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Back to News Updates – July 2, 2020

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Mt. Cuba Center for All

Guests visit Mt. Cuba Center on a free admission day.
Guests enjoying their visit on a free admission day.

Mt. Cuba Center is committed to making its gardens, exhibitions, programs, and facilities accessible to all, across multiple spectrums. Our efforts to improve accessibility are ongoing. Please contact us if you have questions or feedback.

In the beginning of 2020, Mt. Cuba Center enlisted in Museums for All, a national program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. Through this program, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain deeply discounted admission ($2 per person) simply by presenting their SNAP EBT (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Electronic Benefit Transfer) card at ticketing.

Mt Cuba also participates in Blue Star Museums, which provides free admission to active military personnel and their families each summer.

We understand that there can be many barriers to enjoying cultural institutions and we are addressing them as we can. Some additional steps Mt. Cuba is taking to improve accessibility for all include:

  • Two free visitor days each spring during our Wildflower Celebration and National Public Gardens Week.
  • Shared membership programs with local libraries. We made memberships available to check out at several local public libraries in 2019 and are interested in expanding this program if your local library would like to participate.
  • Accessibility improvements around the formal gardens and Main House will begin later this year and be completed in 2021. We have a wheelchair, walker, and walking sticks available for guests, and will provide golf cart transport to any guest who may have limited mobility.
  • Free or discounted admission to partner organizations’ constituencies as part of our community outreach initiatives.
  • Free garden admission for all Mt. Cuba volunteers.

While this page lists many initiatives, it is not exhaustive. Please call (302) 239-4244 or email info@mtcubacenter.org with any inquiries. For accommodation requests related to a disability and questions, comments, or further information about the accessibility of specific programs, please contact Robert Parrett at (302) 239-8895 or rparrett@mtcubacenter.org.