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Museum passes

Portland Public Library offers free passes to some local Museums and cultural sites. To request a pass for a specific date, with your Library card, call or visit the Lending Desk at any of our locations.

Tate House Museum        NEW !!! Tate House museum

  • Pass admits up to 4 people for one visit
  • For families or individuals, but not intended for organized groups such as camps or scouts
  • Each library location offers only one pass per day
  • 1 pass/patron/month
  • The Tate House is open June through October

Portland Museum of Art

  • Pass admits up to 2 adults and 6 children for one visit
  • Each library location offers only one pass per day
  • 1 pass/patron/month

Portland Observatory

  • Pass admits 1 person to the Observatory Tour
  • Each library location offers two passes per day
  • 1 pass/patron/month (a patron may request both passes for one day)
  • The Observatory’s season is usually Memorial Day through Columbus Day

Maine State Museum (Augusta)

  • Pass admits 4 people
  • For families or individuals, but not intended for organized groups such as camps or scouts
  • No limits on how many passes a patron may use

Southworth Planetarium (USM Portland Campus)

  • Pass admits up to 6 people
  • For families or individuals, but not intended for organized groups such as camps or scouts
  • Each library location offers only one pass per day
  • 1 pass/patron/month
  • You may use your pass on any day you choose