Starting July 1, the Camden County Library System will offer a new museum pass program free to library card holders, just in time for family summer vacations. The new service provides passes to 10 museums and other local attractions in the Delaware Valley and beyond.
Passes to six of the attractions will be available from any of the library’s eight branches: The Academy of Natural Sciences, Garden State Discovery Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Morris Arboretum, Wheaton Arts and Woodford Wildlife Refuge .
Passes to the following museums are only available from the Vogelson Branch in Voorhees. The Guggenheim, Penn Museum of Archaeology, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Roebling Museum .
“We’re very pleased and proud to offer our members the opportunity to visit some of the great local museums and other attractions that our area and region have to offer,” comments Linda Devlin, director of the Camden County Library System. “It’s a great partnership with local institutions that extends our mission to meet the educational and recreational needs of the residents we serve. It adds just one more value to owning a county library card.” She urges all those living in member communities to get a free library card and take advantage of its many benefits.
The pass program works similarly to borrowing books from the library. Members are welcome to go to a branch, check out a pass, use it for free admission to the specific museum and return it to the library branch for the next member to borrow. A museum pass must be returned to the same branch from which it was checked out.
Some of the passes may entitle the bearer to additional benefits like discounts at gift shops or on food sold at the museums.