Looking for free admission, free internet and other perks related to NY food stamps or NYC food stamps? A New York food stamps card can do so much more than buy groceries and give you cash benefits. It can also be used for discounted admission, growing a garden and so much more!
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7 Tips About NY Food Stamps
- Apply for NY food stamps online. Sometimes, we’ll get comments from people who are too nervous to apply in person. The good news is that you can apply online and skip the lines!
- You can buy fruit trees. It’s true! You can buy much more than just groceries. You can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your NY food stamps card! You can also buy certain gift baskets and birthday cakes. Here are some other surprising things you can buy with food stamps.
- 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. We’ve cracked the code on how the food stamps office determines your monthly food stamps allotment… and we’ve discovered ways that you can increase your monthly balance! Learn the trick that 90% of people don’t know about.
- You can get cash back (it’s legal)! With smart shopping techniques, you can put cash back in your pocket when you shop with EBT. Here’s how.
- You can shop at many places. Sure, you can spend your NY food stamps at the grocery store down the street… but you may be able to get better deals from places like Costco, Schwan’s and even Community Supported Agriculture programs! Some retailers, such as Farmer’s Markets, often offer double-up programs where you can get twice as much food as you pay for. Here’s where you can shop with EBT. Some retailers (including farmer’s markets) even give you discounts or free stuff if you shop there with your food stamps card!
- You can use your EBT card in other states! Not only can you shop in other states, you can also get EBT discounts in other states. All of our state lists use green titles to indicate what venues accept out-of-state EBT cards for discounts.
Got NY Food Stamps? You can get discounts and freebies!
We’ve found some incredible EBT discounts in New York. These benefits are available statewide.
50% off Amazon Prime
Amazon is one of my favorite EBT discounts. Your NY food stamps card can help you get free two-day shipping and free streaming access for about half price. Claim your discount now!
Depending on where you live, you may be able to get discounted Internet from some of these providers. We’ve found around a dozen Internet deals that cost $20 or less – and one starts at just $5/mo! Here’s what you need to know.
FREE Cell Phones & Service
Stop paying for cell phone service! If you have NY food stamps, you likely also qualify for these FREE smartphones and FREE monthly service plans (including data)! Just pick a provider to get started.
Low income individuals and families may qualify for a new or better computer for free! Try this.
Can’t afford the YMCA’s normal rates? If you’re low income, you may be able to get a scholarship or discount.
If you’re looking for EBT discounts in New York, you may also qualify for these programs!
- Homebuyer assistance programs (including down payment assistance, Habitat for Humanity, Dollar Homes and more!)
- Legal aid
- Property tax exemptions
- 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!)
Arts Access is a program for low income residents of Western New York. This program connects you with free and low cost cultural opportunities, such as comedy shows, theater productions and museums!
This program allows you to register for an Art Access card, which can be used to obtain free tickets (at least 2) and transportation to venues and events in your area! To qualify for an Arts Access Pass, you must receive some form of income-based NYS public assistance, such as NY food stamps. Find more information on their website.
As of this writing, participating venues/events include:
- Albright-Knox Art Gallery
- Aquarium of Niagara
- Artpark State Park
- Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
- Buffalo Choral Arts Society
- Buffalo History Museum
- Buffalo Museum of Science
- Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
- Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
- Burchfield Penney Art Center
- Carnegie Art Center
- Cepa Gallery
- Comedysports Buffalo
- Explore Buffalo Tours
- Explore & More Children’s Museum
- Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House
- Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
- Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
- Irish Classical Theatre Company
- Just Buffalo Literary Center
- Kenan Center
- Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor
- Music is Art
- Neglia Ballet
- Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
- Peach Mag
- Road Less Traveled
- Starlight Studio and Art Gallery
- Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Center
- The Big Easy in Buffalo
- Trinity Episcopal Church
- Ujima Company
- WNY Book Arts Center
- Young Audiences of WNY
- West Side Community Services
- Community Health Center of Niagara
- Delavan Grider Community Center aka Metro Community Development Corp.
- Matt Urban Hope Center
- Food Bank of WNY
- Niagara Falls Public Library
Get museum admission discounts with your NY food stamps card!
For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city. We’ve also used green titles to indicate the museums that honor EBT cards from all 50 states.
It is important to realize that you cannot pay for admission with your NY 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.
Albany Institute of History & Art – FREE
AIHA is one of the oldest museums in the United States, founded in 1791. As such, it has one of the most significant collections in the region.
Historic Cherry Hill – FREE
Historic Cherry Hill is a family home with thousands of artifacts and manuscripts spanning three centuries, and 5 generations. Emily Rankin, the last Cherry Hill descendant, bequeathed her house and its contents to “the people of New York State,” where it opened as a museum in 1964, one year after her death. Today Cherry Hill helps students build critical thinking skills and encourages visitors to use history to understand their own places in the world.
Phelps Mansion Museum – FREE
The Phelps Mansion Museum is the last of the historic homes in this neighborhood. They started building it in 1870, and the family of Sherman D. Phelps moved in during 1872. The house is renowned for its architecture and collections.
Children’s Museum of the East End – FREE
This Museums for All participant provides FREE admission to EBT cardholders from any state. The admission provides access to the exhibit galleries, which include an art studio, family tree gallery and more. Mini golf is also available for an extra charge. For more information, please visit the CMEE website.
