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AARP Free Admission
5 Jul 01:02 pm

We are proud to announce that through a partnership with AARP we are able to provide free...

Ella Sharp Museum is CYCLING in Another Fascinating Exhibit!
16 May 12:20 pm

GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes TO OPEN AT Ella Sharp Museum ON JUNE 1, 2023 NEW...

Ella Sharp Museum Brings Museum of Special Art’s HORIZON Exhibition to Michigan
25 Oct 11:32 am

Ella Sharp Museum Brings Museum of Special Art’s HORIZON Exhibition to Michigan Exhibit Promotes Inclusivity with Visual...

How People Make Things Opens at the Ella Sharp Museum on October 1, 2022
30 Sep 09:31 am

Exhibit Places Visitors on the Factory Floor with Real Tools Every object in our world has a...

Free & Discounted Admission Programs

Jackson District Library Museum Pass

JDL Cardholders can now check out an ELLA SHARP MUSEUM PASS, available at all Jackson District Library locations.

This pass allows for up to three adults and children younger than 18 from one household to access Ella Sharp Museum galleries, house tours, and Hurst Planetarium public shows 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.

Museums For All

Ella Sharp Museum is a member of the Museums For All program. Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance have discounted admission rates to Ella Sharp Museum. When purchasing admission tickets, show your EBT card to receive a discounted admission rate of $3/person for up to 4 individuals per EBT card. Any beyond the 4 person limit will pay regular admission rates.

Blue Star Museums

Ella Sharp Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free Museum and Planetarium admission to military personnel and their families for the Summer. This program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military — Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Military families can visit the Ella Sharp Museum through Memorial Day to Labor Day and receive free admission to our galleries and public planetarium shows. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for free admission.