Free museum passes available

Check out where your library card can take you around Pierce County.

  • Wednesday, August 1, 2018 12:40pm
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Anyone in possession of a Pierce County Library card may check out free passes to a variety of area attractions. The newest entry to the pass list is the popular Lakewold Gardens. The Lakewood destination joins a list that includes five Tacoma museums.

Visitors to Lakewold Gardens follow paths through the historic estate garden which features rhododendrons, trees, hydrangeas, ferns and other garden collections. The grounds also include garden rooms and a resting place designed by Thomas Church.

Those obtaining a Lakewold Gardens pass receive free admission for up to two adults and three students between the a ages of 13 and 18; those 12 an younger are admitted free.

Also available through the Pierce County Library System are passes to the following attractions.

• Foss Waterway Seaport Museum – Explore the region’s maritime heritage. Pass holders get free admission for up to two adults and four children under the age of 18. Children ages 5 and under are free.

• Harbor History Museum – Learn about the Gig Harbor Peninsula’s unique heritage. Pass holders get free admission for four people. Children under age 5 are free.

• Museum of Glass – Watch artists create masterpieces from molten glass and explore contemporary glass art exhibitions. Pass holders get free admission for up to two adults and unlimited family members under age 18.

• Tacoma Art Museum – Visitors discover paintings, prints, sculptures and art-making activities. Pass holders get free admission for up to two adults and four children under age 18. Children 5 and younger are free.

• Washington State History Museum – Participants learn about the state’s unique people and places through interactive exhibits, theatrical storytelling, high-tech displays and dramatic artifacts. Pass holders get free admission for up to two adults and four children under age 18.

People may check out museum passes, on a first-come-first-served basis, for one week at any Pierce County library.

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