Q: What is the Museums for All Discount?

A: The Zoo is offering $3 each general daytime admission for groups of up to 4 people who qualify.


Q: Who qualifies for the Museums for All Discount?

Guests who receive food assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can gain $3 general daytime Zoo admission per person by presenting both their participating Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and matching photo ID.


Q: What do I need to bring to the Zoo to receive $3 admission?

A: You need to bring two cards:

  1. A valid card that provides SNAP benefits. This card should say PA ACCESS, PEBT, and/or EBT.
  2. A government-issued photo ID with a name that matches the name on the EBT card.


Q: How many people can get in with my card? What does it cost?

A: 4 people of any age over two years old can get in with one card. Each guest costs $3. Children under 24 months are always free and are counted separately from your group of 4.


Q: Can I use my card more than once to get more people in?

A: No, you can only use your card once per day. If your party has more than 4 guests, additional guests over the 4-person limit will have to pay full price.


Q: My school or personal group has many attendees with SNAP benefits. Does the Museums for All discount apply to my group?

A: No, Museums for All applies to individual guests and low-income households who receive benefits. School groups and parties over 15 can learn about special group discounts here.


Q: Does everyone in my party have to present a photo ID?

A: No, we only require one photo ID that matches the name of the EBT card holder.


Q: What if the EBT card belongs to my child?

A: We understand that Access cards are given out to some children for health benefits. The cardholder must be present with the legal guardian.


Q: Can a friend or relative bring my kids and use my card?

A: Only the cardholder to whom the card belongs (or their legal caregiver, in the case of a child) can access the discount.


Q: Do you accept cards from other states?

A: Yes, we accept cards from all 50 states.


Q: Do you accept WIC cards or medical insurance cards?

A: No, not at this time. We accept only cards that say ACCESS/EBT at this time. Please see for additional offers and discounts.


Q: What is Museums for All?

Museums for All is a national access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit cultural institutions and build lifelong learning habits.  Learn more here: