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PowerUp! Partners and Discounts
The PowerUp! program is designed to increase access to Norfolk’s many arts, entertainment and cultural amenities by offering free or discounted admission and/or membership fees to low-income residents.

We believe the arts, culture and recreational opportunities enrich our neighborhoods and our residents. We seek to ensure that all our residents can participate in these powerful and empowering educational opportunities. 

PowerUp! Discount
Norfolk Botanical Garden

Regular Garden admission discounted to $5 per person. Maybe asked to show ID. *Discount not valid during special events and cannot be applied toward seasonal boat tours.

Norfolk Department of Recreation Parks and Open Space

Youth (5-17) Rec Card: $10

Adult Rec Card: $30

Family Rec Card: $50

Daily facility entry: $2
Seven Venues
$6 off blue level tickets
$2 off gold, red and white level tickets
Virginia Arts Festival $10 for select performances
Virginia Stage Company

$10 tickets for all performances of all main stage productions in price level 2 or 3. One ticket per Medicaid card; use the promo code POWERUP. Pick up tickets at will call before the performance.

Make purchases in person, by phone at 757.627.1234, or online at

Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Up to 4 complimentary tickets during 2018-2019 Pops and Classics season in Norfolk
Virginia Zoo
$5 general admission to any Medicaid recipient age 2 and up (free admission to babies younger than 2).  The discount applies Sunday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.    **Excludes special events and cannot be combined with other coupons or discounts.**