The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center – FREE
The South Fork Natural History Museum (SOFO) & Nature Center is a place for people of all ages to explore, learn, engage and experience scientifically accurate galleries, live and recreated natural habitat exhibits; a Marine Touch Tank where visitors can, in the water, hold sea stars, crabs, urchins, and whelks; and terrariums and aquariums featuring local wildlife.
Buffalo Museum of Science – $3 or less per person
The Buffalo Museum of Science has over 700,000 specimens and a museum that spans over eight highly interactive exhibits. The museum also has a 3D Cinema. It is not clear what the EBT discount includes so I have reached out to the museum for clarification.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House – $3 or less per person
This estate was built between 1903 and 1905 and designed by acclaimed American architect Frank Lloyd Wright as the city home for Buffalo business executive Darwin D. Martin and his family. It is considered one of the great achievements of Wright’s career. In person and virtual tours are available.
The Arkell Museum – FREE
The Arkell Museum at Canajoharie promotes and celebrates local arts and humanities. Their collections focus on the Mohawk Valley.
Cold Spring Harbor
Preservation Long Island – $3 or less per person
As the name implies, Preservation Long Island exists to preserve the heritage of the Long Island region. They have an exhibition gallery where they showcase their permanent collection.
The Farmers Museum – $3 or less per person
Based in New York’s rural past, The Farmer’s Museum is built on land that was once part of a farm owned by James Fenimore Cooper. The farm village includes original and reproduced artifacts.
Fenimore Art Museum – $3 or less per person
The Fenimore Art Museum showcases a wide selection of American Folk Art, American Indian Art, Fine Art and more.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum – $3 or less per person
Experience the rich history of American baseball through this museum, situated in the picturesque birthplace of baseball itself.
Corning Museum of Glass – FREE
Established in 1951 by Corning Glass Works (now Corning Incorporated), The Corning Museum of Glass is dedicated to exploring a single material: glass. The Museum’s campus is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of glass, the world’s foremost library on glass, and one of the top glassworking schools in the world. You can watch glass being made all day, every day. SNAP participants receive free admission (up to 4 adults, children 17 and under are free).
Storm King Art Center – FREE
The Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley. It features a large-scale sculpture garden.
Explore & More Children’s Museum – FREE
Kids love Explore & More! Fun exhibits include a culture center, art room, baby garden and so much more. They also have lots of fun and engaging events! Discover the place where learning and fun come together for FREE when you show your EBT card!
LongHouse Reserve – $2 per person
LongHouse Reserve embraces all forms of art, including gardens, sculpture, events and collections. This 16 acre sculpture garden and reserve was established by internationally known designer, author and collector Jack Lenor Larsen. To receive the EBT discount, you must present your EBT card and photo ID.
Hanford Mills Museum – FREE
Experience a historic working mill at The Hanford Mills Museum. Originally a sawmill in the 1840s, Hanford Mills also includes a gristmill, feed mill, woodworking shop and more. The sawmill is still powered by the 1926 waterwheel. Learn more at the Hanford Mills Museum website.
Got an NY food stamps card? You and three guests can visit the Hanford Mills Museum absolutely free. Guests under are 12 are always free. Residents of neighboring zip codes 13757, 13739, 13786, 13750, and 13806 can also receive free admission with proof of residency. The Hanford Mills Museum is a Museums for All partner.
Arnot Art Museum – $3 or less per person
The Arnot Art Museum showcases a private art collection inside an 1833 neo-classical family mansion that formerly belonged to art collector Matthias H. Arnot.
Long Island Children’s Museum – $3 or less per person
The fun, open environment here encourages children to move freely and test their independence throughout the Patterns Studio, while navigating Climb-It or learning new skills in a hands-on workshop.
Long Island Museum – FREE
The Long Island Museum showcases American art, history and carriages with their nine-acre Museum complex. There is so much to explore – and you can do it free with an EBT card!
The Hyde Collection – $3 or less per person
This small art museum showcases European and American art. It includes works from Picasso, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Renoir, and other renowned artists. As a Museums for All member, this museum offers a low admission rate for EBT cardholders.
World Awareness Children’s Museum – FREE
The World Awareness Children’s Museum is incredible! Your kiddos can shop for groceries in a Nigerian marketplace, learn how to use chopsticks in a Japanese Washitsu, dress up in world fashion, discover the Amazon Rainforest and more!
The History Center in Tompkins County – FREE
“The History Center is a generation-to-generation education and research center located in Ithaca New York. The Center helps people use the tools of history to understand the past, gain perspective on the present, and play an informed role in shaping the future.”
Museum of the Earth – $1 per person
From trilobites to mastodons, the Museum of the Earth showcases Earth’s prehistoric past with engaging and interactive exhibits. The Museum is home to the most complete mastodon skeletons ever assembled. When you’re done admiring the collection, you can watch paleontologists diligently uncover fossils in the Prep Lab. You can unearth your own in the Fossil Lab.
Sciencenter – $1 per person
“Climb, splash, think, build, and bounce your way through many exhibit galleries filled with full-body science fun. From astronomy to zoology, the Sciencenter offers something special for guests of any age,” says the Sciencenter website.
