Children in Connecticut will have a free pass to museums across the state this summer.
The program begins Thursday and allows kids age 18 and under to receive free admission at museums during the 2021 summer months. One accompanying adult will also receive free admission.
More than 90 museums are participating around the state. See a full list of participating museums here.
The governor first proposed the idea in April. His proposal utilizes $15 million from the state's federal COVID-19 pandemic stimulus funds to support participating museums.
Getting kids to museums would also help with learning experiences for those who lost out on classroom instruction during the pandemic, according to Lamont.
He has scheduled a news conference to make the official announcement at 2:30 p.m. at the Connecticut Science Center in Hartford.