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Experience Passes

Through partnerships with organizations across the state, Georgia’s public libraries provide residents with educational and recreational opportunities to spend time together while saving money.

Since 2005, GPLS and public libraries have established statewide and regional partnerships saving Georgians millions of dollars and providing hundreds of hours of free programming in libraries. Visit your local library to check out Experience Passes, tour a traveling exhibition, or explore engaging events for all ages.

Use your library card to visit amazing places around Georgia!

With more than a dozen destinations and a range of enriching activities – from museums to live theatre to the great outdoors – there’s something to do in every corner of the state.

With your free library card, you can check out passes for free entry to Zoo Atlanta, Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and more.

If a group of four uses all 12 Experience Passes, they would save $1,097 on admissions, tickets, and parking.

Your library card is your ticket to some of Georgia’s best attractions!

Check out Experience Passes

Experience Passes are available through all public libraries in Georgia. You can borrow a Pass from your local library, just like a book, and use it at the following locations for free admission.

Experience Passes are popular, and some are seasonal, so check with your local library for details and availability.

Please note, a person or family can only check out each of the passes once every six months. Patrons may only check out the Zoo Pass once per year.

When you utilize an Experience Pass at one of the partner organizations below, you are agreeing to abide by the Codes of Conduct and Behavior Policies while are you visiting that organization. If you are found to be in non-compliance by staff and/or administrators at that organization, you are subject to the consequences laid out in their respective policies.

Use your library card to visit amazing places around Georgia!

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Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre Library Pass is good for up to two (2) admissions tickets for performances designated for the Hertz Stage and the Coca Cola Stage or for four (4) admissions/tickets for performances designated as Family Series. Tickets for performances are available on a first come, first serve basis.

How to use the Alliance Theatre Library Pass

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Atlanta History Center

The Atlanta History Center Library Pass is good for six (6) free admissions to the Center. The Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

The pass can be presented at the museum for admissions OR patrons can pre-purchase tickets online with the Center’s website using the code on the back of the pass itself. The pass MUST be presented along with the online purchased tickets to gain free admissions.

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Atlanta History Center Pass Details

Be sure to check the Center’s website for hours of operation.

When checked out and taken to the Center, the Library Pass is good for six (6) admissions to the Center. The pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

The pass must be presented at the museum for admissions OR you can pre-purchase tickets online with the Center’s website using the code on the back of the pass itself. The pass MUST be presented along with the online purchased tickets to redeem the online ticket purchase.

The pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days. The pass may be renewed once. Holds are not allowed.

A patron or family may only check out the pass once every six months. The Center reserves the right to turn away repeat patrons.

Replacement fee: $75

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The Breman Museum

The Family Pass is good for four (4) free admissions to the museum. The Family Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

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Breman Museum Pass Details

Be sure to visit the Breman’s website for hours of operation.

When checked out and taken to the Breman, the pass is good for four (4) free admissions to the museum. The pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

The pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days. The pass may be renewed once. Holds are not allowed.

A patron or family may only check out the pass once every six months. The Museum reserves the right to turn away repeat patrons.

Replacement fee: $50

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Center for Puppetry Arts

The Passport to Puppetry admits four (4) people to the World of Puppetry Museum OR a patron can receive a 25% discount on an All-Inclusive Ticket.

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Center for Puppetry Pass Details

When taken to the Center, the Passport admits four (4) people to the World of Puppetry Museum OR a patron can receive a 25% discount on an All-Inclusive Ticket.

  • To “purchase” an All-Inclusive Ticket, patrons need to call the Center’s Ticketing Office at 404.873.3391 and use the code LIBRARY. On the date of the scheduled performance, you must present the Passport at ticketing to redeem your discounted All-Inclusive Ticket. An All-Inclusive ticket is for one (1) person and includes: a Family Series Performance, a Create-A-Puppet Workshop, and the admission to the Museum. Please note, the performance is for Family Series ONLY.
  • This discount is not valid for online sales, for previously purchased tickets, for group ticket sales, or with any other discount.
  • The All-Inclusive discount must be redeemed on the day of the visit to the Center. It is not possible to call to purchase an All-Inclusive Ticket using the Passport for a Sunday performance and try to redeem it on Tuesday.
  • It is highly suggested to call at least 48 hours in advance to inform the Center you will be using the Passport to redeem an All-Inclusive Ticket.

The above information as well as the phone number for the Center is on the Passport itself.

The pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days. The pass may be renewed once. Holds are not allowed.

A patron or family may only check out the pass once every six months. The Center reserves the right to turn away repeat patrons.

Replacement fee: $32

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Chattahoochee Nature Center

The Family Pass is good for four (4) admissions to the Center. The Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

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Chattahoochee Nature Center Pass Details

When checked out and taken to the CNC, the Family Pass is good for four (4) admissions to the Center. The Family Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

The Family Pass may be used during the CNC’s normal operating hours.

The pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days. The pass may be renewed once. Holds are not allowed.

A patron or family may only check out the pass once every six months. The Center reserves the right to turn away repeat patrons. The Center also reserves the right to limit the pass to one use per family per day.

Replacement fee: $45

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Computer Museum of America

The Library Pass is good for four (4) admissions to the museum. The Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

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Computer Museum of America Pass Details

When checked out and taken to the CMOA, the pass is good for four (4) free admissions to the museum. The pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

The pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days. The pass may be renewed once. Holds are not allowed.

A patron or family may only check out the pass once every six months. The Museum reserves the right to turn away repeat patrons.

