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Ohio EBT Discounts and Perks for 2024

If you are on food stamps in Ohio, there are many perks, discounts and free stuff that come with your EBT card that you may not be aware of. In this post, we will share all the amazing Ohio EBT discounts and perks out there.
This includes 50% off Amazon prime membership, which gives you access to free 1-day shipping from Amazon on millions of items, the ability to stream TV shows, movies, and music among other great perks.
In addition, you also get discounted or free access to museums and other family-friendly destinations all over the state of Ohio.
Furthermore, you may qualify for free or discounted cell phone, home phone or internet service through the Federal Lifeline Program just by having an EBT card.
To take advantage of these amazing Ohio EBT Discounts and free stuff, see the details below.
"Ohio EBT Discounts"

National EBT Discounts

Below are the discounts that are available to all EBT Cardholders across the United States, that can also be redeemed by Ohio EBT Card Holders.

Amazon Prime EBT Discount

If you have an Ohio Direction Card, you can now sign up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount and get all the great benefits that come with Prime membership, at a fraction of the cost.

The regular Amazon Prime membership is $14.99 a month. However, if you have an EBT Card, you can get Prime Membership for $6.99. That’s over 50% off the regular price.

Given that Amazon is part of the USDA pilot of vendors approved to accept food stamps online for delivery, prime membership allows you to order groceries through Amazon Pantry in certain parts of the country.

Sign-up for Amazon Prime EBT Discount HERE

If you are not sure if the Amazon Prime EBT Discount is worth it, here is a summary of the what you get with your Amazon Prime membership:

FREE, Fast Delivery on Millions of Items

With Amazon Prime membership, you get fast, free shipping on over 50 million eligible items on They have also rolled out a program recently that allows people who live in certain metropolitan areas to get FREE Same-Day Delivery on over a million items and FREE 2-hour delivery with Prime Now on daily essentials and groceries.

Instantly Stream TV Shows and Movies

One of the most popular features is the instant streaming of TV Shows and Movies. Your Prime membership includes instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows at no additional cost. You can stream all these on select Smart TVs, Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, tablets, and Android devices.

Other Benefits of Amazon Prime

  • Buy groceries online with your EBT Card through Amazon Pantry for delivery (in states where this is available)
  • Over two million songs. Thousands of playlists and stations (On-demand, ad-free music streaming)
  • Books, Magazines & More (Unlimited reading on any device)
  • Original audio series from Audible (Unlimited listening to original audio series)
  • Twitch Prime (Get free game content every month, exclusive discounts, plus loads more)
  • All your photos, together at last (Free unlimited photo storage)

"Ohio EBT Discounts and Perks"

Ohio EBT Discounts for 2024

Get the complete list of Ohio EBT Discounts for 2024 below:

Lifeline Program

If you are currently on Food Stamps/EBT Cardholder, and your income is below a certain level, you may qualify for FREE or low-cost home or cell phone service for you or a member of your family through the Federal Lifeline Program, which serves nearly 13 million Americans.

The Lifeline program helps to lower the monthly cost of phone and internet service. Eligible customers will get at least $9.25 toward their monthly bill. You can only use Lifeline for either phone service.

Discounted Cell Phone Services

Below is a list of cell phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Ohio.

Ohio Lifeline Discounted Cell Phone Service Providers
Phone Service Provider Phone Number Type of Service
Air Voice Wireless* 877-247-7799 Mobile Cell Phone Service
Assurance Wireless* 888-898-4888 Mobile Cell Phone Service
Safelink Wireless* 800-723-3546 Mobile Cell Phone Service
Q Link Wireless* 855-754-6543 Mobile Cell Phone Service
Tempo Telecom* 877-822-8501 Mobile Cell Phone Service
Access Wireless* 866-594-3644 Mobile Cell Phone Service
Life Wireless* 888-543-3620 Mobile Cell Phone Service
StandUP Wireless* 800-544-4441 Mobile Cell Phone Service
American Broadband & Telecommunications* 866-966-2628 Mobile Cell Phone Service
Boomerang Wireless* 866-488-8719 Mobile Cell Phone Service

Discounted Home Phone Services

Below is a list of home phone providers that participate in the Lifeline program in the state of Ohio.

