Visit the Museum!

Museum pass

It seems that people are still just hearing about this great program that we’re thrilled to offer to our patrons—museum passes!  And they aren’t just for kids. All you need is a library card.

We have museum passes for all of the Ottawa museums, and the pass covers FIVE (5) general admissions. Some of the passes allow up to three adults, but most are for two adults, and up to three children. The passes do not cover admission for special events, but go to see a regular exhibit, and we’ve got you covered.

The passes go out for a total of four days turnaround. After that, if the pass is late, there is a fine of $1 per day.  Only one pass per family, please.

If you’re thinking of things to do with the kids over the holidays, don’t forget these great passes. They’ll save you some money to spend on something special!

See the Sights!

pisaMaybe you’re not going to Italy for the March Break, but there are still great things to see and do if you’re staying around here. Don’t forget, we have plenty of great programs happening all next week, and hopefully, the library will be full of colour, happy faces, and lots of excitement.

While we have lots of Museum passes to go around, March Break is going to be busy. Our passes go out for a four-day turn around, so check back later in the week if you come in and we don’t have one for you right away. The passes allow FIVE people admission to the various museums in Ottawa…that’s a great saving if you’re going as a family!

If you haven’t used one of our museum passes before, all you need is a library card. Drop in, tell us which museum you want to visit, and we’ll sign it out for you. One per family, please. And if the passes come back late, there is a fine of $1 per day. So, make the most of your library card, and visit a museum next week!


Go to the Museum!

Can you believe, the hottest thing going out from the library in the past few weeks has been….a museum pass?!

Museum pass

Yes, that’s true. More specifically, the Canadian Museum of History/War Museum pass. I guess a lot of people are finding out about this great idea. Come to the library, check out one of our family museum passes, go to the museum, have fun, bring it back! We have passes for most of the museums in the Ottawa area, and they cover FIVE admissions. If you’re going to see a special exhibit, that might not be covered, but your regular, general admission for 2 adults and 3 children will be.

You need a library card and that’s it. Drop in and pick up the pass on one day, keep it for the next two full days, then return it on the fourth day. Easy! So get out there and experience museums, courtesy of the library!

We Have Museum Passes!

We have a wonderful new option available at our library for patrons… passes!  Now you can come in, take out a museum pass for one of several great Ottawa and Ottawa area museums, and use them to get into the museum for free!  Each pass is a little different, but they’ll make family outings a breeze!

Museum passes

Here’s how they work. Come to the library to pick up one of the passes (or call us and reserve a pass—it must be picked up that day).  You’ll have the pass for the next TWO days, and then the pass will have to be returned the following day.  That works out to be four days.

Day one….pick up the pass.

Day two & day three…..use the pass.

Day four….return the pass.

Museum pass

Fines are $1 per day if the pass is not returned on time.  Please make sure you know which day you have to return it to avoid BIG late fees!

Museum pass

Which museums do we have passes for?

The Canadian Museum of Civilization

The Canadian War Museum

The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

The Canadian Agriculture Museum

The Canadian Museum of Science and Technology

Billings Estate National Historic Site

Bytown Museum

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum


Goulbourn Museum

Nepean Museum

Osgoode Township Historical Society and Museum

Pinhey’s Point Historic Site

Vanier Museopark

Watson’s Mill

We have multiple copies of each museum pass, but they’re pretty popular, so you might have to wait to get the one you want. They each also come with their own instructions….most are good for a maximum of 5 (FIVE) people (some are good for only 2 adults and 3 children, others allow 3 adults maximum, with the total number of people being five.)  Please make sure you ask at the front  desk so you know who is included in each pass. 

While these passes might not cover every member of your family, they will certainly help with the admission costs! And these aren’t only for families.  These are great for couples, people enjoying retirement and more!  It’s an exciting new venture for our library and we’re happy to be able to offer them to our patrons. Happy Museuming! (Okay, I know this isn’t a real word.)