BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Walmart announced that it is offering 20,000 free tickets to the America I AM: The African-American Imprint tour, of which Walmart is a presenting sponsor. America I AM, a four-year touring exhibition that celebrates nearly 500 years of African-American contributions to this country, will make its Washington, D.C. debut at the National Geographic Museum on Feb. 2.
Group tickets for D.C. area youth will be made available to the public through the National Geographic Museum. Tickets are available for groups of 25 students or more and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional tickets for D.C. public schools and chartered public school groups will be available through the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities and DC Arts & Humanities Education Collaborative, in which school groups will be provided with transportation and access to the exhibit.
"Walmart is continuously committed to supporting communities throughout the nation, especially those where our associates and customers live, work and play," says Alex Barron, regional general manager-Mid Atlantic states for Walmart US. "As the nation prepares to celebrate Black History Month, we are honored to present the America I AM exhibit to the D.C. community. More importantly we are proud to give students and families who might not have had an opportunity to experience this exhibition, the chance to do so."
Walmart said it is also offering specially-priced tickets at select Walmart stores in the Washington, D.C. area. To continue its commitment to providing the best value to its customers, Walmart is offering tickets at the lowest available price: $10 for adults and $5 for children. The discounted prices are 17% off standard ticket prices.