January 10, 2013 Lynette James, local media contact, City of Portsmouth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2013
Press Contacts:
Lynette James, local media contact, City of Portsmouth
757.393-5143, Ext. 5203 | [email protected]
Diane Wagner or regional media contact, Bank of America
312.992.2370 | [email protected]
The Children’s Museum of Virginia Joins Bank of America
Museums on Us® Program
The program offers free museum access to bank cardholders
at the Children’s Museum of Virginia the first full weekend of each month
Portsmouth, VA – The Children’s Museum of Virginia announced today its participation in the
Bank of America Museums on Us® program, which provides Bank of America and Merrill
Lynch cardholders free general admission during the first full weekend of every month.
To qualify for the Museums on Us program, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch customers simply
present their credit or debit card and a valid photo ID to gain one free general admission* to
any participating institution which is limited to the cardholder and is not to be combined with
other offers.
“We are delighted to join Bank of America in this exciting program to reach a larger population
and welcome them to see the largest museum of its kind in Virginia”, said Nancy Perry,
Museum Director.
The Museums on Us program, now in its 16th season, has experienced major growth in recent
years due to increased demand, bringing the total geographic reach to 31 states across the
country.
“We are proud to partner with the Children’s Museum of Virginia to enable residents and
visitors to take part in exploring culture,” said Charles R. Henderson, Hampton Roads Market
President, Bank of America. “By continuing to support and expand our Museums on Us
program, we offer our customers access to diverse arts and cultural resources and help our
non-profit partners increase their audiences.”
Children’s Museum of Virginia, 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 | www.ChildrensMuseumVa.com
For a complete listing of Museums on Us participating museums and other program
information, visit www.bankofamerica.com/museums.
*Museums on Us is not valid for special exhibitions, fundraising events or ticketed shows. Not
to be combined with any other discounts or offers. Free admission does not guarantee
reservation. Offer valid the first full weekend of each month through December 7 and 8, 2013.
About the Children’s Museum of Virginia
Children step inside a world where bubbles grow bigger than they are, where the forces of
energy electrify and spark their imagination, where they can be a farmer, a banker, a scientist,
and more! The all-new Children’s Museum of Virginia includes the Lancaster Antique Toy and
Train collection – an attraction for kids of all ages as well as a state-of-the-art planetarium. The
Children’s Museum of Virginia is located at 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704. For more
information call 757-393-5258 or visit www.childrensmuseumva.com
Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility
Bank of America’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of
doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically,
financially and environmentally responsible way across more than 100 markets around the
world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create
economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By
partnering with our stakeholders, we create shared value that empowers individuals and
communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have
several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices;
environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger
and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture.
Learn more at http://www.bankofamerica.com/about and follow us on Twitter at
@BofA_Community.
For more Bank of America news, visit the Bank of America newsroom.
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Children’s Museum of Virginia, 221 High Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704 | www.ChildrensMuseumVa.com
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