• A few establishments still require their visitors to schedule their visit ahead of time. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with the establishment within the 3-day loan period, call the library from which you borrowed the pass (Ambler or Blue Bell), and we can help you extend the due date (one-time only).
• Please visit an individual establishment’s website to learn more about any restrictions such as reduced hours, visitor appointments, limited capacity or limited access to certain buildings or areas, protocols for social distancing and mask wearing.
• If you have any questions about making a visitation appointment, call our reference librarian at 215-643-1320 x19, or Administrative Assistant Danielle at x15.
Museum passes are listed in the on-line catalog under museum pass
MUSEUM PASS INFORMATION
A museum pass checks out for three days.
There are no renewals on a museum pass.
The museum pass must be returned to the library from which it was borrowed and may be dropped in the book drop in its zippered pouch.
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 or check the museum website to verify hours of operation, as these may change due to seasons or holidays.
THE ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES OF DREXEL UNIVERSITY (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 adults and up to 5 children in same household (free admission to museum, all special exhibits, and Academy festivals)
Hours: Weekdays 10 am - 4:30 pm
Weekends/Holidays 10 am - 5 pm
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Address: 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Web Address: www.ansp.org
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.
AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA (Amb & BB)
Admission: up to 6 people
Hours: Thursday - Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Closed: Mondays – Wednesdays and most Federal holidays.
Address: 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Web Address: www.aampmuseum.org
AMERICA ON WHEELS (BB)
Admission: Up to 4 guests (adults and children age 6-16); children 5 & under free; on weekends, children 12 & under free except on “special weekends” – please call America On Wheels before your visit for more information.
JANUARY THROUGH MAY: Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm; Sunday: Noon – 3 pm
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST: Tuesday-Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: Noon – 4pm
SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER: Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am – 3 pm; Sunday: Noon – 3 pm
DECEMBER (Holiday Trains on Display): Wednesday-Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday: Noon – 4 pm
Address: 5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102
Web Address: http://americaonwheels.org/
Use this card for discounts in the gift shop!
BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY (BB)
The Battleship New Jersey requires patrons who use this museum pass to present their library card as well as the library museum pass at the Battleship ticket window in order to gain entrance tickets.
Library patrons may not attempt to loan the pass they are holding to other Battleship guests in line. This is not allowed.
Any patron who attempts to obtain tickets for resale or attempts to loan the pass to another Battleship guest will have the pass confiscated and it will NOT be returned to the library. The patron will be charged as if it is a lost pass.
Admission: 2 adults and 3 children under 18.
Hours: Open for self-guided tours every day, from 10 am to 5:30 pm, with last boarding at 4 pm and a limited number of guided tours at 12 pm.
Please check the website below for updates.
Address: 62 Battleship Place, Camden Waterfront, Camden, NJ 08103
Web Address: www.battleshipnewjersey.org
BOYERTOWN MUSEUM OF HISTORIC VEHICLES (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 adults and up to 3 children
Hours: 9:30 am - 4 pm (7 days a week year round except major holidays. Please check website for seasonal changes.)
Address: 85 South Walnut Street, Boyertown, PA 19512
Web address: www.boyertownmuseum.org
Discover Pennsylvania's transportation history at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles! See vehicles of all types: gasoline, electric and horse-drawn including carriages, wagons and sleighs. You will see 'high-wheelers' and 'safety bicycles', vehicle builder's tools and local historic roadside architecture.
BRANDYWINE CONSERVANCY & MUSEUM OF ART (Amb & BB)
Admission: up to 4 people
Hours (April 1 - November 22):
Wednesday - Monday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Address: 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Web Address: https://www.brandywine.org
BUCKS COUNTY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM (Amb & BB)
Admission: 6 people
Hours: Tuesday through Friday: 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm, closed Mondays
Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Closed for annual maintenance the week after Labor Day.
(Please check website for seasonal changes.)
Address: 500 Union Square, New Hope, PA 18938
Web Address: https://buckskids.org/
CHANTICLEER – A PLEASURE GARDEN (Amb & BB)
Admission: 4 people
Hours: Open April through October, Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm (until 8 pm on Fridays, May-Labor Day)
Garden tours available by reservation
Location: 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087
Web Address: www.chanticleergarden.org
EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY (Amb & BB)
Admission: 6 individuals for daytime general admission
Hours: open daily from 10 am – 5 pm (last entry at 4 pm)
Evening tours are available; see website for details: https://www.easternstate.org/nighttours
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day
Address: 2027 Fairmount Ave., Phila. PA 19130
Web address: www.easternstate.org
Pass is not valid for special events or store discounts.
