March 31, 2015 > Chabot Space & Science Center launches access program
Chabot Space & Science Center launches access program
Submitted By Autumn King
Beginning March 26, Chabot Space & Science Center launches an initiative to significantly increase access to the science museum for low income families and to help increase science literacy in underserved communities. The effort seeks to eliminate price as a barrier to allow people of all income levels to frequent the Center. This initiative reinforces the museumÕs long standing efforts to increase access to science education, demonstrated by free field trips for students, afterschool programs, and telescope viewing.
Under the Golden State Advantage Cardholder Program, any individual receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) program will enjoy $1 admission per person, with no limit to the number of visits per year. To receive the discounted admission, participants need only to show their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card at the admission desk and pay the discounted fee for each person in their group, up to a maximum of 10 people. In California this EBT card is called the Golden State Advantage Card, although Chabot will honor an EBT from any state. The Museum does not accept the EBT card as payment; guests must use cash, debit or credit cards.