If you’re receiving Utah food stamps benefits, you need to know about these perks!
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 Utah resident to get these great deals!
Get discounted admission!
For your convenience, we’ve organized our free and discounted museum admission list alphabetically by city.
Box Elder Museum of Natural History – FREE
Visit the best place in Utah to see real fossils, minerals and learn about mining history! Box Elder Museum of Natural History showcases fossils of trilobites, dinosaurs, ancient horses, sharks, plants, insects and more. A dark gallery is entirely dedicated to flourescent minerals that glow in bright colors under differentl ight spectrums.
Box Elder Museum of Natural History is a Museums for All partner. Admission is free!
Brigham City Museum of Art & History – FREE
The Brigham City Museum of Art & History showcases rotating exhibits. Click here to see what’s going on at the museum now!
Brigham City Museum of Art & History is a Museums for All partner. Admission is free!
Salt Lake City
Utah Museum of Fine Arts – FREE
Located on the University of Utah campus, UMFA features the region’s most extensive and diverse collection of world-class art. Nearly 20,000 works span 5,000 years of human history. Discover pieces from Utah’s history and from regions as far away as Europe and Asia. Special exhibitions rotate often and a variety of programs for adult and children are available.
Please note that UMFA is CLOSED until August 26th for remodeling. When the museum reopens, visitors with an EBT card will be admitted free under the Museums for All program.
St. George Children’s Museum – FREE (donations only)
Although this isn’t strictly a food stamps benefit, the St. George Children’s Museum operates on donations only. There is a suggested donation of $3 per child and $4 per adult but this amount is not required for entry. Just pay what you can and enjoy the museum!
Your Utah food stamps card can also be used to shop at these locations!
Several of our visitors have pointed out that EBT cards have even more uses, too! Check out these interesting statewide benefits.
- Starbucks locations inside grocery stores!
- Subway locations inside grocery stores and gas stations can accept EBT for sandwiches that are NOT toasted.
- Farmer’s Markets can accept EBT and some have fantastic dollar matching programs.
- Organic delivery services, also known as community-supported agriculture programs, may also accept EBT.
- Schwan’s Trucks, but you’ll have to use a different payment method to pay the delivery fee.
- Costco is a great place to shop – especially if you’re working on stocking up your food storage!
- Papa Murphy’s can be bought with EBT.
You can use your Utah food stamps card to buy these items!
- You can buy seeds, plants and fruit trees with EBT funds.
- Look for hot deli food that has been packaged and placed in the refrigerated section for easy reheating. You can buy it on food stamps that way!
- Check the labels on Energy Drinks! Anything with a “nutrition facts” label is considered food. A “supplement facts” label means it is not covered.
- You can also splurge and buy some live lobsters and other shellfish.
- EBT benefits can buy edible (not just decorative) pumpkins, as well.
- You can buy a decorated birthday (or other celebratory) cake from the bakery as long as the non-edible decorations do not exceed 50% of the total purchase price.
- Did you know you can even buy gift baskets? Your EBT benefits can even help you purchase gifts for holidays, including pre-filled holiday stockings and tins, as long as the food value exceeds the non-food value. Check out the description on the federal SNAP website for more information.