Here’s how you could get into Macon museums for free
Libraries all across Georgia will soon have a new pass that will allow people to visit three Macon museums for free.
The Tubman Museum, the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Museum of Arts and Science will be participating in the pass that will be available at all 405 public libraries in Georgia starting April 11, said Jeanne Peloquin, marketing coordinator for Middle Georgia Regional Library.
“One of the things we’re really excited about with this pass is the opportunity to really showcase Macon,” she said. “There will also be a traveling exhibit that Visit Macon has created that will also travel around the state and showcase not just those museums but also the other attractions that Macon has to offer, and so we’re really, really pleased that the whole community has come together to make this possible.”
Peloquin said this is the first pass in Georgia that includes multiple locations in a city.
“One of the things that makes that so exciting is that it really makes Macon a destination for those types of visits,” she said.
Andy Ambrose, the executive director of the Tubman Museum, said he thinks the pass is a great way to encourage people to visit the museums and Macon.
“For us at the Tubman Museum, this is an opportunity to provide increased access to what we have to offer here, and for people to experience not only what’s in the museum, but also some of the other things that we offer outside the museum,” he said. “I think this is going to really start to confirm to people that Macon is worth a visit and maybe a place to live.”
Ambrose said admission to museums can be high, especially for families. This pass could eliminate that barrier for people.
“This gives them an opportunity to come and experience without that cost,” Ambrose said. “I think it will expose a number of people to museums they otherwise might not have had a chance to see.”
Peloquin said people can check out the passes at the library just like a book and return it in seven days. Each library in Macon will have three passes, and the other libraries in the state will have one.
“The passes are … kind of a hidden gem that we offer, but they have so much value,” she said. “One of the core things that we want to be able to offer is access, and that means that we provide things like computer classes, and things like literacy building programs, but this is just an extension of that. We’re removing a barrier to access that many people would experience.”