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Museum/Cultural Pass Program

Museum and Institution Passes

Made possible by the generosity of the Friends of Abington Township Public Library.

  • 7-day check-out to Abington/Borough of Rockledge residents only. A COVID pandemic exception.
  • 1 per household
  • Museum/Cultural passes cannot be reserved online. We will hold a pass for one hour if you call to check if a pass is available.
  • Passes vary in the number of people admitted, see chart below or check with library staff.
  • Please call the museum or institution to verify hours of operation, as these may change.

All passes must be returned to:
Abington Free Library
1030 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001

Call 215-885-5180, ext. 113 for availability. Pickup during curbside hours.

Museum List

Abington Free Library offers Abington Township residents all of the museum/cultural passes below except The Bucks County Children's Museum.

Roslyn Branch Library offers Abington Township residents The Bucks County Children's Museum, 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: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weekdays
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 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. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 5:00 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 Encampments: 15% discount

Jan. 1 – Feb. 6 / Closed for Walk-up Tours
Feb. 7 – Mar. 31 / Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
April 1 – April 30 / Open every day, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
May 1 – Sept. 7 / Open every day 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sept. 8 – Oct. 31 / Open every day 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 1 – Dec. 24 / Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 26 – Dec. 31 / Everyday, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 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.

The Bucks County Children's Museum | 6 Guests (at Roslyn Library only)

The Bucks County Children's Museum
Admission: 6 Guests. Museum is geared to ages 1-7.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - Admission ends 3:45 p.m., Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon – 5:00 p.m. - Admission ends 4:45 p.m., Closed Monday (Except for some school holidays—see Calendar for details.)
Parties & Private Rentals | Groups & Field Trips available
ADA compliant, one level and most exhibits are accessible by wheelchair.
Location: 500 Union Square Drive, New Hope, PA 18938
Directions: http://buckskids.org/plan-your-visit/
Web Address:

Chanticleer : A Pleasure Garden | 4 Guests

Chanticleer – A Pleasure Garden
Admission: 4 Guests
Hours: Open April through October, Wednesday-Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (until 8:00 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 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 | 6 Guests

Glencairn Museum
Admission: 6 Guests 
Discount at gift shop: 10%
Hours: Tuesday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 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

The Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia - Shofuso | 2 Adults/5 Children

Admission:  2 Adults/5 Children

Visit our FAQ and Visitor Info pages to finish planning your trip. Additional questions can be directed to info@japanphilly.org

Shofuso is located on the grounds of the Horticulture Center, in West Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives
West Fairmount Park
Philadelphia, PA, 19131‎


GPS Coordinates
+39°58’53.04″, -75°12’46.08″

Hours of Operation
March 20 through October 31:
Wednesday through Sunday 11am to 5pm

November 6 through December 12:
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Parking is free

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle | 4 Guests

Mercer Museum & Fonthill Castle
Admission: 4 Guests

MERCER MUSEUM HOURS AND PARKING, Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays: Noon – 5:00 p.m., (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) (Close at 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve)

FONTHILL CASTLE HOURS AND PARKING, Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sundays: Noon – 5:00 p.m., (Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) (Last tour at 2:15 p.m. on Christmas Eve) Fonthill Castle offers one-hour guided tours through a portion of Henry Mercer’s historic home.


MERCER MUSEUM, 84 South Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215.345.0210

FONTHILL CASTLE, East Court Street & Route 313, Doylestown, PA 18901
Phone: 215-348-9461

Web Address: https://www.mercermuseum.org/

The Mercer Museum is a six-story reinforced concrete castle designed by Henry Mercer (1856-1930) and completed in 1916. Today, it is one of Bucks County’s premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate. The museum complex features local and national traveling exhibits, as well as a core museum collection of over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools. This permanent collection offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America through sixty different crafts and trades, and is one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of pre-Industrial American material culture. The museum also features a research library that is a center for local history related to Bucks County and the surrounding region, with its roots dating back to the founding of the Bucks County Historical Society in 1880.
Built between 1908-1912, Fonthill Castle was the home of archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist, scholar and antiquarian Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Mercer built Fonthill Castle as his home and as a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints. The castle serves as an early example of reinforced concrete and features forty-four rooms, over two hundred windows, and eighteen fireplaces. Fonthill Castle’s interior features Mercer’s renowned, hand crafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement.

