Museum and Park Passes

state parks passes

We have two California State Library Parks Passes as a first-come, first-served basis. These passes offer vehicle day-use entry to over 200 participating state parks to library-card holders. This pass is valid for entry of one passenger vehicle with capacity of nine people or less or one highway-licensed motorcycle. These passes are non-holdable, not renewable, have a 2-week checkout, and must be returned inside the library.

If you’d like to place a hold on a State Parks Pass, you can do so in our catalog: If you’d like to check the availability of our non-holdable State Parks Passes, please call the library at 415-258-4656.  


Visit wonderful places in the Bay Area using your library card and password! Login, download, and print your museum passes from home at

Discover & Go is a program provided by your library that offers free and low-cost passes for museums, science centers, zoos, theatres, and other cultural destinations. You must meet your library's minimum age requirement and live within your library's service area to use the Discover & Go Service.

Questions about Discover and Go? Visit Discover and Go’s FAQs: or email

Bay Area Discover Museum

We have two first-come, first-served family passes for the Bay Area Discovery Museum. These passes grant admission for 2 adults and all children in household. Each Bay Area Discovery Museum pass is non-holdable, not renewable, has a 1-week checkout, and must be returned inside the library. Please call the library at 415-258-4656 for availability.

Spanning 7.5 acres of natural beauty framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM) is a space for imaginations to run wild. BADM features both indoor and outdoor exhibitions and programs for children 6 months of age to 10 years.

Creativity is the basis of all educational milestones, including critical thinking, problem solving, and social-emotional development--that's why it's the foundation of BADM's philosophy. From navigating wind tunnels to develop physical and mental risk-taking skills to feeling the rush of cold-water tide pools that surprise and awaken curiosity to tapping their imaginations to transform into a spider, a ship captain, or a bridge builder, children expand their creativity at every turn.


We have two first-come, first-served museum passes to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco. These passes grant admission for 2 Adults (youth ages 18 and younger are always free at the Contemporary Jewish Museum). Each Contemporary Jewish Museum Pass is non-holdable, not renewable, has a 1-week checkout, and must be returned inside the library. Please call the library at 415-258-4656 for availability.

Since its founding in 1984, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has engaged audiences of all ages and backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. The Museum has distinguished itself as a welcoming place where visitors can connect with one another through dialogue and shared experiences with the arts. Embracing a range of artistic disciplines and media, the Museum's exhibition program includes contemporary art and historical objects, film and music, conversations, lectures, literary readings, and other live performance. Ever changing, the Contemporary Jewish Museum is a non-collecting institution that partners with national and international cultural institutions to present exhibitions that are both timely and relevant and represent the highest level of artistic achievement and scholarship.