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Museum Passes

Note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, museums and organizations that usually offer Discover & Go passes have paused providing these free offerings. To view all current free offerings, please click the "Discover & Go" button and then sign in with your card number. Next, click on the “All Attractions” link to see which venues currently participate in Discover & Go. If you have questions, please contact us at ask@sccl.org.

Discover & Go, a virtual museum pass program for Santa Clara County Library District cardholders offers library users the ability to reserve admission passes to more than 50 museums and cultural attractions throughout the greater Bay Area.


  • Age Limit: Minimum age to reserve a pass is 18.
  • Residency requirements: You must live within the library’s service area in order to log in and reserve passes. The site is set up to track a patron’s zip code. If you do not qualify to reserve a pass because your zip code is not in the library’s jurisdiction, we recommend that you try your home library (within your zip code) since many local library systems offer Discover & Go.
  • Reserving passes: You can have two active reservations at a time. The pass is non-transferable and only for use by person who made the reservation for date specified.
  • Reservations not cancelled: If you reserve a pass and do not use it or cancel the reservation, the unused pass will count towards your limit.
  • International languages: Google Translate is now available on Discover & Go, so you may be able to set labels and descriptions in a language of your choice.
  • Printed passes and Mobile passes: Most attractions will require that users print their passes in order for the venue to collect the printed passes. The information will be provided on the attraction’s page. If an attraction requires a printed pass, mobile passes will not be accepted.
    • ​Please note a valid identification is required on the day of your visit.
  • Geolocation: Under Map View, you have the option to provide your current location so the site can display attractions nearby.
  • Searching for attractions: You can search by attractions or locations. In addition, you can apply the filter that lets you search for 3 types of passes
    • Free passes
    • Discounted passes
    • Mobile passes accepted
  • Email reminders: You will receive 3 email notifications once a reservation is made. This includes:
    • Confirmation email
    • Reminder email
    • Survey email after visit
  • Release of new museum passes: Passes are available 3 months in advance. That includes current month plus 2 additional months. Passes are released at 12 am on the first of each month.
  • Replacement Cards: If you were issued a new library card and you need to transfer your current reservation to your new card, please contact support. Be sure to include your old library card number, your new library card number, and your email address. You can also ask for assistance at the Accounts Desk.
  • If you have further questions, look at these Discover and Go FAQs, opens a new window.

Discover & Go Available Attractions:

Asian Art Museum, opens a new window Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, opens a new window
Bay Area Discovery Museum, opens a new window Museum of the African Diaspora, opens a new window
The Beat Museum, opens a new window Museum of the American Indian, opens a new window
Bedford Gallery, opens a new window Napa Valley Wine Train, opens a new window
California Academy of Sciences, opens a new window New Museum of Los Gatos, opens a new window
California Automobile Museum, opens a new window Pacific Coast Air Museum , opens a new window
California Historical Society, opens a new window Pacific Pinball Museum, opens a new window
Cartoon Art Museum, opens a new window Peralta Hacienda Historical Park, opens a new window
Charles M. Schulz Museum, opens a new window The Presidential Yacht, USS Potomac, opens a new window
Children's Museum of Sonoma County, opens a new window Richmond Museum of History, opens a new window
Chinese Historical Society of America, opens a new window The Ruth Bancroft Garden, opens a new window
Cirque du Soleil San Francisco: Amaluna Sacramento Children's Museum, opens a new window
The Cobra Experience, opens a new window San Jose Museum of Art, opens a new window
Contemporary Jewish Museum, opens a new window San Mateo County History Museum, opens a new window
CuriOdyssey, opens a new window Santa Clara County Parks
de Young, opens a new window - Free every Saturday beginning October 19. Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, opens a new window
Exploratorium, opens a new window Seymour Marine Discovery Center, opens a new window
Gibson House, Yolo County Historical Museum, opens a new window Shadelands Ranch - Walnut Creek Historical Society, opens a new window
Golden State Model Railroad Museum, opens a new window SS Red Oak Victory, opens a new window
Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House, opens a new window The Tech Museum, opens a new window
Historic BAL Theater, opens a new window UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), opens a new window
International Art Museum of America (IAMA), opens a new window UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley, opens a new window
Lawrence Hall of Science, opens a new window USS Hornet Museum, opens a new window
Legion of Honor, opens a new window - Free every Saturday beginning October 19. Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, opens a new window
Lindsay Wildlife Museum, opens a new window Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, opens a new window
Marine Mammal Center, opens a new window
de Young Museum, San Francisco, 2005. Overall Exterior. Architect: Herzog and de Meuron. Photo by John Edward Linden; Encyclopaedia Britannica ImageQuest.
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