Watching the Jelly Fish at Mote Marine in Sarasota County.
One year I won a membership to a local museum through a silent auction event. I had no idea that I could save money or get FREE admission to so many museums and other local attractions.
Now that summer time is here, we are looking for indoor activities to do when it is just way too hot or raining outside. Since we live in Florida, we might get one or the other.
A while back, friend of mine was talking about Museum Reciprocity which as I learned is when a museum pass can be used at another local or national museums and admittance is FREE or discounted. (You may even be able to save on merchandise) I did know that I could get into one of the other museums locally for FREE, but I thought that it was the only one. Boy was I wrong.
Since my friend had been researching memberships, she directed me to a hidden link at the main website of the museum, and I found out that I could go to a ton of places in my area and not have to spend a dime.
My Daughter making Pizzas at Great Explorations in St. Petersburg FL.
Here are some quick links to the national database of Museums with Reciprocal Agreements:
North American Reciprocal Museums
ASTC Travel Passport Program
Smithsonian Zoos and Aquariums
Details are subject to change.
My son at the Kid’s Publix store at Great Explorations in St. Petersburg.
Not only have we visited a couple aquariums for FREE, but we have gotten Free Admission to other Children’s Museums in close proximity as well as a 50% off discount at a museum in a neighboring city.
If you are interested in getting a membership to a local museum, ask them for their Reciprocal List. Also ask them what their local reciprocal agreements are. You may end up saving A LOT more than you will ever spend.
What is your favorite Museum? Does it have reciprocal agreements? I would love to hear your comments!
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