Museum Free Days and Discounts in Delaware




The Delaware Valley boasts a wealth of museums and cultural institutions that cater to every age and interest. These programs provide free or low-cost admission so your family can explore what the area has to offer, all while sticking to your budget.

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Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocity Network

If your family has a membership to a venue that belongs to the Association of Children’s Museums’ reciprocity network (check for the logo on your membership card), you’ve got discounted admission to those spots as well. =

Participant:

Delaware Children’s Museum


ASTC Travel Passport Program

Got a membership to a science museum? If it’s affiliated with the Association of Science Technology Centers, you may be granted free general admission to other venues in the organization — as long as they’re more than 90 miles away. Mileage is measured by linear distance, rather than driving distance.

Participants:

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Hagley Museum and Library

Iron Hill Museum and Science Center


Blue Star Museums

Select museums offer free admission to active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Up to five family members, in addition to the military ID holder, are permitted per visit.

Participants:

Biggs Museum of American Art

Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Historical Society

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Hagley Museum and Library

Mt. Cuba Center

Nemours Estate

New Castle Court House Museum

Old Swedes Historic Site

Rockwood Mansion & Park

Seaford Museum

Winterthur Museum


Brandywine Valley Treasure Trail Passport

Purchase a family pass for $95 that grants two adults and up to three kids (ages 17 & younger) free general admission to several Brandywine Valley attractions. Valid through Sept. 3, 2018, the pass is instantly delivered to your phone via text and email. Print it at home or save it to your phone’s home screen for one-tap access.

Participants:

Brandywine River Museum of Art

Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Contemporary

Delaware History Museum

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Hagley Museum and Library

Longwood Gardens

Mt. Cuba Center

Nemours Estate

Read House and Garden

Rockwood Museum and Park

Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library


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Bank of America Museums on Us

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders score one free general admission to participating museums on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. Be sure to bring your credit or debit card and photo ID.

Participants:

Delaware Art Museum

Delaware Museum of Natural History


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Museum Day Live

Venues across the country grant free access to ticketholders, taking after the free-admission Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. Held this year (2020) on April 4, each ticket — downloadable from Smithsonianmag.com/museumday — admits two people to one museum. Tickets are now available — snag yours before they’re gone!

Participants:

Delaware History Museum

Delaware Museum of Natural History

Hagley Museum and Library

Iron Hill Museum and Science Center

Old Swedes Historic Site

Read House and Gardens

Rockwood Mansion and Park

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