FREE for Teachers, Students, and Homeschoolers – Admissions, Passes, Discounts & MORE

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This post was originally published on 1/22/2013. (YES I KNOW – it’s horribly outdated! But it’s worth checking bc many of the places still have teacher discounts!) I have separated them out by NATIONAL discounts and STATE (in alphabetical order). If you know of somewhere that offers FREE admission, passes, or discounts to teachers please leave it in the comments below along with any info or URL links you have and I will add it to this list! Please pin and share this post with other teachers so that they can take advantage of these teacher freebies! Ask about teacher discounts everywhere you go. Many will decide to offer you a discount just because.

If there is a *** that means it is also available to HOMESCHOOLERS.
If there is a ^^^ that means that certain childcare providers are also eligible.
If there is a \\\ that means students receive a discount. 

Please visit each site for more details and check with your store! 


***^^^A.C.Moore – more details here
***\\\Adobe more details here
***\\\Apple Store
more details here
Banana Republic
15% off full price purchase; more details here
***Barnes & Noble – Educator Program; 20% OFF; ALSO good for guidance counselors, principals, & reading coaches. (Substitute, student, and retired teachers are not eligible.)
BOOK-IT – HOMESCHOOL ONLY; check back May 1st

Cell Phone Companies – SOME offer discounts, ask yours!
Cost Plus World Market – ask your local store
FedEx Office –
15% OFF most products/services; APPLY online
***^^^\\\Hancock Fabrics – 10% Discount; more details here  
***\\\HP- HP Academy; more details here
***^^^Jo-ANN FabricTeacher Rewards
Lakeshore Learning – 15% off; more details here
LOFT Stores (Ann Taylor) – LOFT Loves Teachers Program; 15% off
15% OFF most everythingmore details here
Office Depot Star Teacher Discount Program (10% rewards on ink, toner, paper & most supplies; 15% rewards copy/print service)
OfficeMaxMaxPerks for Teachers  
Pizza Hut – ask your local store
PBS Teachers – 10% OFF; more details here
Sony – Extra Credit school program onlyNOT teacher eligible
StaplesRewards Program (10% rewards ink, toner, case/ream paper, copy/print, supplies)
Starbucks – ask your local store
The Container Store – Organized Teacher Discount Program (reapply annually)
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Hotelmore details here 

NEA Membership Benefits
Alamo Car Rental 
Costco Discount
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
H&R Block
Hertz Rent-A-Car
Jeep Preferred Price Program (1% below factory invoice)
Nutrisystem – 10% off
Park Ride Fly USA – 10% off
Red Roof Inn – 20% off
Whirlpool VIPLink Program

(NOTE – Ripley’s & Wonderworks offers free teacher appreciation days. 2013 has not yet been announced) 

Tech Museum of Innovation – FREE
LEGOLAND – some days free; see details here
Sea World – FREE for PRESCHOOLERS (ages 3-5), must register by March 31, 2013

Boston Children’s Museum – FREE

HUGE list of statewide Teacher Discounts
Kennedy Space Center FREE Study Pass
Clearwater Marine Aquarium – FREE
Florida Aquarium – FREE
Sea World Annual Pass – FREE
Orlando Science Center – FREE
Dayton International Speedway – 50% off for public school teachers
Palm Beach Zoo (Palm Beach County Teachers ONLY)
Ringling Museum – discount only for teachers & students

Kennedy Space Center FREE Study Pass

Field Museum – FREE
Shedd Aquarium – FREE (must register online first)
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago – FREE
Art Institute Chicago – FREE
Museum of Science & Industry- FREE for teachers, pre-K teachers, military, Chicago firefighters/police

Boston Children’s Museum – FREE

Boston Children’s Museum – FREE

Titanic Museum – Teacher Appreciation Days -call for dates- (FREE admission & gift)
Branson has a Teacher FUN Month in October with all sorts of freebies

Boston Children’s Museum – FREE

Carnegie Museum of Natural History – FREE only to some students; see more details here
Philadelphia Zoo – may be FREE in summer, check website 
John Heinz History Center – FREEvduring school year

Boston Children’s Museum – FREE

Graceland- FREE

Dallas Museum of Art – FREE
Perot Museum of Nature and Science – FREE

Busch Gardens FREE PRESCHOOL passes (ages 3-5), must be registered/redeemed by May 31, 2013
Water Country USA  –  FREE PRESCHOOL passes (ages 3-5), must be registered/redeemed by May 31, 2013

***Milwaukee Public Museum
Milwaukee Art Museum- update from a reader!
Discovery World – update from a reader! 

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  1. Wisconsin – discovery world admission and milwaukee art museum admission also free

  2. SC Aquarium offers free admission to certified teachers. I don’t know the page address but the website is

  3. Jcrew, Ann Taylor, and NY & Co gives a teachers discount in store.

  4. What about teachers in NC? Any place that gives discounts? What if you are traveling. Do you still get the discount?

  5. Liliana Grijalva says:

    Thank you

  6. Thank you for compiling this. There are a lot of freebies and discounts that I did not know about.

  7. Found the pricing:

    Our admission is as follows:

    $10 adults
    $8 seniors 65+, educators with a valid ID, and active military
    $6 for students, including college students with a valid ID
    FREE for kids 4 and under

  8. Aerosoles – cute, comfy shoes that all teachers need!

  9. Oregon aquarium…free

  10. I am from MI, and got in free after filling out a quick questionnaire.

  11. The Field Museum in Chicago only gives free admission to Illinois teachers – I checked, and apparently there was a policy change and they have done this since 2009.

    I was, as a teacher from nearby Indiana, pretty disappointed.

  12. The Museum of Science in Boston offers a great teacher partner program. On select weekends in Sept., a teacher plus up to three guests get free admission, free admittance to two special exhibits, and free parking!

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