From Williamstown to Mashpee, your MA food stamps card can get you into some truly wonderful places! Keep reading to find out how you can get free/reduced admission to the 100+ destinations, including the zoo, science museum and so much more!
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Got MA Food Stamps? You may qualify for these programs!
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Hubway is a bike share program in the Metro Boston area. Residents with MA food stamps pay just $5 per month (or $50 per year) for unlimited 60 minute trips on over 1,800 bikes across the participating region. Learn more or apply online!
Internet for $5-$10/month? We’ve found discounts from Comcast, CenturyLink and other providers around the US. Click here to see all the discounted Internet programs you could qualify for.
Plant a garden! The federal food stamps law says you can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your MA food stamps card!
Property tax exemptions may be available for low income veterans and seniors. You’ll need to contact your county assessor’s office for more info.
Summer food services help kids eat healthy when free or low cost school meals aren’t available.
YMCA offers reduced prices for low income individuals and families. Contact your local branch for details!
Did you know you could shop here (and buy this?!) with your MA food stamps?
Your food stamps card can do a lot more than just pick up groceries at your local supermarket!
Buy gift baskets and more! No joke – this is all part of the actual federal food stamps law. Here’s a list of unexpected things you can actually buy with your food stamps funds.
Shop at these retailers! Did you know that Costco, farmer’s markets and even you-pick strawberry fields can accept MA food stamps benefits? Some retailers (including farmer’s markets) even give you discounts or free stuff if you shop there with your food stamps card!
Wait — you can’t afford to miss this!
You could qualify for more food stamps funds! Eating well on a food stamps budget can be miserable. Sometimes, it’s downright impossible! The meager amount that you’re awarded each month is probably not sufficient to actually buy the food you need. That’s why we dug into the law to find out how they calculate the award and what you can do to increase it! We’ve found several legal ways you can increase your food stamps funds. Ready? Here’s what we know about getting more food stamps money.
You can even get cash back from your food stamps card! It’s true and it’s legal – no cash benefits required. One of our readers earned an additional $437.84 just by shopping with her food stamps card. She uses that extra money to buy diapers, wipes and other essentials. Here’s how.
Got MA food stamps? You can get discounts on community classes and workshops!
Hitchock Center for the Environment (Amherst) – FREE
Your MA food stamps card can qualify you for a free membership to the Hitchcock Center. You’ll also enjoy free single-event community programs!
For multi-event or series Community Programs, you’ll receive a 20% discount off the usual member rate. Children and Family Prorams are availalbe at the Member Rate. However, financial aid awards are available for homeschool and summer camp.
Meadowedge Art (Bernardston) – FREE
Meadowedge Art provides visual arts classes for children between the ages of 4 and 13 years old. Their classes are small and last up to 10 weeks. Their classes are usually $160-$220, but EBT Card to Culture states that you can enroll in four FREE classes or workshops each year with your MA food stamps card!
Boston By Foot (Boston) – $1 Tickets
Take a walking tour of Boston with Boston By Foot! These tours are just $1 each for guests with MA food stamps cards. You’ll need to reserve your tickets in advance.
Boston City Singers (Boston) – $50 per semester
This program trains young singers between the ages of 4 and 18 through weekly singing classesa nd chorus rehearsals. According to their website, “100% of Boston City Singers graduates attend four-year colleges” and “this year, our graduates amassed over $300,000 in scholarships.” If you have a MA food stamps card, your child could participate for just $50 per semester!
Community Music Center of Boston (Boston) – Financial Aid
The Community Music Center is a music school and creative hub. According to the Card to Culture website, students with MA food stamps cards will automatically qualify for financial aid assistance.
Freelance Players (Boston) – 75% Discount
Apollinaire Theatre Play Lab (Chelsea) – $40 per class
If you have a MA food stamps card, then you can participate in a class (up to 10 weeks long) for just $40! They offer ballet play, dance theatre workshops and others. They also offer scholarships for those who cannot afford the standard price.
