Amazon has a reduced Prime rate for individuals with an active EBT or Medicaid card. This discount also applies to families with adoptive or long-term foster children who have a Medicaid card, even if the account holder is not on government assistance (I even chatted with an Amazon associate to verify). All you have to do is go here and upload a copy of the card. Be aware that there is a 48 month limit on this discount, so your family won’t be able to enjoy the lower price indefinitely (not that we’re complaining!).
Select bowling centers and schools around the country are participating in the first ever Kids Bowl Free program. This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer.
Children whose age does not exceed a limit by a participating bowling center are eligible to register for 2 free games each day of the KBF program, all summer long, courtesy of the participating bowling centers along with the schools and organizations.
iFoster launched in October of 2010 to bring the heroic caregivers and support organizations in foster care, kinship care, guardianship, adoption and juvenile justice together in one place. Their focus is to help close the economic gap between what it costs to raise a child and what child welfare and social services can provide to caregivers by partnering with the community to offer discounted items and services.
Free State Park Camping Pass Washington resident foster parents and registered relative foster caregivers who camp with the children in their care are entitled to free campsites in Washington state parks. Participants in the program may camp at first-come, first-served parks or make a telephone reservation to camp in a reservation park (call 1-888-CAMPOUT or 1-888-226-7688). Eligible participants making reservations do not pay for camping but are charged the reservation fee to hold sites in the reservation system.
REGION 1 Ferry, Lincoln Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Asotin, Garfield, Whitman,Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan, and Adams Counties
Foster families receive $2 off per person toward daily admission every Tuesday at Mobius Children's Museum and Science Center!
Homeschool families receive $2 off per person toward daily admission every Tuesday at Mobius Children's Museum and Science Center!
Imagine Children’s Museum offers free admission every 3rd Friday of the month, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Free and guided play builds a child’s social and academic development. At Imagine Children’s Museum, we promote the power of play: learning and growing by doing what every child loves to do best…play! Our interactive exhibits and activities encourage children (ages 1-12) and their families to role play, experiment, splash, think, wander and create together in a place where they can feel physically and emotionally safe.
The Monroe Reptile Zoo offers an up close and personal exposure to exotic, dangerous, lovable and unique reptiles from around the world — including tortoise petting all days. Foster families will receive $1 off per person admission when foster license card and photo ID are presented at the ticket counter for Monday-Saturday. This includes a “close encounters” with various reptiles. Sunday visits excluded from the discount, but prices,are already much lower.
REGION 4 King County
KidsQuest Children’s Museum is a whole new world of exploration and play. Exhibits and programming introduce children 0-10 to the joy of learning through hands-on experience. Climb, splash, crawl, build, and pretend indoors and out! Admission is $3 per person if you bring your Provider One or WIC card with you upon admission. Membership Scholarship
Living Computer Museum collection in Seattle presents the meaningful milestones in the evolution of computers and how people use them. The collection was assembled by Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen as a way to preserve the history that put him and Bill Gates on the path to founding the company. They are pleased to offer discounted admission and family memberships to foster families. For more information, Click Here or call (206) 342-2020.
Museum of Flight in Seattle is pleased to offer foster families a discount of 50% off admission for up to two foster parents, and free admission for up to five accompanying children. This one of the largest air and space museums in the world, and pays homage to two major industries which grew from our area, the commercial airline industry as well as air and space craft design and production. To access this benefit you must provide your foster/kinship care identification card and photo ID to the ticket office. The museum is free to all visitors the first Thursday of each month from 5-9 pm.
Pacific Science Center offers a one year membership for foster youth/caregivers. Benefits include: unlimited admission to permanent exhibits, planetarium and matinee laser shows, 15 free documentary IMAX movie passes, free or discounted admission to special exhibitions. Youth 14-18 can obtain their own free membership and caregivers obtain a free family membership for those under 14. Youth under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult when visiting. Any foster youth/caregiver are eligible. To sign up email email@example.com or visit the Science Center.
Ride the Ducks of Seattle is offering a generous $3 per person discount for foster/kinship care customers to join them on one of their zany, 90-minute tours of the Emerald City! Hop on board an amphibious vehicle and tour the city by land AND water! Your wacky Tour Guide will narrate this sightseeing adventure with local folklore, facts, jokes and more as you see the highlights of Seattle. Then, your USCG-certified Captain will drive the Duck straight into Lake Union for a unique and informative water tour. Purchase tickets online using the special promo code GOODPARENT. Then bring your foster parent/kinship ID card along with you when you check in. Learn more about rates, dates, times and locations at ridetheducksofseattle.com
Seattle Aquarium is a place you will always see, touch and explore something new and exciting every time you visit. Two caregivers and up to 5 children in your care full time can visit free. Show one of the three valid signed foster/kinship cards; either licensed, unlicensed or kinship navigator card upon admission.