And families receiving NY food stamps can get admission to the Sciencenter for just $1 per person! This museum was the first in the country to adopt this wonderful program, so be sure to thank them!
Iroquois Museum – $3 or less per person
The Iroquios Museum is located on the ancestral lands of the Mohawk People. The museum is shaped like a traditional Iroquois elm bark longhouse. The museum is a Museums for All member.
King Manor – Donation Only
King Manor is the historic home of Rufus King, one of the Founding Fathers and an early voice in the anti-slavery movement. You can take a guided tour through the home and wander the estate. There is a suggested donation, only.
Audubon Community Nature Center – FREE
The Audubon Community Nature Center spans an astonishing 570-acre wetland preserve. You can wander miles of trails, explore the museum, admire the native tree arboretum, let your children play at the play space, and more!
Lucille Ball Dezi Arnaz Museum – $2 per person
The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Museum celebrates the heritage of their two entertainment pioneer namesakes through their exhibits. The museum includes studio set recreations, Lucille Ball’s Emmy Awards, wardrobe and props from the TV series.
National Comedy Center – $2 per person
The National Comedy Center spans 37,000 square feet with exhibits, interactive technology, and more. It is designed to inspire, educate, and entertain guests by focusing on comedic history.
The admission rate is $2 and includes up to 4 visitors/guests. Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone. An EBT card will need to be provided upon arrival to admissions to verify eligibility for the ticket type.National Comedy Center via email
Roger Tory Peterson Institute – FREE
The Institute showcases the work of Roger Tory Peterson, whose art prominently features nature and birds. At this location, you can admire the art, walk the trails, and engage in interactive exhibits.
Katonah Museum of Art – FREE
The nationally recognized KMA has 10,000 square feet of exhibits. The KMA offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts and other events. Their Learning Center is an interactive space in where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. You must have tickets, but are free when you have an EBT card.
Long Island City
Neue Galerie New York – FREE
Please note that the Neue Galerie does not allow children under age 12 during regular admission hours.
The Noguchi Museum – FREE
The Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by Isamu Noguchi, and is committed to advancing the appreciation of his art and legacy.
Genesee Country Village & Museum – $3 per person
Explore all 600 acres of the Genesee Country Village and Museum! This venue includes a historic village with 68 historic buildings, a gallery with over 20,000 artifacts, a nature center and so much more. You won’t run out of things to do here!
Storm King Art Center – FREE
Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, with large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions all out under the open sky. Changing exhibitions, programming, and seasons offer something new every visit.
New York City
ID NYC Program – FREE!
Residents of New York City can get some sweet deals, whether or not they’re receiving NY food stamps! If you live in New York City, you can get a free government-issued ID card called an IDNYC. In addition to other benefits, this identification provides you with a one-year annual admission pass to 40 of New York City’s coolest zoos, museums, concert halls, gardens, performing arts centers and more. Click here for more information!
Alice Austen House – FREE
Alice Austin was a photographer who documented her life on Staten Island and focused on the working class, including immigrants. The Alice Austen House celebrates her legacy by offering a rotating exhibition of her photographs and other contemporary photography. Show your EBT card for free admission!
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum – $3 or less per person
The Bartow-Pell Mansion House is the only grand 19th-century country house still in existence on Pelham Bay.
Bronx Children’s Museum – $3 or less per person
The Bronx Children’s Museum spans over 13,000 square feet. The space is designed to help young children explore STEAM subjects like science, technology, art and math.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan – $3 or less per person
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan has a number of exciting interactive exhibits, including a mock Oval Office and more. It is open daily and has a discount for NY EBT users through the Museums for All program.
Citi Bike – $5 per month
Citi Bike offers a reduced fare bike share to SNAP recipients and residents of New York City Housing Authority properties. For just $5 per month, you can unlock thousands of bikes across Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and Jersey City. You can take as many rides as you want, and the first 45 minutes of each ride are included free with your plan! Get the rest of the details here.
Cool Culture – FREE
If you have a child that is currently enrolled in a participating early childhood center or elementary school (pre-K and Kindergarten grades only), you may be eligible for a Cool Culture Family Pass. This pass offers free general admission for up to 5 people to 90 destinations, including:
- The Anne Frank Center USA
- Brooklyn Children’s Museum
- Central Park Zoo
- Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology
- Museum of the City of New York
- National Jazz Museum in Harlem
- Prospect Park Zoo
- Skyscraper Museum
- Sony Wonder Technology Lab
See the full list of 90 museums here – and then click here to sign up!
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum – FREE
The Cooper Hewitt museum explores over 30 centuries of design through their collection of over 215,000 objects.
Fraunces Tavern Museum – FREE
The Fraunces Tavern Museum showcases the history of the American Revolutionary era through landmark buildings, exhibits and more.
Frick Madison – FREE
The Frick Collection is internationally recognized for its distinguished Old Master paintings, European sculptures and other decorative arts. Admission is FREE for an EBT cardholder and three guests.
Historic Richmond Town – $3 or less per person
Walk through 350 years of history as you explore Historic Richmond Town! This location boasts the oldest continuously working family farm in New York City as well as one of the oldest homes in the entire United States.
