Discover & Go program offering free Clipper cards to select attractions

Discover & Go program offering free Clipper cards to select attractions
The Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences (courtesy of the museum)

Contra Costa County residents who are getting their free or low-cost passes to museums, science centers and other fun locations from the Discover & Go program can also get free rides to some of the attractions from June through October.

Contra Costa County Library is once again offering free Clipper cards for use with Discover & Go reservations to select attractions. The offer is limited to one request per household (for up to two $20 Clipper cards) and is available while supplies last, Library officials said.

Starting today, County residents who are 18 or older can submit a request for Clipper cards by clicking on the banner ad on their Discover & Go pass, Library officials said. To sign up for Clipper cards, view your June-October reservation on your Discover & Go account, click the “Print/Download” button, then click on the “Free transit passes” banner on your Discover & Go pass to request your Clipper cards.

The banner will look like this:

You should receive the Clipper cards in the mail about five business days before your museum visit.

The following museums are part of this free Clipper pass program: Ardenwood Historic Farm, Asian Art Museum, Bay Area Discovery Museum, Beat Museum, Bedford Gallery, California Academy of Sciences, Cartoon Art Museum, Children’s Creativity Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, Lindsay Wildlife Experience, Pacific Pinball Museum, Peralta Hacienda Museum, Richmond Museum of History, Ruth Bancroft Garden, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Shadelands Ranch (Walnut Creek Historical Society), UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens, Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum

“This promotion is a partnership between 511 Contra Costa and the Library and is intended to encourage the use of public transportation to visit cultural destinations,” according to the Library. 

For more information about the program, please contact the Library.