Ohio Lifeline Discounted Home Phone Service Providers
Phone Service Provider Phone Number Type of Service
Ottoville Mutual Telephone Co. 419-453-3324 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Frontier Communications 800-921-8101 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Cincinnati Bell Telephone* 888-246-2355 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Minford Telephone Company/ 740-820-2151 Home Phone Service (Landline)
TDS Telecom/Arcadia Telephone Company 888-225-5837 Home Phone Service (Landline)
TDS Telecom/Little Miami Communications Corporation 888-225-5837 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Windstream Communications* 800-347-1991 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Consolidated Communications 844-968-7224 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Conneaut Telephone Company* 440-593-7140 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Ridgeville Telephone Company 419-267-5185 Home Phone Service (Landline)
CenturyLink 800-244-1111 Home Phone Service (Landline)
TDS Telecom/Continental Telephone Company 888-225-5837 Home Phone Service (Landline)
TDS Telecom/The Vanlue Telephone Company 888-225-5837 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Telephone Service Company* 419-739-2200 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Doylestown Telephone Company 330-658-2121 Home Phone Service (Landline)
McClure Telephone Company 419-748-8008 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Benton Ridge Telephone Company* 419-859-2144 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Ayersville Telephone* 800-362-2764 Home Phone Service (Landline)
The Chillicothe Telephone Company* 740-772-8331 Home Phone Service (Landline)
The Champaign Telephone Company 937-653-4000 Home Phone Service (Landline)
The Middle Point Home Telephone Company* 800-831-6099 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Sherwood Mutual Telephone Association 419-899-2121 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Glandorf Telephone Co., Inc. 419-538-6987 Home Phone Service (Landline)
The Nova Telephone Company 800-686-7826 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Wabash Mutual Telephone Company* 800-988-1618 Home Phone Service (Landline)
The Arthur Telephone Company 419-393-2233 Home Phone Service (Landline)
Sycamore Telephone Company* 419-927-6012 Home Phone Service (Landline)
TDS Telecom/Oakwood Telephone Company 888-225-5837 Home Phone Service (Landline)

Discounted Internet Service

The new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides discounted internet to EBT Cardholders. The program provides households with a $30 discount on their internet service each month.

Plus, you could also get a one-time $100 discount on the purchase of an eligible laptop, desktop or tablet.

You can combine the $30 ACP internet credit with your Lifeline phone service to save even more on your phone and internet bill each month.

To find out how to apply, check out our article here.

ACP Internet Providers in Ohio

Currently, Ohio has 138 ACP internet providers. We’ve provided a list of all the Ohio companies offering discounted internet to EBT Cardholders below.