Berkshire Pulse Studios (Great Barrington) – 50% Off
Berkshire Pulse Studios provides classes and programs focused on world dance, music and culture. Offerings include Tai Chi, Ballet, World Music, Zumba, Flamenco, African Dance, Yoga, Hip Hop, and more. Guests with a MA food stamps card receive half-off all Community Classes and Performing Arts Program Enrollments!
Flying Cloud Institute (Great Barrington) – Financial Aid
With the tagline “where science meets art,” Flying Cloud Institute seeks to promote creative thinking and problem solving through STEAM-based studies. The Institute provides summer and after school programs for children between Kindergarten and high school. The Card to Culture website indicates that MA food stamps recipients automatically qualify for financial assistance for summer 2018 programs.
Raw Art Works Inc. (Lynn) – FREE
Raw Art Works is a youth arts organization that provides a safe space for children to be creative and connect with their own lives. They offer free programs for children ages 7-19 that range from film-making to painting! Programs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Mudflat Pottery School, Inc. (Somerville) – 50% Discount
Mudflat Pottery Studio offers lessons for students of all ages and levels. If you receive MA food stamps, you’ll automatically qualify for 50% off your tuition costs.
Martha’s Vineyard Museum (Vineyard Haven) – $3 or less per person
The museum showcases the history, heritage and diversity of the Island. The museum showcases rotating exhibitions and permanent collections.
Wellfleet Preservation Hall (Wellfleet) – FREE
Wellfleet Preservation Hall is a community center dedicated to arts, culture and community. Through EBT Card to Culture, those with MA food stamps cards get free admission to all classes and events (depending on availability, of course).
Got MA food stamps? Get discounts at tons of museums and destinations!
There are two programs that provide discounts for MA food stamps recipients. The EBT Card to Culture program is an amazing Massachusetts partnership that only benefits MA food stamps cardholders. The nationwide Museums for All program provides admission for everyone with EBT cards from all 50 states, so we’ve used green titles for these museums.
It is important to remember that you cannot pay for admission with your MA food stamps 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.
The Discovery Museum (Acton) – $1 per person
With the new Discovery Woods feature opening next month, you’re not going to want to miss this! Pay just $1 per person for up to 6 people. The Discover Museums include The Children’s Discovery Museum and The Science Discovery Museum. For more information, please click here.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (Amherst) – FREE
Get free admission for four people with your EBT card!
Addison Gallery of American Art (Andover) – FREE
Visit the Addison Gallery of American Art completely FREE with your EBT card! As an EBT Card to Culture program participant, Addison Gallery provides all of its programs free to EBT cardholders.
Beverly Historical Society (Beverly) – $2 per person
Since 1891, the Beverly Historical Society has been collecting objects, documents and more to preserve the history of Massachusetts’ North Shore. With nearly a million objects and three historic properties, the Society invites everyone to explore and experience Beverly’s rich history.
Historic Beverly – $2 per adult, children free
Historic Beverly includes the Balch House, Cabot House and Hale Farm. Exhibits, collections, lectures and other events are also available. With a food stamps card, you can get $2 admission for four people ages 16+.
Bakalar and Paine Galleries at MassArt (Boston) – FREE
All lectures and exhibitions are free for everyone! Billed as the largest free contemporary art space in New England, the Bakalar and Paine Galleries at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a Card to Culture partner.
Boston Athenaeum (Boston) – $2 per adult, kids free
The Boston Athenaeum features extensive collections, as well as events and rotating exhibitions. Your entire household can receive a discount with your MA food stamps card! The admission rate is $2 per adult (ages 13 and up) and children (12 and under) are free.
Boston Children’s Museum (Boston) – $2 per person
Boston Children’s Museum invites MA food stamps cardholders to pay just $2 per person for admission (for up to 4 people)! You will also need to provide a photo ID. If $2 per person is still more than you can afford, you can get $1 admission on Fridays between 5pm and 9pm. New England K-8 teachers and military personnel are always free.
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate (Boston) – $2 per person
The Institute includes exhibits, programs, and educational experiences for guests of all ages. This discount is valid for up to four people per EBT card.
