Museum and Park Passes

Museum and Park Passes

Enjoy local art, parks, culture, history, and science museums for free with your library card!

Museum and Park Passes

Enjoy local art, parks, culture, history, and science museums for free with your library card!

How it Works

Did you know you can use your King County Library System (KCLS) library card to get free passes to local museums? Reserve your pass and start planning your day at the museum.

  • If your account is in good standing, you are eligible to reserve two museum passes per month. These two museum passes cannot be used on the same day; each cardholder is limited to a total of one pass each day.
    KidsQuest Museum and Bellevue Arts Museum allow one pass to be reserved per household every 90 days. All other museums allow one pass to be reserved per cardholder every 90 days.
    Reserved, but unused, passes are considered checked out.  Unused passes apply towards these limits.
  • You will get this error if your library card expired. Cards expire when not used for two years. Please contact library staff if your account is not working.

  • You may reserve a pass for the same museum every 90 days.

    • KidsQuest Museum and Bellevue Arts Museum passes are limited to one pass per household. You must wait 90 days before making another reservation for these museums.
    • For all other museums, one pass may be reserved per cardholder every 90 days.

    If you have previously reserved a museum pass, you must wait 90 days before you can reserve another pass for the same museum.

    Reserved, but unused, passes are considered checked out. Unused passes apply to this 90 day wait period.

  • Visit our museum pass page (also available through Books and More and under Services). Scroll down or click link for Reserve a Pass or Change a Reservation. Click “My Passes” button to login and view or cancel existing passes.

    Need to change the date of your pass? You’ll need to:

      • Cancel the existing pass (before 2pm on the day before the date of the pass) and
      • Make a new reservation for a different date.

    You will be unable to cancel later than 2pm of the day before the reservation, and the pass will count as “used” and count against your use limits.

  • You will get this error if you have over $25 in fines. Accounts with over $25 in fines are blocked from borrowing items. This includes checking out museum passes. 

    Please contact library staff if your account is not working.

  • You might get this error if you typed the card incorrectly. Please try again. You may also get this error if your card is marked “inactive” or no longer is in our system. This could happen if your card was previously replaced, or expired and was deleted.

  • Yes, you can use a Visitor Card to reserve museum passes.

  • An active KCLS library card is required to reserve a museum pass. Your account must have under $25 of fines, not be expired, or have any other blocks on it (such as pending address verification). Please contact library staff if your account is not working.

    Please see the terms of each museum on our museum pass page such as the number of people admitted per pass or the number of passes allowed per family/household. There are also limits on how often an individual or household may claim a pass. 

    In the “Reserve a Pass” section, you may also click or tap on each museum’s name to see the terms for that venue.

  • Visit our museum pass page (also available through the 'Books & More' menu at the top of any page, under 'Services'), read the terms and availability for each museum.

    Scroll down to the “Reserve a Pass” section.

    On a desktop or laptop computer:

    Scroll down through available dates and available museums.

    Click the “Request Pass” button, under the date, for your desired museum.

    On a mobile device:

    Under the desired date, tap on name of museum to expand.

    If available, it will show a “Request Pass” button at bottom of museum description.

    If not available, it may show a “Closed” button.

    After clicking “Request Pass” you will be asked for your library card number and PIN. Continue and follow the prompts to confirm your contact information (phone/email).

    You may also opt in to get text reminders to your cell phone.

    Click the “Continue” button at bottom of that screen to complete the reservation.

    On the next screen, review the pass name and date and your information.

    At bottom of that screen, click “Submit this Request” if everything is correct.

    You may now print the pass (from a computer). Or, “View and Send Pass Information” to your email/by text (follow prompts).

    Please note each museum’s terms of use.

    · Some require a printed pass.

    · Some will accept a digital image of pass on screen of mobile devices.

    · Most passes also require visitors to present a picture I.D. that matches the name on the pass.

Museums Currently Offered

Woman walking alone on a trail in the forest, wearing a green backpack.

Check Out Washington, Washington State Parks

  • Must display the physical pass on your vehicle
  • Fifteen passes are available for holds
  • Pass admits 1 vehicle
  • Pass can be used for park visits on up to 7 days
  • Pass checks out for 14 days
  • Check the Discover Pass website for park hours and locations

Place a hold on a park pass.

Guest exploring BAM gallery

Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), Bellevue

  • Printed pass required
  • Multiple layer face coverings are required for everyone ages 2 and older
  • Four passes offered each day
  • Pass admits up to two individuals
  • Children younger than age 6 are free (no pass required)

Get a pass.

KidsQuest Children's Museum Climber

KidsQuest Museum, Bellevue

  • Must show printed or digital pass to enter with matching photo I.D.
  • Library pass holders do not need to reserve check-in time on KidsQuest website
  • Six passes offered each day
  • Pass admits two (babies younger than 1 year old enter free)
  • Masks required for ages 3 and older

Get a pass.

WWII-era TANG Periscope 2- credit MOHAI

MOHAI — Museum of History and Industry, Seattle

  • Must show printed or digital pass and matching photo ID to enter
  • Additional Timed Ticket no longer required, but still recommended (see instructions on pass)
  • Masks are required for all visitors over the age of 2
  • Two passes offered each day
  • Pass admits up to two individuals
  • Youth age 14 and younger are free

Get a pass.

Pavilion Wide Interior South at The Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight (Seattle)

  • View the current COVID-19 guidelines before your visit.
  • Online ticketing is still encouraged but not required
  • Must show printed or digital pass and matching photo ID to enter
  • Two passes offered each day
  • Pass admits up to two adults and two youths (age 5-17) during regular hours
  • Pass does not include entry to special exhibitions
  • Children age 4 and younger are free (no pass required)
  • Charges may apply for some interactive experiences, special exhibitions, and additional visitors

Get a pass.

Guests discovering the coral reef at Seattle Aquarium

Seattle Aquarium, Seattle

  • Face coverings are required for everyone ages 5 and older
  • Enter walk-up line to reserve an entry time
  • Must show printed or digital pass, and matching photo ID to enter
  • Six passes offered each day
  • Pass admits up to four individuals
  • Children younger than age 3 are free (no pass required)

Get a pass.

MoPOP guitar gallery

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)​, Seattle

  • Face coverings required for ages 3 and up, and other safety guidelines
  • Join "partner tickets” line at the 5th Ave. N. and Harrison entrance for next available timeslot
  • Must show printed pass and matching photo ID to enter
  • Four passes offered each day
  • Pass admits up to two adults and two children, ages 5-17, for general admission to MoPOP only.
  • Does not include special exhibits, programs, or events
  • Children age 4 and younger are free (no pass required)

Get a pass.

Washington State History Museum

Washington State History Museum (WSHM), Tacoma

  • Must show printed or digital pass to enter
  • Twelve passes offered each day
  • Pass admits two adults and four children (younger than age 18)
  • Masks required for ages 5 and older, and other safety guidelines
  • No passes accepted during annual Model Train Festival

Get a pass.

Reserve a Pass

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