Eastern State is not recommended for children under 7 years of age
ELMWOOD PARK ZOO (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 adults, 6 children
Hours: Monday to Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Address: 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401
Web Address: www.elmwoodparkzoo.org
FORT MIFFLIN ON THE DELAWARE (BB)
Admission: 2 adults, 2 children
Hours: Open March 1 – December 15: Wednesday – Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
"From December 15 through March 1 we welcome your visit by chance or appointment. To avoid disappointment, please call before your visit during this time."
Address: Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Web Address: www.fortmifflin.us
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM (BB)
Glencairn Museum will reopen Friday, November 24, 2023, after a major infrastructure project. If you would like more information about the project, please click here.
During the closure, the Museum will be offering a variety of digital and offsite, in-person programming. Here are some of the ways you can stay connected. This page will be updated as new programming becomes available, so check back often! https://www.glencairnmuseum.org/visiting-glencairn
HOPE LODGE (BB)
Admission: 4 people, children under 5 are free
Hours: Hours vary with seasons and holidays; please call or check website
Address: 553 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Web Address: www.historichopelodge.org
INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM (BB)
Admission: 2 adults and 4 children
Hours: 10 am - 5 pm
(For extended hours and holiday closures, visit www.phillyseaport.org)
Address: 211 S. Columbia Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Web Address: www.phillyseaport.org
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 Adults and 4 children
Museum Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Mill Grove grounds: Open to the public year-round, dawn to dusk
Address: 1201 Pawlings Road, Audubon, PA 19403
Web Address: johnjames.audubon.org
MERCER MUSEUM & FONTHILL CASTLE (Amb & BB)
Admission: 4 people to both Museum & Castle
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm, Closed Monday
Library Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday 1 pm-5 pm, Thursday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Closed Monday
Visit the museum website to schedule tickets
Address: 84 South Pine St, Doylestown, PA 18901
Web Address: https://www.mercermuseum.org
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm, Closed Monday
Tours every 15 minutes until one hour before close; first tour Mon-Sat at 10:30 am, Sun 12:00 pm
Address: East Court St & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901
Web Address: https://www.mercermuseum.org
MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 adults and 4 youth (6 – 17 years old), Children 5 and under are always free
Reserved tickets: The card must be presented and will reserve patron tickets for the first available time slots on that same day. The guest may not reserve tickets to the museum for dates in the future.
Hours: Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. Please note that the last timed ticket is sold one hour before closing. Closed Election Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day. Check website for other closures and special events.
Address: 101 S. Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Web Address: www.amrevmuseum.org
MUTTER MUSEUM OF THE COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS OF PHILADELPHIA (Amb & BB)
Admission: 4 People
Hours: Wednesday - Monday: 10 - 5 pm. Closed Tuesdays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
Address: 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Web address: www.muttermuseum.org
The Mutter Museum is a medical museum located in the Center City area of Philadelphia. It contains a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models and antique medical equipment. The museum is part of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The original purpose of the collection, donated by Dr. Thomas Dent Mutter in 1858, was for biomedical research and education.
NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER (BB)
Admission: 2 adults and up to 4 children or grandchildren
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 12 noon – 5 pm (Check website for seasonal and holiday extended hours)
Address: Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Web Address: https://constitutioncenter.org/
NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM (BB)
Admission: 6 people
Hours: Thursday - Monday 10 am – 5 pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. OPEN July 4, Independence Day 10 am - 5 pm.
Address: 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Web address: libertymuseum.org
Parking: Pay (available along Second Street between Market and Walnut Streets)
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 adults and up to 4 children per visit
Hours: CLOSED MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Wednesday-Sunday: 10 am -5 pm
Address: 602 E Second Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015
Phone: 610-694-6644 x108
Web Address: www.nmih.org
Use this pass to get 10% off at the gift shop!
PEARL S. BUCK INTERNATIONAL (BB)
Admission: Guided tours for 2 adults and children under age 18
Reservations are REQUIRED for your tour. Please call the tour desk at 215-249-0100 x110
Hours: Tour times: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm
The gardens can also be accessed without purchasing a tour of the museum.
