Discover & Go

June 01, 2012

Contact: Contact -  Sarah Dentan
Childrens & Neighborhood Services Manager

Discover & GO is here!  Starting June 1, Library patrons will have access to free passes to more than 30 area cultural venues. For Berkeley Public Library cardholders, free passes to museums and more are just a few clicks away!  Starting from the Library’s website (, patrons can access the Discover & GO link using their Berkeley Public Library card number.  From there, it’s easy to locate available passes, searching by location or by date.  Then reserve, print, and go! Passes are available for a wide range of venues, ranging from large well-known museums like the Asian Art Museum and the California Academy of Sciences to smaller niche locations, including the Cartoon Art Museum and the Pacific Pinball Museum.  Family favorites like the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Exploratorium, Lawrence Hall of Science and the Oakland Zoo are included as well. “The Library provides free access to the arts and sciences through our collections and our programming,” said Donna Corbeil, Director of the Berkeley Public Library, “and we’re excited to partner with other Bay Area institutions to expand the cultural opportunities available to our patrons.”   THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Passes are valid only for a specific date.  Passes can be identified by venue or by date.
  • Only two passes can be reserved/checked out at a time.  There is no limit on total passes checked out.
  • Some venues allow only one pass per cardholder per year.
  • Most passes provide admission for 2, many provide a family pass, but a few have more restricted offerings, so it’s important to read the full offer.

  Current list of participating institutions (more offerings are being added all the time): Asian Art Museum Aquarium of the Bay Bay Area Discovery Museum Bedford Gallery Blackhawk Museum California Academy of Sciences California Historical Society California Shakespeare Theatre (select plays only) Cartoon Art Museum Charles M. Schulz Museum (child pass only) Contemporary Jewish Museum Exploratorium GLBT History Museum (1 person/pass) Lawrence Hall of Science Lindsay Wildlife Museum The Marine Mammal Center (free tours) Museum of Children’s Art (2 children/pass) Museum of Craft and Folk Art Museum of the African Diaspora Napa Valley Museum Oakland Aviation Museum Oakland Museum of California Oakland Zoo Pacific Pinball Museum Peralta Hacienda Historical Park Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art San Jose Museum of Art The Tech Museum of Innovation (discount) USS Hornet Museum Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Yerba Buena Center for the Arts    

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