Friends of HV Library Museum Passes


Family Museum Passes

Do you enjoy spending the day at a museum?

For 2020, the Friends of Huntingdon Valley Library have made passes available for active members to these great local museums:

Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

– Pass allows entry for 4 people.
– America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a nineteenth-century “cabinet museum” setting.
– Learn more about the Museum.

Elmwood Park Zoo

– Elmwood Park Zoo was established in 1924 when a local farmer transferred 16 acres and a small menagerie to the Borough of Norristown.
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 6 children
Hours and Visit information

Eastern State Penitentiary Museum pass poster

– “Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners.”
– No member benefits available with the pass
– Not valid for Terror Behind the Walls
– Pass allows entry for up to 6 people

Glencairn Museum
– “Outstanding collection of medieval and ancient objects.”
– Pass allows entry for up to 6 people

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
– “Share in the ongoing discovery of humankind’s collective heritage.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 3 children

Academy of Natural Sciences
– “America’s oldest natural history museum and a world leader in biodiveristy and environmental research.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 5 children

Morris ArboretumUnavailable at this time.
– “A romantic, 92-acre Victorian landscape garden of winding paths, streams, flowers, and special garden areas.
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 4 children in one car

Bucks County Children’s Museum
– The Bucks County Children’s Museum’s mission is provide an environment that connects ALL children to the world around them and inspires learning through PLAY.
– Pass allows entry for up to 6 people

National Constitution Center
– Located in historic Philadelphia, the Center was created to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 4 children

Museum of the American Revolution
– “Explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution.”
– Pass allows entry for 2 adults and 4 children
– “Pass does NOT allow you to make advanced reservations for timed tickets.  You can only get tickets when you arrive at the museum.  Please be advised that at busy times there might be a wait of up to several hours to enter the museum.”

How to Borrow:

Current members of the Friends may check out museum passes at the desk just as one would borrow a book. Stop by the library and ask about the museum passes. They provide admission for a family and often offer a discount in the museums’ shops. Remember to check the return date.  The circulation period is 3 days and overdue fees are $5 per day.  Passes must be returned to the front desk (or risk being lost in the drop box bins).

Review of the Museum Pass Policies:

  • Friends with an active 2019 membership may check out passes over the phone. This is a great membership perk!
  • Passes circulate for 3 days, cannot be renewed, and the overdue fine is $5 per day. Plan your trip accordingly – these are VERY popular.
  • Passes must be returned at the circulation desk and not put into the drop box, where they can be easily lost or damaged. A fee of $5 may be charged if the passes are left in the drop box.
  • Members may borrow the pass to a given museum three (3) times per year.
  • Members may borrow one (1) pass per library visit.

Want to join the Friends?

Applications/Newsletters available at the Circulation Desk.  The dues are $15 for the calendar year.  Upon joining, you are eligible to check out a museum pass.

While the Museum Passes cannot be placed on hold or reserved in advance.

Active members, please call the Circulation desk for more information about checking out a pass over the phone for same-day pick-up. We can be reached at 215-947-5138.