Your library card is not just good for borrowing books from your public library. It also comes with a lot of cool and free perks, and one of them is getting free passes to various Museums and cultural institutions through Discover & Go!
Discover & Go is a program provided by your library that offers free and low-cost passes for museums, science centers, zoos, theatres, and other cultural destinations.
The free passes are available to LA County residents using your permanent library card. Only adults ages 18 and over with a full access library card in good standing can reserve Discover & Go passes. Digital library cards may not be used to reserve passes. You can reserve up to 4 passes depending on the venue. Some only allow 2 passes. Please read the details of each museum to find out more.
How to Reserve a Pass
Visit the Discover & Go portal and log in using your library card number and PIN.
Browse by museum or date.
Make a reservation by selecting a date and venue.
Shortly before your visit, print out your pass. Note: You cannot cancel your passes once they have been printed.
Enjoy your visit!
Available Museums and Zoo(s)
The Broad makes its collection of contemporary art from the 1950s to the present accessible to the widest possible audience by presenting exhibitions and operating a lending program to art museums and galleries worldwide. By actively building a dynamic collection that features in-depth representations of influential contemporary artists and by advancing education and engagement through exhibitions and diverse public programming, the museum enriches, provokes, inspires, and fosters appreciation of art of our time.
Located on Los Angeles' historic Miracle Mile since 1965, Craft Contemporary reveals the potential of craft to educate, captivate, provoke, and empower. With a focus on contemporary art made from craft media and processes, Craft Contemporary presents dynamic exhibitions by established and emerging artists and designers who are often underrepresented in larger art institutions. Through a robust roster of regular programs and events, Craft Contemporary offers creative opportunities for the public to participate in hands-on workshops led by professional artists. Craft Contemporary cultivates an environment for people in Los Angeles to deepen their relationship to art, creativity, and one another.
The GRAMMY Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment. The GRAMMY Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form--from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity.
The Hammer Museum at UCLA believes in the promise of art and ideas to illuminate our lives and build a more just world. The Hammer offers exhibitions and collections that span classic to contemporary art, as well as programs that spark meaningful encounters with art and ideas. Through a wide-ranging, international exhibition program, the Hammer highlights contemporary art since the 1960s, especially the work of emerging and under-recognized artists. The exhibitions, collections, and nearly 300 public programs annually--including film screenings, lectures, symposia, readings, music performances, and workshops for families--are all free to the public.
The Natural History Museum has amassed one of the world's most extensive and valuable collections of natural and cultural history -- more than 35 million objects, some as old as 4.5 billion years. Its curatorial staff not only cares for those collections, but uses them for groundbreaking scientific and historic research. The Museum also curates new, immersive exhibitions that give visitors the opportunity to explore the "big picture" of our planet -- specimens and objects, the stories behind them, and the increasing interrelatedness of the natural and cultural worlds.
The La Brea Tar Pits and Museum is the only consistently active urban Ice Age excavation site in the world and houses one of the world's largest and most diverse collections of Late Pleistocene fossils. The Museum now hosts Project 23, an excavation project that can inform new research on global warming, geological change, and biodiversity.
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens is home to more than 1,400 mammals, birds, amphibians, and reptiles representing more than 270 different species, of which more than 58 are endangered.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a nonprofit cultural arts center in downtown Los Angeles, celebrates and cultivates an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican American culture in Los Anqeles and Southern California.
If you know that your local museum would like to be a part of Discover & Go, please provide a contact person who we can share the information with, and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can make reservations up to 3 months in advance. New tickets are released on the first of each month.
All free tickets are first come, first served, until all tickets are exhausted for the month.
You can have up to 2 active reservations at a time.
For some museums, passes are restricted to 1-per-calendar-year per customer. Double check the dates for these, and don’t print them until you’re sure you can attend!
Reservations can be canceled only if the pass has not been printed. Log into Discover & Go to cancel your reservation online.
The pass is only valid for the name and date on the pass. Valid photo ID is required for admission.
For more information about getting free passes to cultural centers, visit LA County Library's website.