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JMRL Pass Program

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Presented in partnership with Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Learn more about special admission programs at the Museum by contacting Visitor Services Manager Matt Berman at or (434) 977-1025 x103.

At A Glance
  • What: Special Admission Program
  • Who: JMRL Members (Masks Required)
  • When: Available Year-Round for 1-Week Checkout with Library Card
  • Discount: Free General Admission for Up to 4 People
What is the JMRL Pass Program?

The JMRL Pass Program is a collaboration between the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and the Virginia Discovery Museum. This local program allows JMRL members to check out a Museum pass from any of the library’s branches with their library card. A limited number of passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at each branch, and each pass grants free general admission to the Museum for up to 4 people during a 1-week loan period. Passes may be used multiple times during the loan period, but they cannot be immediately renewed. Passes may be returned to any JMRL branch or dropped off at the Museum.

A $.25 per day JMRL overdue/late fee applies, and lost passes have a $5 replacement fee.

Plan Your Visit

Parking: First Hour Free at Market Street Garage and Water Street Garage. Museum Visitors Receive Validation for a Second Hour of Free Parking at Both Garages.

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Photo Policy

By visiting the Museum, you grant permission for any photographs of you and your dependents to be used for educational and promotional purposes. If you do not consent and wish to opt out, please inquire at the front desk or call (434) 977-1025.