Did you know you can use your Colorado SNAP card to get discounted admission to the Denver Zoo, WOW Children’s Museum and so much more? You can also use your EBT card to get food deliveries from Schwans or purchase gift baskets on holidays.
5 Things You Need to Know about EBT Discounts in Colorado
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 Colorado SNAP benefits.
(If you’re just here to learn about how to get free admission with EBT cards in Colorado, keep scrolling. Our admission list is lower in this article.)
- Apply for Colorado 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!
EBT = Discounts in Colorado!
If you’ve got food stamps benefits in Colorado, then you may qualify for these incredible deals! We’ve found tons of EBT discounts in Colorado!
50% off Amazon Prime
Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive either Colorado SNAP or Medicaid benefits! You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.
Free Cell Phones & Service
Cell phones and service are available FREE for individuals and families who receive EBT benefits. We’ve got a list of providers here.
Low income families may be able to get free or very low cost computers from several different agencies! Get the full list of organizations that offer free computers for low income families here.
YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. Contact your local YMCA for details.
If you’re looking for EBT discounts in Colorado, then you may also be eligible for these assistance programs:
- Down payment assistance grants may be available to help you buy a home. Colorado programs offer up to $10,000 in down payment assistance!
- Legal aid and free legal services, including help answering lawsuits and creating wills!
- Property tax exemptions for low income seniors and disabled veterans!
- Student loan assistance ($0 per month payments!)
- Summer meals (free for kids ages 18 and under!)
- Tax filing assistance
- Utility assistance (help paying electric bills, free weatherization assistance and more!)
- Pet care assistance (veterinary care grants, free pet food, free boarding and more!)
Get Free Admission with EBT Cards in Colorado!
It’s true! We’ve found some incredible EBT discounts in Colorado. By far, the best are our low cost and free EBT discounts on activity and event admissions!
You can’t pay for admission with your EBT card. Some attractions offer free admission with EBT in Colorado, but others just provide a discount. You cannot pay for admission with your EBT card. You will show the EBT card to receive the discount but you will need to pay the remaining admission price, if any, in cash or with a credit/debit card.
This list is alphabetical for your convenience. For your convenience, we’ve organized our list alphabetically by city so you can quickly and easily find what museums and attractions offer free admission with EBT cards in Colorado cities near you! Museums in green, offer a discount to anyone with an EBT card from any state.
Fiske Planetarium at CU Boulder – FREE
If you have Colorado SNAP, then you can visit the all-new Museum of Boulder for FREE! Instead of limiting the admission price to a certain number of people, the Museum of Boulder welcomes your entire immediate family (you, your partner and your children) for the same low rate!
Museum of Boulder – $3 or less per person
The Fiske Planetarium has joined Museums for All but it is not clear what is included with the EBT discount.
Mountain Top Explorium – $3 or less per person
Mountain Top Explorium is a children’s museum that focuses on inspiring creativity and curiosity through playful experiences.
Garden of the Gods – FREE
Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center is always free for everyone. Since they’ve officially joined Museums for All, however, they’ve earned an honorary mention in this list of EBT discounts in Colorado.
Pikes Peak Children’s Museum – $3 or less per person
Pikes Peak Children’s Museum has joined Museums for All, so they offer admission for $3 or less per person for up to four people per EBT card.
Space Foundation Discovery Center – $3 per person
The Space Foundation Discovery Center has TWO Community Access Programs! They offer an EBT discount so low income families (up to four people) can visit for just $3 per person.
If you are local, you may qualify for an even better deal! They have a Community Access Passport, which is one of the ultimate EBT discounts in Colorado. This program provides a reduced price family membership for up to two adults and up to six children. This pass costs just $20 per year!
Trailhead Children’s Museum – $3 or less per person
Trailhead Children’s Museum offers educational fun for children of all ages! They have giant foam blocks, a nature playhouse, engineering labs and more. You can bring your own snacks and drinks as long as they stay in designated eating areas!
Children’s Museum of Denver – $1 per person
Explore all of the amazing adventures available at the Children’s Museum of Denver for just $1 per person! Surprisingly, you can bring up to 10 family members along for this discounted price. Free parking is also available.
Clyfford Still Museum – $1 per person
In order to claim your discounted tickets to Clyfford Still Museum, you will need to enter the discount code Explorer/SNAP during online checkout. You will be required to show your EBT card and photo ID when you arrive at the museum. This discount is good for you and up to NINE additional adults!
Denver Art Museum – $1 per person
The Denver Art Museum participates in the Explorer Pass! The Explorer Pass is one of the easiest ways to get almost free admission with an EBT card in Colorado. With the Explorer Pass, you can get $1 per person admission for up to 10 people!
Denver Botanic Gardens – $1 per person
If you have Denver EBT, then you can bring up to 10 people to Denver Botanic Gardens for just $1 per person! The offer is valid during normal business hours and does not include special events. Please note that the Chatfield Farms location charges $1 per car.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science – $1 per person
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is a fascinating place for visitors of all ages! The museum features exhibits that invite you to explore space, prehistory, wildlife, gems, health and so much more. Up to 10 family members can receive admission at this discounted price.
Denver Zoo – $1 per person
Wondering about the Denver Zoo prices with EBT cards? It may depend on the time of year so it’s important to pay attention to the details.
