Botanical Garden offers free admission for EBT card holders

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden now offers unlimited free admission for up to four people with the presentation of a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card or Women, Infants and Children (WIC) card and a valid form of photo ID.

Cardholders may receive free admission any time during the garden’s regular hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Botanical Garden offers free admission as a member of Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums, to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.

Museums for All is part of the Botanical Garden’s broad commitment to seek, include and welcome all audiences.

“The Botanical Garden is dedicated to being a place of respite, beauty and learning for all, and offering free admission through Museums of All is a strategic effort to expand our inclusiveness to members of our community that have financial barriers,” said President and CEO Stephanie Jutila.

The Botanical Garden also welcomes patrons from 17 metro and regional libraries through the Iowa Libraries Adventure Pass Program. Cardholders may check out a family pass to visit the garden at no cost.

In addition, Principal sponsors free admission for the Garden’s Downtown Earth Day Tour (April 20), Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Veterans Day.