Discover FREE or Discounted Michigan Adventures with Your Library Card
Did you know that your library card can be your best travel companion? It’s true…you can discover free or discounted Michigan adventures with your library card. Adventures include Michigan state parks, campgrounds, museums, trails, arts & cultural destinations, seven National Park Service venues, and more.
To find out which adventures are included in the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) program, visit the MAP website.
Tips from the MAP website:
- You can “check out” one pass every seven days with your library card.
- Prior to selecting and printing your pass, call ahead or check the destination’s website to verify that their hours of operation work with your schedule.
- Once you print out a MAP pass, you have seven days to use it.
- If you print your MAP pass on a library printer, be sure to ask about any printing fees that may be charged.
- Only passes printed from the MAP website can be redeemed at MAP destinations. No photocopies are accepted.
- If you have additional questions you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some local adventures:
Maybury State Park – Free admission
Maybury State Park Contains almost 1,000 acres of gently rolling terrain, open meadow, mature forest, a variety of wildlife and abundant wildflowers, the park gives people an opportunity to get involved in outdoor recreation activities in a state park setting.
Farmington Hills Nature Center – Free admission
Located in beautiful Heritage Park, this 2,235 square foot nature facility offers interpretive exhibits reflecting our natural world, including a life-sized animal home exhibit with over 40 animals! Additionally, there is a bird viewing area, native fish aquariums, a library and a hands-on learning touch station for kids! Nature Center hosts educational programs, events, and clubs all year long. Make sure to visit the Nature Discovery Trail for children, or hike one of the nine other trails.
The Michigan Firehouse Museum – Free admission for one person
The Michigan Firehouse Museum and Education Center’s mission is to enhance the appreciation of firefighting history through engaging and informative exhibits, as well as teaching and promoting fire safety and prevention.
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History – Free admission and 10% discount in the Museum Store
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History is a dynamic, evolving organization committed to promoting the understanding and appreciation of the natural world and our place in it.
Holocaust Memorial Center – Free admission for 2 people per pass and a 10% discount in the museum gift shop
See Anne Frank’s tree, experience a German boxcar and explore Jewish heritage. Learn from history’s darkest hours and resolve to build a better future…today.
Yanke Air Museum – One free adult admission and one free child admission
Yanke Air Museum, located at Historic Willow Run Airport, offers a unique museum experience. The museum tells the story of aviation throughout the 20th century, from WWI to the Vietnam conflict. Come learn about ‘Rosie the Riveter’ and how Detroit saved the world in WWII! Check out the new educational exhibit, FLYZONE! Learn about and have a chance to fly a UAV in this exciting new hands-on exhibit. Take a ride on one of our WWII bombers, the B-17 Yankee Lady or the B-25 Yankee Warrior.
Sea Life Michigan Aquarium – Save $5.00 off standard SEA LIFE entry. This one-time discount is valid at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium Admissions Desk for $5.00 off adult admission and $5.00 off child admission. Up to six total tickets.
SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium will transport you into the amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble sea stars and seahorses to graceful rays. To get any closer you’d have to get wet!
I’ve heard really nice things about Farmington Hills Nature Center. I had no idea it was free admission. I’ll have to plan a trip there soon. I think my girls would really enjoy it.
I had heard about this before but didn’t know that the aquarium is now on it. Thanks for the tips!
So many adventures available through the MAP program.
We are new to Michigan and getting a library card is on my list of things I need to do. I had no idea we could use it to get discounts. I also didn’t know there was a Holocaust museum here. We will definitely add that to our list of places to visit.
There are so many adventures in MI. You will have lots to see. Be sure to check out all the MAP discounts.
What a great program for the library to offer. I’ll definitely be checking out their website to find all the great offers.
I didn’t know you could use your library card as a travel pass. Very cool! Great list of local attractions included, too!
We are pretty close to Mayberry state park so this looks like something to try with the kids.
I did this a ton when the girls were little. No so much anymore. I think we will go on an adventure this week back to Partridge Creek mall and see Dory.