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Use the Michigan Activity Pass to Unlock Free & Discounted Mitten State Fun for 2024

Michigan Activity Pass

A Smart Way to Use Your Library Card

If you think that you have seen most of your Michigan city, and you’re starting to get a little bored with the “usual” places, you might want to start exploring a little farther around the state. The Michigan Activity Pass is the perfect place to start.

The Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) is a seven-day pass you can check out using your library card for one of Michigan’s cultural attractions, state parks, or recreation areas.  This pass gives you access to so much more than just museums. We are talking fish hatcheries, railroads, and lighthouses.

There are over 400 MAP destinations right now, and that means there is truly something for everyone in your family. And, each year it gets better.

Amazing Michigan Attractions and Destinations Included in Michigan Activity Pass

Here are just a few of the attractions on offer via MAP.

BaySail-Appledore Tall Ships
BaySail-Appledore Tall Ships
Lower Huron Metropark

For a full list of all attractions, consult the website search tool or these PDF documents:

Gilmore Car Museum
Gilmore Car Museum

Search the Michigan Activity Pass Offerings

The MAP website is a great resource to use to find places to explore. 

It is set up for you to type in your home city, local library, how far you want to travel, and then you can check any specific destinations you are looking for.

Once you hit enter, a list and map will display your possible adventures.

Click on the image below to open a window and start your own Michigan Activity Pass search.

Michigan Activity Pass Activity Finder

Tips for Anyone Using the MAP Pass

Here are five simple tips to remember before you check out a pass:

  1. Patrons may check out one MAP pass per library card every 7 days.
  2. When you print out a MAP pass, you have 7 days from the date it was reserved to use it.
  3. Please note that if you choose to print your MAP pass on a library printer, you may be charged the regular fee that is assessed by the library for printing.
  4. Photocopies of MAP passes will not be accepted at MAP destinations. Only passes printed from the MAP website can be redeemed at MAP destinations.
  5. Prior to your visit, please call ahead or check the museum’s website in order to verify hours of operation, etc.

Will You Give It a Shot?

MAP’s free and discounted tickets are pretty easy to access—why not give it a shot? It’s easy to plug in your library card and check for available passes.

And if you do end up snagging a pass, we’d love to hear about your adventures!

Melody VanderWeide

INFJ. Mom of 3. Idea chaser-People believer-Inspiration seeker. Together we make GR amazing – Let’s go!

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