Receiving food stamps in Florida? You can receive discounted admission to several venues throughout the state!
Florida Museum of Natural History – $3 per adult
3215 Hull Road Gainesville FL 32611
Show your EBT card for four discounted tickets to featured exhibits, including the Butterfly Rainforest and Frogs! exhibits. With the discount, adults are just $3 and children are free!
Museum of Science & History (MOSH) – $2.50 per person
1025 Museum Circle Jacksonville FL 32207
One of Jacksonville’s premier tourist attractions, MOSH always has something for everyone! Core exhibits include Atlantic Tails, Currents in Time, JEA Play, Space Science Gallery and a native plant courtyard. An exciting kidspace invites children 5 and under to explore a tree house and so much more. Interesting travelling exhibits are always on display, as well!
Children 2 and under are always free.
Explorations V Children’s Museum – $3 per person
109 N. Kentucky Avenue Lakeland FL 33801
This museum engages all five senses on a whimsical educational journey through several different exciting exhibits. Hence, the ‘V’ or Roman ‘5’ in their name!
As a Museums for All member, the Explorations V Children’s Museum only requires a $3 per person admission fee for all EBT cardholders.
Orlando Science Center – $3 per person, up to 6 people
777 E Princeton St Orlando FL 32803
Explore the Mindbender Mansion, Fusion: A STEAM Gallery, the Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit and so much more! Visit their website for more information.
Historic Spanish Point – $3 per person
337 N Tamiami Trail Osprey FL
Variety abounds across 30 acres of historical, environmental and archaeological interest at this fascinating outdoor museum. Featuring one of the largest butterfly gardens on the Gulf Coast, a boat yard, a sunken garden and a jungle walk, this oasis is a fascinating place to explore again and again.
Children under 5 are always free at this location.
Pensacola Children’s Museum – FREE (up to 4 people)
115 E. Zaragoza St., Pensacola, Florida 32502
Children ages 10 and under will love exploring the Pensacola Children’s Museum! The first floor showcases a recreation of Pensacola’s colonial history. On the second floor, children can explore the maritime, military, industrial, multicultural, Native American and Civil War history of this great area. Special activities and storytelling occur periodically.
Pensacola Children’s Museum is a Museums for All member.
Pensacola Lighthouse & Museums – FREE (up to 4 people)
2081 Radford Blvd Pensacola, FL 32508
You’ll enjoy one of the most stunning views on the Gulf Coast after you trek up the 177 steps of the historic lighthouse! While you’re visiting, stop by the Richard C. Callaway museum. The museum was built in the fully restored Keeper’s Quarters.
Please note that Coast Guard regulations require children to be at least 44 inches tall OR 7 years old in order to climb the lighthouse tower. Flip flops are not allowed, either, so guests wearing them will be asked to climb barefoot.
Please note that the lighthouse and museum are located on an active military base (Naval Air Station Pensacola). Click here to read the Security Gate Procedures.
Pensacola Museum of Art – FREE, up to 4 people
407 South Jefferson Street Pensacola, FL 32502
The Pensacola Museum of Art resides in a former jail building. Built in a Spanish Revival style, the 12,000 square foot space has been adapted for cultural presentations, exhibitions and more. See what’s on display at the museum by clicking here!
T. T. Wentworth Jr. Museum – FREE, up to 4 people
Take a self-guided tour through the three story building that once housed Pensacola City Hall. This museum showcases permanent and changing exhibits. Some of the permanent exhibits include the City of Five Flgas, which tells the story of Pensacola, and the Trader Jon’s exhibit, which commemorates one of Pensacola’s top tourist destinations for decades. See more about the changing exhibits by clicking here.
Great Explorations Children’s Museum – $3 per person, up to 5 family members
1925 4th St N St. Petersburg FL 33704
The bright and colorful exhibits at Great Explorations are so much fun for kids! From the building tables to the pizza kitchen, the critter cave to the firehouse, there are endless adventures for young visitors.
Admission is just $3 per person with an EBT card. Guests under 1 year of age are always free.
Museum of Science and Industry – $3 per person, up to 5 guests
4801 E Fowler Ave Tampa FL 33617
With exciting exhibits like Touch the Future and Dinosaurs in Motion, MOSI is a great place to visit with the entire family! Fun fact: It was also the first Florida museum to participate in Museums for All.
Florida residents who are participating in the Florida food stamps program can receive half-off the base admission fee to state parks.
Did you know you can use your EBT card to shop at these locations?
Several of our visitors have pointed out that EBT cards have even more uses, too! Check out these interesting statewide benefits.
- Starbucks locations inside grocery stores!
- Subway locations inside grocery stores and gas stations can accept EBT for sandwiches that are NOT toasted.
- Farmer’s Markets can accept EBT and some have fantastic dollar matching programs.
- Organic delivery services, also known as community-supported agriculture programs, may also accept EBT.
- Schwan’s Trucks, but you’ll have to use a different payment method to pay the delivery fee.
- Papa Murphy’s can be bought with EBT.
Wondering what you can buy with food stamps (other than food)?
- You can buy seeds, plants and fruit trees with EBT funds.
- Look for hot deli food that has been packaged and placed in the refrigerated section for easy reheating. You can buy it on food stamps that way!
- Check the labels on Energy Drinks! Anything with a “nutrition facts” label is considered food. A “supplement facts” label means it is not covered.
- You can also splurge and buy some live lobsters and other shellfish.
- EBT benefits can buy edible (not just decorative) pumpkins, as well.
- You can buy a decorated birthday (or other celebratory) cake from the bakery as long as the non-edible decorations do not exceed 50% of the total purchase price.
- Did you know you can even buy gift baskets? Your EBT benefits can even help you purchase gifts for holidays, including pre-filled holiday stockings and tins, as long as the food value exceeds the non-food value. Check out the description on the federal SNAP website for more information.