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EBT Card to Culture frequently asked questions

Learn about the EBT Card to Culture program and how you can visit museums or attend performances at a reduced or free cost.

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What is the EBT Card to Culture program?

The EBT Card to Culture program is a joint venture between the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and many of the best cultural institutions across the Commonwealth. EBT Card to Culture allows those receiving benefits from DTA to access museums, performances, and other cultural programming at a reduced or free cost.

How does it work?

Each organization is different. In most instances, when you arrive at the museum, you should show your EBT card at the ticket counter and you will receive a discounted admission price. Other organizations suggest reserving tickets in advance. Make sure to look at the discount offered by each organization before visiting the location of your choice.

How many people can I bring with me to the museum?

The number of people that can receive discounted admission varies by institution. This information can be found listed with EBT Card to Culture organizations or you can always call the institution directly to ask them about their admission policies.

Can I bring my child's friend and receive the EBT-discounted admission?

Yes. Please note specific institution polices regarding discount caps, which can generally be found with the organization's listing.

Can I only receive the discounted admission on a certain day of the week?

When you can receive a discount varies by organization. Most organizations offer discounts during normal operations. Please reference our listing of participating EBT Card to Culture organizations for more information.

How many times can I use my EBT card at a museum?

There is no limit to the number of times that you can use your EBT card, so feel free to use it often!

How much will admission cost with my EBT discount?

Admission prices under the EBT Card to Culture program vary by institution. The specific prices can be found listed with our EBT Card to Culture participating organizations, or you can always call the museum directly to ask them about their admission policies.

Contact

Phone

DTA Assistance Line (877) 382-2363

The DTA Assistance Line is open from 8:15 A.M. to 4:45 P.M.

Online

DTA Office Locator DTA Office Locator 

Fax

DTA Document Processing Center (617) 887-8765

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