TODAY'S TIP - Going Places with Your Library Card

San Francisco families with children can now use their library card to visit local museums and attractions for FREE. How does that work?

Just come to the Excelsior or any SFPL Branch and check out a San Francisco Family Pass. The Family Pass program offers one-time free admission to 18 local attractions for up to two adults who must be accompanied by at least one and as many as four children under age 18. Each branch has one pass for every attraction per week, through Dec. 31. When patrons check out a Family Pass with their library card, they have 7 days to visit the selected attraction before the pass automatically expires.

You can even search the catalog to see which branches may have passes available (first come, first served). A keyword search on “check out San Francisco” will return a list of all the attractions. Or you can do a keyword search using the term check out and the name of the attraction, e.g. “check out Exploratorium”, to go directly to the Exploratorium Family Pass.

Family passes are available to be checked out in person ONLY. No attractions can be reserved or otherwise held. You cannot renew passes. The Check Out San Francisco Family Pass program provides opportunities for families to explore some of the wonderful cultural and entertainment attractions available in San Francisco. You can get more information and a list of the 18 participating San Francisco attractions at sfkids.org.

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