Free Museum + Arts Pass Program

Toronto families can borrow a limited number of free passes to local museums, art galleries and other venues.

The Bata Shoe Museum

Want to visit some attractions and museums for free? You can with the The Sun Life Financial Museum + Arts Pass! The program allows Toronto families to borrow a limited number of free family passes to local museums, art galleries and other participating venues in the same way they borrow library materials.

In addition, the intent of the program is to showcase the cultural renaissance in Toronto and broaden the opportunity for all Toronto residents to participate, as well as showcasing Toronto Public Library collections and programs that support visits to local museums and art galleries.

99 Toronto Public Library branches are currently participating in the MAP Program though passes for some venues are available only through a limited number of library branches.

The following attractions are currently participating in the MAP program however do call ahead to check as some passes are only available at select library locations:

The following museums passes are offered at 99 branches:

• Art Gallery of Ontario
• Textile Museum of Canada
• City of Toronto Historic Sites (pass good for any one of eight locations, including:)
  Colborne Lodge in High Park
  Fort York National Historic Site
  Gibson House Museum
  Mackenzie House
  Montgomery's Inn
  Scarborough Historical Museum
  Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens
  Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

The following museums passes are offered at 50 branches:

• Aga Khan Museum
• Bata Shoe Museum
• Royal Ontario Museum

The following museums passes are offered at 32 branches:

• Black Creek Pioneer Village
• Gardiner Museum
• Ontario Science Centre
• Toronto Zoo

Adults can use their Toronto Public Library card to check out a MAP pass. One pass is permitted per person, per week (seven calendar days) and each venue has its own restrictions on the number of people (adults and children) that will be admitted with one pass. Generally, each pass admits 2 adults and up to 5 children.

Passes and offers are subject to change. Please visit for up-to-date information and to find out where you can pick up passes.

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