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Museum Passes

Museum and Institution Passes

Abington Free Library offers FREE passes available for check-out from selected local museums and institutions! Each pass checks out for three days and can be used at the museum or institution for a group of people. (Passes vary in the number of people admitted, so check with list below on the specifics.)

Check out the list in our catalog! Find out which Museum Passes are currently available.  

Museum Pass Program

  • 3-day check-out to Abington/Borough of Rockledge residents only.
  • 1 per household
  • Museum passes cannot be reserved online. We will hold a pass for one hour if you call to check if a pass is available.
  • Pick up case on display across from the Circulation Desk and take to Desk for checkout.
  • Passes vary in the number of people admitted, see chart below or check with library staff.
  • Please call the museum to verify hours of operation, as these may change due to seasons or holidays.

Passes must be returned to the owning library:
Abington Free Library
1030 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001
Roslyn Branch Library
2412 Avondale Avenue
Roslyn, PA 19001
  • Museum Passes cannot be renewed.
  • $5 per day fine
  • $25 maximum fine
  • $25 replacement cost

Museum List

Abington Free Library offers Abington Township residents all of the museum passes below.

Roslyn Branch Library offers Abington Township residents an Elmwood Park Zoo pass, a Morris Arboretum pass, and a Museum of the American Revolution pass.

Academy of Natural Sciences | 2 Adults/5 Children

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)
Discount: 10% discount in the Academy Shop and Academy Café
Hours: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weekdays
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Weekends/Holidays
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Address: 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-299-1022
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.

African American Museum in Philadelphia | 6 Guests
Admission: 6 Guests 
Hours: Wednesday thru Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday:12 Noon - 5 p.m. Open Dr. Martin Luther King Day with related programs
Address: 701 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 | Directions
Phone: 215-574-0380 
Web Address: http://www.aampmuseum.org/
Parking Options: Surface parking is available on Arch Street at the Parkway Parking Lot, located directly behind the Museum. Additional lots are located within a one block radius. There is also metered parking throughout the neighborhood surrounding the Museum.
Welcome To AAMP. ​The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Visit us and experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.
Battleship New Jersey | 2 Adults/3 Children

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
Discount at Museum Store: 15%
Overnight Encamp.m.ents: 15% discount

Jan. 1 – Feb. 6 / Closed for Walk-up Tours
Feb. 7 – Mar. 31 / Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
April 1 – April 30 / Open every day, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
May 1 – Sept. 7 / Open every day 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 31 / Open every day 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Nov. 1 – Dec. 24 / Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 26 – Dec. 31 / Everyday, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Battleship is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day

Address: 62 Battleship Place, Camden Waterfront, Camden, NJ 08103
Telephone: 856-966-1652
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.

Chanticleer : A Pleasure Garden | 4 Guests

Chanticleer – A Pleasure Garden
Admission: 4 Guests
Hours: Open April through October, Wednesday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Fridays, May-August)
Garden tours available by reservation
Wheelchair accessible
Location: 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA 19087
Telephone: 610-687-4163
Web Address: www.chanticleergarden.org

Eastern State Penitentiary | 6 Guests

Eastern State Penitentiary
Admission: 6 Guests
Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Eastern State Penitentiary is open for tours seven days a week, year round. Explore the cellblocks and learn about the history of this facility and its relevance today. Planning a visit to Eastern State? Be sure to check out their Plan Your Visit page. It includes information about when to arrive, where to park, what to expect of the tour, and much more.
Address: 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone: (215) 236-3300
Web Address: 
Directions and Parking: https://www.easternstate.org/visit/directions-parking

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America's most notorious criminals, including bank robber "Slick Willie" Sutton and Al Capone.