International Center of Photography – $3 per person
ICP celebrates the history and future of image-making. They showcase traveling exhibitions and more.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – FREE
Get FREE admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for up to 4 people! This museum is located aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a designated National Historic Landmark. You’ll also be able to see the Space Shuttle Enterprise, the record-breaking British Airways Concorde and the submarine Growler!
Japan Society – $3 or less per person
Japan Society connects American and Japanese people, cultures, and societies by celebrating Japanese culture, business, and society.
Morgan Library & Museum – $3 or less per person
The Morgan Library and Museum preserves the personal library of cultural benefactor Pierpont Morgan.
Museum at Eldridge Street – FREE
The Museum at Eldridge Street can be found inside the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue. It tells the story of Jewish immigrant life and more.
Museum of Art & Design – FREE
MAD collects, displays and interprets objects that document contemporary and historic innovation in crafts, arts and designs.
Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators – $3 or less per person
Explore exhibitions and more! The entire museum is designed to promote the art and history of illustration. They participate in Museums for All and offer a discount to EBT cardholders.
National Lighthouse Museum – $3 or less per person
The National Lighthouse Museum is located on the grounds of the former US Lighthouse Service Depot on the North Shore of Staten Island. It is open for guided tours Tuesday through Sunday.
National September 11 Memorial and Museum – $3 or less per person
National September 11 Memorial and Museum explores the event, impact and legacy of the September 11 attacks. It is located at the World Trade Center in New York City.
New Museum – FREE
The New Museum seeks to showcase art for new, living artists. The founding director, Marcia Tucker, noticed that living artists’ work was not easily assimilated into the conventional art museum exhibition structure. The New Museum seeks to change that by celebrating new artists, new work and new ideas. Bring your EBT card and photo ID to the admissions desk to receive your free admission.
Noble Maritime Collection – FREE
The Noble Maritime Museum preserves the Robbins Reef Lighthouse and celebrates the working waterfront of New York Harbor. They strive to use art to make it accessible to everyone.
Poster House – FREE
Poster House is exactly what it sounds like: a museum dedicated to the impact, culture and design of posters.
Rubin Museum of Art – $3 or less per person
The Rubin showcases Himalayan art through its permanent collections. Guests with an EBT card can visit for just $3 per person or less!
Staten Island Museum – FREE
The Staten Island Museum has been sparking curiosity for over 140 years! This museum has a diverse collection and features rotating exhibits.
The Staten Island Museum offers free admission through the Museums for All program.Renée Bushelle, Manager of Visitor Services
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling – $3 per person
As the cultural heart of the Sugar Hill project, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum provides cultural programs, educational exhibits and a fun space for neighborhood children to gather and play. Designed to help children create and tell their own stories and art, the museum is designed to serve children 8 years old and younger. With showing your EBT card, entry is just $3 per person. But if your family qualifies for the Cool Culture pass listed above, entrance is free.
The Jewish Museum – FREE
Located on Museum Mile, The Jewish Museum showcases art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Since it was founded in 104, the Museum was the first of its kind in the United States and one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world! It has nearly 30,000 works in the collection and spans more than 4,000 years of history. Guests with EBT cards are free!
The Skyscraper Museum – FREE
The Skyscraper Museum celebrates New York City’s incredible cityscape with all the tall, vertical skyscrapers it includes. The museum explores the design, technology, locations, investments and purposes of these incredible behemoths.
Van Cortlandt House Museum – $3 or less per person
The historic 1,000 acre estate was formerly owned by the Van Cortlandt family. They purchased the land in 1693 and built the house in the mid-1700s. The museum has been restored to an authentic colonial showcase.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center – $3 or less per person
This Heritage Center preserves the historic role of the people of Niagara Falls in working for freedom. The places and stories associated with this network of freedom seekers, free African Americans, and abolitionists are told to share powerful themes in American history. The Heritage Center celebrates the bravery of those who risked their own lives to achieve liberty.
Chenango County Historical Society – FREE
Explore the history of Chenango County!
Oneonta World of Learning – FREE
Oneonta World of Learning provides hands-on educational exhibits for children. The museum is designed to encourage parent-child interaction in a playful, imaginative space. Although the open hours are limited, you can visit free with an EBT card!
Children’s Museum of Oswego – $3 per person
The newly renovated Children’s Museum of Oswego contains 10,000 square feet of new hands-on, interactive exhibits! With an EBT card, you can bring four guests for $3 per person.
Planting Fields Foundation – $3 or less per person
The Foundation preserves Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park. The grounds features 409 acres of greenhouses, rolling lawns, formal gardens, woodland paths and plant collections. The estate buildings include a 65-room Tudor Revival Mansion and more.
North Country Children’s Museum – $25 per family per year
The North Country Children’s Museum offers discounted memberships for families who meet income guidelines. If you qualify for free or reduced lunch, then you will qualify for this discounted membership. You need to register at the front desk with proof of income.
Long Island Explorium Children’s Museum of Science & Engineering – $3 or less per person
The Long Island Explorium’s enriching STEM programs foster inventive thinking and serve as a catalyst for empowerment.
Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum – $2 per person
The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum welcomes EBT cardholders for just $2 per person. With interactive play focusing on early learning, science, literacy, math, art, music, community and more, the four exhibit galleries are designed to help families connect and learn together through purposeful play.
