Everyone should have access to make meaningful connections to science! Impression 5 Science Center has several scholarship programs designed to increase equitable access to our programs and experiences. 

 

1. Admission (Museums for All):

Since 2017, Impression 5 Science Center has been proud to participate in the Museums for All program that offers a special admission price to families who receive food assistance (SNAP benefits). To expand this access, we also offer reduced pricing to families who present valid ID and a medicaid, EBT, or WIC card. We are celebrating over 8,200 admissions through this program so far, and hope to see you soon!

 

To use this benefit:

  • Request the reduced admission price at our guest services desk upon checking in

  • Present your valid ID and EBT, Medicaid, or WIC card

  • Reduced admission price is free for children 1 & younger; $2.00 for adults and children 2 and older (up to 6 guests total)

 

2. Membership:

Looking for 12 months of play? Scholarships that reduce the cost of our Family Membership are available for you! One or more of these factors will qualify you for a scholarship membership:

  • EBT, Medicaid, or WIC card

  • Disabled child (cognitive or physical impairment, or other)

  • Low income (We do not require proof of income, but see these federal poverty guidelines for more information)

 

To apply:

  • Visit our guest services desk, or

  • Contact Membership Liaison Joyce White by email or at (517) 485-8116 x126

  • Families that qualify may be asked to present their valid ID and EBT, Medicaid, or WIC card at the time of registration

We suggest a donation of $15 for membership scholarships, but we are grateful for the level of support that your family can offer. Scholarships applied for onsite can be given “same day” access to play.

 

3. Programs:

Scholarships reduce the total cost for programs (such as Make It! workshops and our L.A.B.S. day camps) by 50%. This support is available for families with one or more of these qualifying factors:

  • EBT, Medicaid, or WIC card

  • Disabled child (cognitive or physical impairment, or other)

  • Low income (We do not require proof of income, but see these federal poverty guidelines for more information)

 

To apply:

  • Contact our reservations team at (517) 485-8116 x132

  • Families that qualify may be asked to present their valid ID and EBT, Medicaid, or WIC card at the time of registration.

 

4. Group Visits and Field Trips:

We can’t wait to welcome your group for an experience at the science center! Scholarships to reduce the cost of a group visit may be available to qualified applicants.

 

To apply:

 

Community Support:

We are grateful for the many individuals, organizations, and businesses who have contributed to make these scholarship opportunities possible. Are you interested in opening doors for children and families to make meaningful connections to science? Consider a donation to our our Children's Education Access Program (CEAP).

 

$6.50 will provide reduced admission for one child
$13 will provide reduced admission for a parent and child
$26 will provide reduced admission for a family of four
$60 will provide a partial scholarship for a 12-month family membership
$75 will provide a full scholarship for a 12-month family membership

 

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Your support at any level makes an impact by providing scholarships for youth and their families to play, create, and challenge their understanding of science together.  To learn more about how you can support admission and program access, please contact Manager of Development & Membership Kate Gantzer-Hayes by email or at (517) 485-8116 x149.