The Denver Zoo has partnered with Denver Human Services to provide $1 admission to those with an EBT card from any state! You can bring up to nine family members with you per visit. You will need to order tickets online and show your EBT card at entry.
History Colorado Center – $1 per person
History Colorado is an award-winning tourist destination and learning center! See exhibitions, attend public events and so much more! If you have a Colorado SNAP card, then you will receive admission for just $1. In fact, you can bring up to nine guests for the same low price!
MCA Denver – Free
According to the MCA Denver website, “We proudly offer Denver-area SNAP recipients free admission every day.” The museum is also free for everyone ages 18 and under, always.
Molly Brown House Museum – $2 per person
This historical house preserves the story of Titanic survivor Margaret Tobin Brown. The house is an eclectic and unique architectural marvel designed by well-known architect William Lang. Admission is just $2 per person, when showing your EBT card.
The Powerhouse Science Center | Maker Lab – $1 per person
The Powerhouse Science Center and Maker Lab welcome EBT cardholders for just $1 per person! This is a huge savings because regular admission is $14!
Wings Over the Rockies – $1 per person
Wings Over the Rockies participates in the Explorer Pass program. With every EBT card, they welcome up to 10 people for just $1 each. This discounted admission does not include simulators or special events. Their website states that SNAP participants must contact Britni LeRoux at [email protected] at least 48 hours in advance to schedule your Wings visit.
Reduced Fee Recreation Program
Low income Fort Collins residents can apply for a reduced fee recreation program that can help you participate in community events! Instead of full price, families will pay no more than $40 per year for an unlimited number of children!
Dinosaur Journey Museum – $3 or less per person
The Dinosaur Journey Museum takes visitors on a unique journey through the world of dinosaurs with real fossils, cast skeletons, and reconstructions. There are over 15,000 specimens available and there are engaging interactive exhibits for all ages. There’s an earthquake simulator, a sandbox, a dinosaur library and a quarry site for kids to excavate bones!
Hamill House – $3 or less per person
The Hamill House was built in 1867. It was owned by a successful mine owner0operator, who expanded and remodeled the home. The renovated home now serves as a local museum of history.
Museum of the West – $3 or less per person
Experience thousands of years of American history as you ride a stagecoach, fly a Cessna, and sit in a one-room schoolhouse! This museum has joined Museums for All, so we’re pleased to add it to our list of EBT discounts in Colorado!
Centennial Village Museum – $3 or less per person
Experience history as you wander through 35 historical buildings and interact with costumed interpreters! Since Greeley Museums are a Museums for All partner, Centennial Village charges $3 or less per person for up to four people per EBT card.
Greeley History Museum – $3 or less per person
The Greeley History Museum focuses on the history of Greeley and Weld County. They showcase permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs and more.
Meeker Home Museum – $3 or less per person
Explore the 1870 home of Greleey’s founding family! The artifacts in this home include a 10-foot tall diamond dust mirror. Visitors are also invited to walk the grounds.
White-Plumb Farm Learning Center – $3 or less per person
In addition to exploring this fascinating Centennial Farm, volunteers can also participate in the Grow a Row Garden Project!
WOW Children’s Museum – $10 per family PER YEAR!
WOW is right! If you receive any form of public assistance (including EBT, Medicaid or WIC), then you can receive a $10 Play for All membership to WOW Children’s Museum!
Longmont Museum – $0.25 per person
The Longmont Museum features rotating exhibits of history, art, and science. There are also some stationary exhibits featuring local history and culture. An Auditorium, stage, atrium and education center are also located at the museum. You can visit for just 25 cents per person with an EBT card!
City of Louisville Historical Museum – FREE
The Louisville Historical Museum showcases the diverse history of the Louisville area. They invite local residents to become part of the story through various programs, such as their COVID-19 Experience Kits.
Loveland Museum – $3 per person
The Loveland Museum is mostly free. However, they do charge admission for their Main Gallery art exhibits. Admission is usually $7 per person, but you’ll pay just $3 per person with an EBT card.
Montrose Children’s Museum – $3 or less per person
The Montrose Children’s Museum is still being constructed in Montrose. However, they have already pledged to join Museums for All when they open so you should be able to enjoy that EBT discount as soon as their museum is ready for visitors.
Pueblo Heritage Museum – $3 per person
The Pueblo Heritage Museum shares the heritage of Southeastern Colorado. Up to four people can visit for $3 each with a SNAP card!
Pueblo Zoo – $3 per person
As a Museums for All member, the Pueblo Zoo offers one of the most fabulous EBT discounts in Colorado! Up to four people can visit for just $3 per person, per EBT card.
Rosemount Museum – up to $3 per person
Rosemount Museum is listed as a Museums for All member of the MfA website. However, the Rosemount website does not discuss their discount. However, MfA rules stated that they cannot charge more than $3 per person for up to four people.
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center – $3 or less per person
The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center offers five exhibit galleries, a children’s museum, and events. It is not immediately clear what is included in the EBT discounted admission or what the specific rate is.
Steelworks Center of the West – up to $3 per person
The Steelworks Museum was built in 1901 to celebrate all aspects of the steelwork industry. As a Museums for All member, admission is $3 or less per person, up to four people per EBT card.
Butterfly Pavillion – $2
The Butterfly Pavilion allows SNAP users admission for just $2 a person for their whole party up to 10 people! This is part of the Explorer Pass program, one of the best EBT discounts in Colorado.