George Eastman Museum – FREE
The world’s oldest photography museum is located in the sprawling mansion estate that once housed photography pioneer and New Yorker George Eastman. Visitors can enjoy exhibits, films, docent tours, lectures, music recitals and three separate gardens.
Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester – FREE
The Memorial Art Gallery provides free admission to guests with SNAP EBT cards. It’s a little confusing, because the Museums for All website indicates they accept SNAP cards from all states but the actual museum website states New York State SNAP cards only.
Rochester Museum & Science Center – $1 per person
“The Rochester Museum & Science Center ignites a passion for lifelong learning and equips our community with the foundational skills, knowledge, and understanding of the technologies needed to help solve society’s most pressing challenges.”
Seneca Park Zoo – $1 per person
The Seneca Park Zoo invites EBT cardholders to visit for just $1 per person. You can explore the 20 acre zoo and see over 90 species of animals! Show your EBT card at the desk for your discount.
Westchester Children’s Museum – $3 per person
Build your own rollercoaster, play with puppets and so much more at Westchester Children’s Museum in Rye. You can view more information about their current and future offerings at their website.
The Adirondack Carousel – $1 per person
The Adirondack Carousel now participates in Museums for All! Their Museums for All rate is $1 per ticket with a valid EBT card.
Children’s Museum at Saratoga – $1 per person
This museum is geared for guests between birth and 5 grade, and is a place that “inspires curiosity, sparks imagination and nurtures discovery.” Up to four people can receive admission for $1 each with an EBT card.
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame – $3 per person
This museum showcases the history of Thoroughbred racing through a collection of trophies, sculptures, paintings, photographs and more.
The Museum of Innovation and Science – $3 or less per person
Since 1934, miSci has been a center for learning and creativity. The Museum has more than 15,000 science and technology artifacts, thousands of publications, over 1,500 films, and so much more! The 44,270 facility includes galleries, a planetarium and a classroom. Since they’ve joined Museums for All, you can visit for $3 or less per person with your EBT card.
Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) – $1-2 per person
Explore 35,000 square feet of exciting interactive exhibits at MOST! The museum is located in the Armory Square in downtown Syracuse. When you visit with an EBT card, you will need to provide your card and your photo ID. The discounted rate is $2 for adults and $1 for children (ages 2-11) or seniors (ages 65+). The EBT discount is offered by their sponsor, FidelisCare.
SUNY Poly Children’s Museum of Science and Technology – $1 per person
This museum believes that science belongs to every child – and that’s why the museum proudly provides discounted admission for low-income patrons through the Museums for All program. There are exhibits for nature lovers, builders, explorers and more.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute – FREE
Explore the permanent collection at the MWP Arts Institute! The permanent collection showcases a wide variety of historical American art, decorative arts, modern and contemporary art and more.
Utica Children’s Museum – $1 per person
Dive into science with interesting exhibits, like the current nanoscience offerings. Their mission is, “to offer an environment that supports every child’s natural curiosity to learn through hands-on, play-based exploration.”
Hudson River Museum – $2 per person
The Hudson River Museum features exhibits, programs, planetarium shows, and more. The EBT discount covers General Admission only.
Get double your money with NY’s Double Up Food Bucks program!
If you have an EBT card in New York, you can participate in the Double Up Food Bucks program. This program matches the purchase of all SNAP-eligible items dollar for dollar (up to $20 a day). It gives you $1 to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets and grocery stores.
Not every location will offer this program, but here is a list of locations that will:
- Abundance Food Co-op
- 571 South Ave., Rochester 14620.
- African Heritage Food Co-op at Broadway Market
- 999 Broadway Buffalo 14212.
- Alfred Farmers Market
- 3 South Main Street, Alfred 14802.
- Bargain Grocery
- 1110 Lincoln Ave., Utica 13502.
- Brady Farm Stand
- 150 Ford Ave. Syracuse 13207.
- Brady Market
- 307 Gifford Street., Syracuse 13204.
- Bridgeway Market Inc.
- 1104 Niagara Street Niagara Falls 14303.
- Broome Country Regional Farmers Market (CCE Broome)
- 840 Upper Front St. Binghamton 13905.
- Buffalo’s Golden Corner
- 1715 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo 14208.
- Can Stop Redemption Center and Groceries, Inc.
- 408 Washington Street Try 12180.
- Canal Village Market
- 127 W. Center St., Medina 14103.
- Capital Roots
- Arbor Hill/Oak St. Park – Oak St. & Second St., Albany 12206.
- Barker Park – 3rd St. & State St. Troy 12180.
- Burns Apts – 720 Federal St. Troy 12180.
- Center for Disability – 700 South Pearl St. Albany 12202.
- Chruch of the Redeemer – 1249 3rd St. Rensselaer 12144.
- Cohoes Senior Center – 100 Cayuga Plaza Cohoes 12047.
- Creighton Storey Homes – 158 3rd Ave., Albany 12202.
- Edward A Kane Apts – 115th St & 2nd Ave, Troy 12182.
- Father Leo O’Brien – 3151 Marra Lane Schenectady 12303.
- Hillside View Apts – 602 Craig St., Schenectady 12307.
- Hometown Health Center – 1044 State St., Schenectady 12307.
- Howe Library – Schuyler St., & Broad St. Albany 12202.
