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It’s been an exciting few months for the BCLS Museum Pass Program. We’ve added new locations and totally revamped the reservation process to make it more user friendly. Happily, these wonderful changes and updates continue in 2018; we already added two new passes this month.

The first of these two new passes is the incredible National Museum of American Jewish History, located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. The museum is comprised of a very large artifact collection, a core collection that is chronologically spread out over four floors and a rotation of special and traveling exhibitions. These elements work together to “…preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America,” with the ultimate purpose of connecting “…Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.” This downloadable pass is now available on the BCLS website. Visit the portals for Burlington County Library, Cinnaminson or Evesham locations to access this printable pass granting free museum access for two adults and any children in the household up to age 21.

The second pass, the Museum of the American Revolution, is available at all eight BCLS branch locations. Located near Independence Hall at 101 South Third Street in Philadelphia, this museum is a must-see for every history buff. In addition to the museum’s core exhibition, which examines “…the ideas, events, and legacies of America’s revolutionary beginnings,” there are a number of special exhibitions and events, such as the upcoming Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Nathaniel Philbrick. This pass grants free museum access for two adults and four youths ages 6 to 17; children 5 and under are admitted free. As the museum runs on timed tickets, you must present this pass at the museum to reserve tickets for the first available time slot that day. Time slots cannot be pre-reserved online or over the phone, so it is recommended you call ahead to inquire about availability.

We hope you enjoy these two new locations as much as we do!