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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 Participating Attractions:

Asian Art Museum Napa Valley Museum - Check their website.
Bay Area Discovery Museum Napa Valley Wine Train
The Beat Museum Oakland Museum of California
Bedford Gallery Oakland Zoo
California Academy of Sciences 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 Creativity Museum Richmond Museum of History
Children's Museum of Sonoma The Ruth Bancroft Garden
Chinese Historical Society of America Sacramento Children's Museum
The Cobra Experience Safari West
Contemporary Jewish Museum Saint Mary's College Museum of Art
CuriOdyssey San Francisco Dungeon
de Young San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
di Rosa San Jose Museum of Art
Exploratorium San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Gibson House, Yolo County Historical Museum San Mateo County History Museum
GLBT History Museum Santa Clara County Parks
Golden State Model Railroad Museum Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Grace Hudson Museum & Sun House Seymour Marine Discovery Center
Hidden Villa Sonoma County Museum
Lawrence Hall of Science SS Red Oak Victory
Legion of Honor The Tech Museum
Lindsay Wildlife Museum UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Madame Tussauds San Francisco USS Hornet Museum
Marine Mammal Center Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum
Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)  
Museum of the American Indian