close
Font size options
Increase or decrease the font size for this website by clicking on the 'A's.
Contrast options
Choose a color combination to give the most comfortable contrast.

Museum Pass Program

Your free entry to art, culture, entertainment and so much more!

MDPLS proudly presents the Museum Pass Program!

Just visit your nearest branch, see library staff or search the catalog and use your library card to check one out.

How the pass works

  • Pass is good for up to a family of four.*
  • Pass is good for one visit.
  • Pass is not renewable or available for reserve.
  • Pass is valid for seven days from the time of check out and will remain on the customer's record for the duration of the seven day checkout.
  • Passes are available on a first‑come, first‑served basis; check availability.
  • Pass will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • Only one pass may be checked out at a time.
  • Limited number of passes per branch.

Restrictions may apply including blackout dates or separate admission to special event/exhibits.

* Deering Estate family of four is two adults and two children ages 4‑14.
* Fruit & Spice Park family of four is two adults and two children ages 6‑11.
* Zoo Miami family of four is two adults and two children ages 3‑12.

One red and one blue admission ticket

The Bass Building Exterior

The Bass

2100 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-7530

The Bass is Miami Beach's contemporary art museum. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid‑career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach, along with a vigorous education program for lifelong learning for visitors of all ages.

Check Pass Availability
Coral Gables Museum

Coral Gables Museum

285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-603-8067


The Coral Gables Museum’s focus is architecture, urban design and planning, sustainable development and preservation—architectural, cultural and environmental. This mission statement is interpreted through a variety of exhibits and programs. The Museum features a wonderful tour program—Saturday morning downtown Coral Gables walking tours, monthly bike tours and monthly canoe tours in addition to a weekly 1 p.m. exhibit tour on Sundays. The Museum building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is LEED Certified by the United States Green Building Council.

 Check Pass Availability
The Curtiss Mansion Exterior

The Curtiss Mansion

500 Deer Run, Miami Springs, FL 33166
305-869-5180

The Curtiss Mansion, located in scenic Miami Springs, is the former home of famed aviator and inventor Glenn Curtiss. Curtiss is considered the "Father of Naval Aviation" and was once world famous as the "The Fastest Man on Earth." He created over 500 inventions in his lifetime and held over 400 patents! Curtiss was not only influential on the world stage, but also locally. He founded Miami Springs, Hialeah and Opa‑locka, as well as the first Miami airport and the Hialeah Racetrack. The 1925 Pueblo Revival Mansion is currently run by the nonprofit Curtiss Mansion, Inc., and is a Smithsonian recognized National Historic Site. Come enjoy its one hour historical tour every Saturday at 10 a.m. The Curtiss Mansion is kid‑friendly, including a paper scavenger hunt for children to have fun while learning.

Passes Currently Unavailable
Deering Estate Building Exterior

Deering Estate

16701 SW 72 Ave, Miami, FL 33157
305-235-1668


The Deering Estate—a Miami‑Dade County Park—is a 444‑acre natural and archaeological preserve and historic site. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the estate serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee.

Check Pass Availability
Florida State Park Gazebo

Florida State Parks
Your Library Card is Your Pass to Adventure!

Get free admission to Florida’s state parks this summer with the Real Florida Reader Pass. Passes are available for checkout at all library locations through September 12, 2022.

Florida has 175 state parks that showcase our state's natural and cultural resources. With the Real Florida Reader Pass, you can continue your learning adventure while enjoying time exploring new places. For an extra challenge, check out a book about Florida’s wildlife and natural resources and see if you can identify any of the flora, fauna or habitats seen at the park.

Things to Know

  • Pass can be checked out for 7 days and should be returned to the Miami-Dade Public Library System by the due date.
  • Good for one vehicle, up to eight people.
  • Excludes Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife, Skyway Pier and Weeki Wachee Springs state parks.
  • Pass does not cover the cost of entering federal parks, national forests or national wildlife refuges.
  • For day use access only. Does not apply to camping or other fees.

