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Museum Pass Program

The Library offers a pass program for nearby museums and nature centers at all eight branches.  Check out a pass and you and your family or friends can attend one of the attractions listed below with no admission charge. Please check with the branch to confirm availability.  

Because of social distancing restrictions, you should check for museum hours and entry policies before your visit.

Academy of Natural Sciences
Availability

Academy of Natural
Sciences Website

African American Museum in Philadelphia
Availability

African American Museum
in Philadelphia Website

Battleship New Jersey
Availability

Battleship New Jersey
Website


Availability

Brandywine River Museum
of Art Website

Bucks County Children's Museum
Availability

Bucks County Children's
Museum Website

Eastern State Penitentiary
Availability

Eastern State
Penitentiary Website

Elmwood Park Zoo
Availability

Elmwood Park
Zoo Website

Guggenheim
Availability

Guggenheim
Website

Independence Seaport Museum
Availability

Independence
Seaport Website

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle
Availability

Mercer Museum & Fonthill
Castle Website

Mt. Cuba Center
Availability

Mt. Cuba Center
Website

Museum of the American Revolution
Availability

Museum of the American
Revolution Website

Mutter Museum
Availability

Mutter Museum
Website

National Constitution Center
Availability

National
Constitution Center

National Liberty Museum
Availability

National Liberty Museum
Website

Neon Museum of Philadelphia
Availability

Neon Museum of
Philadelphia Website

Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology-
Availability

Penn Museum
Website

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Availability

Pennsylvania Academy
of Fine Arts Website

Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion
Availability

Philadelphia Insectarium &
Butterfly Pavilion

Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Availability

Philadelphia's Magic
Gardens Website

Roebling Museum
Availability

Roebling Museum
Website

Simeon Foundation Auto Museum
Availability

Simeone Foundation
Auto Museum

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
Availability

WheatonArts
Website

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Availability

Woodford Cedar Run
Refuge Website

 

How can I check out a museum pass?

Adult cardholders in good standing (with less than $5 in fees) may check out up to one museum pass at a time.  A museum pass must be returned to the same branch it was checked out from.

How long can I have a museum pass for?

Museum passes can be checked out for up to four days and cannot be renewed.  The extended use fee is $5 per day for every day that it’s late, up to the full cost of the pass.  You’re responsible for the full cost of any lost or stolen passes.

Can I reserve or put a hold on a museum pass?

You can call the branch you wish to check out a museum pass from to reserve it through the end of that day.

What passes can I check out?  How many people can I take?

Some museum passes are available at only one branch, while others are available at multiple branches.  Locations and availability of museum passes

  • Academy of Natural Sciences, Logan Square, Philadelphia, Pa – Admission for up to two adults and five children; 10% discount at the Academy Shop and Academy Cafe.
  • African American Museum. Historic District, Philadelphia, Pa - Admission for up to six people, 10% discount at the Museum Shop; discount admission to the Art Sanctuary.
  • Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ - Admission for up to two adults and three children.
  • Brandywine River Museum of Art,  Chadds Ford, PA - Admission for up to four people.
  • Bucks County Children's Museum,  New Hope, PA - Admission for up to six people.
  • Eastern State Penitentiary, Fairmount, Philadelphia, Pa - Admission for up to six people, not recommended for children under 7.
  • Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, Pa -- Admission for two adults and up to 6 children; 10% discount on items purchased from Nature Shop, cafe and throughout the zoo.
  • Guggenheim, New York, NY - Pass provides free admission for 4 adults.
  • Independence Seaport Museum, Penn's Landing, PA - Admission for up to two adults and four children.
  • Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle, Doylestown, PA - Admission for up to four people.
  • Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE - Admission for up to four people.
  • Museum of the American Revolution, Historic District, Philadelphia, PA - Admission for up to two adults and four children.
  • Mütter Museum, Center City, Philadelphia, Pa - Admission for up to four people.
  • National Constitution Center, Historic District, Philadelphia, Pa - Admission for up to two adults and four children.
  • National Liberty Museum Historic District, Philadelphia, Pa - Admission for up to six people.
  • Neon Museum of Philadelphia, Kensington, Philadelphia, Pa - Admission for up to two people (children aged 7-12 are free, under seven are not admitted).
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, City Center West, Philadelphia, Pa  – Admission for up to two adults and four children.
  • Penn Museum of Archaeology, University City, Philadelphia, Pa – Admission for up to two people.
  • Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion, Northeast Philadelphia, Pa - Admission for up to two adults and four children.
  • Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, South Street, Philadelphia, Pa - Admission for up to two adults and three children.
  • Roebling, Roebling, NJ – Admission for up to two adults and any children under 18.
  • Simeon Foundation Auto Museum, Eastwick, Philadelphia, Pa - Admission for up to four people
  • Wheaton Arts, Milville, NJ – Admission for up to two adults and any children under 18.
  • Woodford Wildlife Refuge, Medford, NJ  - Admission for up to two adults and three children.

Locations and phone numbers for all branches