The library will be CLOSED May 28, 29 and 30 for the Memorial Day holiday.


Museum passes are listed in the on-line catalog under museum pass.

The Main Library in Blue Bell has the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Battleship New Jersey, Chanticleer, Elmwood Park Zoo, Glencairn Museum, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Morris Arboretum, National Liberty Museum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Pearl S. Buck International, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Simeone Automotive Museum, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology and Woodmere Art Museum.

Ambler has passes for Academy of Natural Sciences, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Morris Arboretum, National Museum of American Jewish History, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Woodmere Art Museum.

A museum pass checks out for three days.
There are no renewals on a museum pass.
The late fine is $1 / day on a museum pass.
The museum pass must be returned to the library from which it was borrowed and handed to a library staff member.
If the museum pass is lost, you must pay the replacement cost.
Museum passes may not be reserved nor have holds placed upon them.
Please call the museum to verify hours of operation, as these may change due to seasons or holidays.

Admission: 2 adults and up to 5 children in same household (free admission to museum, all special exhibits, and Academy festivals)
Replacement Cost: $150
Discount: 10% discount in the Academy Shop and Academy Café
Hours: 10:00am-4:30pm Weekdays
10:00am-5:00pm Weekends/Holidays
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Address: 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-299-1022
Web Address:
Parking: There is metered parking near the Academy, some of which is free on Sunday.
(look for signs that say “Except Sunday”). There are also parking garages in the area.

Admission: 2 adults and 3 children under the age of 18
Replacement Cost: $125.00
Discount at Museum Store: 10%
Overnight Encampments: 10% discount 
Hours:  Jan. 1 – Feb. 6 / Closed for Walk-up Tours
            Feb. 7 – Mar. 31 / Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
            April 1 – April 30 / Open every day, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
            May 1 – Sept. 7 / Open every day 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
            Sept. 8 – Oct. 31 / Open every day 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
            Nov. 1 – Dec. 24 / Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
            Dec. 26 – Dec. 31 / Everyday, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
            The Battleship is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day
Address: 62 Battleship Place, Camden Waterfront, Camden, NJ 08103
Telephone: 856-966-1652
Web Address:
The tours of the Battleship New Jersey are interactive. You will be going up and down on ladders, stepping through passageways and sometimes maneuvering in tight spaces - just like the officers and the crew of the USS New Jersey did. We strongly recommend you wear comfortable flat shoes. If you do not feel comfortable with a complete tour, you can enjoy a main deck tour, which does not have any ladders. We also offer video tours of the Battleship in the Wardroom Lounge on the Main Deck. If you are bringing a toddler or baby, you cannot bring a stroller aboard the ship. We recommend that you wear a baby carry-on across your front to carry babies aboard.
Special Accommodations: Physically disabled guests should contact us in advance at 1-866-877-6262 ext. 107 to make special parking or drop-off arrangements.

Admission: 4 people
Hours: Open April through October, Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (until 8:00 pm on Fridays, May-August)
Garden tours available by reservation
Wheelchair accessible
Location: 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087
Telephone: 610-687-4163
Web Address:
Replacement Cost:$75

Admission: 2 adults, 4 children
Discount: 10% at shop and café
Hours: Hours vary with seasons and holidays; please call or check website
Address: 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-277-3825
Web Address:

Admission:                  6 guest passes of any age to concerts, lectures, guided tours and annual festivals
Replacement Cost:      $20
Discount at gift shop:  10%
Hours:                         Tuesday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; Weekends 12:30-4:30 pm
Address:                      1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
Telephone:                 267-502-2990
Web Address:   
The first floor, including the rotating exhibition, is open for self-guided tours on weekends from 1:00 to 4:30 pm. However, there are occasional closings due to public and private events. Call 267.502.2990 before your visit to see if there are any closings. Tours of Glencairn Museum are available Tuesdays through Sundays. Tour reservations are strongly recommended, as tour space is limited. Call 267.502.2990 or book online through the website.  Glencairn Museum is a National Historic Landmark. Because of its status as a historic home, Glencairn has limited accessibility for visitors with mobility impairments. Strollers and backpack-style baby carriers are not permitted beyond the front entrance. During the Sacred Arts Festival and Medieval Festival wheelchairs are not permitted beyond the Great Hall. For more information and to discuss your specific needs, please call 267.502.2993 in advance of your visit.

Admission: 2 adults, all children under age 18
Replacement Cost: $50
Discount at gift shop: 10%
Hours: Daily, 10:00 am – 4:45 pm (Last Tour at 4:00 pm)
Address: 130 East Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-6098
Web Address:
Parking: Free

Admission: 2 adults and 4 children
Replacement Cost: $85
Discount at gift shop: 10% (also on plant sales)
Hours: 10:00 – 4:00 Monday through Friday; 10:00 – 5:00 Saturday/Sunday (June-August: Thursdays, open until 8:30 pm)
Address: 100 Northwest Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone: 215-247-5777
Web address:
Parking: Free

Admission: 6 people
Replacement Cost: $60
Discount at gift shop: 10% (also at participating local restaurants)
Hours: 10:00 – 5:00 Tuesday through Saturday; 12:00 – 6:00 on Sunday (open 7 days a week for summer schedule from Memorial Day until Labor Day)
Address: 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-925-2800
Web address:
Parking: Pay (available along Second Street between Market and Walnut Streets)

Admission: 2 adults and all children up to age 21 living in household
Replacement Cost: $180       
Discount: 10% at Museum Store
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: 10:00am-5:30pm, Monday: CLOSED. Check website for special holiday hours
Address: 101 S. Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (corner of 5th and Market Streets)
Phone: 215-923-3811
Parking: Bourse Garage
Web Address:

Admission: Guided tours for 2 adults and children under age 18
Replacement Cost: $50
Discount at gift shop: 10%
Hours: Tour times: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm
Address: 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944
Phone: 215-249-0100
Web address:
Parking: Free

Admission: 2 adults, 4 children under age 18
Replacement Cost: $150
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00, Wednesday, 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and legal holidays
Address: 118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: 215-972-7600
Web Address:
Amenities: PAFA’s galleries are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers through the Broad Street entrance of the Hamilton Building. Visitors can access this entrance using the button on the front of the building; staff or security will greet visitors and assist them. Passenger elevators in both buildings move between floors of galleries.
Parking: Discounted visitor parking is available at the Parkway Corporation Garage at the southwest corner of Broad and Race streets, and at their outdoor lot at the northeast corner of 15th and Cherry Streets. Be sure and get your ticket validated before you leave PAFA.

Admission: 2 adults and 3 children
Replacement Cost: $75
Discount at Gift Shop: 10%
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Mondays
Address: 6825-31 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Telephone: 215-365-7233
Web address:

Admission: 2 adults and their children under 18
Replacement Cost: $55
Discount at gift shop: 10%
Hours: Tuesdays through Saturday 10:00 – 4:30, Sunday 1:00 – 5:00
Address: 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-4001
Web address:
Parking: Pay
(Note: There may be an extra charge for special events.)

Admission: FAMILY PASS
Replacement Cost: $70
Discount: 10% at gift shop, reduced rates for lectures, free admission to special exhibitions
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 8:45 pm, Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm   
Address: 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 (Located at Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill)
Telephone: 215-247-0476
Web Address: