Looking for EBT Discounts in Florida? We’ve got the full and complete list – and we update it constantly to make sure it stays accurate!
Got an Access Florida card? If so, you can get discounts on Amazon Prime, property taxes, student loan payments and so much more. You can also get discounted museum admission at venues across the state! We’ve spent hundreds of hours researching exactly what discounts and freebies you can get with a Florida EBT card.
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5 Things You Need to Know about EBT in Florida
After years of reporting on low income and food stamps topics, I’ve learned that there are several things that most people don’t know about their Access Florida benefits.
You can apply online. It’s easy and convenient! If you don’t have EBT yet, apply now!
You may be eligible for more food assistance than you’re getting. The algorithm is complicated and sometimes mistakes are made. Up to 95% of people don’t know about this.
You can shop at Costco, Schwans and more! There are some really amazing places that accept EBT. You may even be able to get extra produce if you shop at a local farmer’s market! Details here.
You can buy gardening supplies and more. That’s right! Most people think that you can only buy groceries with EBT, but you can actually buy seeds, fruit-bearing plants and trees, and even some gift baskets. Here’s the full list.
You can get cash back – literally! If you shop with food stamps, you can get extra cash in your pocket. We’ll show you how.
Statewide EBT Discounts in Florida
We’ve found so many deals that we’ve had to separate them into a statewide list and a local list! If you’re looking for local museums offering discounted admission with Access Florida cards, be sure to check out the list at the end of this article.
50% off Amazon
Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive Access Florida benefits! In addition to free two-day shipping, Amazon Prime members get access to FREE streaming access to thousands of movies and TV shows! You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.
Internet for just $5 per month?! It’s true! We’ve found a series of low income Internet discounts from providers like Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more! Here’s the list.
Free Cell Phones & Monthly Service
Cell phones and service are available FREE for individuals and families who receive Access Florida benefits. Find out who offers free phones and service in your area.
There are many organizations that offer free computers, laptops and tablets for low income families. Some of them accept EBT verification letters as proof of income! Here’s what you need to know.
FREE FLORIDA ID WITH FOOD STAMPS!
State IDs are free for individuals who receive Access benefits! Just show your valid food stamps approval or re-certification letter to save the $25 that you would normally pay for a State ID. This offer is valid for all homeless and low income individuals. Please be aware that this benefit does not cover driver’s licenses and may not include the $6.25 fee collected by Tax Collector’s Offices.
50% State Parks
With an Access Florida card, you can enjoy Florida State Parks for half price!
YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. If you qualify for food stamps in your state, you may qualify for a discounted YMCA membership! Contact your local YMCA for details.
If you’ve got EBT in Florida, then you may also be eligible for these assistance programs:
- Homebuyer assistance programs
- Legal aid
- Property tax exemptions
- Student loan assistance
- Summer meals
- Tax filing assistance
- Utility assistance
- Pet care assistance
Get EBT Discounts on Florida Attractions
There are many museums and attractions throughout Florida that invite low income individuals to visit for free or cheap. We’ve found them all!
Always bring your EBT card. You’ll need to show the card to prove that you meet income limits. In the list below, green titles indicate that an EBT card from any state will be accepted.
You cannot pay for admission with your Access Florida card. The card can help you get a discount but if you have to pay to get in, you can’t do that with the EBT card. You’ll need to pay with cash or with a credit/debit card.
There’s another card that can give you free admission, too! Your library card can also help you get free (and cheap) tickets to places all over Florida! To see what your library card can do, check out our library series.
We have organized this list alphabetically by county and city for your convenience.
State Parks provide half-price admission for low income residents who have an Access Florida card. You will surely enjoy it when you watch the mermaid show at Weeki Wachee Springs, watch manatees and other underwater wildlife in the underwater observatory at Homosassa Springs, and watch the manatee migration at Manatee Springs.
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention – $3 per person
The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention features a Creativity Lab, Fab (Fabrication) Lab and more to inspire inventors and creators. To that end, they offer access to 3D printers, scanners, laser cutters, soldering stations and more! If you have any interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) concepts, you’ll love Cade!
Florida Museum of Natural History – $3 per adult
The permanent exhibits are always free, but now guests with an EBT card can visit the featured exhibits for just $3 each! For just $3 per adult, you’ll be able to visit ALL the featured exhibits. Children are free!! These exhibits include the butterfly rainforest, Megalodon exhibit and more!
Museum of Discovery & Science (MODS) – $2 per person
Have a great adventure at the Museum of Discovery and Science! With fun permanent exhibits and exciting rotating exhibits, there’s always something fun to do here. Up to four people can visit for just $2 per person with EBT card.
Naples Botanical Garden – $3 or less per person
This 170-acre garden is a stunning paradise with plants from around the world. They are the youngest garden in history to win the American Publig Gardens Association’s Award for Garden Excellence.
