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Hands-On Exploration Stations Exhibition Opens on Jackson Museum Day
9 May 08:02 am

The Ella Sharp Museum will debut its new children’s exhibition, Exploration Stations, on Saturday, May 7, 2022,...

Ella Sharp Museum To Participate In Jackson County 5th Annual Free Museum Day Event
30 Mar 09:08 am

Eleven participating Jackson County, Michigan museums will be open to the public, free of charge on Saturday,...

Ella Sharp Museum’s Annual Art, Beer, & Wine Festival Returns June Of 2022
2 Mar 12:45 pm

Ella Sharp Museum’s annual Art, Beer, and Wine festival will take place on Saturday, June 11 from...

The Ella Sharp Museum to Temporarily Close its Jackson History Gallery
1 Mar 12:34 pm

Ella Sharp Museum is temporarily closing the Lynne A. Loftis Jackson History Gallery for the re-development of...

Museums For All

The Ella Sharp Museum is an active member of the Museums For All program. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free admission to the Ella Sharp Museum. Museums for All helps expand access to museums and also raise public awareness about how museums in the U.S. are reaching their entire communities. More than 500 institutions participate in the initiative, including art museums, children’s museums, science centers, botanical gardens, zoos, history museums, and more. Participating museums are located nationwide, representing 48 states.

Museum Pass

ELLA SHARP MUSEUM PASS now available through the Jackson District Library.

RULES This pass allows for up to three adults and children younger than 18 from one household to access Ella Sharp Museum galleries and house tours free of charge. Patrons are allowed to check out a pass for one week from Jackson District Library, without renewals. Return this pass to the Jackson District Library.