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Discover & Go: Free Museum, Zoo, Aquarium Passes

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 San Mateo County Library (SMCL) announces Discover & Go, an exciting new service providing library cardholders 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 of overdue fines! This unique program allows library users to make reservations online at by date or by venue and conveniently print out a museum pass. Customers without Internet access can reserve a pass by telephone or in person. Library cardholders can reserve up to two passes at a time from a growing list of destinations, including:

·         Aquarium of the Bay
·         Asian Art Museum
·         Bay Area Discovery Museum
·         Cartoon Museum
·         Exploratorium
·         Lawrence Hall of Science
·         Marine Mammal Center
·         Museum of Craft and Folk Art
·         Oakland Museum of California
·         Oakland Zoo
·         San Jose Art Museum
·         Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

San Mateo County Library is a Joint Powers Authority comprised of the cities of Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, San Carlos, Woodside and the unincorporated areas of San Mateo County. For further information and a complete list of venues go to Or visit us at


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