How does it work?
1. Make a reservation for the date you wish to visit COSI.
2. Bring your confirmation email to the COSI box office on the date of your reservation.
3. Please bring a photo ID and proof of participation in WIC, Ohio Directions or Ohio Medicaid.
What is Museums for All?
Museums for All is a way to make museum visits low or no cost for people that get food assistance (also known as SNAP benefit). Museums for All is a national program focused on removing the barriers to visiting museums and cultural centers. In 2020, six Columbus museums made a commitment to come together to become one of a few Museums for All Hub Cities. Furthermore, every museum made a pledge to dig deeper to understand the additional barriers that prevent people from visiting museums.
Why did Columbus want to become a Museums for All Hub City?
Many of our museums already offered access programs, including Museums for All. Two years ago, the Columbus Foundation hosted a one-day event called the Big Explore. Columbus museums were a part of the day, which offered free access. Attendance was record-breaking and reinforced that there are many more people we can and want to serve. The Big Explore gave us the awareness that through collaboration, we can make our spaces more accessible.
What museums are included?
Columbus Museum of Art
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
National Veterans Memorial and Museum
Ohio History Center and Ohio Village
Wexner Center for the Arts