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 to find you these many, incredible freebies and EBT discounts in Florida.
6 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.
- Apply for Florida EBT online on the government website. This is the fastest and easiest way to apply for food benefits.
- Know what you can buy. Most people don’t know that they can buy seeds, plants and some gift baskets with EBT. We’ve got all the info, straight from the USDA!
- Shop smart. You may be able to get more food for your money at farmer’s markets and You-Pick Strawberry Fields!
- You may be eligible for more food stamps than you are getting. Many people are getting less than they should because they don’t get credit for all their deductions.
- You may be able to get cash back from your food stamps card legally by using rewarded shopping apps. One of our readers earned an additional $437.84 in cash just by shopping with her food stamps card!
- You can shop at Costco, Schwans and more! There are some really amazing places that accept EBT. Details here.
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! This is just one of the amazing EBT discounts in Florida, that we’ve found.
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
If you’re looking for museums and attractions, check out these amazing EBT discounts in Florida. There are so 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 & FREE for kids
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 17 and under are free!! These exhibits include the butterfly rainforest, Megalodon exhibit and more!
Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo – $3 per person
The Teaching Zoo is open from 9am to 3pm, seven days per week. The zoo is home to 70 different species of animals and is maintained by about 100 students enrolled in the college’s Zoo Animal Technology program.
Flamingo Gardens – $3 per person
Flamingo Gardens features the largest tree in Florida, as well as 18 of the largest trees of their species! The venue also includes a butterfly garden, hummingbird garden, themed gardens, and a wildlife sanctuary. With their EBT discount, you can visit for just $3 per person instead of the regular rate of $12 per person!
Old Davie School Historical Museum – $3 per person or less
The Old Davie School Historical Museum is listed on the US National Register of Historical Places.
Art & Culture Center / Hollywood – FREE
The Art and Culture Center/Hollywood is a visual and performing arts center that showcases gallery exhibitions, live stage performances and more. Up to four guests can visit for free with an EBT card. Photo ID is also required.
Bonnet House Museum – $3 or less per person
This unique 35-acre historical house and tropical garden joined Museums for All in August 2021.
History Fort Lauderdale – $3 or less per person
Experience the history of Fort Lauderdale through educational experiences, innovative exhibits, artifacts and more. As a Museums for All partner, the museum offers admission for $3 or less per person.
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.
NSU Art Museum – $3 or less per person
The NSU Art Museum is held inside an 83,000 square foot building. It has over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space that contains over 7,500 works. It is especially known for its collection of Latin American, African, Black and Latinx art. As a Museums for All partner, the Art Museum charges $3 or less per person with an EBT card.
Stonewall National Museum Archives & Library – $3 or less per person
The Stonewall National Museum and Archives does not have any relation to the Stonewall Riots in New York. It is, however, among the largest and most renowned gay archives and libraries in the country.
Stranahan House – $3 or less per person
The Stranahan House offers a guided tour that lasts 45-60 minutes. This is the oldest house in Fort Lauderdale! Explore it for $3 or less per person with the Museums for All program.
Baker Museum – $1 per person
The Baker Museum is one of the largest fine art museums in Southwest Florida. The museum houses modern and contemporary art, as well as several travelling exhibitions.
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples – $2 per person
Anyone with an EBT card can receive discounted admission of $2 per person, regardless of age, at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples! This one-stop shop for family fun is completely ADA accessible.
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 Public Gardens Association’s Award for Garden Excellence.
Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens – $3 per person
Wander through world-class sculptures, impressive botanical gardens and 30 acres of preserved native habitats with expansive boardwalks.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens – $3 or less per person
Since 1961, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens has showcased the art collection and riverfront home of Nina and Arthur Cummer. The museum was designed to become a “center of beauty and culture… for all of the people.”
Jacksonville Naval Museum – $3 or less per person
The Jacksonville Naval Museum is on board the USS Orleck, a distinguished ship that has been used in three separate wars. The ship is docked near 203 E Coastline Drive.
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!
Pensacola Museum of History – FREE
The Pensacola Museum of History features permanent exhibits that tell the story of Pensacola, including the unique history of trader Jon’s and more!
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.
Glazer Children’s Museum – $3 per person
Explore this interactive, learning laboratory with a great EBT discount! The museum welcomes up to four people at a discount per EBT or WIC 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!
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts – $3 or less per person
Explore photographic art from nationally and internationally known artists with a great EBT discount!
Indian River County
Vero Beach Museum of Art – FREE
The Vero Beach Museum of Art features over 880 works of art, including sculpture, video, glass, paintings and more. Their focus is primarily on American art but they are expanding into international art as well.
Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium – $3 or less per person
Explore the 105-acre site at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium! This location is a Museums for All partner.
Edison and Ford Winter Estates – $3 or less per person
The Edison and Ford Winter Estates showcase historic winter homes, botanic gardens, a museum, laboratory and more! They now offer an EBT discount.
IMAG History & Science Center – $3 or less per person
The IMAG explores animals, history and science, especially as it relates to Florida. Enjoy an EBT discount at this new Museums for All partner.
Fort Myers Beach
Mound House – $3 or less per person
The mound house offers a unique expeirence at a 2,000 year old Calusa Indian Shell Mound.
Tallahassee Museum – FREE
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. You and three guests can enter for free with your EBT card.
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.
Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast – $3 per person or less
The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast believes that play lays the foundation for learning. They welcome all young learners to experience their interactive exhibits. This museum is listed on the Museums for All list of participating museums, so they should offer an EBT discount.
House of Refuge – FREE
Visit the only remaining House of Refuge. Originally, there were 10 of these structures that were intended to be a haven for shipwrecked sailors and travelers. However, this is the only one that remains.
The Elliott Museum – FREE
The Elliot Museum includes a variety of local history and collections, including vintage cars and artwork. Your family’s admission is FREE when you show an EBT card and valid photo ID.
Lowe Art Museum – FREE
The Lowe Art Museum is a laboratory of learning and self-discovery! This museum joined Museums for All in August 2021.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum – $3 or less per person
Admire over 40 historic rail cars at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum! They also have a model railroad room, Thomas play tables and more.
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.
HistoryMiami Museum – $3 or less
The HistoryMiami Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate. It preserves Miami’s history and tells the story of the local communities, individuals, places and events. As a Museums for All partner, this museum offers an EBT discount.
Museum of Art and Design at Miami-Dade College – $3 or less
Located within the historic Freedom Tower at the Miami-Dade College campus, this museum hosts groundbreaking exhibitions and programs.
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens – FREE
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a Gilded Age estate on Biscayne Bay. It is surrounded by 10 acres of breathtaking gardens, a mangrove shoreline and so much more.
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.
Florida Keys History and Discovery Center – $3 per person
The Center’s permanent exhibits include First People / Indians, Pirates / Wreckers / Salvagers, Spanish Treasure Fleets, Legends of the Line and a permanent model replica of Indian Key circa 1840. Stories of the Upper Keys include Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, the Overseas Highway,a nd the 1835 Labor Day Hurricane.
History of Diving Museum – FREE
Visit the History of Diving Museum FREE with an EBT card! The museum showcases all manner of historical artifacts related to the history of diving and underwater exploration, but also showcases the special role of the Florida Keys in that history.
Fort East Martello Museum – $3 or less per person
Explore a Civil War era fort on beautiful Key West! This museum is a Museums for All partner and offers an EBT discount.
Key West Lighthouse & Keepers Quarters – $3 or less per person
The current Key West lighthouse opened in 1848 and made history with a woman lighthouse keeper. Although the lighthouse was decommissioned in 1969, it is open so visitors can walk up the 88 stairs to the top of the light and explore the history of the lighthouse keepers.
Key West Museum of Art & History – $3 or less per person
Located in the Custom House, The Museum of Art and History is a beautiful landmark that looks over Mallory’s historic seaport.
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens – $3 or less per person
The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens is unique because it is “the only frost-free, sub-tropical natural conservation habitat in the continental United States.”
Tennessee Williams Museum – $3 or less per person
For more than 30 years, Tennessee Williams lived in Key West. Now known as one of the greatest 20th century American playwrights, Williams earned two Pulitzer Prizes, Tony Awards, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom among others. The museum showcases his history.
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 Museum of Art – $3 per person
The Orlando Museum of Art welcomes EBT cardholders for just $3 per person, up to four people per EBT card. You will also have to show your photo ID. That’s a discount of 85% per adult!
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.
Art & History Museums of Maitland – FREE
EBT cardholders can receive free admission for up to four people. The A&H complex includes five museums which host a variety of permanent and rotating exhibitions. It is not clear if the EBT discount applies to all five museums or only certain ones. However, the five museums are the Maitland Art Center, Maitland Historical Museum, Telephone Museum, Waterhouse Residence Museum and Carpentry Shop Museum.
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida – FREE
Experience a life-changing free self-guided tour of the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida! The museum asks guests to make a reservation in advance but walk-ins are also allowed.
