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Free Museum Access with Your Membership
by Ian Brown, Editor, Bits and Pieces, EAA# 657159
December 2015 - Ever wondered if your EAA membership works for free admission to museums outside of the United States? Well, yes, you can visit 14 museums in Canada with just your EAA membership card all the way from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Vancouver, British Columbia. As you will see below, there are restrictions intended to make this program available to travelers rather than being able to use it at the museum where you live. Your address must be at least 145 kilometers (90 miles) away, as the crow flies, from the museum you want to visit. Just click on this link and enter “Canada” in the country field, and you will see all the museums that you can visit for free.
You will notice that the participating Canadian museums are all science-based. In writing this, I discovered that I could have used the card while visiting family in Austin, Texas. Note to self (and maybe you): Always have your card in your wallet, and think “EAA” if you’re visiting a museum.
ASTC Travel Passport Program
Enjoy free admission to museums worldwide with your EAA membership
EAA members can enjoy more than 300 museum and science centers worldwide free of charge, thanks to a partnership with the Association of Science-Technology Centers and its ASTC Travel Passport Program.
Taking advantage of the ASTC Travel Passport Program is easy. Show your EAA membership card at the admissions area of the museum you are visiting* to gain access to their facilities for free.**
Visit www.astc.org/passport for a list of participating museums. Remember to present your EAA membership card to receive your free admission.
* Facility must be located at least 90 miles or more from both the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and your home address.
** Any special display areas with an additional charge in the museum you are visiting are excluded.