Stretch a family vacation budget with museum reciprocity programs

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Family vacations are often full of many activities. For many families, the vacation budget is a priority. After purchasing airfare, rental cars and lodging, the funds for all the must see locales can be limited. A great way to stretch the family vacation budget is use museum reciprocity programs. Museum reciprocity programs allow visitors to receive discounted or free admission to museums when away from home.

Field Museum of Chicago

Field Museum of Chicago

 

The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM)Association is an affiliation of arts and cultural institutions across North America. Individuals who join a participating NARM institution can receive free admission/discounts at over 650 institutions.  

 For science and children’s museums, the Association of Science – Technology Centers offers the ASTC Passport Program. This program offers more than 300 participating museums in over a dozen countries.

 As a budget savvy parent, our family has purchased family memberships at several Chicago cultural centers. We have found that more than one visit a year recovers the cost for the family membership. When the kids have a day off from school, we have several options for a fun activity that doesn’t require a ton of money. 

 Now that we are planning a summer vacation, I am looking at the two different museum reciprocity programs. These museum reciprocity programs can save our family large sums of money while traveling. From the aquariums to the modern art museums, we can cover everyone’s favorite places. We get to see many of the vacation spots cultural highlights while keeping our budget in check. 

 When planning your vacation, it best to check with the museum to understand its museum reciprocity terms. Some locations offer free admission while others offer discounts. Also, these museum reciprocity programs usually do not apply to locations close to home. 

 On your next family vacation see all the cultural highlights by taking advantage of the museum reciprocity program. 

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  1. My kids love going to Museums. Great tips for enjoying them away from home too!
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  2. Such a great way to see cultural landmarks while traveling.
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