You’re missing out if you think that food stamps card is just for food! Your EBT card can do some fantastic things in Maryland, including granting you discounted admission to Chesapeake Children’s Museum, the Maritime Museum and so much more!
Please note that the museums with green titles are Museums for All participants. These venues accept EBT cards from all 50 states, so you don’t have to be a Maryland resident to get these great deals!
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For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city.
Chesapeake Children’s Museum – $1 per person
Although Chesapeake Children’s Museum participates in the Museums for All program, they don’t provide any information about it on their website. I’m currently waiting for a reply from the museum but I know their admission can’t exceed $3 per person for EBT cardholders. It’s part of the Museums for All rules. 🙂
However, CCM offers a generous free admission program. For example, in June 2016 anyone can get free admission if they bring 3 empty Styrofoam egg containers per person (or a ream of copy paper for two people).
Jewish Museum of Maryland – $1 per person
As America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history and culture, the Museum provides precious insights into Jewish traditions and community. The campus includes the history Lloyd Street and B’nai Israel Synagogues. A gallery, library, shop and program areas are also available.
Children under four years of age are free.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – $3 per person
This world-class maritime museum is visited by more than 70,000 guests every year. The museum includes a fleet of historic boats, 12 buildings and 18 beautiful waterfront acres along the river and harbor area. Boat rides, hands-on educational programs, festivals and interactive exhibits are all offered here but some programs may have an additional price. Learn more on their website!
Did you know your EBT card can buy this?!
Several of our visitors have pointed out that an EBT card can have even more uses, too! Check out these interesting statewide benefits.
- Starbucks! EBT can be used at Starbucks locations that are located inside a grocery store (such as Target or Safeway).
- Farmer’s Markets can also accept EBT cards AND many have a matching program (between $5-$20 per week). Spend $20 for $40 worth of farm-fresh produce? Yes, please! Get more info about this statewide Maryland initiative here.
- Organic delivery services or CSA (community support agriculture) farms can also accept EBT. Clagett Farms offers great discounts for EBT cardholders!
- Costco also accepts EBT benefits.
You can also use your EBT card to buy these items:
- Deli foods that have been packaged and placed in the refrigerated section for easy reheating.
- Live lobsters and shellfish
- Pumpkins that are edible.
- Birthday and other decorated cakes (see limitations on the federal SNAP website)
- Gift baskets (see limitations on the federal SNAP website)