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KDF Joins Museums for All Initiative


Kids Discovery Factory (KDF) joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.


Museums for All supports KDF program participants who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. With the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, up to four people within an eligible family can access programming opportunities, such as our upcoming Early Explorers early childhood program or Museum-for-a-Day events, at reduced or no cost.


The Museums for All access will expand to include museum admission when KDF completes construction of the three-story building and outdoor exhibit space located at 110 Sycamore Street in downtown Batesville. Museums for All is part of Kids Discovery Factory’s broad commitment to include and welcome all families.


For information on ways you can support Kids Discovery Factory's participation in the Museums for All program, or help KDF reach its funding goals, contact Amber McGuire at amber@kidsdiscoveryfactory.org or 812-932-KIDS (5437).


Museums for All helps expand access to museums and raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 700 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Virgin Islands. www.museums4all.org.


The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Their mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Their grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. www.imls.gov.


The Association of Children's Museums (ACM) champions children's museums worldwide. With more than 460 members in 50 states and 19 countries, ACM leverages the collective knowledge of children's museums through convening, sharing, and dissemination. www.childrensmuseums.org.


IMLS Press Contact KDF Executive Director Erica Jaros Emili Uden, 812-932-5437 EJaros@imls.gov emili@kidsdiscoveryfactory.org


ACM Press Contact KDF Campaign and Grants Manager Alison Howard, 703-224-3100 x102 Amber McGuire, 812-932-5437 Alison.Howard@ChildrensMuseums.org amber@kidsdiscoveryfactory.org



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