Museum Pass Program

The Museum Pass program allows patrons free access to specific museums, gardens and zoos.

  • The pass is free to adults with a current Delaware County Library Card in good standing.
  • The pass will be loaned out for three (3) days with no renewals.
  • Only one pass may be checked out on a library card at a time.
  • Museum Passes must be returned to Newtown Public Library.
  • Museum passes may be returned in the outside book drop at Newtown Public Library.
  • Traditional holds are not permitted on Museum Passes. You may call ahead on the day you wish to pick up the pass and it will be held for you for two (2) hours or until closing, whichever occurs first. If you do not pick up the pass within that time, it will be made available to the next person who requests it.
  • The lost or stolen membership card replacement fee varies depending on the museum.
  • Hours are subject to change for each destination, so check their website for up-to-date information before visiting.
  • To see a calendar of museum events, please visit the specific museum’s website.
  • Most passes are sponsored by the Friends of Newtown Public Library (FOL) or the Library Foundation of Delaware County (LFDC).

The most important thing to remember when using the Newtown Public Library Museum Passes?


Our Passes

Academy of Natural Sciences
Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to understanding the natural world and inspiring everyone to care for it. Sponsored by FOL.
Pass admits: 2 adults and up to 5 children

Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum of Art
A museum featuring American art with a focus on the Wyeths and the Brandywine Valley.  Includes access to two nature preserves: Laurels and Waterloo. Sponsored by PECO.
Pass admits: 4 people. Children 5 and under free.

Brandywine Zoo
The Brandywine Zoo is located in Wilmington, Delaware, along the Brandywine River in beautiful Brandywine Park. Sponsored by FOL.
Pass admits: 2 adults and up to 4 children

Chanticleer: a pleasure garden
A colorful contemporary garden within an historic setting.  This pass can be checked out for 3 days. Sponsored by FOL.
Pass admits: 4 people

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation (Open to the public on weekends from late March to early December)
The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an authentic living history site with the purpose of enhancing understanding of 1760-90 farm life in Southeastern Pennsylvania by providing high quality, research based experiences to the public. Sponsored by FOL.
Pass admits: 2 adults and up to 4 children

Elmwood Park Zoo
This 80-acre zoo maintains a collection of over 100 species including bald and golden eagles, jaguars, red pandas, Chacoan peccaries, howler monkeys, and gray wolves. Sponsored by FOL.
Pass admits: 2 adults and up to 6 children

Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution is a Philadelphia Museum that opened in April 2017 dedicated to the history of the American Revolution. Sponsored by LFDC.
Pass admits:  2 adults and up to 4 children

Mütter Museum
The Mütter Museum is a medical museum located in Center City.  It contains a collection of medical oddities, anatomical and pathological specimens, wax models, and antique medical equipment. Sponsored by FOL.
Pass admits: 4 individuals

Please Touch Museum
Please Touch Museum is here to change a child’s life as they discover the power of learning through play. This Museum is where lifelong learning begins, curiosity is encouraged and every child is always welcome.
Pass Admits: 6 individuals

Tyler Arboretum
With a history dating back to 1681, Tyler Arboretum is located in the heart of Delaware County with over 650 acres of scenic woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Sponsored by LFDC.
Pass Admits: 4 individuals