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Free admission to Virginia Museum of Natural History for EBT cardholders continues


MARTINSVILLE, VA – Electronic Benefit Transfer cardholders will continue to receive free admission to the Virginia Museum of Natural History.


This is thanks to the renewal of a partnership between the museum and Hooker Furnishings.


The museum says the partnership allows them to waive all admission fees for EBT cardholders.


Prior to the partnership, cardholders received reduced admission fees of $2 per adult and $1 per child.

“Since Hooker Furnishings began supporting the museum’s participation in the Museums for All initiative in March 2021, over 3,000 EBT cardholders and their immediate family members have been able to take advantage of free admission to VMNH,” said the museum’s Deputy Director Ryan Barber. “It’s an ideal partnership that plays a pivotal role in the museum’s efforts to become more accessible for all visitors of all ages.”

To receive free admission now through the Spring of 2024, cardholders from any state must present their EBT card and accompanying identification at the museum box office upon arrival.

Free admission will be granted to the cardholder and their immediate family members living within the same household, with a limit of 5 people in total, according to VMNH.

“Hooker Furnishings is proud to continue a partnership with VMNH that began over 25 years ago,” stated Hooker Furnishings’ Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Hoff. “This partnership is an integral part of our Environmental, Social and Governance efforts. We believe helping to educate the next generation is an important part of our environmental stewardship responsibilities and VMNH is the perfect vehicle to do that through its research and interpretation of our natural history.”

In addition Hooker Furnishings, this program at the museum is supported Carter Bank & Trust.


Currently, the museum is open to visitors Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.


It is open on Sundays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend and closed all other Sundays.

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