Your Texas Food Stamps Can Do This?!

(Last Updated On: September 30, 2019)

Your Texas food stamps card can do some amazing things! Keep reading to find out how you can get free/reduced admission, cheap Internet service and more with your Texas food stamps.

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Got a Texas food stamps card? Get FREE stuff and discounts on services!

Amazon offers discounted Amazon Prime memberships for customers who receive EBT or Medicaid benefits! Amazon Prime includes FREE two-day shipping and FREE streaming access to thousands of titles. You’ll need to verify that you receive food stamps or Medicaid to get this incredible price.

Cell phones and service may be available FREE if you have Texas food stamps! Choose a provider here.

Internetfrom Comcast, CenturyLink, AT&T and more for just $5-$10 per month?! It’s true! Click here to see all the discounted Internet programs you could qualify for.

Plant a garden! You can buy seeds and produce-bearing plants with your EBT card! It’s actually part of the federal food stamps law.

Power companies often have low income programs, including special low rates or free home improvement services! We received over $18,000 in free home improvements through these programs. Discover what your company offers here.

Property tax exemptions are often available for low income seniors and disabled veterans! For more info on what it is and how to apply, contact your local county assessor’s office. We even received a refund for the last two years of property taxes!

Student loan payments could be as low as ZERO dollars per month with an income based repayment plan!

Summer food services offer free meals for children 18 and under during the summer months when free and low-cost school meals aren’t available.

Veterinary care assistance is available! If you have a pet, you need to know about these agencies that may be able to assist with your pet’s vet bills.

YMCA organizations often have discounts for low income families! Contact your local YMCA for details.

Did you know you could shop here (and buy this?!) with your Texas food stamps?

You can buy gift baskets and even shop at Costco with your food stamps card!

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 Texas food stamps funds. 

Shop at these retailers! 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 Texas food stamps card!

Wait — you can’t afford to miss this!

You could qualify for more food stamps funds! We’ve found several ways that you can get more food stamps money each month. It’s all right there in the law! Some simple mistakes or oversights in the paperwork could cost you hundreds of dollars per month in food stamps funds. You can learn how to get the most food stamps benefits in this article.

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 discounted admission with Texas food stamps!

For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city. We have also used green titles to distinguish museums that honor EBT cards from all 50 states.

It is important to remember that you cannot pay for admission with your Texas 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.


LBJ Presidential Library – $3 per person

Although it may seem strange to pay to get into a library, this is no ordinary library! You’ll be able to listen to dozens of LBJ’s historic White House telephone conversations, step into a replica of the Oval Office, look into Lady Bird Johnson’s office and more!

Thinkery – FREE

The Thinkery promotes creative problem solving with a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) focus. Exhibit galleries include a Kitchen Lab, Innovator’s Workshop, Light Lab, a huge play structure and more. Admission is usually $12 per person but your family can visit FREE with an EBT card!

Zilker Botanical Garden – $3 or less per person

The botanical garden is found on 26 acres within Zilker Metropolitan Park. It includes themed gardens such as the Taniguchi Japanese Garden, Riparian Streambed, Rose Gardens, Hartman Prehistoric Garden and more.


The Children’s Museum of the Brazos Valley – $3 or less per person

From Mission Control to Georgie’s Lily Pad, your little ones will love exploring the exhibits and events at The Children’s Museum of Brazos Valley! As a Museums for All member, this museum charges $3 or less for up to four people per EBT card.


Perot Museum of Nature and Science – $1 per person

The Perot Museum is a fantastic place for Texas adults and children to explore – and you can visit for just $1 per person! Their discount program is slightly more complicated than other programs but includes anyone who receives TANF, Texas food stamps, WIC, SSI, RSDI, CHIP, or Children’s Medicaid. Proof of enrollment in one of these programs and valid photo ID is required.

This museum only offers discounted admission between May 30 and September 5. Tickets are available for the benefit recipient and up to seven immediate family members. All tickets must be used on the day of purchase.

Parking is not included and no refunds are available on the discounted tickets. The discounted tickets do not include films or special exhibits.

El Paso

El Paso Museum of Art – FREE

A significant donation of European Baroque and Renaissance works led to the creation of the El Paso Museum of Art. The collection now includes over 7,000 works. Admission is always free!


National Museum of the Pacific War – $3 Per Person or Less

Explore this six-acre museum, which is solely focused on the Pacific and Asiatic Theaters in World War II. The complex includes the Memorial Courtyard, Plaza of Presidents and Japanese Garden of Peace. There are regularly scheduled combat re-enactments, also.

Pioneer Museum – $3 or less per person

The Pioneer Museum is situated on 3.5 acres. It showcases historic homesteads and buildings, including a one-room schoolhouse, log cabin, worship building, bath house, barn, smokehouse and more.

Fort Worth

Fort Worth Botanic Garden – $1 per adult

Explore over 100 acres of growing beauty at this living horticultural museum! The Fort Worth Botanic Garden welcomes families with SNAP or WIC for just $1 per adult. Children 15 and under are free. If you want to visit often, you can get a discounted family membership for just $30 per year!

