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Free Admission with Florida EBT (2021 Guide)

Here’s great news for Florida EBT Cardholders. Did you know you can get free admission with EBT Card to museums and other family-friendly places nationwide, like Aquarium and Zoos? In this post, we will explain what the “free admission with Florida EBT” card is about and who is eligible.

Also, we will answer the most frequently asked questions about the program.

We have compiled the list below for your convenience.

"Discounts and Free Stuff with Florida EBT"

This post about the “free admission with Florida EBT” program will cover:

    • What is Free Admission with EBT Program?
    • Free Admissions with Florida EBT
    • FAQs about Florida EBT and  EBT Discounts

What is Free Admission with EBT Program?

If you currently have an Florida EBT, you are eligible for free or discounted admission to over 600 museums nationwide.

This program is sponsored by Museums for All, and includes access to all types of museums — including art, history, natural history/anthropology, and general museums, children’s museums, science centers, planetariums, nature centers, historic houses/sites, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, and arboretums.

Although the program is targeted at Food Stamps EBT Cardholders, many sites allow EBT cards from other programs, including:

  • WIC EBT Card
  • EBT Card from TANF
  • EBT Card from General Cash Assistance

Participating museums provide reduced admission, ranging from free to $3.00, to visitors presenting their EBT card.

Free Admission with Florida EBT

The Florida museums listed below all offer individual admission fees ranging from FREE to $3.00 to individuals and families who have a Florida EBT Card, and a valid form of photo ID.

This reduced rate is available during all normal operating hours to up to four individuals per EBT card.

For other places around the country that offer Free or discounted admissions for EBT cardholders, click here.

Morean Arts Center

719 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 United States
(727) 822-7872

Great Explorations Children’s Museum

1925 4th St. North
St. Petersburg, Florida 33704

727-821-8992

The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

150 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701 United States

(727) 892-4200

The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

201 10th St. W
Bradenton, Florida 34205 United States

(941) 746-4131

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34243

941-359-5700

Tampa Museum of Art

120 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, Florida 33602 United States

(813) 274-8130

Glazer Children’s Museum

110 W Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, Florida 33602 United States

(813) 443-3861

Tampa Bay History Center

901 Old Water St.
Tampa, Florida 33602 United States

(813) 228-0097

Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI)

4801 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa, Florida 33617

813-987-6000

Explorations V Children’s Museum

109 North Kentucky Ave.
Lakeland, Florida 33801

863-687-3869

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

5827 Riverside Drive
Punta Gorda, Florida 33982 United States

(941) 621-8299

Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek

2491 Babb Rd.
Kissimmee, Florida 34746 United States

(407) 396-8644

Orange County Regional History Center

65 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32801 United States

(407) 836-8500

Florida Museum of Natural History

Powell Hall, 3215 Hull Rd.
Gainesville, Florida 32611

352-846-2000

Orlando Science Center

777 E. Princeton St.
Orlando, Florida 32803

407-514-2000

Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention

811 South Main St.
Gainesville, Florida 32601

352-371-8001

Naples Botanical Garden

4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, Florida 34112 United States

(239) 643-7275

Museum of Art – DeLand

600 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, Florida 32720 United States

(386) 734-4371

Tallahassee Museum

3945 Museum Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32310

850-575-8684

Gadsden Arts Center & Museum

13 N. Madison St.
Quincy, Florida 32351 United States

(850) 875-4866

Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

904-396-6674

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center

129 East Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach, Florida 33435 United States

(561) 742-6780

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW Second Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 United States

(954) 467-6637

History Fort Lauderdale

219 SW 2nd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312 United States

(954) 463-4431

The Bass

2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139 United States

(305) 673-7530

Florida Keys History & Discovery Center

82100 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, Florida 33036 United States

(305) 922-2237

Pensacola Children’s Museum

115 E Zaragoza St
Pensacola, Florida 32502

850-595-5985

Pensacola Museum of Art

407 South Jefferson Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502

850-432-6247

T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum

330 S Jefferson St
Pensacola, Florida 32502

850-595-5985

Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

2081 Radford Boulevard
Pensacola, Florida 32508

850-393-1561

FAQs about Florida EBT and  EBT Discounts

Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Free admission with Florida EBT and Florida EBT Discounts.

Is Tampa Zoo free with an EBT card?

Unfortunately, the Tampa Zoo does not offer discounted or Free admissions for Florida EBT cardholders.

However, active-duty military and veterans can get $4 off per ticket on up to 4 tickets.

All you have to do is bring a form of ID to verify your military status and purchase your tickets at the front gate ticket windows.

What Grocery Stores Accept Florida EBT for Delivery?

As of April 2020, you can use your Florida EBT card to make purchases online.

You can purchase groceries online for home delivery using your Florida EBT card at Walmart and Amazon as the tweet below shows.

Furthermore, groceries can also be purchased online for pick up at participating BJs Wholesale Club.

Also, you can use your EBT card at Aldi stores through the grocery shopping App – Instacart. For further instructions, click here.

Does Instacart Accept Florida EBT?

Yes, Instacart accepts EBT for same-day delivery and pickup at participating retailers.

Aldi shoppers can place online orders via Instacart and enter EBT-card information at checkout for items covered under the list of eligible food stamps items.

Furthermore, a credit or debit card must be used for non-eligible costs, including delivery and service fees, taxes, tips, and bottle deposit fees in some states.

