Meander through a Museum … on Us

Residents of Chester do not have to travel far to visit important historical, cultural, and scientific sites.  To encourage you to explore our region, the Crozer Library now has museum passes for patrons to borrow.  You can visit the African American Museum of Philadelphia, the Brandywine Zoo, the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University or the Chanticleer Gardens in Wayne.  Museum passes may be borrowed for five days.  All of the passes admit both adult and youth visitors.  We will be expanding our collection of passes in the coming months.  Call the Library at 610-494-3454 for more information and to reserve the passes.  Thanks to the Library Foundation of Delaware County for underwriting several of these passes. 

​“The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the
first institution built by a major United States city to
house and interpret the life and work of African Americans.
Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment.
Visit us and experience the richness and vibrancy of African
American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent
exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.” Pass admits up to 8 adults and 4 children. 
The AAMP is currently closed.  Please check the Museum’s website for more information.
“The Brandywine Zoo is located along the Brandywine River
in beautiful Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware.
It is one of over 200 accredited zoos and aquariums in
North America, a distinction that marks its commitment
to providing excellent care for animals!” 
Pass admits 2 adults and 4 children under 18. 
Children under 3 are free.  The Zoo is open from
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. No registration necessary;
bring the museum pass and a photo id.
“Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a leading natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science.”  Pass admits 2 adults and 5 children.  Members-only hours are 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; ticket reservations are required.  Find out more information at the Academy’s website.

“Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative, and exciting public garden in America. The garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home.” Pass allows 4 people unlimited access during open hours. Gardens open March 31, 2021 through October 31, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Parking reservations will be required in 2021. Please check the website in mid-March to make parking reservations and plan your visit.