A Museum for the Community

A Museum for the Community

KidsPlay Children's Museum is proud to announce our new initiative, A Museum for the Community. Our goal is to ensure that all families are welcomed and feel a sense of belonging.

A Museum for the Community is part of KidsPlay's broad commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion. The initiative's goal is to ensure that the Museum welcomes the region's most vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens to participate in the simple joys and benefits of purposeful play in a safe and supportive environment. A Museum for the Community encompasses three essential accessibility programs: Museums for All, Community Membership, and Access Membership.

  • Museums for All offers single-visit reduced-price admissions. Museums for All is the nationally acclaimed initiative of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). It encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The program enables low-income families to visit KidsPlay for a nominal fee of $2.00 per person by presenting a current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) EBT card.
  • Community Membership provides a fully subsidized six-month membership to referred families. This program is co-coordinated with the Museum’s strategic partner, the Community Family Learning Center (CFLC), to review referrals from numerous social service agencies within our community. Local agencies refer families for the Community Membership program due to poverty, language barriers, insufficient education in the household, or other circumstances.
  • Access Membership is a new program designed to reach families with a demonstrated need that local social service agencies have not identified. This new program is built on the Museums for All model and offers a substantially reduced price (subsidized) membership for qualifying families designed to reach low-income families (intended for households with a current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) EBT card). This membership includes unlimited admission for a maximum of 5 children and 2 adults from the same household at a reduced rate of $25 for 6 months or $45 for twelve months.

For more information about the brain-building power of play and how you can support this initiative contact Eileen Marriott, Museum Director, at 869-618-7700 ext 2225 or email director@kidsplaymuseum.org.

Click here to donate to A Museum for the Community. 

For more information on becoming an Access or Community member or using Museums for All, please call the Museum at 860-618-7700 or visit the Museum in person.

To purchase your timed-entry tickets using your SNAP EBT card click here and use the discount code MFA at checkout.



Payment Types Accepted - Cash, Check, and all major credit cards

Languages at KidsPlay - English, Spanish and Sign Language

KidsPlay Children's Museum, Inc. is a 501(C) (3) not-for-profit organization


Important Announcement!

In support of social-distancing, the Museum is closed until April 1.

Please check our social media and website for updates and for ideas for fun hands-on playful learning activities at home.