Check Pass Availability
Fruit & Spice Park Office

Fruit & Spice Park

24801 SW 187 Ave, Homestead, FL 33031
305-247-5727

The Fruit & Spice Park hosts more than 500 varieties of fruits, vegetables, spices, herbs, nuts, and other commercially important plant specimens from around the world. Take a guided tour conducted daily at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Check Pass Availability
HistoryMiami Building Exterior

HistoryMiami Museum

101 West Flagler St, Miami, FL 33130
305‑375‑1492

HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in downtown Miami, safeguards and shares Miami stories to foster learning, inspire a sense of place, and cultivate an engaged community. The museum accomplishes this through education, collections, research, exhibitions, publications, and City Tours. Now celebrating its 82nd anniversary, the museum is a 70,000-square-foot facility and home to more than two million historical images and 30,000 three-dimensional artifacts, including a 1920s trolley car, artifacts from Pan American World Airways, and rafts that brought refugees to Miami. For more information, call 305-375-1492 or visit historymiami.org

Check Pass Availability
Jewish Museum of Florida

Jewish Museum of Florida Florida International University

301 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-672-5044

The mission of the Jewish Museum of Florida–FIU is to collect, preserve and interpret the material evidence of the Florida Jewish experience from when Jews were first allowed to settle in 1763 and up to the present and to interpret this history in the context of the American Jewish experience. A focus is to explore the richness and diversity of Jewish life, the unique ways in which Florida Jews influence and are influenced by the historic and cultural dynamics of Florida, the nation, and the world, and issues of discrimination against all peoples in Florida over history.

The Museum is dedicated to multi‑cultural education and demonstrates through exhibitions, public programs, and a collection of archival materials how the challenges of the immigrant experience are shared by all ethnicities in the diverse State of Florida and the nation.

Passes Currently Unavailable
Lowe Art Museum Building Exterior

Lowe Art Museum University of Miami

1301 Stanford Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146
305‑284‑3535

From its origins in three classrooms in 1950, the history of the Lowe Art Museum reflects an unswerving commitment to fulfill its mission to serve the University of Miami as a teaching resource, and the residents of and visitors to greater Miami as its major general art museum.

The Lowe's success in fulfilling its mission is confirmed by an extraordinary and ongoing outpouring of support for the museum and its collections. With the gift in 1950 by philanthropists Joe and Emily Lowe, a free‑standing museum facility opened to the public in 1952, the first art museum in South Florida. Its 17,500‑object collection is one of the most important in the southeast, with strengths in Renaissance and Baroque, American, Ancient and Native American, and Asian art.

Passes Currently Unavailable
Miami Children's Museum Building Exterior

Miami Children's Museum

980 MacArthur Cswy, Miami, FL 33132
305‑373‑KIDS (5437)

Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to reach their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500‑square‑foot facility includes 14 galleries, classrooms, and a 200‑seat auditorium. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; KidSmart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication.

Passes Currently Unavailable
Museum of Art and Design Building Exterior

Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) 
Miami Dade College

600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132 
305-237-7700

The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) at MDC offers groundbreaking exhibitions and programs that aim to foster a reimagined Miami. Exploring the challenges and opportunities we face locally and globally, MOAD convenes artists, designers, and thinkers to address the urgent questions of our time. As the flagship museum of Miami Dade College and located in Miami’s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower, MOAD strives to be a catalyst for action and a place that empowers people to remake their city.