Replacement fee: $60

Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites

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Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites

ParkPass/Historic Site Family Pass

The ParkPass consists of a hanging tag that allows free parking at all of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites. The ParkPass hangtag is for parking only, not admissions.

The Historic Site Family Pass allows two (2) free admissions into any of Georgia’s historic sites. The Family Pass is for general admission only; it is not valid for special events, tours, or program fees.

Discovery Backpack

You can also check out a Discovery Backpack, containing binoculars and nature guides about plants and wildlife.

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Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites Pass Details

ParkPass/Historic Site Family Pass
The ParkPass consists of a hanging tag that allows free parking at all of Georgia’s state parks and historic sites. The ParkPass hangtag is for parking only. Not admissions.

The Historic Site Family Pass allows two (2) free admissions into any of Georgia’s historic sites. The Historic Site Family Pass is for General Admission Only. It is not valid for special events, tours, or program fees.

The passes have a circulation period of seven (7) days. The passes may be renewed once. No holds are allowed.

A patron or family may only check out the Pass once every six months. The Historic Site Family Pass may only be used once per day, per site, per family. The Parks and Sites reserve the right to turn away repeat patrons.

Hangtag & Historic Sites Pass replacement fees: $100 for both passes; $50 for the ParkPass; $50 for the Historic Site Family Pass

Discovery Backpack
The Discovery Backpack consists of a backpack with binoculars and three foldout, weatherproof guides: Georgia’s Birds, Georgia’s Wildlife, and Georgia’s Trees and Wildflowers.

The Discovery Backpack has a circulation period of seven (7) days. The backpack may be renewed once. No holds are allowed.

Discovery Backpack replacement Fee: $75 full replacement; $35 backpack; $15 binoculars; $8 Birds guide pamphlet; $8 Wildlife pamphlet; $8 Trees and Wildflowers pamphlet

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Go Fish Education Center

The Family Pass allows up to four (4) free admissions to the Center.

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Go Fish Education Center Pass Details

When taken to the Center, the Pass allows up to four (4) free admissions.

The pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days. The pass may be renewed once. Holds are not allowed.

A patron or family may only check out the pass once every six months. The Center reserves the right to turn away repeat patrons.

Replacement fee: $20

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Macon Museum Pass

When taken to any of the three museums, the Family Pass admits up to four (4) people to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Tubman Museum. The Family Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

Macon Museum Pass Details

When taken to any of the three museums, the Macon Museum Pass admits up to four (4) people to the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Museum of Arts and Sciences, and Tubman Museum. The Pass is for general admission only and is not valid for special events or exhibits.

The pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days. The pass may be renewed once. Holds are not allowed.

A patron or family may only check out the pass once every six months. The Museums reserve the right to turn away repeat patrons.

Replacement fee: $100

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Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory

The Family Pass allows up to six (6) free admissions to the museum. The Pass is general admission only and cannot be used for other museum offerings, such as audio tours, special exhibits, or special programming.

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Carlos Museum Pass Details

When checked out and taken to the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the Emory University campus, the Pass allows for up to six (6) free admissions to the museum. Children must be accompanied by parents. The Pass is for general admission only and cannot be used for other museum offers such as renting the audio tour or special exhibits or special programming.

The pass has a circulation period of seven (7) days. The pass may be renewed once. Holds are not allowed.

A patron or family may only check out the pass once every six months. The Museum reserves the right to turn away repeat patrons.

Replacement fee: $50

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Radon Kit Project

University of Georgia Extension partnership

This initiative raises awareness for radon safety across the state. The program promotes public health by providing electronic radon monitors for checkout at all Georgia public libraries.

How to use the Radon Kits

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Radon Kit Details

This initiative raises awareness for radon safety across the state. The program promotes public health by providing electronic radon monitors for checkout at all Georgia public libraries.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking and is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It occurs naturally when uranium breaks down to form radon. Uranium is often found in high concentrations in granite rocky soils, as are common in northern Georgia counties. As radon is released into the soil, it can enter buildings through the foundation and well water, eventually building to dangerous levels.

By checking out a monitor with their library card, patrons can easily evaluate the radon levels in their living spaces, and determine if they are in danger. Radon can affect any home, regardless of construction or age. If found, radon can be fixed by installing a radon mitigation system.

Each radon kit comes with directions for use. Radon testing within a home takes two weeks.

The kit has a circulation period of fourteen (14) days with two (2) renewals.

Replacement fee: $150

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Shakespeare Tavern

The Family Theatre Pass allows for up to four (4) tickets to a performance at the Shakespeare Tavern. Or the Pass can be used for four (4) box seat tickets to a tiered seating performance.

The Family Theatre Pass must be presented at the Shakespeare Tavern Box Office to receive free tickets. All tickets redeemed using the Pass are for general admissions only and may not be used for special events or food or beverages. Other restrictions may apply.

How to use the Shakespeare Tavern Family Theatre Pass

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Zoo Atlanta

Library cardholders can check out a Zoo Atlanta Library Pass and receive a voucher redeemable to free general admission for four (4) people. Both the Pass and voucher must be presented at the Zoo to receive free admissions. The voucher is for one-time use only, and due to the pass’s popularity, it may only be checked out once per year.

The Pass and voucher are for general admissions only and may not be used for parking, concessions, or rides, and they do not provide admission to special events, programs or encounters that require a fee outside of daytime general admission.

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Zoo Atlanta Library Pass FAQs

Library Partnership Programs

Your library may also have local partnerships with museums, institutions, and businesses in your area. And in addition to Experience Passes, Georgia public library strategic partnerships include special exhibits, events, and programs.  Contact your local library to see what’s available!