Contra Costa Library offering free Clipper cards for museum/gallery visits

Contra Costa Library offering free Clipper cards for museum/gallery visits

Contra Costa Library offering free Clipper cards for museum/gallery visits
The Contra Costa County Library offers free Clipper cards to help get visitors get to various attractions in its free or low cost Discover and Go program. Attractions include (Clockwise from left) The Tech Interactive in San Jose, Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, and the Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek.

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (June 21, 2023) — Contra Costa County Library is offering free Clipper cards for use with Discover & Go reservations through October, while supplies last. The offer is good for select Discover & Go attractions. County residents, who are 18 or older, can submit a request for Clipper cards by clicking on the banner ad on their Discover & Go pass.

Discover & Go is a program provided by your library that offers free and low-cost passes for museums, science centers, zoos, theatres, and other cultural destinations. You must meet your library’s minimum age requirement and live within your library’s service area to use the Discover & Go Service.

The free Clipper cards, make getting to the attractions easier. To sign-up for Clipper cards, view your June – October reservation on your Discover & Go account:

  1. Click the “Print/Download” button
  2. Click on the “Free transit passes” banner on your Discover & Go pass to request your Clipper cards. The banner will look like this:

Encouraging public transport

Clipper cards will be mailed to cardholders’ homes approximately five business days prior to their museum visit. The offer is limited to one request per household (for up to two $20 Clipper cards) and is available while supplies last. This promotion is a partnership between 511 Contra Costa and the Library and is intended to encourage the use of public transportation to visit museums.

“Discover & Go was created to make enjoying museums and cultural destinations more accessible and affordable for everyone,” said County Librarian Alison McKee. “Thanks to this important partnership with 511 Contra Costa, getting there is now more affordable too.”

Since its inception in 2011, Discover & Go has met Contra Costa County Library’s goal of providing access to culture inside and outside the library. It has partnering with over 100 California cultural destinations. And this has and made more than 1,000,000 visits possible for library cardholders.

511 Contra Costa, a comprehensive Transportation Demand Management program, promotes transportation alternatives to the single occupant vehicle. It also encourages “green commutes.” For more information, visit

Participating attractions

The following attractions qualify as destinations for this Clipper card promotion.


  • Ardenwood Historic Farm
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Beat Museum
  • Bedford Gallery
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Cartoon Art Museum
  • Children’s Creativity Museum
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Circus Center
  • de Young Museum
  • Exploratorium
  • Haas-Lilienthal House
  • Legion of Honor
  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • Pacific Pinball Museum
  • Peralta Hacienda Museum
  • Richmond Museum of History
  • Ruth Bancroft Garden
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
  • Shadelands Ranch
  • UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
  • UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens
  • The Tech Interactive
  • Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum

For questions or help with the promotion, contact the Library at