Ohio Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Internet Providers
Internet Provider Name Phone Number Type of Service Free with ACP Discounted Device
AT&T 866-986-0963 Home Internet Yes
MetroNet 877-407-3224 Home Internet
Spot On Networks, LLC 877-768-6687 Home Internet
Viasat 855-463-9333 Home Internet
Sycamore Telephone Company* 419-927-6012 Home Internet
Comcast (Xfinity) 1-800-XFINITY Home Internet
Bascom Mutual Telephone Company 419-937-2222 Home Internet
Consolidated Fiber, Inc. 800-421-5863 Home Internet
SWA Connect, LLC 866-350-0222 Home Internet Yes
Telephone Service Company* 800-831-6099 Home Internet
Erie County Cablevision, Inc, 419-724-9800 Home Internet
FairlawnGig 330-668-3300 Home Internet
Belmont County Gig and Logan County Gig, Ohio Gig Holdings 513-375-9993 Home Internet
GreatWave Communications* 440-593-7140 Home Internet Internet Service 419-292-2200 Home Internet
Windstream Communications, LLC* 866-445-8084 Home Internet
Maxsip Telecom Corporation 866-629-7471 Home Internet Yes
EARTHLINK, LLC 888-327-8454 Home Internet
altafiber* 866-565-2210 Home Internet
Massillon Cable TV, Inc. 330-833-4134 Home Internet
Buckeye Cablevision, Inc. 419-724-9800 Home Internet Yes
Midwest Energy Cooperative 800-492-5989 Home Internet
Verizon Wireless 800-922-0204 Home Internet
Wabash* 419-942-1111 Home Internet
Imagine Networks 877-677-0001 Home Internet
Amplex Internet 419-837-5015 Home Internet
Brightspeed 833-692-7773 Home Internet
TDS Telecommunications Corporation 888-225-5837 Home Internet
Frontier Communications Corporation 877-847-6091 Home Internet
The Benton Ridge Telephone Company* 800-589-3837 Home Internet Yes
Armstrong Utilities Inc. 800-734-1146 Home Internet
Telephone Service Company 800-831-6099 Home Internet
Point Broadband Fiber Holding, LLC 844-407-6468 Home Internet
W.A.T.C.H. TV Company 800-589-3837 Home Internet Yes
Twigby ACP Home Int Home Internet
GMN Wireless Broadband 740-472-2003 Home Internet
U2 CONNECT NOW 844-679-0909 Home Internet
altafiber 866-565-2210 Home Internet
Armstrong Telecommunications, Inc. 800-734-1146 Home Internet
Spectrum (Charter Communications Operating, LLC) 866-980-3107 Home Internet Yes
TM Telecomm Corp 305-471-8467 Home Internet Yes
MetaLINK Technologies, Inc. 888-999-8002 Home Internet
WOW! Internet Cable and Phone 888-530-2711 Home Internet
Windspeed Broadband, LLC 800-282-4650 Home Internet
Cox Communication 866-439-1289 Home Internet Yes Yes
Integrated Path Communications LLC 888-224-6958 Home Internet Yes
RAA Data Services, Inc. 330-271-9693 Home Internet
Southern Ohio Communication Services, Inc. 740-947-2409 Home Internet
Synergy Internet 855-779-6374 Home Internet
Ohio Transparent Telecom, Inc. 833-464-4688 Home Internet
Suddenlink 866-200-7610 Home Internet
Culture Wireless 404-254-6236 Home Internet Yes
The Chillicothe Telephone Company* 866-436-7163 Home Internet
Ayersville Telephone Company* 419-395-2222 Home Internet
ECOMOBILE, INC. 855-825-8855 Home Internet Yes
Lingo 866-405-4646 Home Internet
DigitalC 216-777-3859 Home Internet
PCs for People 651-354-2552 Home Internet Yes Yes
Cathect Communications, Inc 866-961-9941 Home Internet Yes
Zito West Holding, LLC 800-365-6988 Home Internet
Medina Fiber 330-366-2008 Home Internet
JB-Nets Broadband Services 740-446-2975 Home Internet
Wabash Communications 419-942-1111 Home Internet
IgLou Internet Services 502-966-3848 Home Internet
Starry, Inc 888-231-9403 Home Internet Yes
Middle Point Home Telephone Company* 800-831-6099 Home Internet
Cogeco US Finance, LLC d/b/a Breezeline 888-536-9600 Home Internet Yes
Hughes Network Systems, LLC 844-737-2700 Home Internet
Nelsonville TV Cable Inc. 740-753-2686 Home Internet
Mercury Broadband 800-354-4915 Home Internet
Clear Wireless, LLC 888-341-3471 Home Internet Yes
Foundation for California Community Colleges 866-325-3222 Home Internet
Mediacom LLC 855-330-6918 Home Internet Yes
Crystal Broadband Networks, Inc. 877-319-0328 Home Internet
Dailytel Inc. 883-999-0427 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Assurance Wireless* 888-321-5880 Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Sarver Wireless 888-744-8950 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Insight Mobile, Inc. 866-330-0902 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Excess Telecom, Inc. 800-615-0898 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Rural4G 870-451-0373 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Comlink Total Solutions Corp 833-526-0200 Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Gen Mobile, Inc 833-528-1380 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Selectel Wireless 877-218-5744 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
