San Leandro's library has a new service called Discover & Go that provides San Leandro Public Library cardholders with free or discounted admission passes to museums and cultural institutions.
Current discounts posted on the site include the Bay Area Discovery Museum, Aquarium By the Bay, Exploratorium, The Lawrence Hall of Science, Lindsey Wildlife Museum, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Marine Mammal Center, the Pacific Pinball Museum and many more.
A complete list can be found here.
Want to learn more about it? Check out this informative description of it and answers to frequently asked questions about the service published by the library.
Discover & Go is a new service that provides San Leandro Public Library cardholders with free or discounted admission passes to museums and cultural institutions. It's easy to get started.
How do I sign up?
Next, choose the date of your visit from the calendar. Choose the venue and click the blue reserve icon. When you have completed those steps you can print your passes from your home computer (or from a library computer).
So, what are the rules?
To make a reservation, you must have a valid San Leandro Library card and be at least 14 years-old (verified against your library card account).
You can have up to two active reservations at a time.
You can cancel a reservation ONLY if you have not already printed or viewed the admission pass.
The pass is for use only by the person named and only on the date specified. No photocopies are allowed. Valid ID is required.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why are there no available tickets in Discover & Go?
Museums limit the number of tickets available to our patrons.
Museums restrict the number of passes a cardholder can reserve for a given period.
All tickets are booked for a given period or a museum hasn't released new tickets.
Q: Can I cancel an active Discover & Go reservation if I haven't printed the pass?
A: You can cancel a pass that has not been printed by logging into our Discover & Go account and clicking on "Cancel Pass."
Q: What museums are available for reservation through Discover & Go?
Q: Who can reserve Museum Passes on Discover & Go?
Q: Can I change the date of a Discover & Go reservation?
A: As long as the passes haven't been printed/viewed yet you can change the reservation. Once the passes are printed or viewed, then the reservation may not be canceled.
Q: I selected an incorrect date and I have already printed my reservation, what do I do with the printed pass? Is there any way I can change the dates?
A: Unfortunately you are unable to change dates once you have printed the pass. Please discard the printed pass as we cannot cancel your reservation and make it available to others. In the future, it is advisable that you check that you have selected the correct date and venue before printing passes.
Q: Are you limited to a certain number of Museum pass reservations for the year?
A: Most venues do not have an annual limit per library card number; however, there are some venues that have placed a restriction on the number of times you can use a pass. You will find details about each pass within the venue information.
Q: If I reserve a pass that admits 2 adults, can I use it as a single or do I have to include another adult?
A: The admission number shown on the reserve pass is the maximum number that can go. If you are an individual, you are free to use a pass for multiple adults.
Q: How do I get a Library Card?
A: Please refer to our website for information on obtaining a San Leandro Library Card, or call 510-577-3970.
If you have any additional questions regarding the Discover & Go program, please feel free to call the library at 510-577-3970 or 510-577-3971