Your Michigan Bridge Card can do THIS?!

(Last Updated On: January 2, 2020)

If you think your Michigan Bridge card can only be used for food or cash, you’re mistaken! Museums and other attractions often offer great discounts for people with food stamps cards. We’ve done some research to find out what your Michigan Bridge card can do for you.

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Get discounts with your Michigan Bridge card!

Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who have a Michigan Bridge card! With this discounted Amazon Prime membership, you’ll receive free two-day shipping on your Amazon orders and you’ll also enjoy access to FREE streaming services! You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.

Cell phones and service are available FREE for individuals and families who have a Michigan Bridge card. Find out who offers free phones and service in your area. 

Internet is available at low-cost from providers like Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more! These low income Internet services start at just $5 per month! Click here to learn how to get discounted Internet services!

Power companies often offer special programs for low income customers. If you’ve got a Michigan Bridge card, then you may be able to save money on your power bill!

Property tax exemptions may be available for eligible low income seniors and disabled veterans. You’ll need to contact your county for more information, including income limits and application instructions.

Student loans feature special repayment programs for low income borrowers. Get the details on these low income student loan repayment plans here!

Veterinary care can overwhelm a low income budget… but we found agencies that can help! Get the details here!

YMCA organizations typically offer discounts for low income individuals and families. If you have a Michigan Bridge card, then you may qualify for a discounted YMCA membership! Contact your local YMCA for details.

Did you know you could buy this with your Michigan Bridge card?

Did you know you can buy this?! You can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your Michigan Bridge card! You can also buy certain gift baskets and birthday cakes.

Did you know you can shop here?! Did you know that Costco, farmer’s markets and even you-pick strawberry fields can accept EBT benefits? Some retailers even give you discounts or free stuff if you shop there with your food stamps card!

Did you know you may be able to buy fast food?! Certain qualifying individuals may be able to use their food stamps funds for fast food purchases. Get the details here!

Wait — you can’t afford to miss this!

You could qualify for more food stamps funds! Do you run out of food stamps funds before the end of the month? Most people do. We’ve done a lot of research and found some easy, legal ways that you can increase the amount of food stamps money you get each month. Don’t make the same mistakes I did! Read this post to learn how to get more food stamps money each month.

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.

Get museum admission discounts with your Michigan Bridge card!

For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city.

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 Michigan resident to get these great deals!

Please note that 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.


Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum – $1.50 per person

Explore agricultural science, air, movement and so much more with the exhibits at Kids ‘N’ Stuff Children’s Museum. Families with an Michigan Bridge card save $5 each when they show their card and a valid form of ID!

Beaver Island

Beaver Island Historical Society – $3 or less per person

Explore the unique and fascinating history of this remote island in Lake Michigan. The Historical Society currently operates the Print Shop Museum, Marine Museum, Heritage Park and Protar Home.

Bloomfield Hills

Cranbook House and Gardens – Free

The Cranbook House is Detroit’s oldest surviving historic manor. At 30,000 square feet, there is a lot to explore! You can enjoy a guided tour of the first floor and explore the 40 acres of gardens, statues, fountains, pools, ponds and more. The tours are free for up to four people per SNAP card.


Children’s Museum of Branch County – Unknown

The Children’s Museum of Branch County features over 25 exhibits, including an art center, reading nook, and many interactive STEM activities.


Belle Isle Aquarium – FREE

The oldest aquarium in the country is now a Museums for All member!

Michigan Science Center – $3 or less per person

You’ll never run out of things to explore at Michigan Science Center! Aside from the permanent exhibits, there are constantly changing special exhibits, demonstrations and live shows. Whether you’re interested in life, space, health, engineering, physical science, you’ll find something here to satisfy your curiosity.


Forever Curious Children’s Museum – $2 per person

Young children and their families will enjoy the various activities, events, exhibits and programs at Forever Curious Little Children’s Museum. They even have occasional free admission days!


Flint Children’s Museum $3 per person

Children between the ages of 2and 10 will enjoy exploring the Discovery Zone. Exhibits change every three months but currently feature performing arts, health, fitness, transportation, and a hands-on study of how things work. A Tot Spot also focuses on young play for visitors who are three years old or younger.

Flint Institute of Art – FREE!

In addition to free Saturdays and participating in the Blue Star Museums program, Flint Institute of Art also offers free admission for Michigan Bridge card holders.

Grand Haven

Tri-Cities Historical Museum – FREE

Discover Tri-Cities life in the late 1800s! This historical museum features a pioneer cabin, logging camp, fur trader’s post, wigwam, agricultural barn, medical exhibit and more.

Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Art Museum – FREE

See the Grand Rapids Art Museum‘s collections and exhibitions completely free with your EBT card! You can bring three guests with each card.

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum – $1.75 per person

Explore exciting hands-on exhibits throughout Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Their exhibits currently showcase dinosaurs, market places, bubbles, playgrounds and so much more. The exhibits rotate frequently, so be sure to check their website!