North American Local, LLC 888-247-3903 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Cintex Wireless, LLC 800-931-0141 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Tone Communication Services LLC 800-515-8182 Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Straight Talk, Total Wireless, Simple Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile, TracFone, Net10, Page Plus & Go Smart* 833-333-9227 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
TM Telecomm Corp 305-471-8467 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Q Link Wireless LLC* 855-754-6543 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Life Wireless* 888-543-3620 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Comcast (Xfinity) 1-800-XFINITY Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Ztar Mobile, Inc 800-416-3003 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
IDT Domestic Telecom, Inc. 800-689-0617 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
UVNV, Inc. 888-777-0446 Mobile Internet (WIFI)
PCs for People 651-354-2552 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Rogue Mobile Inc. 407-686-1026 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
SafetyNet Wireless 888-224-3213 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Global Connection Inc. of America* 800-544-4441 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
InterConnection 206-633-1517 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Sage Telecom Communications, LLC 800-430-0443 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Boost Mobile 866-402-7366 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Red Pocket, Inc 888-993-3888 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Tempo Telecom, Inc.* 833-998-3676 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Boftech 248-905-1907 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Galaxy Distribution LLC 833-942-5299 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
SurgePhone Wireless LLC 855-578-2677 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Boomerang Wireless, LLC* 866-488-8719 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
T-Mobile USA, Inc. 888-863-8768 Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Hello Mobile Telecom LLC 888-854-3556 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
AT&T Mobility LLC 866-986-0963 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Sano Health LLC 866-970-7299 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Verizon Wireless 800-922-0204 Mobile Internet (WIFI)
NewPhone Wireless, LLC 855-204-3667 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Whoop Connect Inc. 888-200-1076 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
US Connect 877-732-7987 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Upward Mobile LLC 404-487-0931 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Airtalk Wireless* 855-924-7825 Mobile Internet (WIFI)
Culture Wireless 404-254-6236 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Unity Wireless Inc. 800-701-3231 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
ECOMOBILE, INC. 855-825-8855 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
American Assistance and Your Call Wireless* 877-266-7212 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
K20 Wireless 717-400-5573 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Torch Wireless 877-998-6674 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Easy Wireless 877-476-3451 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Go Technology Management, LLC 877-223-1978 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Consolidated Communications, Inc. 844-968-7224 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Xchange Telecom LLC 646-722-7200 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Access Wireless* 866-594-3644 Mobile Internet (WIFI)
human-I-T 888-268-3921 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Hoop Wireless, LLC 833-367-4667 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
Clear Wireless, LLC 888-341-3471 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
LTE Wireless 877-388-2232 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Wireless Brands Co 877-863-5911 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Boomerang Wireless, LLC 866-488-8719 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Infiniti Mobile 214-323-8000 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes Yes
AT&T 866-986-0963 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
H2O Wireless 888-543-3620 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes
Cricket Wireless 844-246-8364 Mobile Internet (WIFI) Yes