Address: 520 Dublin Road, Perkasie, PA 18944
Web address: https://pearlsbuck.org/
PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 adults and their children under 18
Hours: Tuesdays - Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Address: 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Web address: www.penn.museum
(Note: There may be an extra charge for special events.)
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 adults, 4 children under age 18
Hours: Thursday & Friday: 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm.
Closed Monday - Wednesday.
Address: 118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Web Address: www.pafa.org
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.
PHILADELPHIA’S MAGIC GARDENS (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 adults and 3 children under the age of 18
Hours: Wednesday-Monday 11 am – 6 pm (closed on Tuesdays)
Reservations are strongly suggested. Reserve tickets HERE. Library membership pass holders should reserve using the free “Member Adult” and “Member Child” ticket types.
Address: 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Web Address: www.phillymagicgardens.org
Parking: Metered and two-hour parking in the immediate vicinity is available along South and Bainbridge Streets, and along numbered streets. Free untimed parking is available on streets farther south. Several parking garages are located nearby. The closest garage is at 11th and South Streets.
Please Note: The majority of PMG is outdoors. In the event of light to moderate rain the outdoor portion remains open, but umbrellas are prohibited to protect the artwork. If conditions become unsafe, such as in the case of lightning, snow, or ice, then the outdoor portion will close.
Wheelchair Accessibility: The indoor galleries at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and parts of the outdoor sculpture garden are accessible to people in wheelchairs and strollers. Both the basement (open for guided tours only) and the sculpture garden have stairways and narrow passageways that are not equipped with ramps, elevators, or railings. Visitors with disabilities are encouraged to further explore the work of Isaiah Zagar through tours that lead visitors through PMG and down the sidewalks and alleys of the surrounding neighborhood. Please call us at (215) 733-0390 or email email@example.com with questions about accessibility and we will try to accommodate your needs.
RAILROAD MUSEUM OF PA (STRASBURG RAILROAD) (BB)
Admission: 2 adults and up to 4 children
Hours: Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm (last entry at 3:30 p.m.); Sundays, 12 pm to 4 pm (last entry at 3:30 p.m.)
Address: 300 Gap Road, PA Route 74, Strasburg, PA 17579
Web address: rrmuseumpa.org
READING PUBLIC MUSEUM (Amb & BB)
Admission: 2 adults and up to 4 children. Pass is valid for general admission to the Museum and for $1 per person off any Planetaruim show.
Hours: 11 am - 5 pm daily (museum and store) except major holidays
Planetarium shows: Weekdays at 2, 3, 4 pm. On Wednesday there is an additional show at 5 pm. Sundays: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 pm. Each show has its own topic. See the details HERE.
Arboretum: open every day from sunrise to sunset
Address: 500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611
Web address: www.readingpublicmuseum.org
SHOFUSO HOUSE AND GARDENS (Amb & BB)
Admission: Up to two adults and 5 children, children 4 years and younger are free
Hours: April through October: Wednesday through Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
November through December: Open on weekends only
November 4th - December 15th, 10 am to 4 pm
Address: 100 N Horticultural Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Shofuso is located on the grounds of the Horticulture Center, in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.
Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives
Web address: https://japanphilly.org/shofuso
SIMEONE AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM (BB)
Admission: unlimited general admission
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Address: 6825-31 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Web address: www.simeonemuseum.org
TYLER ARBORETUM (Amb & BB)
Admission: 4 individuals for general admission
Hours: October-March: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4 pm; Saturday, Sunday: 9 am - 5 pm
April-September: Monday-Friday: 9 am - 6 pm; Saturday, Sunday: 8 am - 8 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. Check the website for other closures and special events.
Address: 515 Painter Road, Media, PA
WINGS OF FREEDOM AVIATON MUSEUM (BB)
Admission: up to 4 individuals
Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 10:30 am – 3 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am – 4 pm, Closed Monday & Tuesday
Address: 1155 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044
Web Address: www.wingsoffreedommuseum.org
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM (Amb & BB)
Admission: FAMILY PASS
Discount: 10% at gift shop, reduced rates for lectures, free admission to special exhibitions
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Address: 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 (Located at Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill)
Web Address: www.woodmereartmuseum.org