The Coatesville Library has several Museum and Garden Passes available to check out so you and your guests can enjoy these great area resources FOR FREE!  

All of the passes are one-day passes, and the loan period is 5 days.  They are available for borrowing by any Chester County Library System cardholder age 18+ in good standing.  They must be checked out and returned to the Coatesville Area Public Library circulation desk and must not be placed in the outside book drop.  Passes are first-come, first-served.  They cannot be reserved.  They cannot be renewed. 

See details specifiec to each pass below.  

These passes are limited in quantity and are in high demand, so we suggest you call us before coming in to see if they are available. 

Longwood Gardens

This pass is a one-day pass to Longwood Gardens.  It is not valid for specially ticketed events.  It admits up to 9 people per day.  Children ages 4 and under are free.  No photo ID or reservation is required at the Gardens.  Free stroller & wheelchair rentals are included.  Benefits include 10% discount on dining, in the Garden Shop & on additional General Admission Tickets; and a 25% discount on Membership purchases.  Late fee is $25.00/day.  Lost/damaged fee is $100.00 plus $4.00 processing fee.  

Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art

This one-day pass gives the holder free admission to the Museum of Art for up to 4 guests.  Children 5 years old and under are free.  Includes free guided tours of N.C. Wyeth House & Studio, Andrew Wyeth Studio, and the Kuerner Farm; and access to the Laurels and Waterloo Mills Preserves; and participation in any non-registered, 'free with admission' programming.  Also includes 10% discount in the Museum Shop & Cafe. $10 off the purchase of a membership at any level, if purchased on the day of the visit.  Cannot be used for Special Exhibition Member Preview Parties or Member Appreciation Days, Discounted Event Tickets, Member only events, or discounted or free Historic Property Tours.  Late fee is $5.00/day.  Lost/damaged fee is $10.00 plus $4.00 processing fee.

American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

This one-day pass is good for up to 4 persons  and does not include any discounts or admission to special events.  Late fee is $25.00/day.  Lost/damaged fee is $150.00 plus $4.00 processing fee.  


Elmwood Park Zoo

This one-day pass is for 2 adults and up to 6 children.  Additional guests receive $2.00 off on admission.  Includes discounts at all attractions and experiences within the Zoo, as well as food and beverage stands.  Includes access to monthly Member Mornings.  Late fee is $25.00 per day.  Lost/damaged fee is $250.00 plus $4.00 processing fee.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

This one-day pass for general admission for 2 adults and up to 5 children.  The museum recomends reserving a timed ticket online before visiting. If you choose to visit the museum without reserving a time, you may have to wait until a time slot is available.  Visit to see more details and to plan your visit. The pass cannot be used to receive Academy members-only benefits, including entry to members-only events or members-only museum hours, discounted guest passes for friends and family, discounts on programming or parking, or discounts at the Academy Shop.  Late fee is $25.00/day.  Lost/damaged fee is $299.00 plus $4.00 processing fee.

Penn Museum

(The Unversity of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology)

This one-day pass is for general admission for 2 adults and all dependent children in the household, including all galleries and special exhibitions.  It does not include admission to exclusive members' events or discounts at the Museum Cafe and Museum shop.  Late fee is $25.00/day.  Lost/damaged fee is $250.00 plus $4.00 processing fee.