The Durham Museum Membership Passes

Omaha Public Library (OPL) and The Durham Museum will partner to make free museum admission passes available to library patrons. All OPL branches will begin checking memberships out to library cardholders on February 1, 2021.

“We are thrilled to launch this program to library cardholders! Museums and public libraries have so much in common,” said Christi Janssen, Durham Museum Executive Director.  “We both provide a great resource to our community and seek to connect people to new ideas, information and experiences. We look forward to welcoming guests of the program and hope it will allow people to experience all that The Durham has to offer.”

Each of OPL’s 12 locations will have day passes available (one per location) for checkout year-round to adults (ages 18+) who are Douglas County residents or have a non-resident paid membership to OPL. Passes are good for one-time admission and each pass admits two adults and dependent children or grandchildren from their household. Only one pass may be issued per library card and customer. Passes must be returned to any OPL location within five days of checkout. Unreturned or late passes will be subject to a $5 replacement fee.

Passes may be used during the museum’s regular hours, unless specified by Durham Museum. Patrons must call 402-444-5071 to reserve a time slot for their visit.  

To see which OPL locations have passes available, search for “Durham Museum” in the online catalog. You may also call any OPL branch to check availability.

Anyone interested in obtaining an OPL card may find more information about how to get a card at or by visiting any OPL location. Library cards are free for residents of Douglas County.

The Durham Museum joins Fontenelle Forest, Heartland B-cycle, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha Children’s Museum, and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, as the sixth community organization to offer free admission through Omaha Public Library. For more information, call or visit your neighborhood OPL branch location

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