To learn more, check out the complete guide on how to get Free Internet with Ohio Food Stamps.

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Discounted Museums Admission

As an EBT cardholder in Ohio, you also get discounted or FREE access to museums and other great family-friendly places.

Currently, there are 64 locations offering free or discounted admission to Ohio EBT Cardholders.

The Ohio Museums listed below all offer individual admission fees ranging from FREE to $3.00 to individuals and families who have an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid form of photo ID.

This reduced rate is available during all normal operating hours to up to four individuals per EBT card. That means if you have a family of 4, you can use your Ohio EBT card to get the special discounted rate or free admission for all four members.

We advise that you call the museum first before you go – so that you can find out what their special rate is for EBT Cardholders (whether it’s free admission or $3).

Here is the list of some of the participating Museums in Ohio:

AHA! A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum

1708 River Valley Cir S
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Phone: (740) 653-1010

Akron Art Museum

1 S High Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

Phone: (330) 376-9186

Akron Children’s Museum

216 S Main Street
Akron, Ohio 44308

Phone: (330) 396-6103


Akron Zoo

500 Edgewood Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44307

Phone: (330) 375-2550


American Sign Museum

1330 Monmouth Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45225

Phone: (513) 541-6366


Ashland County Historical Society

420 Center Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Phone: (419) 289-3111


Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

2600 Deweese Parkway
Dayton, Ohio 45414

Phone: (937) 275-7431


Canton Museum of Art

1001 Market Ave N
Canton, Ohio 44702

Phone: (330) 453-7666


Children’s Museum of Findlay

1800 Tiffin Ave #201
Findlay, Ohio 45840

Phone: (567) 250-9616


Cincinnati Children’s Museum

1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Phone: (513) 287-7000


Cincinnati History Museum

1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Phone: (513) 287-7000


Cincinnati Museum of Natural History and Science

1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Phone: (513) 287-7000


Cleveland Botanical Garden

11030 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Phone: (216) 721-1600


Cleveland History Center

10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Phone: (216) 721-5722


Cleveland Museum of Natural History

1 Wade Oval Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Phone: (216) 231-4600


Columbus Museum of Art

480 E Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: (614) 221-6801


COSI – Center of Science and Industry

333 W Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: (614) 228-2674


The Dawes Arboretum

7770 Jacksontown Road
Newark, Ohio 43056

Phone: (740) 323-2355


Dayton Art Institute

456 Belmonte Park N
Dayton, Ohio 45405

Phone: (937) 223-4278


Dayton International Peace Museum

10 N Ludlow Street
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: (937) 227-3223

Fort Laurens Museum

11067 Fort Laurens Road NW
Bolivar, Ohio 44612

Phone: (330) 874-2059


Fort Meigs Historic Site

29100 W River Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551

Phone: (419) 874-4121


Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House

85 S Greenmount Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45505


Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

1777 E Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43203

Phone: (614) 715-8000


Georgian Museum

105 E Wheeling Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Phone: (740) 654-9923


Hale Farm & Village

2686 Oak Hill Road
Bath, Ohio 44210

Phone: (330) 666-3711


Harriet Beecher Stowe House

2950 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Phone: (513) 751-0651


Hartman Rock Garden

1905 Russell Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45506


Historic Zoar Village

198 Main Street
Zoar, Ohio 44697

Phone: (330) 874-3211


Holden Arboretum

9550 Sperry Road
Kirtland, Ohio 44094

Phone: (440) 946-4400


Hower House

60 Fir Hill
Akron, Ohio 44304

Phone: (330) 972-6909


The Institute for Human Science and Culture

73 S College Street
Akron, Ohio 44325

Phone: (330) 972-7285


Kent State University Museum

515 Hilltop Drive
Kent, Ohio 44240

Phone: (330) 672-3450


Kingwood Center Gardens

50 Trimble Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Phone: (419) 522-0211


Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

44 W 4th Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Phone: (419) 522-2332


Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

2929 Richmond Road
Beachwood, Ohio 44122

Phone: (216) 593-0575


Maritime Museum of Sandusky

125 Meigs Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Phone: (419) 624-0274


Massillon Museum

121 Lincoln Way E
Massillon, Ohio 44646

Phone: (330) 833-4061


McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

800 Mc Kinley Monument Drive NW
Canton, Ohio 44708

Phone: (330) 455-7043


Medici Museum of Art

9350 E Market Street
Warren, Ohio 44484

Phone: (330) 856-2120


Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center

1301 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45203

Phone: (513) 487-3055


National Museum of Psychology

73 S College Street
Akron, Ohio 44325

Phone: (330) 972-7285


National Packard Museum

1899 Mahoning Avenue NW
Warren, Ohio 44483

Phone: (330) 394-1899


National Veterans Memorial and Museum

300 W Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Phone: (888) 987-6866


Ohio History Center & Ohio Village

800 E 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211

Phone: (614) 297-2300


Reds Hall of Fame & Museum

100 Joe Nuxhall Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Phone: (513) 765-7923


Reeves Victorian Home and Carriage House Museum

325 E Iron Avenue
Dover, Ohio 44622

Phone: (330) 343-7040


Science & Play Intersect (SPI)