- John S Moore – 2 Harries Ave., Mechanicville 12118.
- Kennedy Towers Apts – 2100 6th Ave., Troy 12180.
- Koinonia Primary Care – 553 Clinton Ave., Albany 12206.
- Lansingburgh Apts – 41 114th St. Troy 12182.
- Mayor John Warden Apts 85 Aiken Ave. Rensselaer 12144.
- Mechanicsville Senior Center – 178 N Main St. Mechanicville 12118.
- Monument Square Apts – 2 1st St. Troy 12180.
- North Albany YMCA – 616 North Pearl St. Albany 12204.
- O’Neil Apts – 2121 6th Ave Troy 12180.
- Patroons Dorp Apts – Fowler Ave & First St. Rensselaer 12144.
- Produce Project Farm Stand – 245-269 8th Street Troy 12180.
- Public Library/Senior Center – 1501 Broadway Watervliet 12189.
- Renwyck Place – 18 4th Ave Rensselaer 12144.
- Robert Whalen Homes – 305 Colonie St., Albany 12210.
- Rolling Grocer 19 – 6 S 2nd St. Hudson 12534.
- Schenectady Day Nursery – 25 Lafayette St. Schenectady 12305.
- Schenectady DSS – 797 Broadway, Schenectady 12305.
- South Mall Towers – 101 South Pearl St., Schenectady 12207.
- St. Sophia Church – 440 Whitehall Rd., Albany 12208.
- St. Sophia/Holy Wisdom Apts – 2 Thurlow Terrace Albany 12203.
- Steamboat Square Apts – 20 Rensselaer St. Albany 12202.
- Summit Towers – 720 Albany St., Schenectady 12307.
- Ten Eyck Apts – 375 Broadway Troy 12180.
- Thurlow Terrace – 426 Whitehall Rd. Albany 12208.
- UGC Market – 594 River Street Troy 12180.
- Whitney Young Health Center – 920 Lark Dr. Albany 12207.
- Van Rensselaer Heights – 460 Forbes Ave., Rensselaer 12144.
- CCE Sullivan Fresh Market
- 10 Jefferson Street Monticello 12701.
- CCE Veggie Van
- 4487 Lake Avenue, Niagara Falls 14094.
- Abate Elementary School – 1624 Lockport Street Niagara Falls 14305.
- Carolyn’s House/YWCA – 542 6th Street, Niagara Falls 14301.
- Hyde Park Elementary School – 1620 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls 14305.
- St. John de LaSalle parking lot – 8600 Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls 14304.
- Clinton Bailey Farmers Market
- 1443 Clinton St. Buffalo 14206.
- Creekside Market
- 13971 US-62, Collins 14034.
- Downtown Buffalo Country Market
- 403 Main St. Buffalo, NY, 14203.
- Dunkirk Farmers Market
- 45 Cliffstar Court, Dunkirk 14048.
- East End Farmers Market
- 139 Main Rd., Riverhead 11901.
- Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market
- Elmwood Avenue & Bidwell Parkway Buffalo 14222.
- Enchanted Mountains Market
- 1900 Constitution Ave., Olean 14760.
- Farmers Market at D’youville
- 320 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY, 14201.
- FeedMore WNY Mobile Market
- Cheektowaga Senior Center – 3349 Broadway St. Cheektowaga 14227.
- East Aurora Senior Center – 101 King St. East Aurora 14052.
- Moot Senior Center – 292 High St., Buffalo 14204.
- New Hope Baptist Church – 2090 Genesee St. Buffalo 14211.
- Our Lady of Victory Basilica – 790 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna 14218.
- Persistence Prep Academy – 378 Urban St., Buffalo 14211.
- Resurrection Life Food Pantry – 2145 Old Union Rd., Buffalo 14227.
- Valley Community Center – 93 Leddy St. Buffalo 14210.
- Westminster Commons – 418 Adams St., Buffalo.
- Foodlink Curbside Market
- 80 Parrish St. Apartments – 80 Parrish Street, Canandaigua 14424.
- 400 Towers – Batavia – 400 E Main Street Batavia 14020.
- Andrews Terrace – 125 St. Paul St. Rochester 14604.
- Beechwood Neighborhood – 441 Parsells Ave., Rochester 14609.
- Carriage Factory Apartments – 33 Litchfield St., Rochester 14608.
- Charlotte Harbortown Homes (Lake) – 4575 Lake Ave., Rochester 14612.
- Charlotte Hardortown Homes (River) – 60 River St. Rochester 14612.
- Cornerstone Pointe Apartments – 3 GBC Parkway Rochester 14626.
- Creek House Commons – 3000 White Swan Dr. Rochester 14626.
- Danforth Towers – 140 West Ave., Rochester 14611.
- Dunn Towers – 100 Dunn Tower Dr., Rochester 14606.
- El Towers – 500 South Ave., Rochester 14620.
- Elison Park Apartments – 44 Bobrich Dr. Rochester 14610.
- Elmcrest Apartments – 99 Lewis St. Geneva 14456.
- Fairport Apartments – 1030 Whitney Rd. E Fairport 14450.
- Glenwood Gardens-Kestrel – 41 Kestrel St., Rochester 14613.
- Glenwood Gardens-Santee – 306 Santee St., Rochester 14613.