Fort Point Arts Community (Boston) – FREE
FPAC features gallery space, year-round programming, and an art lending program. It is always free for everyone!
Franklin Park Zoo (Boston) – $2 per person
Present your Massachusetts EBT card to receive the discounted rate for up to 5 people. This excellent offer is only valid for MA residents!
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston) – FREE
The ICA hosts a variety of modern art exhibitions, including music, dance, film, tours and teen programming. Only one person per EBT card can visit free!
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston) – $2 per person
A rich, historic art collection awaits inside the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The collection includes paintings, sculpture, furniture, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, letters and photographs. Items from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, the Islamic world and so much more are viewable here.
This discount is valid for up to 4 adults. Guests under 18 are always free. This location is also a Blue Star Museum… and if your name is Isabella, you can register for free lifetime admission!
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (Boston) – $4 per person
Explore the exhibits, materials, free educational programs, performing arts series and more at the JFK Presidential Library for just $4 per person (up to 4 people). Children 12 and under are always free! For more information, please click here.
King’s Chapel Historic Site (Boston) – FREE
Explore the history of King’s Chapel and it’s 300+ year history. Admission is always free with a suggested donation. However, MA food stamps cardholders can get guided tour tickets for just $2 per person for up to five people!
Mary Baker Eddy Library (Boston) – $2 per adult, children free
Go to the library, if for no other reason than the world-famous Mapparium. This three-story, stained-glass globe is absolutely stunning. You can visit for $2 per adult. Children under age 18 are free.
Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) – $3 per person
This location is also a Blue Star Museum. The Museum of Fine Arts provides this EBT discount for up to 4 adults (visitors under 18 are always free!)
Museum of Science (Boston) – FREE
Explore the world of science and technology absolutely free at Boston’s Museum of Science. With constantly evolving exhibits and programs, the museum features a butterfly garden, summer courses, live presentations and so much more.
New England Aquarium (Boston) – $5 per person
I recently received an update from the New England Aquarium. As their website indicates, “Show your Massachusetts EBT or WIC card plus a photo ID and receive up to four admission tickets at a discounted rate of $5 per person (as of July 1, 2018). Available to Massachusetts residents only and valid any day the Aquarium is open. Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Not valid for whale watches or at the Simons IMAX Theatre. The Aquarium does not process EBT transactions—cash or other payment must be provided.”
Massachusetts Historical Society (Boston) – FREE
Although the library and exhibitions are always free, visitors with MA food stamps cards can participate in public programs for free also! As long as there is space available and you register in advance, you won’t have to pay the registration fee.
Old North Church and Historic Site (Boston) – FREE
Explore the Church with a guided tour! With your EBT card, you can receive up to four free tickets for all regularly scheduled tours (subject to availability, of course).
Old South Meeting House (Boston) – $1 per person
Visit the Old South Meeting House, where the Boston Tea Party began in 1773! With an EBT or WIC card, you can visit for just $1 per person!
Paul Revere House (Boston) – $1 per person
The Paul Revere House participates in the EBT Card to Culture program and provides $1 admission to guests with an EBT card.
Old State House (Boston) – FREE
Visit the birthplace of the American Revolution! With a MA food stamps card, your visit will be completely free.
Sports Museum (Boston) – $3 per adult, children free
Tour a half-mile of exhibits celebrating the history of Boston sports! Admission is just $3 for adults and free for children (ages 18 and under)!
Wheelock Family Theatre (Boston) – $10 tickets
With your EBT card, you can get up to four $10 mezzanine tickets!
Fuller Craft Museum (Brockton) – $2 per person
The craft museum’s collections and exhibits include ceramics, glass, fiber, metal, wood and outdoor sculptures. They provide discounted admission of just $2 per person with an EBT card!
Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Boylston) – $2 per person
Wander 16 gardens over 130 acres at the headquarters of the Worcester County Horticultural Society (WCHS). It is the third oldest horticultural society in the United States. Children under age 6 are always free. There is a limit of 4 discounts per EBT card.
Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge) – FREE
The Harvard Art Museums host several interesting collections, including Roman Domestic Art, Near-Eastern Bronzes and more! Up to six people can receive free admission with each MA food stamps card.
Harvard Museums of Science & Culture (Cambridge) – $3 per person
The Museums include the Harvard Semitic Museum, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.
Admission is $3 to each museum, but the website indicates that admission to the Museum of Natural History also provides admission to the Peabody Museum on the same day.
MIT List Visual Arts Center (Cambridge) – FREE
Located on the MIT campus, this contemporary art center offers free exhibitions and programs.
Museum of American Bird Art (Canton) – FREE
You can get FREE admission to certain Audubon locations and sanctuaries with your MA food stamps card! Up to four people can visit the Museum of American Bird Art free per EBT card.
USS Constitution Museum (Charlestown) – FREE
The USS Constitution Museum is operated separately than the actual USS Constitution ship. In the museum, you can engage with hands-on exhibits to discover what it’s like to be a sailor. Donations are encouraged but not required.
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum Inc (Chestnut Hill) – FREE
Discover the country’s first metropolitan water systems through exhibitions and engaging programs! Admission is free.
Museum of Russian Icons (Clinton) – $2 per person
More than 1,000 Russian icons and artifacts are on display here, making this the largest collection of its kind on our continent. View 600 years of history, including important paintings and more. A complimentary audio tour is included in admission, if you would like to use it. Visitors who are under age 3 are always free. Up to 4 people can receive the discount with an EBT card.
Concord Museum (Concord) – $2 per person
The Concord Museum features Revolutionary War artifacts, ancient Native American stone tools, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study, Henry David Thoreau’s bed, period rooms and more. Up to four people can visit for just $2 per person with a MA food stamps card!
Historic Deerfield (Deerfield) – 50% Discount
Spend a day in Old New England in this 18th century colonial village. Historic Deerfield includes multiple historic homes, properties and collections. With your MA food stamps card, you’ll receive a 50% discount on admission!
Cape Code Museum of Art (Dennis) – FREE
View the art of Cape Cod’s finest artists at this cultural hub. They offer free general admission for adults and children with a MA food stamps card!
Duxbury Rural & Historical Society (Duxbury) – FREE
Bring your MA food stamps card to Duxbury and your immediate family will be able to tour the King Caesar House and/or Bradford House Museum for free! This discount is also available for WIC participants.
Children’s Museum of Easton (Easton) – $2 per person
Children up to age 8 will love the Children’s Museum of Easton! Located in the Old Fire Station, the museum provides three floors of engaging hands-on experiences and interactive exhibits for kids. Only 4 people can receive this discount per EBT card.
Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River (Fall River) – $3 per person
Children love the fun, hands-on exhibits at the Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River! Exhibits include World of Water, LEGO Room, Education Station, Violet’s Music Room, Dino Dig, Circle Room, All About Colors, Transportation Room and more!
Fitchburg Art Museum (Fitchburg) – $2 per adult
Fitchburg Art Museum features exhibitions, programs and a community gallery that showcases local artists. The Card to Culture websites that MA food stamps recipients can visit for just $2 per adult!
Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester) – FREE
The Cape Ann Museum features collections, exhibits and events focused on the art, history and culture of the local area. Children ages 18 and under are always free. Admission is free for families with MA food stamps, too!
Maritime Gloucester (Gloucester) – FREE
This working waterfront museum features a Sea Pocket Aquarium, Gorton’s Seafoods Gallery, Marine Research Laboratory, Sanctuary Exhibit and more. With your MA food stamps card, you’ll get free admission to the standing exhibits (including any drop-in programs).
Children’s Museum of Holyoke (Holyoke) – $2 per person
Climb, play and explore at the Children’s Museum of Holyoke. Parents and children are encouraged to play together as they explore the Curvy Climber, Curvy Crawler, Water Table, Vet Clinic, Frozen Shadow Room, Imagination Playground and so much more. Up to four people can receive the discounted rate per EBT card.
