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, African American Museum, Battleship New Jersey, Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, Bucks County Children's Museum, Chanticleer, Eastern State Penitentiary, Elmwood Park Zoo, Fort Mifflin on the Delaware, Glencairn Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Independence Seaport Museum, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Morris Arboretum, Museum of the American Revolution, the Mutter Museum, National Liberty Museum, National Constitution Center, National Museum of American Jewish History, Pearl S. Buck International, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, Reading Public Museum, Simeone Automotive Museum, Tyler Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, The Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum and Woodmere Art Museum.
Ambler has passes for African American Museum, Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, Bucks County Children's Museum, Elmwood Park Zoo, Independence Seaport Museum, Museum of the American Revolution, the Mutter Museum, Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, Morris Arboretum, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, Reading Public Museum, Tyler Arboretum, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology and Woodmere Art Museum.
MUSEUM PASS INFORMATION
A museum pass checks out for three days.
There are no renewals on a museum pass.
The late fine is $1 per 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 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
Admission: 2 adults and up to 5 children in same household (free admission to museum, all special exhibits, and Academy festivals)
Hours: Weekdays 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Weekends/Holidays 10:00 am-5:00 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.
AFFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA
Admission: up to 6 people
Hours: Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Closed: Mondays – Wednesdays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
Address: 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Web Address: www.aampmuseum.org
BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY
The Battleship New Jersey is now requiring 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 the age of 18
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
Web Address: www.battleshipnewjersey.org
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.
BOYERTOWN MUSEUM OF HISTORIC VEHICLES
Admission: 2 adults and up to 3 children
Hours: 9:30 am - 4:00 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.
BUCKS COUNTY CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
Admission: 6 People
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Closed Mondays
(Please check website for seasonal changes.)
Address: 500 Union Square, New Hope, PA 18938
Web Address: www.buckskids.org
CHANTICLEER – A PLEASURE GARDEN
Admission: 4 people
Hours: Open April through October, Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (until 8:00 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
Admission: 6 individuals for daytime general admission
Hours: open daily from 10 am – 5 pm (last entry at 4 pm)
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
Admission: 2 adults, 6 children
Hours: Hours vary with seasons and holidays; please call or check website
Address: 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401
Web Address: www.elmwoodparkzoo.org
FORT MIFFLIN ON THE DELAWARE
Admission: 2 adults, 2 children
Hours: Open to the general public March 1 – mid-December; Wednesday – Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Monday, Tuesday and mid-December – March1: open by chance or appointment. Please call before your visit during this time.)
Address: Fort Mifflin and Hog Island Roads, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Web Address: www.fortmifflin.us
Admission: 6 People
Hours: Hours vary with seasons and holidays; please call or check website
Address: 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
Web Address: www.glencairnmuseum.org
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.
GROUNDS FOR SCULPTURE
Admission: 4 people
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
CLOSED: Mondays (except Labor Day and Memorial Day)
CLOSED: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Also closed to the public for Members Only events
Location: 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Web Address: www.groundsforsculpture.org
Directions: For online driving directions, please use the address 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619 (approximately 45 minutes from Philadelphia)
Please Note: Grounds For Sculpture reserves the right to close to the general public for special events throughout the year. Please call or check website to make sure location is open to the public when you plan to attend.
INDEPENDENCE SEAPORT MUSEUM
Admission: 2 adults and 4 children
Hours: Jan. – March: Tues. through Sunday 10am-5pm
April-Dec.: Mon. through Sunday 10am-5pm
(For extended hours and holiday closures, visit www.phillyseaport.org)
Address: 211 S. Columbia Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103
Web Address: www.phillyseaport.org
MORAVIAN POTTERY AND TILE WORKS
Admission: 2 adults, all children under age 18
Hours: Daily, 10:00 am – 4:45 pm (Last Tour at 4:00 pm)
Address: 130 East Swamp Road, Doylestown, PA 18901
Web Address: http://184.108.40.206/government/departments/Tileworks/index.aspx
Admission: 2 adults and 4 children in one car
Hours: 10:00 – 4:00 Monday through Friday; 8:00 – 5:00 Saturday/Sunday. Check the website for extended summer hours and weather-related or holiday closings.
Address: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Web address: www.morrisarboretum.org
MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
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 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, except for major holidays. Please note that the last timed ticket is sold one hour before closing. (Closed Thanksgiving, December 25, January 1 / 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
Admission: 4 People
Hours: 10:00 - 5:00 pm daily Closed Thanksgiving, December 24 & 25, January 1.
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
Admission: 2 adults and up to 4 children or grandchildren
Hours: Weekdays:9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday:9:30 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 pm (Check website for seasonal and holiday extended hours)
Address: Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Web Address: www.constitutioncenter.org
NATIONAL LIBERTY MUSEUM
Admission: 6 people
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
Web address: libertymuseum.org
Parking: Pay (available along Second Street between Market and Walnut Streets)
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH HISTORY
Admission: 2 adults and all children up to age 21 living in household
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)
Parking: Bourse Garage
Web Address: www.nmajh.org
PEARL S. BUCK INTERNATIONAL
Admission: Guided tours for 2 adults and children under age 18
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
Web address: www.psbi.org
PENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF THE FINE ARTS
Admission: 2 adults, 4 children under age 18
Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 am – 5:00, Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and legal holidays
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
Admission: 2 adults and 3 children under the age of 18
Hours: Wednesday-Monday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (closed on Tuesdays)
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.
READING PUBLIC MUSEUM
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: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm daily (museum and store) except major holidays
Planetarium shows: 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 pm
Arboretum: open every day from sunrise to sunset
Address: 500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611
Web address: www.readingpublicmuseum.org
SIMEONE AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
Admission: unlimited general admission
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address: 6825-31 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Web address: www.simeonemuseum.org
Admission: 4 individuals for general admission
Hours: November-February: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
March-October: Monday-Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, December 24, Christmas Day. Check the website for other closures and special events.
Address: 1515 Painter Road, Media PA
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
Admission: 2 adults and their children under 18
Hours: Tuesdays through Saturday 10:00 – 4:30, Sunday 1:00 – 5:00
Address: 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Web address: www.penn.museum
(Note: There may be an extra charge for special events.)
WINGS OF FREEDOM AVIATON MUSEUM
Admission: up to 4 individuals
Hours: Wednesday-Friday: 10:30 am – 3:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm, Closed Monday & Tuesday
Address: 1155 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044
Web Address: www.wingsoffreedommuseum.org
WOODMERE ART MUSEUM
Admission: FAMILY PASS
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)
Web Address: www.woodmereartmuseum.org