- Heritage Gardens – 950 Commons Way Rochester 14623.
- Hudson Ridge – 501 Seneca Manor Dr. Rochester 14621.
- James Dobson Apartments – 150 Van Auker St. Rochester 14608.
- Kennedy Tower – 666 S Plymouth Ave Rochester 14608.
- Lake Tower – 321 Lake Ave., Rochester 14608.
- Long Pond Senior Housing – 1 GBC Parkway Rochester 14626.
- Manhattan Square Family Medicine – 454 E. Broad St. Rochester 14604.
- Phillips Villiage – 100 Krieger Rd. Webster 14580.
- Pinnacle Place – 919 S Clinton Ave Rochester 14620.
- Plymouth Gardens – 1400 S. Plymouth Ave Rochester 14611.
- Ridgeview Commons – 109 Marburger St.Rochester 14621.
- Rochester View Apartments – 4365 W. Henrietta Rd., Rochester 14467.
- Salvation Army – Geneva – 41 North St. Geneva 14456.
- Seneca Apartments – Geneva – 529 Exchange St. Geneva 14456.
- The Hamilton Apartments – 185 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester 14620.
- Towpath Manor-Palmyra – 200 Canal St. Palmyra 14522.
- Waring Road Plaza (Monroe WIC) – 250 Waring Rd. Rochester 14609.
- Winton Gardens Towers – 200 Seth Green Dr. Rochester 14621.
- YMCA – 175 N Clinton Ave., Rochester 14604.
- Fredonia Farmers Market
- Church St. Fredonia 14063.
- Canton Farmers Market – Park Pl Canton 13617.
- Gouverneur Farmers Market – 15 Church St. Gouveneur 13642.
- Hammond Farmers and Artisans Market – 1A N Main St., Hammond 13646.
- Massena Farmers & Artisan Cooperative Market – 103 Grove St. Massena 13662.
- Potsdam Farmers Market – 3 Riverview Drive, Potsdam 13676.
- Genesee County Farmers Market
- Bank Street & Alva Place Batavia 14020.
- Glens Falls Farmers Market
- South St. Glen Falls 12865.
- Greater Good Grocery
- 435 State St. Binghamton 13905.
- Haven Market
- 108 Main Street, Livingston manor 12758.
- Healthy Orange Farmers Market
- Green Lot Between Lander &Johnson Newburgh 12550.
- High Peaks Farmers Market Saranac Lake
- Riverside Park Saranac Lake 12983.
- High Peaks Farmers Market Lake Placid
- 2051 Saranac Ave., Lake Placid 12946.
- Honest Weight Food Co-op
- 100 Watervliet Ave., Albany 12206.
- Hub on the Hill
- 545 Middle Rd. Essex 12936.
- Jamestown Mobile Market
- Silver Tree Seniors – 8 Crane Street, Jamestown 14701.
- Jamestown Public Market
- 17 W 3rd St. Jamestown 14701.
- Akwesasne Housing Authority – 378 NY-37 A Hogansburg 13655.
- Chatham Real Food Market Co-op – 15 Church Street Chatham 12037.
- Catherine Street Apts – 77 Catherine St. Malone 12953.
- Citizen Advocates – Finney Blvd – 125 Finney Blvd. Malone 12953.
- Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market – 9140 Ny-22 Hillsdale 12529.
- DeChantal Apartments – 60 Church St., Saranac Lake 12984.
- Elm Street Apts – 215 Elm St. #13 Malone 12953.
- Franklin County Courthouse – 355 W Main St. Malone 12953.
- Franklin County Department of Social Services – 125 Finney Blvd., Malone 12953.
- Generations Park – 545 NY-37 Bombay 13656.
- Lyon Mountain Methodist Church – 10 Church Pond Rd. Lyon Mountain 12952.
- Municipal Center – Ellenburg – 16 St. Edmunds Way #2 Ellenburg 12934.
- Owls Head Former Catholic Church – 7 Ragged Lake Rd. Owls Head 12969.
- Pine Ridge Campground – 212 NY-122 Constable 12926.
- Rainbow Park – Ft. Covington – NY-37 Fort Covington 12937.
- Saranac Lake Adult Center – 135 Broadway Saranac Lake 12983.
- Sawyer Ave Apts. – 59 Sawyer Ave. Malone 12953.
- Summit Park – Churubusco – Summit Dr. Clinton 12923.
- Trails of Malone – trails 13, 215 Spring Flower Dr. Malone 12953.
- Town of Waverly Municipal Center – 6 N Main St. St. Regis Falls 12980.
- Tupper Lake Adirondack Adult Center Inc. – 179 Demars Blvd. Tupper Lake 12986.
- UVM Alice Center – 24 4th St. Malone 12953.
- UVM Alice Hyde Medical Center – 133 Park St. Malone 12953.
- Walsh and Edwards Law Office – 346 W Main St. Malone 12953.
- JCEO Mobile Market
- 17-19 Wedster St. Malone 12953.
- 54 Margaret St., Plattsburgh 12901
- Keeseville Pharmacy Inc.
- 1730 Front St. Keeseville 12944.
- Kingston Farmers Market
- 278 Wall St. Kingston 12401.
- Lexington Co-op Elmwood
- 807 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo 14222.
