Museum Passes

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.

Thank you to the Friends of the Library for donating the funds to make the Library’s Museum Pass Program possible! You can thank the Friends by becoming a member.

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 River Museum of Art

  • Located in Chadds Ford, the Brandywine River Museum of Art highlights regional and American Art. The museum is particularly renowned for its collection of the Wyeth family of artists: N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, and Jamie Wyeth.
  • 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.

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.

Eastern State Penitentiary

  • Operational from 1829 through 1971, the Eastern State Penitentiary is a former prison. The prison is now designated as a National Historic Landmark, and operates as a museum.
  • Pass admits 6 people.

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.

      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.