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 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 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 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 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 Constitution Center | 2 Adults/4 Children

National Constitution Center
Admission: 2 Adults and up to 4 Children in same household (free admission to museum, all special exhibits, and Academy festivals)
As the Museum of We the People, the Constitution Center features hundreds of interactive exhibits, engaging theatrical performances, and original documents of freedom. As America’s town hall, the National Constitution Center hosts constitutional debates across a range of broadcast and digital media platforms. As a national and international center for civic education, the Constitution Center offers cutting edge constitutional seminars, discussions, course materials, and interactive and digital resources for students of all ages.

Hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Sunday: noon. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day.
Address: INDEPENDENCE MALL, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Directions: https://constitutioncenter.org/visit/directions/ 
Phone: 215-409-6600
Web Address: https://constitutioncenter.org/
Parking: National Constitution Center Parking Garage

National Liberty Museum | 6 Guests

National Liberty Museum
Admission: 6 Guests
Discount at gift shop: 10% (also at participating local restaurants)
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon – 6:00 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)


National Museum of American Jewish History | 2 Adults/all Children

National Museum of American Jewish History

The Museum is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district, on the corner of Fifth and Market Streets, across from Independence Mall and within view of the Liberty Bell. 

Click here for a map, directions and public transportation information.

Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 a.m .- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday: Closed. See holiday exceptions below. 

The Museum is 
open on:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents' Day
Independence Day
Christmas Day

The Museum is 
closed on:
New Year’s Day 
Passover (first day)
Rosh HaShanah (first day) 
Yom Kippur 
Thanksgiving Day 

The Museum 
closes at 3:00 p.m. on:
Erev Passover
Erev Rosh HaShanah 
Erev Yom Kippur 
Christmas Eve

NMAJH is open on all other Jewish holidays, unless they fall on a Monday. 
Any special openings for federal holidays are listed in the section above.

Check back for a list of upcoming dates.
For information on past sensory friendly days, click here.

The Museum welcomes visitors of all ages every day. On Family Days, special educational and public programs, hands on projects, story times, and other family-friendly activities are offered.

    Independence Day  (July 4th)
    Being … at Christmas (December 25)
    Martin Luther King Day (third Monday of January)
    Presidents’ Day (third Monday of February)

For other general information, including accessibility, guided tours, visitor policies, and FAQs, visit General Info and FAQ.

We strive to ensure that the opportunity to learn from our collection is available to all; therefore, we offer tours that are customized to the visitors’ level of comfort and ability, both physical and cognitive. Experienced docents are available to facilitate these tours and activities. We will work with you to adjust our tours and activities to your family needs.

Workshops and tours for families with children with special needs are available upon request and by advanced reservation. For more information contact us at education@nmajh.org or call 215-923-3811 ext. 153.

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 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 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, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and legal holidays
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: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 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: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Address: 6825-31 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19153
Telephone: 215-365-7233
Web address: www.simeonemuseum.org

Tyler Arboretum | 4 Guests

Tyler Arboretum is a non-profit public garden in Delaware County, Pennsylvania serving the Greater Philadelphia region. One of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern United States, Tyler Arboretum encompasses 650 acres of renowned plant collections, heritage and champion trees, historic buildings and 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands and meadows. The Arboretum is open to the public 362 days a year.

Tyler Arboretum is easily accessible and is a 30 to 45 minute drive from Philadelphia. The Arboretum is not served by regional buses or trains.

Admission: 4 Guests

November – February
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

March – October
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

*Closed on Thanksgiving Day, December 24 and 25.

Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-566-9134
Fax: 610-891-1490
Directions from Abington Free Library

web address: https://www.tylerarboretum.org/

Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum | 4 guests

The Harold F. Pitcairn Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum
currently has nineteen aircraft on display both inside the museum building and in the outdoor display area. We also have three aircrafts in our restoration area, not currently on display. Our Restoration Team is responsible for the re-creation, restoration and maintenance of all the historic aircraft located at the Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum. Most recently, our restoration team has completed a complete exterior restoration of the F8U-1 “Crusader” and the FJ-4B “Fury”. The P-3 “Orion” restoration is nearing completion. The F-4 “Phantom” and then the Chance-Vought F7U “Cutlass” will be restored in the future.

The Museum is located along Route 611 between Maple Avenue and County Line Road in Horsham, PA, approximately thirty minutes north of Philadelphia. Free parking is available directly in front of the museum.

Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum. 1155 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044. View map

Museum Telephone: 215-672-2277
Tour Organizer: 215-990-2366

Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Adults $6.00
Children (6 – 18) $4.00
Children under 5 – Free
Active Duty Military – Free

Family of 4 – $15.00
Family of 5 – $20.00
Family of 6 – $25.00

10 people: $40.00
11 to 20 people: $80.00
21 & up: $100.00

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: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. – 8:45 p.m., Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 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

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