Museum Passes

13927388698_042687a6f3_bCanadian Museum of Nature photo credit to Ottawa Tourism

With the long weekend upon us, we’re seeing a lot of activity regarding the museum passes we have for Ottawa and Brockville attractions. Just a few reminders:

  • most museum passes go out for FOUR days (which includes the day you pick it up, and the day you must return it), the exception being the Brockville Aquatarium which goes out for a week
  • passes go out on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You’re welcome to call us to check on availability, or go online to http://carletonplacelibrary.ca and check under the “Museum Passes” tab
  • We have multiple passes for each museum, but some will be more popular than others
  • If you keep a museum pass out past the due date, fines are $5 per day

These are such a popular item in the library, and understandably so. The passes allow FIVE admissions (usually two adults and up to three children), and make going to see the exhibits much more affordable. While we would love to have an unlimited number of passes for each museum, we do not. Please keep in mind that the loan policies we have put in place are to make it easier for everyone to have the opportunity to experience exhibits, not to make it impossible. We will certainly call a patron if a pass is very overdue, however, we cannot call simply because it is a day late. It is up to patrons to return items on time, and we hope that everyone will appreciate that these are in high demand, and get their passes back promptly.

The library isn’t just about books anymore!

A Visit to the Museum!

museumIn August, we have plans to visit the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum in Carleton Place with a group of kids. This is always such a fun afternoon, and it is not only interesting, but always leaves us wanting to go back. The people are so friendly, and they make the town’s history exciting and relevant to all of their visitors.

A SCHEDULE CHANGE!

While we were slated to go on Wednesday, August 17th, we are now going on Wednesday, August 10th from 1-2pm!! (Just a little scheduling conflict that couldn’t be helped.)  While you register for this visit for another few weeks, we wanted to give everyone a bit of a heads up. The program is for children aged 7 – 11, and we’ll be meeting over at the museum for 1pm that day, so mark it on your calendars!

Get ready for a fun afternoon!

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!

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…..museum 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

Diefenbunker

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.)