Check Out a Free Museum or Zoo Membership Pass at your Local Suburban Library

Find out which suburban libraries carry museum passes that cardholders can check out for free!

Looking for something free to do to entertain the kiddos? If you live in the suburbs, go to your local library and you can check out passes for you and your family to visit a number of great nearby museums, zoos, and gardens. Each library has different policies when it comes to checking out library passes, so be sure to call or check in at your local branch before reserving. To search and see what's available, use the keywords "Museum Pass" in your library's catalog search. You'll only be able to check out passes in your county with your library card and some libraries have restrictions about what township you live in, so scroll down to your county to see what great passes you can find. 

Check out our events calendar to find events happening at any of these great places, too.

Bucks County:

Bristol
Battleship NJ
Bucks County Children’s Museum
Morris Arboretum
Elmwood Park Zoo
Grounds for Sculpture
Academy of Natural Sciences

Feasterville
National Constitution Center
Elmwood Park Zoo
Penn Museum
Bucks County Children's Museum
Glencairn Museum
Battleship NJ
Grounds for Sculpture
Morris Arboretum
Academy of Natural Sciences

Morrisville
Garden State Discovery Museum
Bucks County Children's Museum
Battlship NJ
Grounds for Sculpture
Elmwood Park Zoo

New Hope
National Constitution Center
Pearl S. Buck International Library
Grounds for Sculpture
Elmwood Park Zoo
Penn Museum
Bucks County Children’s Museum
Morris Arboretum
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA)
Academy of Natural Sciences
Garden State Discovery Museum

Northampton
National Constitution Center
National Liberty Museum
Grounds for Sculpture
Elmwood Park Zoo

Riegelsville
Allentown Art Museum
America on Wheels
Grounds for Sculpture

Southampton
Glencairn Museum
National Constitution Center
Pearl S. Buck International Library
Penn Museum
Morris Arboretum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Bucks County Children's Museum
Grounds for Sculpture
PAFA
Elmwood Park Zoo

Warminster
Garden State Discovery Museum
Battleship NJ
Pearl S. Buck International Library
Elmwood Park Zoo
Penn Museum
Bucks County Children’s Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Reading Public Museum
Woodmere Art Museum
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Chanticleer Garden
Glencairn Museum
National Constitution Center
Grounds for Sculpture
Morris Arboretum

Wrightstown
Bucks County Children's Museum
Grounds for Sculpture
Elmwood Park Zoo
Academy of Natural Sciences

Chester County:

Chester County Library and District Center
Academy of Natural Sciences
Battleship NJ
Chanticleer Gardens
Chester County Historical Society
Elmwood Park Zoo
Grounds for Sculpture
Independence Seaport
National Constitution Center
Pearl S. Buck International Library
Penn Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA)

Easttown
Chanticleer Garden
Hagley Museum
Independence Seaport Museum
Mütter Museum
National Constitution Center
National Liberty Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Pearl S. Buck International Library
Penn Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Reading Public Museum

Henrietta Hankin Branch
Academy of Natural Sciences
Battleship NJ
Chanticleer Gardens
Chester County Historical Society
Elmwood Park Zoo
Grounds for Sculpture
Independence Seaport
National Constitution Center
Penn Museum
PAFA
Pearl S. Buck International Library

Paoli
Academy of Natural Sciences
Chanticleer Garden
Elmwood Park Zoo
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Tredyffrin Public Library
Academy of Natural Sciences
Battleship NJ
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Chanticleer Garden
Colonial Plantation
Glencairn Museum
Grounds for Sculpture
Morris Arboretum
Mütter Museum
National Constitution Center
PAFA
Penn Museum
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
The Wharton Esherick Museum
Woodmere Art Museum

West Chester Public Library
Academy of Natural Sciences
Chester County Historical Society

Delaware County:

Aston
Academy of Natural Sciences
Colonial Plantation
Elmwood Park Zoo
Morris Arboretum

Folcroft Public Library
Independence Seaport

Haverford Township Free Library
Ground for Sculpture Museum Pass
Battleship NJ
Colonial PA Plantation Museum
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Independence Seaport
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Ars (PAFA)
Morris Arboretum
Penn Museum
Elmwood Park Zoo
Chanticleer Garden
Lancaster Science Factory
National Constitution Center
Mütter Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
National Museum of American Jewish History

Lansdowne Public Library
Academy of Natural Sciences
PAFA
Penn Museum

Marple Public Library
Battleship NJ
Colonial PA Plantation Museum
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Independence Seaport
PAFA
Morris Arboretum
Penn Museum
Elmwood Park Zoo

Media-Upper Providence Public Library
American Swedish Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
PAFA
Morris Arboretum
Penn Museum
Elmwood Park Zoo
National Constitution Center
Simeone Foundation

Middletown Free Library
American Swedish Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Independence Seaport
PAFA
Penn Museum
Elmwood Park Zoo
Battleship NJ

Newtown
Academy of Natural Sciences
Battleship NJ
Colonial Plantation
Elmwood Park Zoo
Morris Arboretum
PAFA

Norwood Public Library
Academy of Natural Sciences
Independence Seaport
Penn Museum

R. Kohl
Academy of Natural Sciences
Chanticleer
Elmwood Park Zoo
Hagley Museum
National Constitution Center
Mütter Museum
Penn Museum