Museum of Science & History (MOSH) – $2.50 per person
One of Jacksonville’s premier tourist attractions, MOSH always has something for everyone! Core exhibits include Atlantic Tails, Space Science Gallery and a native plant courtyard. They also feature rotating exhibits. Children 2 and under are always free.
Pensacola Children’s Museum – FREE
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 on occasion.
Pensacola Children’s Museum is a Museums for All member. Up to 4 people can receive the EBT discount rate.
Pensacola Lighthouse & Museums – FREE
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.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.
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
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
Take a self-guided tour through the three story building that once housed Pensacola City Hall. This museum showcases permanent and changing exhibits. You can find more about the changing exhibits by clicking here. Up to 4 people can receive the admission at one time.
Gadsden Arts Center & Museum – FREE
Museums for All provides some of the coolest EBT Discounts in Florida! Through the Museums for All program, you can visit Gadsden Arts Center & Museum for FREE! Up to four people can enjoy the discount per card.
Museum of Science and Industry – $3 per person
With exciting exhibits like Touch the Future and Dinosaurs in Motion, MOSI is a great place to visit with the entire family! Show your Florida Access card before you pay admission to score this excellent discount for up to five people!
Fun fact: MOSI was also the first Florida museum to participate in Museums for All!
Tampa Bay History Center – FREE
The Tampa Bay History Center will welcome up to four people FREE per EBT card!
If you’re visiting with children, be sure to stop by the front desk fro a History Adventure Pack! These bundles include scavenger hunts, games, puzzles and other activities. They are free with admission and recommended for children ages 6+.
Tampa Museum of Art – FREE
The Tampa Museum of Art will welcome up to four people FREE per EBT card! You just need to provide your card at the TMA Welcome Desk!
Tallahassee Museum – $3 or less per person
The Tallahassee Museum is ranked as one of Florida’s top museums. They offer daily animal encounters, historic building tours and even Living History weekends at a recreated 1880s farm. I am currently waiting for more information about their admission price but I know it’s $3 per person or less.
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature – FREE
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature offers FREE admission to people with food stamps, WIC and/or EBT cards! The free admission includes the natural history museum, special exhibitions, The Planetarium, and the Parker Manatee Rehabilitation Habitat.
Miami Children’s Museum – Summer Camp Scholarships
The Miami Children’s Museum offers summer camp scholarships to low income households. These scholarships are funded by donations to the museum. For more information about these scholarships, including who qualifies and how to obtain one, please visit the Miami Children’s Museum website.
The Bass Museum of Art – FREE
The Bass is a contemporary art museum in Miami Beach. Up to four guests can receive free admission for up to four guests per card.
Orange County Regional History Center – FREE
The Orange County Regional History Center offers free admission to individuals and families with Access Florida cards! This is provided through the Museums for All program.
Orlando Science Center – $3 per person
Explore the Mindbender Mansion, Fusion: A STEAM Gallery, the Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit and so much more! In order to receive this discount for up to 6 people, just show your Access Florida card at the admissions desk. Visit their website for more information.
Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek – $2 per adult
The Pioneer Village welcomes people with Access Florida cards for just $2 per adult. Children under age 13 are free. Up to four people can receive the discount per EBT cards.
Palm Beach County
Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center – $3 or less per person
The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center is listed as a Museums for All member on the Museums for All website. That means they charge EBT cardholders $3 or less per person, for up to four people.
Great Explorations Children’s Museum – $3 per person
The bright and colorful exhibits (which include building tables, a pizza kitchen, critter cave, firehouse and more) are so much fun for kids! Admission is just $3 per person for up to 5 people with an EBT card. Guests under 1 year of age are always free.
Morean Arts Center – FREE
The Morean Arts Center is comprised of the Chihuly Collection, the Morean Glass Studio and the Center for Clay. The Center for Clay is a mile or so up the road from the Arts Center, but they are all connected. The Morean Arts Studio and Center for Clay are always free.
Prices for Chihuly Collection are $19.95 for general admission, $17.95 for seniors/military and $12.95 for students. It is not clear if this is included in the Museums for All pricing, so I have reached out to the Center for clarification. However, you can always visit your local Pinellas County library for a free pass!
Explorations V Children’s Museum – $3 per person
This museum engages all five senses on a whimsical educational journey through several different exciting exhibits. In fact, that’s why they have the ‘V’ or Roman ‘5’ in their name!
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art – Free
John Ringling was one of the five Ringling brothers who owned and operated “The Greatest Show on Earth” in the Roaring Twenties. With an estimated worth of nearly $200 million, he built an vast 36,000 square foot mansion and a 21-gallery museum to showcase his love of art.
With your Florida Access card, your free admission is limited to the Museum of Art. There is an extra fee to visit the mansion, which is called Ca’ d’Zan.
Museum of Art DeLand – FREE
On a Facebook post on July 1, 2020, the Museum of Art – Deland announced that they had joined Museums for All and would be offering FREE admission to anyone who receives food stamps.