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens – $3 or less per person
The Polasek Museum and Gardens feature the work of Albin Polasek, a 20th century sculptor who focused on creating works showcasing nature and the beauty of movement.
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 – $2 per person
The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum “strives to inspire and engage children and families to explore, play, learn and discover through creative, interactive learning opportunities that integrate the arts, humanities and sciences in cultural and historical settings.” Up to four family members can get admission for just $2 each.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center – FREE
Loggerhead Marinelife Center is focused on rehabilitating sea turtles. You can visit their hospital to participate in daily programs, take tours, and see the sea turtles.
The Society of the Four Arts – FREE
The Society of the Four Arts focuses on music, art, drama and literature. Their grounds include gardens, libraries, art exhibitions, concerts and more.
West Palm Beach
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens – $3 or less per person
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens span two acres of the property that once belonged to renowned artist Ann Weaver Norton. The property includes nine monumental garden sculptures, 250 species of rare plants and 100 works of art.
Cox Science Center and Aquarium – $3 per person
Bring your EBT card to Cox Science Center and Aquarium and up to four people will receive admission for just $3 per person! You’ll need an ID card and either a SNAP or WIC card to receive this discount. Valid for general admission only.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium – $3 or less per person
SF Science Center joined Museums for All in August 2021! As a result, they charge $3 or less per person with EBT card, for up to four people.
Florida Holocaust Museum – $3 or less per person
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of all those who died in the Holocaust by continuing to teach about the inherent worth and dignity of human life.
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 family members, with an EBT card. Guests under 1 year of age are always free.
James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art – FREE
Thanks to donor support, guests with EBT are able to visit the James Museum for free (regular admission is $20!). This a great discount!
Morean Arts Center & Chihuly Collection – Free & $3 per person
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 the Chihuly Collection are normally $20 for general admission, but with your EBT card, it’s just $3 per person!
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg – FREE
Explore 5,000 years of civilization throughout thousands of objects. The museum includes iconic masterpieces from Monet and O’Keefe, a sculpture garden, and an impressive photography collection.
Salvador Dali Museum – $3 for adults
With an EBT card, adults pay $3 and children 5 and under are free! You’ll also receive free parking in the Dali Museum lot. You can also receive 10% discounts at the Museum Store!
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! Up to four people can enter for just $3 each, with EBT card.
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 Arts and Sciences – $3 or less per person
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is the largest art, science and history museum in Central Florida! As a Museums for All partner, they offer an EBT discount.
Gillespie Museum – FREE
The Gillespie Museum featured indoor and outdoor spaces, including a museum, sandhill ecosystem, pollination garden, and beekeeping center. They also feature a mineral collection and more.
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.
Wednesday 16th of November 2022
Hello my name is brandy I am a single mother of 4 yes I am working but only 3 days a week it is really hard out here !! And now everything is GONE WAY UP IN PRICE !! I can barely pay the bills and have money for gas !! I do have a car but it is broke down and I don’t have the money to pay for it !! I live in Clermont fl. Can you help me pleas !! Life is hard rn my kids are NOT GOJNV HAVE A CHRISTMESS THEY DIS G EVEN HAVE A BDAY PARTY LAST MONTH HALP ME J AM IN NEES
Wednesday 16th of November 2022
Hi Brandy. Here are some resources that may help: https://lowincomerelief.com/how-to-get-free-gas-vouchers/ https://lowincomerelief.com/free-car-repair-for-low-income-families/ https://lowincomerelief.com/get-free-christmas-toys-food-florida/
Saturday 4th of June 2022
Good morning I see that you advertised as free or reduced-price of zoos aquariums at Museum but I only see museums listed why is that
Saturday 4th of June 2022
Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.
Friday 11th of March 2022
Is there any kind of help in levy or alachua county?
Saturday 19th of March 2022
Great question! I’ll get that added to our research list and we’ll get that information added as soon as we can.
Thursday 17th of June 2021
I just wanted to say it’s really great what you do! Thank you for all the information!
Monday 13th of December 2021
Thanks for letting us know! I’m glad we were able to help.
Sunday 21st of July 2019
Thanks so much for compiling this list, do you know of any freebies In St Johns county? I'm a single mom living in the women's shelter here with my son, escaping from a domestic violence situation. Would like to find some cheap or free things to do around here with my kid or any other help specific to the St Augustine area. Thanks!
Tuesday 23rd of July 2019
Brandi, Here is a link to our Florida Archive so you can see everything we have available. Here are free and cheap things to do in Florida. I hope this helps. -Riley