The San Diego Public Library and The San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM) are partnering to offer SDMoM “Check It Out!” circulating museum passes, which allow patrons to have all the benefits of a regular museum membership without the price associated with it.
Families can check out an SDMoM “Check It Out!” museum pass with a valid library card at any San Diego Public Library location starting on Monday, Aug.4. The Central Library and each of the 35 branch libraries will have four passes for checkout. SDMoM is one of three partners participating in the library’s “Check It Out” program, which includes The New Children’s Museum and the San Diego Museum of Art.
With the museum pass, library patrons receive two weeks of free SDMoM admission for two adults and four children under 18 and 15 percent discounts at the museum store and SDMoM events, except special upcharged exhibits.
“The San Diego Museum of Man is all about inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience. Visitors can immerse themselves in the whole world in one place from mummies to Mayan monuments to four million years of evolution. We are thrilled to be partners in making it accessible to as many families as possible.” said Misty Jones, San Diego Public Library Interim Director. “San Diego Public Library’s mission, which is inspiring lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other, is so aligned with SDMoM’s mission. This is why we are so excited to connect our library patrons to SDMoM using these free “Check It Out” passes. We encourage visitors to enhance their visit to the museum by checking out the Library’s rich historical and cultural collection and resources.”
“Our mission includes bringing hands-on education to as many families as possible, so the ‘Check it Out’ program is a perfect fit for us,” said Grant Barrett, a spokesperson for the museum. “More families than ever will be able to enjoy our newly revamped children's exhibit, ‘Adventure Kids in Egypt,’ as well as an upcoming exhibit we're super-excited about, Monsters!, which opens in October.”