Museum Passport Program

A New Year for our Museum Passport Program

Explore some of the Delaware Valley’s most exciting sites using a special 3-Day Museum Passport available at Tredyffrin Public Library & Paoli Library

With your library card it’s easy and free.

How does the Museum Passport Program Work?

 

  • Select one of the sixteen locations to visit.
  • Reservations can be placed up to 60 days in advance. Note: Passes must be picked up at & returned to the library who owns the pass.
  • Check out a Passport Kit at the Circulation Desk on Day 1.
  • Return the Passport Kit by the end of Day 3. The late fee is hefty: $25.
  • You can cancel a reservation using the My Passes option on the upper right corner of Tixkeeper.
    • Within 24 hours of your reservation, online cancellation will be unavailable. Call the library who owns the pass to cancel.
      • Tredyffrin Public Library: 610.688.7092
      • Paoli Library: 610.296.7996
  • Lost pass fees depend on the price of the museum. The cost for each Museum Passport Kit range from $60 to $250.
  • The passport covers entrance fees and in some cases includes a discount at museum shops and restaurants.

Frequently Asked Questions

Participating Museums for Paoli Library

Sponsored by the Friends of Paoli Library

Participating Museums for Tredyffrin Public Library

Click on the museum name for admission terms and more information:

New for 2017:

  • Battleship New Jersey: Closed January
    • Ship will close for tours on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24, and Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 25.
  • Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
    • Not valid for Duryea Day, Diner Day, or The Truck Stops Here
  • Colonial Plantation: Open weekends from April-November
    • PLEASE NOTE:  Pass is NOT valid for 2017 Special Ticketed Events including:
      • April 8 Murder Mystery Fundraiser
      • April 15 Easter Egg Hunt
      • April 29 All Things Sheep
      • May 13 Gifts from a Secret Garden
      • May 27 Spring Cleaning
      • June 17 From Horses to Horsepower
      • July 1 & 4 Independence Day
      • July 8 Pirates Spies and Rogues
      • September 2 Back to School Science Day
      • September 23 & 24 Civil War Weekend
      • October 7 & 8 Medieval Weekend
      • October 13, 21 and 28 Ghost Tours
      • November 18 Preservation Day – Preparing for Winter
  • Glencairn Museum
    • There is restricted access to the galleries on weekdays (Tues-Fri) EXCEPT FOR TOURS and during the Christmas season. TOURS ARE REQUIRED TUES-FRI (Free with Library Pass).  To make an appointment for a tour call 267-502-2600
      • Highlights Tour: Tues.-Fri. 2:30pm  Weekends 1:00, 2:30 & 3:00 pm
      • “Time Travelers”: A Family Backpack Tour – Weekends 1:45 pm
    • The Museum is closed Mondays and some major holidays.  There are occasional closings and tour cancelations due to public and private events. Please see below or call 267.502.2600 before your visit to see if there are any closings.
  • Grounds for Sculpture
    • Pass not valid September 24.
    • Check website for holiday hours and closings.
    • Grounds For Sculpture reserves the right to close to the general public for special events throughout the year.
  • Mütter Museum
    • Closed Thanksgiving, Dec. 24, Dec. 25, and New Years Day.
  • Pennyslvania Academy of Fine Arts
    • Closed Mondays and legal holidays.
  • Wharton Esherick Museum: Closed January and February
    • Please note: Pass holders still must make an appointment at the Wharton Esherick Museum
  • Woodmere Art Museum

Sponsored by the Friends of Tredyffrin Public Library


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the loan period for museum passes?

Museum passes loan for three days. Day one is the day you pick up the pass. You have the pass for the entirety of day two. On day three, the pass is due back to the circulation desk by closing time. Do not place museum pass kits in the book drops.

Am I able to cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through tixkeeper or by calling the library who owns the pass.

What if I can’t pick up the pass until the next morning after the reservation date? 

If you cannot pick up your pass on the first day of your reservation, please call the library on the pick-up day.  If possible, your pass will be available for you to pick up on the following day.  Please note that you will have one less day to use the pass.

What happens if I do not pick up my pass on the day it is reserved? 

If you do not notify the library and do not pick up your pass, you will forfeit your reservation.  The first time you fail to pick up your reserved pass you will receive a warning notice.  The second time you fail to either cancel your reservation or pick up, you will be unable to make a reservation for six months.

How do I return the pass?

Return the pass back to the library that owns that pass during open hours. Return locations are the adult department circulation desk at TPL or the Paoli Library circulation desk. Do not place the pass in book drops.

Are advanced reservations allowed?

Yes, they may be reserved up to 60 days in advance using Tixkeeper.

How often may I borrow a pass?

Patrons may borrow a pass for a specific institution only once in sixty days, however multiple passes can be borrowed within a sixty day period. Only one pass can be borrowed at a time.

Who can borrow a pass?

Only adult patrons are eligible to borrow passes.

What are the late fees?

Late passes are subject to a $25/day fee.

May I reserve a pass by phoning?

Yes, staff will gladly make your reservation in TixKeeper if you do not have access to a computer or need assistance. All reservations go through the system.