400 S Main Street
Mt Vernon, Ohio 43050
Phone: (740) 501-7616


The Shaker Historical Society and Museum

16740 South Park Boulevard
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120

Phone: (216) 921-1201


Sherman House Museum

137 E Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Phone: (740) 687-5891


Spring Hill Historic Home & Underground Railroad Site

1401 Springhill Lane NE
Massillon, Ohio 44646

Phone: (330) 833-6749


Springfield Museum of Art

107 Cliff Park Road
Springfield, Ohio 45504

Phone: (937) 325-4673


Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

714 N Portage Path
Akron, Ohio 44303
Phone: (330) 836-5533


The Summit County Historical Society of Akron, Ohio

S Broadway Street
Akron, Ohio 44308
Phone: (330) 535-1120


Taft Museum of Art

316 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Phone: (513) 241-0343


Trumbull County Historical Society

328 Mahoning Avenue NW
Warren, Ohio 44483

Phone: (330) 394-4653


Wexner Center for the Arts

1871 N High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Phone: (614) 292-3535


The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

55 S 1st Street
Newark, Ohio 43055

Phone: (740) 349-9277


Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor

151 W Wood Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

Phone: (330) 941-1314


For the complete list of all the locations that offer free or discounted admission with your Ohio EBT Card, check out this article.

Free and discounted admission with Ohio Direction EBT Card

Free Zoo and Aquarium Admission with Ohio EBT

Experience all that Ohio zoos, botanical, gardens, and aquariums have to offer – lush landscapes, and exotic land and sea creatures at discounted rates exclusively for Ohio EBT Cardholders.

Yes, you can get into select Ohio aquariums and zoos with your EBT Card.

In a groundbreaking initiative, the following Ohio zoos, botanical gardens, and aquariums are opening their doors for EBT cardholders for FREE or at a deep discount.

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Discount for Ohio Direction EBT

The Columbus Zoo offers a special discounted membership for families that have an Ohio Direction EBT Card.

The Columbus Zoo Family Access Membership is available to eligible Ohio families at the discounted price of only $45 per year.

Benefits of the Family Access Membership include:

  • FREE admission for 12 months
  • FREE parking and digital magazine, the Beastly Banner
  • 10% discount in Columbus Zoo and Aquarium gift shops
  • Discounts at Safari Golf Club, Educational Classes, and Camp Offerings
  • Discounts on Zoombezi Bay single-day tickets and season passes (excluding Gold members)
  • Discounted add-on rates for The Wilds memberships
  • 50% discount on Open-Air Safari Tours at The Wilds
  • Access to member-only events

Families eligible for the Columbus Zoo Membership discount must be participating in one of the following programs:

  • Food Stamps (SNAP)
  • Cash Assistance (TANF)
  • Medicaid
  • WIC

Ohio households can purchase the discounted Columbus Zoo Membership by visiting the Membership and Season Pass Processing building at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

You must have proof of eligibility to qualify for the discount. As a result, you will be asked to provide your photo ID, proof of Ohio residency, and proof of qualifying program participation at the time of purchase.

The Family Access Membership admits up to two adults in the same household, plus either dependent children OR grandchildren up to age 21 (not both) to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

For more information about the Columbia Zoo discount for Ohio Direction Cardholders, visit their website here.

Cincinnati Zoo Discount for Ohio EBT

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is offering discounted tickets and season passes to Ohio food stamps recipients.

The Zoo Access for All program encourages families and individuals of all backgrounds to visit the zoo and build lifelong memories.

To access the Cincinnati Zoo discounted tickets, SNAP recipients must show their Ohio Direction EBT Card and a photo ID at the door.

The Zoo Access for All program offers discounted tickets to eligible families at the following rates:

  • Adults – $6 per ticket
  • Children (ages 2 to 12) – $3 per ticket
  • Seniors (age 62 or older) – $3 per ticket
  • Family Membership – $50
  • Parking – $1

There is a limit of eight discounted tickets per one Ohio Direction Card.

For more information about the Cincinnati Zoo discount for Ohio Direction Cardholders, visit their website.

Ohio EBT Discounts Summary

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