- Lexington Co-op Hertel
- 1678 Hertel Ave Buffalo 14216.
- Liberty Farmers Market
- 119 North Main Street Liberty 12754.
- Lockport Community Market
- 57 Canal St. Lockport 14094
- Boys & Girls Club: Town Club – 54 Riverdale Ave., Buffalo 14207.
- Buffalo Adult Education – 389 Virginia St., Buffalo, NY, 14201.
- Buffalo Promise Neighborhood – Dartmouth Ave., Buffalo 14215.
- Elim Church at Holden & Chalmers – 70 Chalmers Ave., Buffalo 14214.
- Jami Masjid/Muslim Society – 1955 Genesee St. Buffalo 14211.
- Jericho Road Barton St. – 184 Barton St., Buffalo 14213.
- Jericho Road Broadway – 1021 Broadway Buffalo 14212.
- MAP Farmhouse – 387 Massachusetts Ave Buffalo 14213.
- Neighborhood Health Center Northwest – 155 Lawn Ave., Buffalo 14207.
- MAP Mobile Market
- 387 Massachusetts Ave, Buffalo 14213.
- Martins Farmstand
- 11 Needham Road Potsdam 13676.
- Millerton Farmers Market
- 6 Dutchess Avenue Millerton 12546.
- Nature’s Storehouse
- 21 Main St., Canton 13617.
- Newburgh Farmers Market
- 97 Broadway Newburgh 12550.
- Niagara Falls City Market
- 779 E Market Street, Niagara Falls 14301.
- North Tonawanda City Market
- Robinson & Market Street, North Tonawanda 14120.
- Oneida Country Public Market
- 321 Main Street, Utica 13501.
- Peaceful Soul Farmers Market
- 11359 Southwestern Blvd., Irving 14081.
- Potsdam Food Co-op
- 24 Elm Street Potsdam.
- Poughkeepsie Plenty – Dutchess Outreach Mobile Market
- 29 North Hamilton Street Poughkeepsie 12603.
- Poughkeepsie Waterfront Market
- 75 N Water St. Poughkeepsie 12601.
- Providence Farm Collective Farmers Market
- 130 Grant Street Buffalo 14213.
- REAP Olean Farmers Market
- N Barry St. Olean 14760.
- Salamanca Farmers Market
- 768 Broad Street Salamanca 14779.
- Saugerties Frmers Market (SFM)
- 115 Main Street, Saugerties 12477.
- Schenectady Greenmarket
- 105 Jay St., Schenectady, NY 12305.
- Shield’s Vegetables
- 6303 State Route 22, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
- Southern Tier Belmont Farmers Market
- 5429 State Rt. 19 N, Belmont, NY 14813.
- Syracuse Cooperative Market
- 484 S Salina St. Syracuse 13202.
- 618 Kensington Rd. Syracuse 13210.
- The Wes Hills Farmers Market
- 71 Quail Street, Albany 12206.
- Thera Farms
- 1705 Brentwood Rd. Brentwood 11717.
- Trumansburg Farmers Market
- 69 W Main St. Trumansburg 14886.
- Tupper Lake Farmers Market
- 320 Park St. Tupper Lake 12986.
- Urban Fruits and Veggies
- 324 Glenwood Avenue Buffalo 14208.
- Urban Fruits & Veggies Mobile Market
- Mrs. Frances Nash’s Garden Basket – 511 Michigan Ave., Buffalo, NY, 14023.
- Community Health Center of Buffalo – 34 Benwood Ave., Buffalo 14214.
- Westside Tilth Farmers Market
- 246 Normal Avenue Avenue Buffalo 14213.
- Whitten Family Farm Stand
- 1101 CR 49., Winthrop 13697.
Wednesday 6th of April 2022
The MOST- Museum of Science and Technology in Syracuse also gives a discount when you present your EBT card!
Monday 27th of January 2020
Hey FYI the Memorial art gallery in rocheater also offers discounts.
Friday 31st of January 2020
Thank you Katie. -Stephanie
Thursday 8th of March 2018
This was very helpful I was just watching the news and they were talking about the amazon discount so I google and your page popped up. I'm a full time student along with being a single mother, working to get by. I actually call about the internet today and I did the prime as well. I can't wait to take my kids to the museum.
Monday 4th of June 2018
Yay! I'm so glad our page was helpful to you! :)
Friday 5th of January 2018
It is already noted that the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is free for New York EBT/SNAP card holders. I'd like to add that they honor EBT/SNAP from other states as well. They gave us two free adult and to free kids tickets. I was thankful i could afford to buy something in the gift shop for our boys.
Saturday 6th of January 2018
That is awesome, Chuck! I'm so glad you were able to go and enjoy the Intrepid Museum! In this article, all of the museums with green titles are Museums for All participants and honor EBT/SNAP cards from all 50 states. Isn't that awesome?!
Sunday 19th of November 2017
First time on your website and I'm impressed with this article on other uses on the EBT card. Thank you for getting it right and taking the time to write it!!!! I'm in NY State and I just got free prime this month signing up with my EBT card. I'm hoping that soon enough more online stores will accept EBT cash benefits. That would be Great!!! Thanks again
Thursday 23rd of November 2017
You're so welcome, Rachele! I'm so glad we could help. :)