Elmwood Park Zoo | 2 Adults/6 Children

Elmwood Park Zoo
Admission: 2 Adults/6 Children
Discount: 10% at shop and café
Hours: Hours vary with seasons and holidays; please call or check website
Address: 1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 610-277-3825
Web Address: www.elmwoodparkzoo.org

Glencairn Museum | 2 Adults/2 Children

Glencairn Museum
Admission: 2 Adults/2 Children
Discount at gift shop: 10%
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Weekends 12:30-4:30 p.m.
Address: 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
Telephone: 267-502-2990
Web Address: www.glencairnmuseum.org
The first floor, including the rotating exhibition, is open for self-guided tours on weekends from 1 to 4:30 p.m. 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.

Independence Seaport Museum | 2 Adults/4 Children

Independence Seaport Museum
Admission: 2 Adults and 4 Children
HOURS: OPEN Daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
HOLIDAYS: CLOSED Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day. OPEN on New Year's Day, Observed New Year's Day (January 2), MLK Day (January 16) and President's Day (February 20).
Address: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-413-8655
Web address: http://www.phillyseaport.org/
Parking: Pay

Morris Arboretum | 2 Adults/4 Children

Morris Arboretum
Admission: 2 Adults and 4 Children
Discount at gift shop: 10% (also on plant sales)
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday/Sunday (June-August: Thursdays, open until 8:30 p.m.)
Address: 100 Northwest Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Phone: 215-247-5777
Web address: http://www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml
Parking: Free

Museum of the American Revolution | 2 Adults/4 Children
Admission: 2 Adults and 4 Children
Museum of the American Revolution

Address: 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-253-6731
Toll Free: 877-740-1776
Email: info@amrevmuseum.org
Hours: The Museum is 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. The Museum Store is open for an half hour after the Museum closes. The Museum will be closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Mütter Museum | 4 Guests

Mütter Museum
Admission: 4 Guests
Hours: Daily 10AM – 5PM. Closed Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25, January 1.
This museum may not be appropriate for children.
Address: 19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-560-8564
Web address: http://muttermuseum.org/
Parking: Pay

National Liberty Museum | 6 Guests

National Liberty Museum
Admission: 6 Guests
Discount at gift shop: 10% (also at participating local restaurants)
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday (open 7 days a week for summer schedule from Memorial Day until Labor Day)
Address: 321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone: 215-925-2800
Web address: libertymuseum.org
Parking: Pay (available along Second Street between Market and Walnut Streets)

Penn Museum : Archaeology and Anthropology | 2 Adults/all dependent Children

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology
Admission: 2 Adults and all dependent Children
Discount at gift shop: 10%
Hours: Tuesdays through Saturday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.
Address: 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215-898-4001
Web address: www.penn.museum
Parking: Pay
(Note: There may be an extra charge for special events.)

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts | 2 Adults/4 Children

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Admission: 2 Adults, 4 Children
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and legal holidays
The Museum is FREE on Sundays through April 2017.
Address: 118-128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Telephone: 215-972-7600
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 | 2 Adults/3 Children

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG)
Admission: 2 Adults/3 Children
Hours: Wednesday-Monday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. CLOSED on Tuesdays
Please note: Due to a high volume of visitors, tickets frequently sell out prior to our last admission.
Address: 1020 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone: 215-733-0390
Web address: https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/
Email: info@philadelphiasmagicgardens.org
Directions and Parking: https://www.phillymagicgardens.org/visitor-information/directions-parking/
Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens inspires creativity and community engagement by educating the public about folk, mosaic, and visionary art. PMG preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art environment and his public murals.

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum | 2 Adults/3 Children

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
Admission: 2 Adults and 3 Children
Discount at gift shop: 10%
Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Address: 6825-31 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Telephone: 215-365-7233
Web address: www.simeonemuseum.org

Woodmere Art Museum | 2 Adults/4 Children

Woodmere Art Museum
Admission: 2 Adults, 4 Children
Discount: 10% at gift shop, reduced rates for lectures, free admission to special exhibitions
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 8:45 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Address: 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118 (Located at Bells Mill Road in Chestnut Hill)
Telephone: 215-247-0476
Web Address: www.woodmereartmuseum.org