Salem Athenaeum is proud to participate in Mass Cultural Council‘s Card to Culture program in collaboration with the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Department of Public Health’s WIC Nutrition Program, the Massachusetts Health Connector, and hundreds of cultural organizations across Massachusetts by making cultural programming accessible to those for whom cost is a participation barrier.

EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cardholders receive a 75% discount on all Athenaeum cultural programs that are not free, with the exception of fundraisers and very special events. 

To receive this discount on eligible events, use the discount code C2C when purchasing tickets online. You must present a valid EBT, WIC, or ConnectorCare at the door when you check in at the event.

Advance reservations are strongly encouraged through the ticketing link for each event or by calling 978-744-2541. Seating is limited for indoor events. The online reservation system will accept up to 5 guests per registration. If additional tickets are required, please contact us at 978-744-2541 or


See the complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.

Mass Cultural Council administers the Card to Culture program, supporting participating organizations:

The Department of Transitional Assistance administers the Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) programs:

The Department of Public Health administers the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program:

The Massachusetts Health Connector administers the ConnectorCare health insurance program (multiple carriers):