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.
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. =
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!