Contra Costa Library Discover & Go – 2 FREE Museum Passes!

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I could try to explain the program in my own words, but it’s written and detailed so perfectly in the CCLIB press release.  Here is a portion, and it’s truly something to get excited about if you’re in Contra Costa County!

Looking for something fun, educational, and free to do with the family? Have guests coming into town and want to show off the area’s cultural highlights? The Contra Costa County Library announces Discover & Go an exciting new service providing library cardholders residing in Contra Costa County with free passes to local museums and cultural institutions.

A first of its kind, Discover & Go provides access to passes that can be printed online rather than traditional physical passes that must be picked up and returned to the Library. Each Discover & Go pass expires immediately after the reservation date – no returns required and no possibility for overdue fines! This unique program allows library users to make reservations online by date or by venue and immediately print out a pass or print later for free at any Library. Customers without Internet access can reserve a pass by telephone or in person.

Library cardholders can reserve up to two passes at one time from a growing list of destinations including:

Asian Art Museum Museum of the African Diaspora
Bay Area Discovery Museum Museum of Craft and Folk Art
Beat Museum Oakland Museum of California
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Pacific Pinball Museum
Blackhawk Museum San Jose Museum of Art
Cartoon Art Museum San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Charles M. Schulz Museum The Tech Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum Town Hall Theatre
Habitot Children’s Museum USS Hornet
Lawrence Hall of Science Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
Lindsay Wildlife Museum Zeum: San Francisco’s Children’s Museum

Thank you to the numerous readers who sent me emails about this new program!

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  1. Awesome…thanks! :)

  2. How awesome is this :) I love it and can’t believe we haven’t heard about it before now.

  3. Elisa Rios Connell via Facebook says:

    Yeah, I discovered this last week and am planning to use it next week to go to the Lawrence Hall of Science. What a great program and so easy to do online.

  4. Am i missing something? How do you get the tickets? Do you contact the email at the top?

  5. I’ll now be able to go on museum adventures with my two-four year olds. Can’t beat FREE stuff. I’m going to share this info with all of my friends and family. Thanks for posting this!

  6. wow. I was disappointed I missed the group deal for habitot- now I guess it doesn’t matter!

  7. California Academy of Sciences and the San Francisco Zoo are now on there! Amazing!!!


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