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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.

Discover & Go Available Attractions:

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