TMORA strives to give meaningful access to all people. Recognizing that museums and cultural institutions come with a complex mix of barriers to audience participation, TMORA participates in multiple access programs to deepen engagement and build community.
TMORA provides free admission to those who are here to serve others. Adults and youth that require assistance to experience the museum do not pay to bring their PCA, interpreter, or other caregivers.
TMORA provides free admission to those who are accompanying school tours.
Blue Star Museum
Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including the National Guard and Reserve.
The Blue Star Museums program begins on Armed Forces Day and ends on Labor Day.
The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard–including Reservists, National Guardsman (regardless of status), U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.
Museums for All
Museums for All is a national, branded access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. This program provides free admission to qualifying individuals and their dependents during regular TMORA museum hours. Fees for any special programs or events are not included. EBT cards are not accepted as payment. To qualify for Museums for All, you must be enrolled in one of the programs listed below. Simply show the approved documentation along with proof of residency at the same address as the beneficiary recipient
TANF (temporary assistance for needy families), MFIP (MN family Investment Program), SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance program), MFAP (MN Food Assistance Program), WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Program, MN Headstart, General Assistance, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, Supplemental Security Income, Social Security Disability Benefits, Food Stamps / EBT Card, RCA card (Refugee Cash Assistance), Section 8, Free/Reduced Price School Meals