Radnor
Academy of Natural Sciences
American Swedish Museum
Battleship NJ
Elmwood Park Zoo
Hands-On House Children's Museum
Independence Seaport Museum
Morris Arboretum
PAFA
Penn Museum
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Ridley Township Public Library
Academy of Natural Sciences
Penn Museum
Elmwood Park Zoo
Battleship NJ
American Swedish Museum
PAFA
Hands-On House Children's Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Mütter Museum
Morris Arboretum
National Constitution Center
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Simeone Foundation
Independence Seaport Museum
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

Swarthmore Public Library
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Ground for Sculpture 
Academy of Natural Sciences
PAFA
Morris Arboretum
Penn Museum
Elmwood Park Zoo
Mütter Museum
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Hands-On House Children's Museum

Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library- Main Sellers Branch
American Swedish Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Independence Seaport
Elmwood Park Zoo

Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library- Municipal Branch
American Swedish Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Independence Seaport
Elmwood Park Zoo

Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library- Primos Branch
American Swedish Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Independence Seaport
Elmwood Park Zoo

Montgomery County:

Abington Township Free Library
Penn Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA)
Academy of Natural Sciences
Simeone Foundation
Woodmere Art Museum
Glencairn Museum
National Liberty Museum
Morris Arboretum
Chanticleer Gardens
Battleship NJ
Elmwood Park Zoo

Conshohocken Free Library
PAFA
Penn Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Simeone Foundation
Woodmere Art Museum
Glencairn Museum
Morris Arboretum 
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Chanticleer Gardens
Battleship NJ
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Elmwood Park Zoo
National Constitution Center
African American Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History

East Cheltenham Free Library
Morris Arboretum
Glencairn Museum

Elkins Park Free Library
Penn Museum
PAFA
Academy of Natural Sciences
Woodmere Art Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Morris Arboretum

Free Library of Springfield Township
Penn Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Woodmere Art Museum
Morris Arboretum
National Constitution Center
Battleship NJ
Elmwood Park Zoo

Glenside Free Library
Penn Museum
PAFA
Academy of Natural Sciences
Woodmere Art Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Morris Arboretum
Glencairn Museum
National Liberty Museum
African American Museum
Elmwood Park Zoo

Horsham Township Library
Morris Arboretum 

Huntingdon Valley Library
Penn Museum
PAFA
Academy of Natural Sciences
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Bucks County Children’s Museum
Morris Arboretum
Glencairn Museum
National Liberty Museum
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
National Constitution Center

Jenkintown Library
Academy of Natural Sciences
Woodmere Art Museum
Glencairn Museum
Independence Seaport Museum
Morris Arboretum
Elmwood Park Zoo
National Constitution Center

La Mott Free Library
Morris Arboretum
Glencairn Museum

Lower Providence Community Library
Penn Museum
Academy of Natural Sciences
Woodmere Art Museum
Morris Arboretum 
Chanticleer Gardens
Battleship NJ
Elmwood Park Zoo
PAFA
National Constitution Center
Independence Seaport Museum
Mütter Museum

Narberth
Mütter Museum
National Constitution Center
Elmwood Park Zoo

Penn Wynne Library
Penn Museum
​Academy of Natural Sciences
Elmwood Park Zoo

Pottstown Public Library
Reading Public Museum
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Battleship NJ
Elmwood Park Zoo
Morris Arboretum

Royersford Free Public Library
Morris Arboretum
Elmwood Park Zoo
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Bucks County Children's Museum

Upper Dublin Public Library
Penn Museum
PAFA
Academy of Natural Sciences
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Woodmere Art Museum
Morris Arboretum
Glencairn Museum
National Liberty Museum
African American Museum
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Chanticleer Gardens
Pearl S. Buck House
Elmwood Park Zoo
National Constitution Center
Bucks County Children's Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History

Upper Merion Township Library
Penn Museum
Morris Arboretum 
Elmwood Park Zoo
National Museum of American Jewish History
Academy of Natural Sciences
Chanticleer Garden
African American Museum
Battleship NJ

Upper Moreland Free Public Library
Penn Museum
PAFA
Academy of Natural Sciences
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Woodmere Art Museum
Bucks County Children’s Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Morris Arboretum
Glencairn Museum
African American Museum
Chanticleer Gardens
Battleship NJ
Elmwood Park Zoo
Grounds for Sculpture

Upper Perkiomen Valley Public Library
Elmwood Park Zoo

William Jeanes Memorial Library
Penn Museum
PAFA
Academy of Natural Sciences
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Woodmere Art Museum
Bucks County Children’s Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Morris Arboretum
Glencairn Museum
Reading Public Museum
Independence Seaport Museum
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
National Constitution Center
Grounds for Sculpture
National Liberty Museum
African American Museum
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Rosenbach Museum and Library
Chanticleer Gardens
Pearl S. Buck House
Battleship NJ
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens
Elmwood Park Zoo
Mütter Museum

Wissahickon Valley Public Library- Ambler Branch
Penn Museum
Woodmere Art Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Morris Arboretum
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Battleship NJ
Elmwood Park Zoo
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Wissahickon Valley Public Library- Blue Bell Branch
Penn Museum
PAFA
Academy of Natural Sciences
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Woodmere Art Museum
National Museum of American Jewish History
Morris Arboretum
Glencairn Museum
Grounds for Sculpture
National Liberty Museum
American Helicopter Museum
Moravian Pottery and Tile Works
Chanticleer Gardens
Pearl S. Buck House
Battleship NJ
Elmwood Park Zoo
National Constitution Center
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

Photo of The African American Museum courtesy of J. Fusco for Visit Philly.