The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home (Lenox) – FREE
Experience the vibrant cultural center that evolved from Edith Wharton’s humanitarian legacy. It’s free with your MA food stamps card!
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum (Lincoln) – $1 per person
DeCordova features a sculpture park, exhibits and engaging interactive activities. With a valid MA food stamps card, you can visit for just $1 per person!
Drumlin Farm (Lincoln) – FREE
You can get FREE admission to certain Audubon locations and sanctuaries with your MA food stamps card! Up to four people can visit Drumlin Farm free per EBT card.
Lynn Museum (Lynn) – $2 per adult, children free
The Lynn Museum showcases Lynn’s history through exhibits, crafts, photographs and other collections. The museum offers $2 admission for adults. Children under 18 are free.
Cape Cod Children’s Museum (Mashpee) – $2 per person
The Cape Cod Children’s Museum welcomes EBT cardholders to explore their castle, diner, post office, tree house, pirate ship, gravity wall, and so much more for just $2 per person (up to 4 people).
Royall House and Slave Quarters (Medford) – $2 per person
This property once belonged to the family that owned the most slaves in all of Massachusetts. The Slav Quarters is the only remaining such structure in the northern United States. See relics from this painful history for just $2 per person.
Blue Hills Trailside Museum (Milton) – FREE
You can get FREE admission to certain Audubon locations and sanctuaries with your MA food stamps card! Up to four people can visit the Blue Hills Trailside Museum free per EBT card.
New Bedford Art Museum (New Bedford) – FREE
Two adults can receive free admission to the New Bedford Art Museum with an EBT card. Children are free, too!
New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford) – $3 per person
Explore the world of whales and whaling at this coastal whaling museum. You can admire five whale skeletons, the world’s largest ship model and America’s longest painting for just $3 per person, up to 6 people per MA food stamps card!
Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum (New Bedford) – $3 per adult, children free
Built by shipwrights for a whaling merchant, the RJD House and Garden Museum features marvelous architecture and a full city block of gardens. Visit for just $3 per person with your MA food stamps card!
Historic Newton (Newton) – $2 per person
Historic Newton includes two museums, the Jackson Homestead Museum and the Durant-Kendrick House. With a MA food stamps card, you can visit one museum for $2 or both for $4!
MASS MoCA (North Adams) – $2 per adult, children free
Designed to showcase today’s most evocative art, MASS MoCA features sculpture, dance, film, photography, theater, and more. Visit for just $2 per adult with your MA food stamps card!
Smith College Museum of Art (Northampton) – FREE
Visit the exhibition galleries and see the permanent collection of Smith College Museum of Art for free!
Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield) – FREE for 2 adults and 2 children
Two adults and two children can receive free admission with an MA food stamps card and photo ID. This discount only applies during regular hours and cannot be used for special events. You can also get a free pass for two adults and two children from the local library!
Hancock Shaker Village (Pittsfield) – FREE
If you have MA food stamps, you can bring two adults and any children in your household (ages 17 and under) to the Hancock Shaker Village for free!
Center for Coastal Studies (Provincetown) – FREE
The Center for Coastal Studies is a research facility that focuses on whale research, animal entanglement response, marine geology, water quality and more. You can visit the exhibits, events, lectures, field walks and SEA Space Marine Discovery Center free with your MA food stamps card!
Provincetown Art Association and Museum (Provincetown) – $5 per person
If you have MA food stamps, show your card at the front desk to receive 50% off admission to PAAM! The usual admission rate is $10, so MA food stamps recipients get in for just $5 each.
Peabody Essex Museum (Salem) – FREE for 2 adults (kids always free)
Save up to $40 on your trip to Peabody Essex Museum! Admission is typically $20 each, but two adults can be admitted free with an EBT card. Children are always free! You can see the museum’s current offerings online here. This is also a Blue Star Museum.
Heritage Museums & Gardens (Sandwich) – FREE
Explore 100 acres of family fun at the Heritage Museums & Gardens! Three galleries and expansive gardens are available for your viewing pleasure. You’ll find a vintage carousel that still runs, a collection of American Folk Art, classic automobiles and many travelling exhibits.
