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Your Texas Food Stamps Can Do This?!

Your Texas Food Stamps Can Do This?!

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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7 Things You Need to Know

I’ve been updating this list for years now, and I’ve learned quite a bit along the way. There are some things that many people don’t know about Texas food stamps!

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Got a Texas food stamps card? Get more 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.

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Internet options from Comcast, AT&T and more for just $5-$10 per month?! It’s true! These providers offer low income internet plans that can help you save a lot of money on your monthly bill.

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.

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Texas food stamps

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.

Amarillo

Dan Harrington Discovery Center – $2 per person

The Discovery Center includes 6 miles of nature trails, a splash pad and playground, botanical gardens and so much more!

Austin

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – $3 per person

This Center focuses on using native plants to create beautiful and sustainable landscapes. They conserve native plants with gardens, research and education programs. You can visit this site, which is the official Botanic Garden and Arboretum of Texas, with a discount if you have EBT.

LBJ Presidential Library – FREE

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!

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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.

Bryan

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.

Canyon

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum – $3 or less per person

This is Texas largest historical museum and for good reason. It covers over 26,000 square miles of history, covering all of time from the dinosaurs to the conquistadors to the old west to today!

Corpus Christi

Art Museum of South Texas – FREE

The Art Museum showcases art from America and beyond. It is affiliated with Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi and is a Museums for All participant.

Dallas

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum – $3 per person

Founded by a group of local Holocaust Survivors, the museum is dedicated to teaching the history of the Holocaust while also fighting against prejudice and hatred in society. It is one of the top-rated attractions in North Texas.

Nasher Sculpture Center – $3 or less per person

Located in the Dallas Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center collection includes more than 300 stunning creations by renowned artists like Matisse, Picasso and more.

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.

De Leon

De Leon Area Historical Museum – $3 or less per person

The De Leon Historical Museum is listed as Museums for All member but they do not have a website. They only have a Facebook page, so I was unable to gather further details.

Del Rio

Whitehead Memorial Museum – $3 per person

The Whitehead Memorial Museum preserves the history and culture of the small frontier villages of the Del Rio and Val Verde Counties with over 19 buildings, 30 exhibits and more than two acres of land.

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!

Fredericksburg

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!

Log Cabin Museum – $3 or less per person

The Log Cabin Museum is Forth Worth’s living history museum. Step back into history and experience life in Texas’ pioneer era.

Galveston

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

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!

The Bryan Museum – $3 or less per person

The Bryan Museum hosts one of the world’s largest Texas-related collections. Their artifacts and art span more than 12,000 years of human history and includes more than 70,000 items.

Houston

1940 Air Terminal Museum – $3 or less per person

The museum features several galleries with aviation memorabilia, such as models, documents, photographs and silver service items.

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 Maritime Education Center and Museum – $3 per person

This education center and museum are all about the maritime industry. With STEAM activities, artifacts from around the shipping world, and more, you can learn all about what it means to be at sea.

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, concessions, 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.

The Health Museum – $3 per person

The mission of the Health Museum is to “foster wonder and curiosity about health, medical science and the human body. This interactive science center offers discounted admission for EBT card holders of $3 per person, for up to a family of 4.

The Printing Museum – FREE

The printing museum explores printing a a matter of history, art and technology. With over 10,000 items in the collection – including a Gutenberg Bible and other limited-edition works, the museum aims to help people embrace and admire print as a catalyst for sharing ideas.

Irving

Irving Archives & Museum – $3 or less per person

This is so much more than just a museum! When you visit, you can explore permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits, and the very first Smithsonian Spark!Lab in Texas! It’s an interactive hands-on laboratory for young guests and their families.

Longview

Longview Museum of Fine Arts – FREE

Explore nearly 1,000 paintings, woodcuts, photographs, sculptures, collages and other works of art at this center. The focus is on early Texan art from the mid-1900s.

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.

Lubbock

FiberMax Center for Discovery – $3 or less per person

Discover the history and transformation of agriculture, from the horse drawn implements of yesteryear to the GPS-driven technical equipment used by farmer’s today.

Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater – $3 per person

This incredible science center has something for everyone. From Science Stage to dinosaurs, Tinker lab to the Nano exhibit, children and adults of all ages will find exciting and interesting things to explore, learn and do.

McAllen

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.

McKinney

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

Blue Star Contemporary – FREE

As of June 2020, donations are requested in lieu of admission. Their mission is to inspire the creative genius in us all by nurturing artists through innovative contemporary art.