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History – $3 or less per person

FWMSH is an incredible place! Admission includes entry to the exhibits, Cattle Raisers Museum and even select showings at the Noble Planetarium. Their exhibits are always evolving, so there’s always something new to see and do!

Kimbell Art Museum – $3 per person

The Kimbell Art Museum features an extensive collection, fascinating special exhibitions and more. With your EBT card, your immediate family can visit for just $3 per person!


Galveston Children’s Museum – $3 or less per persgon

Designed for children between two and 10 years old, the Galveston Children’s Museum features many fun exhibits including a Kid’s Clinic, Building Zone, Tinker Workshop and more!


Children’s Museum of Houston – FREE

The Houston Children’s Museum offers FREE admission to Texas food stamps recipients, as well as anyone receiving TANF or WIC. The award letter and photo ID must be shown at the admission desk.  There is a limit of six FREE admissions per qualifying document and the named benefit recipient must be present at the time of(whether  admission.

CM Houston offers free admission to everyone (whether they receive any benefits or not) on Thursday nights between 5pm and 8pm!

Houston Zoo – $4.50 per ticket

The Houston Zoo offers a Lone Star Access Program for Texas food stamps recipients. For just $4.50 per ticket (75% off regular admission!), up to two adults and three children can visit the zoo! There is no limit to how many times per year a family can purchase these discounted tickets.

These discounted passes do NOT include Zoo Lights, Wildlife Carousel, consessions, the Hermann Park Train, giraffe feeding platform, classes, educational programs, gift shop purchases or special tours. Tickets must be used the day they are purchased.


Longview World of Wonders – $3 or less per person

This hands-on discovery center features exhibits that are fun, educational and challenging. It is a very new attraction that opened in August 2016.

As a Museums for All partner, WOW charges $3 or less per person with a limit of four discounts per Texas food stamps card.


International Museum of Art & Science – $1 per person

If you have a Texas food stamps card or evidence of WIC benefits, you can visit IMAS in McAllen for just $1 per person through the Museums for All program! Take a look at their exhibits by clicking here.


Heard-Craig Center for the Arts – $3 or less per person

Heard-Craig Center for the Arts has a very dysfunctional website. I have confirmed that they have joined Museums for All and I have reached out to the Center for details. I’ll update this when I have more information for you.

San Antonio

DoSeum – $3 or less per person

As a Museums for All partner, you can visit the DoSeum for $3 per person or less! I’ve reached out to the museum for exact details.

San Antonio Botanical Garden – $3 per person

Up to four people can visit the San Antonio Botanical Garden for just $3 per person per EBT or WIC card!


Ace of Clubs House – $3 or less per person

This house is actually built in the shape of a club, with three octagonal wings and a rectangular wing. In fact, it’s been featured on numerous TV programs! If you have a Texas food stamps card, you can tour it with three friends for $3 or less per person.

Discovery Place Children’s Museum – $3 or less per person

I wish I lived closer because I would love to see the one million volt Tesla coils they have! The Discovery Place Children’s Museum has some amazing things to discover, including a 12 foot sound wall, a replica 1900’s Mercantile store and more!

Museum of Regional History – $3 or less per person

Not surprisingly, this museum is Texarkana’s first and oldest! In addition to your usual historical collections, it also features interactive displays and is housed inside a building that was constructed in 1879!

P.J. Ahern Home – $3 or less per person

If you enjoy architecture and/or history, then you’ll enjoy a trip to the PJ Ahern Home! This Classical Revival style home features original Italian tile, woodwork and more

The Woodlands

Woodlands Children’s Museum – $3 per person

More than 15 fun, interactive exhibits await children at Woodlands Children’s Museum! From art to abstract thinking, socialization to motor skills, the open floor plan offers something for everyone in the 7 and under crowd. See their exhibits by clicking here.

Bring your Lonestar EBT card to the Woodlands Children’s Museum to receive $3 admission for up to four people. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. WCM is a Museums for All partner.


Discovery Science Place – $3 per person

“Science is our Middle Name,” boasts Discovery Science Place. This museum ignites curiosity through exciting and interactive STEM-based exhibits like the Buford Kinetics Gallery, Trinity Mother Frances Robotics Exhibit, Dino Dig Pit and DSP train set. Kids can make their way around a miniature town, including a bistro, neonatal nursery, veterinary clinic, bank, courthouse, grocery story and even a mine!

This exciting museum is a Museums for All partner. As such, admission is just $3 per person for up to four people per EBT card. The EBT cardholder must show valid ID in order to receive this discount.


Mayborn Museum Complex – $1 per person OR $10 per family per year

The Mayborn Museum Complex spans 142,000 square feet! It houses hands-on discover rooms, interactive natural science exhibits and cultural history features. A walk-in diorama of the Waco Mammoth Site is included. The complex also includes a 13 acre historic village, 5,000 square foot rotating exhibit gallery, a theater and more! The complex is located on the Baylor University campus.

Families with EBT cards have two admission options. You can pay $1 per person for up to two adults and all dependent children in the household OR you can pay $10 for a membership that provides unlimited admission for an entire year!

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