I am traveling with a senior citizen who takes classes at the local community college, my adult brother (38) also just finished his masters degree....will Paris Museum allot them Student Prices into museums or is this too risky to gamble?
The senior will qualify for senior discounts. The 38-year-old who is not studying will not qualify for student discounts.
Museum access is generally determined by age and residency, not status as a student, nor as a senior.
All mayor museums give free access to those under 18 and to all EU residents under 26.
The Louvre now requires all tickets be purchased in advance and issued with a specific entry time.
No one cares if you are a student. Discounts are virtually always given by age. e.g. in Paris Americans 17 and under are free to most museums; EU residents are free for those 25 and under. There are some sites like the Eiffel Tower which offer age related reductions. i.e. children's tickets and youth tickets. Being a student is irrelevant.
Senior citizens get no reductions at museums in Paris with a few exceptions. There are not reductions at the Louvre or other public museums. You occasionally find smaller private sites like Atelier Lumiere that offer small senior discounts. We have also come across photo exhibits at the Jeu de Palm and Monnaie and elsewhere that offer small senior discounts. None of these places offer 'student discounts'
FWIW. seniors get dramatic reductions in Spain regardless of passport, but they don't give student reductions either.
Or if you're in Germany/Austria the senior discount at museums doesn't even require ID to prove your age (or maybe we just look old.)