Briscoe Western Art Museum – FREE

The Briscoe Western Art Museum allows you to experience the art and artifacts that bring the stories that shaped the West to life. Learn more about the stories of the cowboy, the vaquero, Native Americans, and the vast beauty of the Western landscape through drawings, sketches, paintings, and sculptures.

DoSeum – $3 per person

As a Museums for All partner, you can visit the DoSeum for $3 per person, that’s an $11 savings, each! Show your EBT card and valid ID and you and 3 others can enter this fun and exciting museum, for this great price.

McNay Art Museum – FREE

This was the first modern art museum in Texas! The McNay hosts more than 22,000 works, including some Medieval and Renaissance art.

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!

San Antonio Museum of Art – $3 per person

A visit to SAMA takes you around the world and through five thousand years of art, from the most comprehensive ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collection in the southern United States to the comprehensive Asian art wing which displays works from Korea, India, and Japan, and includes an important Chinese ceramics collection.

The Witte Museum – $3 per person

Explore the Witte Museum with the Valero Great Hall, Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery and Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery, all with accompanying LABS for school children and families.

Schulenburg

Schulenburg Historical Museum – FREE

The Schulenburg Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving the region’s local history.

Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum – $3 per person or less

The Stanzel Museum showcases the work of the Stanzel brothers, who build some of the most popular model airplane kits in the world.

Texarkana

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.

Tyler

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!

Waco

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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Chavela

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Yesterday I was able to use my LoneStar card for free admission to the Houston Fine Arts Museum. This was just general admission, special exhibits are not included. I went to the ticket booth at the museum, no one looked at me funny for using it. Great way to spend MLK Day looking through the past!! It's bigger than it looks , parking is not included. We parked on the street, you have to pay the meter. $2 an hour and if you enter cell number at the meter , it will give notice your time is about to expire. Nice thing I found out later, you don't have to run to your car to add more money, you can add more money from your phone. Up to six people with card holder can go. It's a great museum, quiet and great place to escape! Masks are required, Enjoy.

Lainey

Saturday 11th of April 2020

My EBT normally comes through the 9th of every month but this month it didn't. I know everything's been crazy with Covid going around, I'm just curious to know if I'm getting them anymore or if they shut them off for me, they are extremely needed, especially during this time. If someone could please help me, I'd be greatly appreciated!

Sarah Humble Ketcher

Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Hey ladies, greeting from your biggest fans in SE Texas! I have a question. We have a children’s museum and quite a few others in Beaumont but none were listed on you list. Also Kiah finished welding school and graduated with his second associates plus already had the certification in Structural Welding. That was a year and a half ago and he had a perfect background, had all his TWIC ect cards and drug tests are no problem but cannot seem to find a job. His confidence is really taking a beating and I just wondered if you have any suggestions on what to do. I thought schools like Lamar Institute of Technology helped with job placement but I guess I just made that up in my heAd lol. I am willing to help in anyway I can but I’m not sure what steps to take in this situation. Do you recommend temp agencies, or are their special clubs or websites for students that have graduated but can not find work? I’m so lost and feel powerless. I need some input from my girls! Filled with gratitude, Sarah Humble Ketcher p.s Caroline is 5 now!!!!!

Stephanie

Sunday 8th of March 2020

Hi Sara, Congrats to Kiah for graduating. That's a huge accomplishment. It can be difficult too find work when you are just getting started. Here are some tips to get some work experience https://lowincomerelief.com/get-work-experience/. Also, a well-executed resume can have a huge impact on an employers first impression. Here are a few tips for writing a resume that stands out https://lowincomerelief.com/how-to-write-a-resume/. I am unsure about the museums in Beaumont, but have added them to our research list. -Stephanie

Donna Schellstede

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

I've been looking everywhere for this answer. I have ebt in Tulsa Oklahoma. I'm also planning to visit family in Texas soon. Dallas fort Worth area. Is it possible for me to show my EBT card or Medicaid card to get the discounted museum tickets in Texas? Or do I have to actually live in Texas? I also have Medicare if it helps. I'm on disability. Thanks to anyone who can help.

Riley Thomson

Friday 5th of April 2019

Donna, If the museum participates in the museums for all program then it doesn't matter what state you live in as long as you show the EBT or Medicaid card. I hope this helps. -Riley

Cassie

Thursday 17th of January 2019

I went to the PerotMuseum in Dallas a week ago (early January) and they were still accepting govt benefits for admission.

Riley Thomson

Friday 18th of January 2019

Cassie, Isn't that awesome! Thanks! -Riley