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The University of West Florida has joined the nationwide “Museums for All” program, giving low-income families free access to several downtown Pensacola museums.

Museums for All is a signature program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Association of Children’s Museums, designed to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits.

The program enables up to four people, with presentation of an Electronic Benefits Transfer card and a valid form of identification to visit all Historic Pensacola museums — including the T.T. Wentworth Florida State Museum, Pensacola Children’s Museum — as well as the Pensacola Museum of Art at no charge.

The UWF Historic Trust’s membership in the Museums for All program reflects the Trust’s broad commitment to seek, include, and welcome all, officials said.

“Through Museums for All, we are partnering with more than 140 museums across the country to make sure everyone can experience the best museums have to offer,” said Robert Overton Jr., executive director of the UWF Historic Trust.

Under the Museums for All program, families can visit any participating museum year-round for free admission or a minimal fee. More than 300,000 individuals have gained access to museums through the program since its inception in October 2014.

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