Museum Passes

Looking to do something fun? Want to explore local cultural institutions and attractions? The Library’s free Museum Pass Program is a great option!

Passes from a wide range of museums in the Philadelphia area are available for patrons to check out for a period of 3 days. Passes may be reserved only one day prior to pick up by calling 610-358-3445. Reservations expire at 12 PM the next day. Passes may not be put on hold through the catalog. For more information about our museum passes, view the Museum Pass Policy below.

Participating Museums and Attractions

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

  • Founded in 1812, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is the oldest natural science museum in the Americas.
  • Pass admits 2 adults and 5 children.

Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art

  • The Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art offers a unique way to appreciate art and the environment.
  • Pass admits 4 people.

Chanticleer Garden

Note: the Chanticleer Garden is closed November through March.

  • Chanticleer Garden is a 48-acre botanical garden located in Wayne that opened to the public in 1993.
  • Pass admits 4 people.

Eastern State Penitentiary

  • Eastern State Penitentiary interprets the legacy of American criminal justice reform, from the nation’s founding through to the present day, within the long-abandoned cell blocks of the nation’s most historic prison.
  • Pass 6 people.

Elmwood Park Zoo

  • Owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society, the mission of the Elmwood Park Zoo is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation. The zoo is home to a collection of over 100 species.
  • Pass admits 2 adults and 6 children.

Museum of the American Revolution

  • With a collection of several thousand objects, the Museum of the American Revolution is dedicated to telling the stories about the people and events that shaped the American Revolution.
  • Pass admits 2 adults and 4 children.

Mütter Museum

  • Established in 1863, the Mütter Museum is a medical museum home to preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments.
  • Pass admits 4 people.

    National Constitution Center

    • Dedicated to the United States Constitution, this museum features a hands-on, interactive programs and exhibits.
    • Pass admits 2 adults and 4 children.

      Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

      • The Penn Museum is home to over one million artifacts and archaeological finds from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Mediterranean.
      • Pass admits 2 adults and all children in the household.

      Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

      • Educates the public regarding the Commonwealth’s rich railroad history, discovering the relevance of railroads in building the nation and the role of today’s railroads in our lives.
      • Pass admits 4 people.

      Tyler Arboretum

      • A nonprofit arboretum located in Delaware County whose mission is to preserve, enhance, and share their heritage, collections, and landscapes to create and inspire stewards of the natural world.
      • Pass admits 4 people.

      Museums Pass Policy

      1. The passes may be borrowed only by library card holders ages 18 and over.
      2. Each museum pass is loaned for a three (3) day period (e.g. pick up on Monday, return by Thursday). Renewals are not permitted.
      3. Two passes may be borrowed per household at a time.
      4. A patron may reserve a pass by phone to be picked up the same day during regular Library hours of operation. Patrons may also reserve a pass one day in advance. If it has not been picked up by 12 PM the following day, the reservation will be cancelled. Passes will also be available on a first-come, first-served walk-in basis.
      5. Passes may be picked up only by the reserving patron, who must present their valid library card or photo ID.
      6. Passes must be picked up from and returned to the Rachel Kohl Community Library’s Circulation Desk. Passes may not be returned to other libraries. Museum passes returned to another library will incur a $5.00 fine.
      7. Each museum pass may be loaned to someone in the same household only once in a two month period, except on a walk-in basis.
      8. A fine of $10.00 per day will be charged for each day that a museum pass is overdue, including any day that the library is scheduled to be closed, except for an unscheduled closing due to weather or other emergency conditions.
      9. Failure to return the museum pass will result in a fine equal to the replacement cost of the pass, plus a $10.00 service fee.
      10. Library patrons checking out a pass are responsible for carefully reading the museum guidelines since each museum has its own rules and regulations for the passes. The Library assumes no responsibility for any misunderstandings that a patron may have regarding the terms of a particular pass.