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Museum Passes

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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. 


Changes to Discover & Go starting September 11, 2018:

Starting Tuesday, September 11, 2018Discover & Go has a new site.

The new Discover & Go site introduces the following changes and enhancements:

  • Age Limit: Minimum age to reserve a pass is 18. 
  • Residency requirements: Due to revised preferances of the museums, you must live within the library’s service area in order to log in and reserve passes. The new 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.
    • Please note, Discover & Go will honor the passes for patrons who made a reservation prior to September 11, 2018 and reside outside the library’s service area. You will be contacted directly with further instructions.
  • 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.
  • If you have further questions, look at these Discover and Go FAQs.

 

Discover & Go Available Attractions:

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