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) – $3 or less per person*

UICA features independent movies, documentaries and international films. They also feature art galleries, artists’ markets, handmade item shops, and cutting-edge art exhibits from leading local, national and international artists. Enjoy this haven for contemporary art at a discount with your Michigan Bridge EBT card! (Admission is always FREE for families of veterans and active military!)

*As a Museums for All member, this museum charges $3 or less per person per visit. I am awaiting exact admission details and will update when I receive them.


Cappon House – $1 per person

The Cappon House was the home of Hollan’ds first mayor and local tannery proprietor. It was built in 1874 and has been partially restored.

If you have EBT or WIC, you will only have to pay $1 per person to visit the Cappon House and the Settler’s House (below). This discount is valid for up to four people.

Holland Armory – FREE

The Holland Armory was Holland’s original civic center. It also contains an exhibit on Holland’s National Guard (1921-1998). It is open by appointment only, but it is free.

Holland Museum – $1 per person

Learn the story of the Dutch immigrants who founded Holland, Michigan – and how it developed into today’s innovative and diverse community! Admission to the Holland Museum is just $1 per person with a food stamps card.

Settlers House – $1 per person

Built in 1867, the Settlers House survived the Great Holland Fire of 1871 and was continually lived in until the 1990s. This home has been restored to its original 1871 appearance. Tours begin at the Cappon House Visitors Center. The $1 admission covers both properties.


Ella Sharp Museum – FREE

In 1912, Ella Sharp willed her entire 530 acre property to the City of Jackson. The property has since been developed into a park and museum. It includes seven galleries, with hands-on children’s activities, art and more. In addition to the furnished Victorian home, visitors can also explore a one-room schoolhouse, authentic log cabin and other historical buildings. An EBT card allows your entire immediate family (direct dependents only) to visit the Ella Sharp Museum for free!


Impression 5 Science Center – $2 per person

Impression 5 is named for the five senses – and the exhibits are sure to engage each one of them! Over 120,000 families visit Impression 5’s 25,000 square feet of hands-on exhibits every year! With every EBT card, up to 6 people can receive the discount.


Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art – $3 per person*

This museum is part of the Midland Center for the Arts. It showcases the visual arts and sciences through education, expression and rotating exshibitions. Over 50,000 visitors per year wander the 14,000 square feet of gallery space. Be sure to stop by the family-friendly, hands-on Hall of Ideas! 

*As a Museums for All member, this museum charges $3 or less per person per visit. I am awaiting exact admission details and will update when I receive them.

Mt. Pleasant

Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum – $3 per person

At Mt. Pleasant, you’ll never run out of things to do. You can learn about the life of the honey bee in the Beemazium or enjoy a puppet show under the greenhouse. In the exploratorium, you can build an airplane and watch it fly! You can pretend in teh garden or farmer’s market. You can explore Japanese culture in the One World exhibit. Of course, there’s the ever popular water exhibits and racing airways… and we’re just getting started!

Up to 6 people may be admitted for $3 each.


Air Zoo – $2 per person

Air Zoo showcases aerospace science and history in two flight Centers. You can catch a free shuttle between the two. The Air Zoo has over 100 air and space artifacts and so much more!

Through the Museums for All program, you can get an EBT discount for up to six people per card. Children ages 0-4 are always free. If you receive WIC, you can also qualify for this discount! More info here. 


Meadow Brook – $3 per person

This great estate is a National Historic Landmark. It is a historic home that once belonged to Matilda Dodge Wilson, the widow of the automobile pioneer John Dodge. The 88,000 square foot home was constructed in the 1920s for $4 million. Tours are available for $3 per person, up to four people per EBT card.


Marshall M Fredericks Sculpture Museum – FREE

The Sculpture Museum is completely free! It includes over 2,000 objects that span the 70 year career of internationally-recognized Detroit-based sculptor Marshall M. Fredericks.

Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum -$3 per person

“We participate in the Museums for All initiative,” according to the website of Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum. “Families with a valid EBT card and photo ID can receive admission for $3 per person any time they visit. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the galleries and exhibits.”

The Saginaw Art Museum – $3 or less per person

Did you know that the Saginaw Art Museum is one of  the Great Lakes Bay Region’s foremost fine arts institution. It encourages the love of art by supporting education programs, collections and preservation endeavors. It is also a Blue Star Museum. 

*As a Museums for All member, this museum charges $3 or less per person per visit. I am awaiting exact admission details and will update when I receive them.

Traverse City

Dennos Museum Center – FREE

The Dennos Museum Center features an Inuit collection from the Canadian Arctic, as well as many other collections of sculptures and prints from the United States. It is always free with your EBT card!

Great Lakes Children’s Museum – Free Memberships!

Families with a Michigan Bridge EBT can apply for an annual family membership. This membership will provide free admission for the parent(s) and children in the household. In order to receive this membership, families must commit to visit the museum at least five (5) times during the membership period. If the family does not visit at least five times, they will not be allowed to re-apply.

Low-income families may also be able to receive scholarships for summer day camps, after-school enrichment programs and other programs that have an additional fee. Please inquire at the museum for more information.

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