June 28, 2016


IMLS Press Contact
Giuliana Bullard 202-653-4799

SFBG Press Contact
Sarah Spearman
Director of Public Affairs
Cell : 816.213.2489

Santa Fe Botanical Garden Announces Access Program for Low-Income Families
Museums for All to increase accessibility of high-quality museum learning resources

[Santa Fe]—Today Santa Fe Botanical Garden announced that it has joined Museums for All, a signature access program of the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The program will enable low-income families to visit Santa Fe Botanical Garden at no cost per person with the presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. Families can also visit any participating museum year-round for a minimal fee. Museums for All is part of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all.

The Museums for All initiative represents a long stride toward the goal of reaching more children and parents, especially those living in poverty, with the valuable learning resources of museums. Children’s museums, with their unique focus on bringing children, families, and communities together, are committed to providing access to all. Each year, children’s museums host more than 31 million visitors. The Museums for All initiative will allow children’s museums to further expand their reach and impact.


About the Institute of Museum and Library Services
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill
SFBG at Museum Hill integrates the natural and the man-made, and is a location of natural beauty and environmental interest transformed by excellent garden design, horticultural practice, art and architecture. For more information about Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill site, please visit www.santafebotanicalgarden.org or call 505.471.9103.
For press inquiries, please contact Sarah Spearman at SFBG:
sarah@santafebotanicalgarden.org / office: 505.471.9103 / cell: 816.213.2489

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