardholders will be notified of their issuance dates when their eligibility and benefits are approved.

In addition, all cardholders can call the Ohio Direction Card customer service number 6 days prior to the first of each month to find out when their benefits will become available.

Ohio Museums For Free with EBT Card Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

If you have a Ohio SNAP EBT card (Direction 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 the list of Ohio Museums For Free with EBT Card was helpful.

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

Be sure to check out our other articles about SNAP and EBT, including:
Check Ohio EBT Card Balance
Ohio Direction EBT Card Guide
What you can buy with an EBT Card
How much in food stamps can I get?
Extra SNAP Benefits – August 2021

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