The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, has announced its plans to join the Museums for All program which aims to expand museum access to Americans of all backgrounds. Joining over 1000 other museums in the country, the National Comedy Center has committed to offering lower-priced entry tickets in an effort to attract more low-income people to the high-quality museum learning resources. Here are all the details you need to know.
"The National Comedy Center is committed to welcoming all audiences as we showcase the art form of comedy and its unique voices in ways that educate, inspire, and enlighten our visitors," the Center's director Journey Gunderson said. "We are pleased to participate in the Museums for All program to broaden accessibility and inclusivity within our museums." Guests entering as part of this program will gain access to the museum itself as well as their Lucy-Desi Museum which is a tribute to the "First Couple of Comedy."
The National Comedy Center and Lucy-Desi Museum, who just welcomed the comedy icon Amy Poehler to their advisory board of Directors, recently announced their new pricing after joining the program. According to their website, $2 dual-entry tickets are now on offer to all eligible parties. These updates come as part of the Comedy Center's broader goal to include and attract all types of people to their premises, regardless of economic status, ethnicity, demographic, or gender. Tickets are available at ComedyCenter.org or at the admission desks of both of their sites.
The Museums for All program is an initiative of the Insitute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and is targeted at those receiving various food assistance benefits (AKA SNAP). These citizens will have received a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card, which they are requested to present in exchange for reduced or free access to all the museums on the list. If comedy isn't your thing, there are so many other heavily-discounted attractions on offer, including art museums, zoos, science centers, and many more. Now there really is no excuse not to go out there and enjoy all the culture that America has to offer!