Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh increases accessibility with Museums for All
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Pittsburgh, PA – January 9, 2014 – Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has increased its accessibility by expanding its discount admission program to Pennsylvania residents with all PA ACCESS Cards. “We are proud to expand our PA ACCESS card programs and join our colleagues in the Museums for All effort - a cooperative national initiative between the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institution for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) - to offer access programs that encourage all families to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits,” stated Jane Werner, Executive Director of Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and past ACM Board president.
Pennsylvania residents presenting either a yellow or a green ACCESS card and a valid form of photo ID at the Children’s Museum’s admissions desk will receive admission for up to four (4) guests for only $2 per person.
This program raises public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching out to all communities. By removing financial barriers, Museums for All provides opportunities for all children to experience high-quality museum exhibits and education programs. Museum visits can inspire the development of new skills and interests, while igniting creativity and enriching social connections.
Ms. Werner went on to say that, “It’s been no accident that Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh has been at the forefront of providing access to museum exhibits and programs for families in southwestern Pennsylvania. We introduced reduced price admissions for school groups in the mid-90s and with this new Museums for All program we are furthering our reach to PA ACCESS cardholders that we began in 2007. Providing innovative museum experiences that inspire joy, creativity and curiosity for all families ties back to our own core ideology,” Werner stated, “and Children’s museums in general, with their unique focus on bringing children, families, and communities together, are committed to providing access to everyone. Each year, children’s museums across the country host more than 31 million visitors, and the Museums for All initiative will allow children’s museums to further expand their reach and impact.”