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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Building Confidence, Building Community. At Hosmer Point, campers build a sense of community in a beautiful and caring environment where boys and girls can play, explore, create life-long friendships and build self-confidence. With only 74 campers per session, and three or four campers for each counselor; every child is respected…(more)