MOAD offers free general admission to the public every Thursday evening from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and every Sunday from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Passes Currently Unavailable
Museum of Graffiti Building Exterior

Museum of Graffiti

276 NW 26 St, Miami, FL 33127
786-­580­-4678


The Museum of Graffiti is the world's first museum dedicated to graffiti art. The Museum of Graffiti exhibits, educates, and celebrates the thousands of graffiti artists who have transformed walls in our public spaces into vibrant masterpieces. The museum is located in the heart of Wynwood. What was once a sleepy industrial neighborhood, Wynwood was transformed by graffiti artists into the largest open­air gallery in the world. Despite being a global arts destination, the Museum of Graffiti is Wynwood's very first museum. While the main exhibitions are indoors, the Museum has programmed several of the exterior walls to present the work of today's top graffiti artists.

Check Pass Availability
Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Building Exterior

Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum Florida International University

Modesto Maidique Campus
10975 SW 17 St, Miami, FL 33199
305‑348‑2890

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum opened in 1977 on the campus of Miami's Florida International University. Initially a gallery of 3,000 square feet, the Frost Art Museum now occupies an architecturally significant building designed by Yann Weymouth, with more than 6,500 works of art and a distinguished exhibition program. A cultural beacon that serves South Florida with world‑class exhibitions and influential educational programs, the Frost Art Museum enhances the University's educational mission as a local and global center of knowledge and culture.

Check Pass Availability
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science Building Exterior

Phillip & Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Museum Park, Downtown Miami
1101 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
305‑434‑9600

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Located in Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, Frost Science is divided into four buildings, the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and North and West Wings, where guests can learn about the core science behind living systems, the solar system and known universe, the physics of flight, light and lasers, the biology of the human body and mind, and much more. Guests can explore the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and unique shows.

Check Pass Availability
Perez Art Museum Exterior Night

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Museum Park, Downtown Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
305‑375‑3000

With its vibrant lineup of exhibits, hands-on workshops, educational programs, lectures and community events, the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) takes center stage as one of Downtown Miami’s most prominent cultural destinations. The museum’s critically acclaimed building designed by Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, houses an impressive collection of 20th and 21st century art with an emphasis on works that relate to Miami’s ethnically rich community as well as Latin America, the Caribbean and the African diaspora. Art lovers can explore the museum’s two floors of galleries comprised of nearly 3,000 permanent collection pieces plus additional rotating exhibits, then head outdoors to marvel at the hanging gardens and large scale sculptures amidst the native hammock garden.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite from all the art browsing, complete your visit with seasonal contemporary cuisine and spectacular views of Biscayne Bay at Verde, PAMM’s onsite casual eatery. Or stop by the PAMM shop for a curated selection of decorative objects, handmade accessories and art books.

Check Pass Availability
Vizcaya Exterior

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

3251 South Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33129
305‑250‑9133

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a Miami‑Dade County facility that is accredited by the American Association of Museums and distinguished as a United States National Historic Landmark. With its phenomenal human‑made and natural resources, Vizcaya was built in the 1910's, a decade in which Gilded Age cultural standards were enlivened by the irreverent spirit of the dawning Jazz Age. It also introduces visitors to Miami’s place in this history—a time when America’s wealthiest industrialists created lavish homes inspired by the palaces of Europe.

Check Pass Availability
The Wolfsonian Building Exterior

The Wolfsonian
Florida International University

1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305‑531‑1001

The Wolfsonian—FIU is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial‑design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals.

Passes Currently Unavailable
Zoo Miami Entrance

Zoo Miami

1 Zoo Blvd, 12400 SW 152 St, Miami, FL 33177
305‑251‑0400

Zoo Miami is the ideal place for an individual, a couple, or an entire family to spend a day. As a matter of fact, guests can travel the world in one day! They can visit Africa, Asia, the Amazon, and Australia. Zoo Miami consists of 340 developed acres with more than 3,000 animals and over 1,200 plants and trees. Guests can feed camels, giraffes, parrots, tortoises, and a rhino; have animal encounters; meet the keepers during scheduled Meet the Zoo keeper talks; and much more. Zoo Miami has food and drink concession stands throughout and a beautiful gift shop where you can buy that special memento that will bring back wonderful memories of Zoo Miami!

Passes Currently Unavailable