Above & Beyond Children's Museum adds Family Access Program
Above & Beyond Children’s Museum institutes a new Family Access Program increasing accessibility to its learning resources and programs for low-income families. As part of the Museums for All national initiative, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), Above & Beyond Children’s Museum builds upon its commitment to seek, include and welcome all audiences with affordable membership and reduced daily admission fees.
New Above & Beyond Family Access Memberships, which offer free admission for one year, are available to Sheboygan County residents for a minimum of $10, but families are encouraged to pay what they are able. The Above & Beyond Family Access Admission is $1 per day per person and is open to non-residents. To help fund and support this initiative, The Kohler Foundation and HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital are the inaugural project sponsors. Contributions to the Family Access Program can be made at abkids.org, by calling (920) 458-4263, or mailed to Above & Beyond Children’s Museum, Attn: Family Access Program, 902 N. 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081.
Leadership at Above & Beyond Children’s Museum believe that access to quality education is a right, not a privilege, and should not be reserved only for the families that can afford regular daily admission of $7 per person or annual memberships starting at $75. A child’s most formative years start at birth, and the Above & Beyond Children’s Museum acts as a safe, innovative space for children to learn, explore and bond with their caregivers.
Families who participate in one or more of the following programs qualify:
- Childcare Subsidy
- BadgerCare Plus
- Free/Reduced School Lunch
- Section 8
- Head Start
- Birth to 3
- Big Brothers/Big Sisters
- Foster Care
- Salvation Army
- Safe Harbor
The museum joins more than 250 institutions participating in this initiative including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing more than 40 states.
Above & Beyond Children's Museum of Sheboygan County is a 501(c)(3) community funded, visitor supported non-profit organization. The Museum was established in 1993 commemorating the 25th anniversary in 2018 with a remarkable list of historic and recent accomplishments achieved all while focusing on the museum’s steadfast mission to benefit the children and their families. The museum is located at 902 N. 8th Street in Sheboygan.
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