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Brandon Bowman of the Mount Clemens Public Library on the Michigan Activity Pass

Looking to explore? Eager to try something new? The Michigan Activity Pass can be your ticket to adventure right in your backyard, a short drive away, or all the way across the state. Through your local library, you can check out the Michigan Activity Pass and obtain free or discounted access to museums, state parks, and many other attractions around Michigan.

According to Brandon Bowman, Director of the Mount Clemens Public Library, the pass is a great way to explore our home, Mount Clemens. The pass is your ticket to “admission to our own hometown Anton Art Center and Crocker House Museum,” says Brandon. Also around town, the Michigan Transit Museum participates with Michigan Activity Pass.

Want to explore the rest of Macomb County? The Michigan Activity Pass is valid at a number of other locations in the area. Spend a day at the Selfridge Military Air Museum in Harrison Township or the Albert Lorenzo Cultural Center in Clinton Township, to name a few.

Heading a bit further afield to Oakland County, enjoy the architecture of Meadowbrook Hall in Rochester, or spend at day at LEGOLAND Discovery Center (the pass gives $7 off admission prices) or the Sealife Aquarium in Auburn Hills. Love art? Bring the pass to the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills.

Elsewhere in Metro Detroit, the Michigan Activity Pass is valid at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center in Detroit, the Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, the Michigan Philharmonic in Plymouth and many other museums, farms, children’s activities, and more.

You can use the Michigan Activity Pass for your weekend getaways as well. The pass is accepted at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum in Muskegon, the Midwest Miniatures Museum in Grand Haven, the Flint Children’s Museum, and the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing, among others.

The pass is helpful for outdoor adventures too. Says Brandon, “I've used it many times over the past few years to get spots at state parks for camping.” In addition to Michigan’s many state parks, the Michigan Activity Pass is also valid at the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Treat yourself to a day close to home at Lake St. Clair Metropark, or try another of the park system’s 13 offerings in the area to swim, hike, and play.

Brandon emphasizes that obtaining the pass is easy. One pass can be checked out per library card and is valid for seven days. Patrons can visit to browse available passes and check them out. Options can be searched by distance from your home or refine by the type of adventure you are interested in. Once a pass is requested, simply print it out. A new option, for those who prefer not to print, is the virtual pass. This is exciting, adds Brandon, because “you can take your tickets on your phone with you instead of having to print them out. No more worrying about locating your lost paper tickets!” To use the virtual pass, be sure to set an email reminder for your pass on the reservation system.

Of course, you can find out more about the Michigan Activity Pass online, but at last you can also ask at the library! The Mount Clemens Public Library, says Brandon, located on Cass Avenue, reopened on February 21. Whether you want to explore area attractions or the library itself, Brandon and his team are waiting to welcome you back.

The Michigan Activity Pass can be your ticket to adventure right in your backyard, a short drive away, or all the way across the state.