•February 10, 2016•
Children’s Museum of Illinois in Decatur has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The program will enable low-income families to visit the children’s museum at a reduced rate of $3 with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Families may also visit any participating museum year-round for free or reduced admission.
Children’s Museum of Illinois is located at 55 South Country Club Road, next to Scovill Zoo on the shores of Lake Decatur. September through April hours are Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. Open on some Mondays for school holidays. Admission is $5 for everyone ages two and older.
“One group that we want to make sure is able to use the museum frequently is our at-risk families. However, $5 per person can be difficult if that family is near or below the poverty line. Children’s Museum of Illinois is proud to join hundreds of other museums across the United States in the Museums for All Initiative, which provides a discount for attendees that present an EBT or LINK card,” says Kate Flemming, Executive Director. The EBT /LINK discount is available for families of up to four people per card and would lower admission costs to $3 per person aged two and older. Read More