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Reserve a FREE admission or tour pass to select local museums and attractions.

  • Each pass provides one-time admission or tour to an attraction during a 7-day checkout period.
  • Your check-out receipt serves as your admission or tour pass.
  • Passes may be reserved through the library’s catalog and checked out at your library branch with the same library card used to request them.
  • Discovery Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • One Discovery Pass may be checked out per adult library card at a time.
  • There is no need to return anything to the library.
  • Check with attractions for open hours and holiday closures. Blackout dates and restrictions may apply.
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Enjoy visiting these participating local museums and attractions.

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American Victory Ship and Museum

The American Victory Ship and Museum is one of only 4 fully-operational WWII ships in the country. It is a true American icon and is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Come aboard, tour 9 decks of this floating museum, and experience an unforgettable voyage of discovery.

  • Good for one regular admission. Excludes special events.
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Big Cat Rescue

Big Cat Rescue, one of the largest accredited sanctuaries in the world dedicated to abused and abandoned big cats, is home to about 80+ lions, tigers, bobcats, cougars, and other species, most of whom have been abandoned, abused, orphaned, saved from being turned into fur coats, or retired from performing acts.

  • Good for admission for one guest age 10 or younger on a weekend Kids Tour. Reservations required for all tours and must be booked online. Enter the voucher code on your receipt at the time of purchase.
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Florida Holocaust Museum

The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of the millions who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is dedicated to teaching the members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.

  • Good for admission for up to five: two adults & three children under 18 in the same household.
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Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture and collects, preserves, and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists.

  • Good for admission for up to four: two adults & two children or one adult & three children.
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The Florida Orchestra

The Florida Orchestra enriches the life of the Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains, and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music. It is recognized as the largest professional orchestra in Florida and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America.

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Glazer Children's Museum

The Glazer Children’s Museum creates learning environments where children play, discover, and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders.

  • Good for admission for up to four: two adults & two children or one adult & three children.
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Henry B. Plant Museum

The Plant Museum features original opulent furnishings and artifacts in educational exhibits, transporting visitors to the late Victorian period, the beginning of Florida’s tourist industry, and the early years of the City of Tampa.

  • Good for admission for up to four: two adults & two children or one adult & three children.
  • Discovery Pass not valid during the Victorian Christmas Stroll, December 1-23.
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Hillsborough County Conservation Parks

Discover the joys of the great outdoors by visiting a Hillsborough County Conservation Park. They are the perfect place for your daily jog, walking the dog, or relaxing and being one with Mother Nature. Passes are provided by the Friends of the County Parks and Recreation Inc. Visit website for a list of parks.

  • Up to 8 people in a single vehicle per pass. Pass gives you entrance but does not cover any additional activities/rentals etc.
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Stageworks Theatre

Stageworks Theatre has a 35-year history of bringing the finest professional theatre to the Tampa Bay area and showcasing socially relevant plays.

  • Stageworks Theatre offers library users discounted tickets to any show. Visit Stageworks’ website and use discount code DISCOPASS to receive $5 off the purchase price of each ticket.
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Straz Center for the Performing Arts

The Straz Center is the largest performing arts center in the Southeast and the only one with an on-site performing arts conservatory.

  • Discovery Passes for the 2019 season have been filled.
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Tampa Bay History Center

The Tampa Bay History Center is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and features three floors of permanent and temporary exhibits focusing on 12,000 years of our region's rich history.

  • Good for admission for up to four: two adults & two children or one adult & three children.
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Tampa Museum of Art

The Tampa Museum of Art is the region’s largest museum devoted to art of our time and has built a reputation for embracing contemporary photography and new media.

  • Good for admission for up to four: two adults & two children or one adult & three children.
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Tampa Theatre

Learn the Theatre's secrets, stories, art, and architecture with the Balcony-to-Backstage tour of the historic movie palace.

  • Good for single admission to a 90-minute walking tour and demonstration of the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ.
  • Space is limited; receipt must be exchanged for tour ticket in advance at the Theatre Box Office at 711 N. Franklin St. to guarantee admission. Check website for dates.

Thank you to our Discovery Pass partners.