Want to check out the cool exhibits at the Montshire Museum of Science but can't afford it at $11 per kid? The Norwich museum recently expanded its warm welcome program, which gives admission discounts to low-income families. For many years, the museum has offered passes to social-service agencies, which in turn distributed them to local families. But associate director Jennifer Rickards says making arrangements to get the pass created an unnecessary barrier to entry. "We wanted to make it easier for people to just walk through the door," she says. Now, all families need to do is show an EBT or Medicaid card to gain entry at a much lower cost. Says Rickards, "Our goal is to make the museum feel like a place for everyone."
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For over 96 years YWCA Camp Hochelaga offers traditional camp programs in arts, sports, swimming, boating, nature activities, and longstanding camp traditions. Girls ages 6-17 are encouraged to have fun, express themselves, and create friendships that will last a lifetime. One-week, multi-week, and 4 day “Mini-Camp” sessions, in residential camp…(more)