A trip to the Seattle Children’s Museum guarantees an interactive experience, allowing little hands and growing minds to explore, play and learn. With 22,000 square feet of exhibits, children 10 months to 10 years old and their families can learn and explore together. Show your foster child’s Provider One Card for $1.00 entry fee. For those without a Provider One Card normal admission cost apply.
A trip to the Seattle Children’s Theatre is one of the 20 largest regional theatres in the country. Our programs empower young people to make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them while building a lifelong interest in the arts. Active foster parents may receive complimentary child tickets for all foster children in their care. Show your foster parent ID card, license, or caregiver authorization to redeem this offer (fax or emailed copies are acceptable). Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to redeem this offer please contact our ticket office at (206) 441-3322 or http://firstname.lastname@example.org
REGION 5 Pierce, Kitsap County
Buffalo Soldiers Museum in Tacoma is a boutique Museum that features history about the little-known history of African Americans fighting for our country since the 1800s. Admission is free. Hours 11-3 Saturday and Wednesday, location information on our website.
Enigma Escapes WA is proud to support our community by providing 10% off discount for foster kids and their families with their license card. Use HERO10 at the checkout to receive your discount. Must show one of the three valid signed foster/kinship cards; either licensed, unlicensed or kinship navigator card upon admission.
The Kids Discovery Museum is an award-winning hands-on children’s museum where parents and children discover the joys of learning together through interactive play. KiDiMu offers educational exhibits, programs, camps and activities recommended for families with children from birth through 8. The rate is $3 per person with proof of participation in the following programs: EBT, CHIP, Provider One, or WIC. The rate covers the card holders and all dependent children in the household. The Museums for All rate is also offered to Foster Families. Located in Bainbridge Island.
Foster Families may also qualify for a free membership – made possible by First Federal
The Fife History Museum is located in the former home of Louis Dacca, a member of the original Fife City Council. The Dacca home and the adjacent portion of land the family once farmed were acquired by the City of Fife in 2000. This farmland is now the site of Dacca Park, and the home has been renovated to serve as the history museum, where the exhibits change on a regular basis. Admission is free: Wednesday thru Saturday 11am-4pm from June 16 – August 25. Show one of the three valid signed foster/kinship cards; either licensed, unlicensed or kinship navigator card upon admission.
Washington State History Museum in Tacoma is pleased to offer foster families a very low admission rate of $1 per person or $2 per family. To access this discount show one of the three valid signed foster/kinship cards; either licensed, unlicensed or kinship navigator card and photo ID at the admissions desk during regular museum hours. The museum is also free of charge for all visitors on the third Thursday of each month from 3pm-8pm.
REGION 6 Clark, Clallam, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, Wahkiakum
Aberdeen Museum of History is a great way to spend an hour or two on your way to the ocean beaches is to visit the Aberdeen History Museum, which is free to foster families. Visit their website for more information, and to see the Curt Cobain (who was born and raised here) self-guided tour information.
Columbus Park Campground on beautiful Black Lake just a few miles from downtown Olympia offers a classic weekend camping experience – they have operated continuously since 1926! Lots of swimming and activities for the family. Foster families may enjoy a $5 per day discount. Use Columbus Park as your home for a weekend exploring the nearby State Capitol and Hands On Children’s Museum, which offers free admission to children in care! A great weekend trip! More information at: www.columbuspark.net, or contact Carrie Lerud, park manager at 1-866-848-9460.
Hands On Children’s Museumin Olympia is a unique community resource that serves as an exciting, educational gathering place where children and parents can learn and play together! The museum offers $2 off single visits and a discounted basic foster family memberships. Must provide current foster parent documentation at the time of purchase.
Harborena Skate Rinkis a classic 1950’s skating experience, owned by the same family for nearly 70 years, it is fun for children of all ages. They offer generous $3 per person discount (excluding Tiny Tots hours) to member of foster families upon presentation of your foster/relative caregiver card and photo ID. Located at 2112 Simpson Ave, Hoquiam , WA 98550
Job Carr Cabin Museum is a replica of the home of founding fathers of the City of Tacoma and offers many free experiences for youth, including Second Saturday Crafts for kids 3-9 (Feb-December), History Walks once a month (May-Sept), Pioneer Days (Sept) and other events throughout the year.
Polson Museum in Hoquam. Foster/Kinship care families receive a 50% discount on family admission to the Polson Musuem in Hoquiam — right along the road that leads to both Ocean Shores, other northern beaches, and the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. This historic 1924 mansion once owned by Polson’s, the pioneering Washington timber family who once dominated that industry here. It offers a wonderful look at our region’s renewable forestry and has many artifacts that are of interest to all ages, including a steam locomotive and replica of a working timber camp! Present your foster/kinship care identification card and the whole family views all exhibits for just $5 — it can’t be beat!
Rutledge Corn Maze in Thurston County offers day or night admission for foster families at 50% off the ticket price with foster/kinship care ID card good for up to two adults and 4 children per night. Haunted maze will be offered at $5 off per person. Sorry, Zombie attraction will have no discount. The Maze is open most of October, check their website for hours and dates. www.rutledgecornmaze.com