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Free and Reciprocal Membership Programs

Museums for All

The Kelsey is proud to join hundreds of museums around the country in partnership with Museums for All, an access program that focuses on removing the barriers to visiting museums and cultural centers and encouraging individuals of all backgrounds to build lifelong museum habits.

Museums for All is an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency based in Washington, DC. The initiative is administered by the Association of Children’s Museums through a cooperative agreement with IMLS. It is the only nationally coordinated financial accessibility program in the museum field, providing an easy-to-implement structure and the ability for participating museums to customize their implementation.

Who can participate in the Kelsey’s Museums for All programming?

The Kelsey offers special Museums for All programming for families receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits). This offer is available to all families receiving this benefit in any US state. To participate, simply let the front desk attendant know that you would like to take part in the Museums for All programming. Your group will receive materials for self-guided gallery tours and museum scavenger hunts as well as a take-away bag with goodies for you to enjoy at home.

Be sure to visit these nearby Museums for All partners:

Blue Star Museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America that offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families every year between Armed Forces Day and Labor Day. 

The Kelsey Museum is proud to participate in this year’s Blue Star Museums program. Click here to learn about our special Blue Star Museums programming.


Becoming a member of the Kelsey Museum at the Contributor level (annual gifts of $100+) grants automatic membership to both NARM (North American Reciprocal Museum Association) and ROAM (Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums). NARM and ROAM members enjoy free admission to more than 1,000 museums across the United States, Canada, Bermuda, El Salvador, and Mexico. Members also enjoy discounts on concert or lecture tickets as well as at museum shops. Participating museums are listed on the NARM and ROAM websites.