What Restaurants accept EBT in Florida?

Since 1977, the Restaurant Meals Program has been an important part of the food stamps program.

It enables qualified elderly, disabled, and homeless SNAP recipients to buy food at authorized restaurants.

Any state or county can enroll in the Restaurant Meals Program.

The purpose of the program is to help expand food access to those who do not have a place to store and cook food, who may not be able to prepare food, or who don’t have access to a grocery store.

Unfortunately, the state of Florida does not participate in the Restaurant Meals Program.

Therefore, you will not be able to use your Florida EBT card to purchase food at restaurants, even if you meet the eligibility requirements for the program.

We will provide an update here as soon as the state of Florida decides to offer the program.

How do I get Amazon Prime EBT Discount for $5.99?

If you have an Florida EBT Card, you can now sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount and get all the great benefits that come with Prime membership, at a fraction of the cost.

The regular Amazon Prime membership is $12.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $5.99. That’s over 50% off the regular price.

Given that Amazon is part of the USDA pilot of vendors approved to accept food stamps online for delivery, prime membership is going to be a great thing to have.

Sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount

To get Amazon Prime Discount at $5.99, click the link above or the image below.

How do I pay with Florida EBT on Amazon?

EBT cardholders in Florida can now use their SNAP benefits to shop and purchase food online on Amazon for delivery. 

Continue reading below for a step-by-step process on how to add your Florida EBT card to an Amazon account and shop online for delivery.

"How to Add SNAP EBT Card to Amazon"

How it Works

To shop online for groceries with your Florida EBT card, follow the instructions below.

Step 1 – Visit Amazon SNAP EBT Page

The first step to paying with SNAP on Amazon is to visit the Amazon SNAP EBT website. Click here to be taken there.

Once there, click on the “Add your SNAP EBT card” link as shown in the image below.

"How to Add EBT Card to Amazon Account"

Step 2 – Login to your Amazon account

Next, you will be taken to a page like the one below where you will be required to log in to your Amazon account. 

If you do not have an Amazon account, click on the “Create your Amazon account” as shown in the screenshot below.

"How to Add EBT Card to Amazon Account 2"

Once you have created your account, proceed by entering your email and password to sign-in.

Step 3 – Add your SNAP EBT Card

Once logged in, enter your EBT food stamps card to your Amazon account.

Type in your complete SNAP EBT card number and “Continue”.

Next, you may be asked to enter your delivery zip code.

Follow the instructions to complete adding your SNAP EBT card to your Amazon account.

"How to Add EBT Card to Amazon Account 3"

Step 4 – Shop for Amazon Groceries Online

When your EBT Card is added you can begin shopping for your groceries online.

You can use Amazon Grocery and Amazon Fresh to purchase groceries online.

As an EBT cardholder, you have FREE access to Amazon Fresh when you add your SNAP EBT card. 

Step 5 – Enter your PIN to Checkout

When you are done shopping and are ready to checkout, proceed as usual. At checkout select “EBT” as payment.

After that, enter your 4-digit PIN for your EBT Card to place your order. 

For help, see our screenshot below.

"How to Add EBT Card to Amazon Account 4"

Please note, you cannot use your food stamp benefits or EBT Card to pay for shipping or delivery fees.

If you do not have Amazon Prime and would like free delivery, be sure to meet the free shipping minimums for each program.

When Will my Florida Food Stamps Be Deposited?

In Florida, Food Stamp Benefits are deposited into EBT Card accounts from the 1st to the 28th of every month.

When your payment is deposited depends on the 9th and 8th digits of your case number (READ BACKWARDS), dropping the 10th digit.

Here is the schedule:

If the 9th and 8th digit of your Case number isBenefits are deposited on the
00-031st of the month
04-062nd of the month
07-103rd of the month
11-134th of the month
14-175th of the month
18-206th of the month
21-247th of the month
25-278th of the month
28-319th of the month
32-3410th of the month
35-3811th of the month
39-4112th of the month
42-4513th of the month
46-4814th of the month
49-5315th of the month
54-5716th of the month
58-6017th of the month
61-6418th of the month
65-6719th of the month
68-7120th of the month
72-7421st of the month
75-7822nd of the month
79-8123rd of the month
82-8524th of the month
86-8825th of the month
89-9226th of the month
93-9527th of the month
96-9928th of the month

*Cash benefits are made available on the 1st through the 3rd day of every month.

Once your benefits are deposited into your account, you can begin using them with your Florida EBT card to purchase eligible food items.

Free Admission with Florida EBT Summary

Here’s the bottom line:

If you have a Florida SNAP EBT card (Florida EBT), you are eligible for free or discounted admission to over 600 museums nationwide.

Participating museums provide reduced admission, ranging from free to $3.00.

One EBT card can be used to gain entry into any of these destinations for up to 4 individuals to take advantage of the free or reduced fee.

Questions?

We hope this post on Free Admission with Florida EBT was helpful.

If you have further questions about the Florida EBT Card or EBT discounts in general, please let us know in the comments section below.

Be sure to check out our other articles about Florida EBT and EBT Cards in general, including:
Flordia EBT Card Questions and Answers
Florida EBT Card Login
How to Request a Replacement Florida Food Stamps Card
Florida EBT Deposit Schedule

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