Museums Welcome All

      Think cultural sites and museums are just for the upper crust? Not true. Two popular Southern Maryland attractions, Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center and The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum, are lowering their prices to open their doors to people from all economic backgrounds.

         The two sites have joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services that entitles anyone receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) free or reduced admission to more than 300 institutions nationwide, including museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos and more.

         A valid SNAP EBT card now gets you free admission for up to four people at Annmarie Garden in Solomons and $3 adult admission, kids free, at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum in Lexington Park.

         “We are pleased to offer not only daily admission but also admission to special events to some who may otherwise not be able to enjoy them,” said Stacy Hann-Ruff, director of Annmarie Garden.

         Added Patuxent River Naval Air Museum administrator Amy Davis, “By participating in Museums for All, the Pax Museum hopes to encourage an accessible, free-will learning environment, and provide a meaningful contribution to our community.”

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