County Library offering free BART tickets for museum trips

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The Contra Costa County Library has announced that it is once again offering free BART tickets to adult Library cardholders who book Discover & Go reservations from July through October.

Discover & Go offers free and low-cost passes for museums, science centers, zoos, theatres, and other cultural destinations for County residents ages 18 and older.

To help residents reach those destinations via public transit, the County Library partnered with 511 Contra Costa to offer free BART tickets. The tickets can be requested online and will be mailed to Library cardholders five business days prior to their museum visit.

The offer is limited to one request per household (for up to two $15 BART tickets) and is available while supplies last, the Library said.

“Discover & Go is a great way to experience cultural learning all over the Bay Area and have fun,” County Librarian Melinda Cervantes said in a statement. “This partnership with 511 Contra Costa is making getting there a bit easier.”

The following venues are valid destinations for the BART ticket promotion: Asian Art Museum; Beat Museum; California Academy of Sciences; California Historical Society; Children’s Creativity Museum; Chinese Historical Society of America Museum; Contemporary Jewish Museum; de Young Museum; Exploratorium; Habitot Children’s Museum; International Art Museum; Lawrence Hall of Science; Madame Tussauds San Francisco; McConaghy House (Hayward Area Historical Society); Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment; Museum of the African Diaspora; Oakland Museum of California; Ripley’s Believe it or Not!; San Francisco Dungeon; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

For more information about the program, contact the Contra Costa County Library at [email protected] or (800) 984-4636.