Texas Museums For Free with EBT Card

Texas 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 Texas museums that are now accessible to low-income families, including EBT Cardholders. In this post, we will walk you through the list of Texas 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.

"Texas Museums For Free with EBT Card"

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

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

What is Free Admission with EBT Program?

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If you currently have a Texas 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 Texas 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 a Texas 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.

Pioneer Museum
325 W. Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

(830) 990-8441
National Museum of the Pacific War
340 E Main St
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

(830) 997-8600
Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star
San Antonio, Texas 78204 United States

(210) 227-6960
Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 W. Market Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 United States

(210) 299-4499
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
San Antonio, Texas 78215 United States

(210) 978-8100
The DoSeum
2800 Broadway St.
San Antonio, Texas 78209 United States

(210) 212-4453
The Witte Museum
3801 Broadway St
San Antonio, Texas 78209 United States

(210) 357-1900
McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78209 United States

(210) 824-5368
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl
San Antonio, Texas 78209 United States

(210) 536-1400
LBJ Library and Museum
2313 Red River Street
Austin, Texas 78705

512-721-0200
Thinkery
1830 Simond Ave.
Austin, Texas 78723

512-469-6200
Mayborn Museum Complex
One Bear Place #97154
Waco, Texas 76798

254-710-1110
Art Museum of South Texas
1902 North Shoreline Boulevard
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 United States

(361) 825-3500
The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley
4001 East 29th St. #80
Bryan, Texas 77802

979-779-5437
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
1600 Gendy Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

817-255-9300
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas 76107 United States

(817) 392-5510
Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, Texas 76107 United States

(817) 332-8451
Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater
2579 S. Loop 289 Suite 250
Lubbock, Texas 79423 United States

(806) 745-2525
International Museum of Art & Science
1900 W Nolana Ave.
McAllen, Texas 78504

956-681-2800
Woodlands Children’s Museum
4775 West Panther Creek Drive #280
The Woodlands, Texas 77381

281-465-0955
The Health Museum
1515 Hermann Dr.
Houston, Texas 77004 United States

(713) 521-1515
Houston Maritime Education Center and Museum
2311 Canal Street Suite 101
Houston, Texas 77003 United States

(713) 225-1688

1940 Air Terminal Museum
8325 Travelair Street
Houston, Texas 77061 United States

(713) 454-1940
Heard-Craig Center for the Arts
205 W. Hunt Street
McKinney, Texas 75069

972-569-6909
Galveston Children’s Museum
2618 Broadway
Galveston, Texas 77550

409-572-2544
The Bryan Museum
1315 21st Street
Galveston, Texas 77550 United States

(409) 632-7685
Discovery Science Place
308 North Broadway Ave
Tyler, Texas 75702

903-533-8011
Longview World of Wonders
112 E. Tyler St.
Longview, Texas 75601

903-212-4969
El Paso Museum of Art
One Arts Festival Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901 United States

(915) 212-0300
Discovery Place Interactive Museum
215 Pine
Texarkana, Texas 75501

903-793-4831
Museum of Regional History
219 N State Line Avenue
Texarkana, Texas 75501

903-793-4831
Ace of Clubs House
420 Pine
Texarkana, Texas 75501

903-793-4831

FAQs about Texas EBT Discounts

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

What fast food places accept EBT in Texas?

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

What Grocery Stores Accept Texas EBT for Delivery?

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

  • ALDI
  • Amazon
  • Brookshire’s Food and Pharmacy
  • FRESH by Brookshire’s
  • H-E-B
  • Spring Market
  • Super 1 Foods
  • Walmart

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

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

Is P-EBT in Texas Extended for 2021?

Yes! As part of the American Rescue Plan, signed into law on March 11, 2021, by President Biden, children that are enrolled in the National School Lunch Program or are under 6 years of age and residing in a SNAP household will receive P-EBT over the summer as well.

As a result, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced that Texas has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to continue the Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) food assistance program through Summer 2021.

The P-EBT program helps families with eligible children whose access to free or reduced-price meals at school or other food assistance has been impacted by COVID-19.

The summer P-EBT is an extension of benefits for the 2020-2021 school year.

Texas Museums For Free with EBT Card Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

If you have a Texas SNAP EBT card (Lone Star 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.

Questions?

We hope this post on the list of Texas Museums For Free with EBT Card was helpful.

If you have further questions about the Texas 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:
Texas Extra Food Stamps
Texas EBT Card Balance Check 
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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