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Family Museum Pass Information

The Library System of Lancaster County has partnered with museums in Lancaster County to promote educational and cultural learning opportunities for children and their families residing in the County. We currently have 6 different museum passes available for loan to any adult with a valid Lancaster County public library card. The museum passes are located at the circulation desk of the library. Look for them along the wall with the parenting collection. You may put holds on the passes like you do for any other item. This is advisable especially during the summer months when they are in high demand. Passes cannot be used during special events. Check with each museum for current hours of operation.

The following is a list of the museum passes we currently have:

Ephrata Cloister

The Ephrata Cloister is a restored Colonial Era religious community, founded in 1732. It was an early center of printing and is known for its music and a Germanic calligraphy known as fraktur. Approximately a dozen period buildings have been preserved.
632 West Main Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
717-733-6600
http://www.ephratacloister.org
Admits up to 4 people and circulates for 1 week.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum

Landis Valley is a crossroads village and museum representing rural Pennsylvania German life and culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It has many restored buildings on the property and displays many artifacts.
2451 Kissel Hill Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 560-0401
http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org
Admits up to 4 people and circulates for 1 week.

National Toy Train Museum

The National Toy Train Museum has an outstanding collection of toy trains and displays. Its collection represents many manufacturers, scales, and eras.
300 Paradise Lane
Ronks, PA 17572
(717) 687-8976
http://www.nttmuseum.org
Admits up to 4 people and circulates for 2 weeks.

National Watch and Clock Museum

The National Watch and Clock Museum collects and displays all sorts of timepieces, including wristwatches, sundials, wall and case clocks, and even monumental clocks.
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512
717-684-8261
http://www.nawcc.org/index.php/museumlibrary
Admits up to 6 people and circulates for 1 week.

North Museum of Science and Natural History

The North Museum of Science and Natural History has many kid-friendly displays, including dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, Native American artifacts, and mounted animals. It also has a please touch room for children and a planetarium (planetarium is not included in the free pass).
400 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-3941
http://www.northmuseum.org
Admits up to 6 people and circulates for 1 week.

1719 Hans Herr House and Museum

The Hans Herr House is the oldest existing building in Lancaster County, as well as the oldest Mennonite meetinghouse in the Americas. The Museum collects and exhibits Colonial and religious artifacts.
1849 Hans Herr Dr
Willow Street, PA 17584
(717) 464-4438
http://www.hansherr.org
Admits up to 4 people and circulates for 1 week.


This page was last modified on August 12 2011