Springfield Museums (Springfield) – $3 per person
Visit Springfield Museums for just $3 per person, up to 6 people per MA food stamps card! They showcase “art, history, science and Seuss.”
Chesterwood (Stockbridge) – FREE
Chesterwood is composed of the country home, studio and gardens of American sculptor Daniel Chester French, who created the Lincoln statue for the Lincoln Memorial in DC. There are exhibits and collections available on-site. The free admission for MA food stamps recipients does not include lectures or special events.
Norman Rockwell Museum (Stockbridge) – FREE
In 1973, artist Norman Rockwell gave his entire personal collection to the museum so that it could be preserved. The 367 pieces of art include large-scale oil paintings such as Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, the Marriage License and more. Up to four people may receive free admission with an EBT card.
Stone Zoo (Stoneham) – $2 per person
This zoo is 26 acres of fun! For just $3 extra per person, you can also take a ride on the Children’s Train! Up to 5 people can receive the discount per EBT card.
Old Sturbridge Village (Sturbridge) – $3 per person
Step into a rural New England Town authentic to 1830! Old Sturbridge Village is the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, with over 40 original buildings across 200 acres. Authentic costumed historians and heritage farm animals are on-site. Visit for just $3 per person with your MA food stamps card!
Gore Place (Waltham) – FREE
Explore three centuries’ worth of history on 50 acres. Gore Place includes mansion tours, an outdoor play space, Tot Time farm, Take a Walk backpack activities and so much more. Two adults and two children can visit free per MA food stamps card.
Davis Museum at Wellesley College (Wellesley) – FREE
The Davis is a fine art museum with collections that span global history. It’s always free to everyone, but since they’re included in the EBT Card to Culture program, though, I wanted to include them here also.
Gardens at Elm Bank (Wellesley) – FREE
Two adults and all children under the age of 12 can visit the Gardens at Elm Bank free of charge with their MA food stamps card!
Wenham Museum – $3 or less per person
The Wenham Museum features activities and events for people of all ages and interests. In addition to their fascinating exhibits, they also feature fun events including an upcoming meet-and-great with a Boston-area chef and their annual Lego train festival.
Spellman Museum of Stamps& Postal History (Weston) – $5 Discount
Get a $5 discount off of adult admission with your MA food stamps card! Children and senior citizens can visit for free.
Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute (Williamstown) – FREE!
The Clark has a generous FREE admission policy for EBT cardholders. Kids (under 18 years) and students with ID are always free.
ArtsWorcester (Worcester) – FREE
ArtsWorcester features 300 artists in 20 exhibitions across three venues. The gallery is open and free for everyone.
EcoTarium (Worcester) – $2 per person
Explore the animals and the exciting EcoTarium exhibits for just $2 per person! Admission must be paid in cash, as checks and credit cards are not allowed under this program.
Worcester Art Museum (Worcester) – $2 per person
The art museum features an extensive collection, classes for all ages and special exhibitions. Children under 3 are free.
Worcester Historical Museum (Worcester) – $2 per person
The historical museum features a gallery, artifacts and a rotating display of special exhibits, such as “Take a Bite Out of History.” View their current offerings by clicking here. Nearby Salisbury Mansion is also a part of the museum and is Worcester’s only historic house museum.
Historic New England – $3 or less per person
Historic New England operates 15 historic locations across Massachussetts. These 15 locations are all participating in Museums for All and therefore charge $3 or less per person.
- Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester
- Codman Estate in LIncoln
- Coffin House in Newbury
- Cogswell’s Grant in Essex
- Eustis Estate Museum is Milton
- Gedney House in Salem
- Gropius House in Lincoln
- Lyman Estate in Waltham
- Lyman Estate Greenhouses in Waltham
- Otis House in Boston
- Phillips House in Salem
- Quincy House in Quincy
- SPencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury
- Swett-Ilsley House in Newbury
- Winslow Crocker house in Yarmouth Port