Museum Passes & MAPsacks!

The Library continues to lend family Museum Passes and MAPsacks (includes park pass)!

picture of MAPsacks

The library lends Museum Passes in partnership with the following museums:

  • The Aquatarium [Brockville]
  • The National Gallery of Canada
  • The Museum of Nature
  • The Canadian Museum of History (formerly the Museum of Civilization)
  • The Canada Museum of Science and Technology (closed until later in 2017)
  • The Canada Agriculture Museum
  • The Canada Aviation and Space Museum
  • The Canada War Museum
  • The Ottawa Museum Network local history museums
    Click here for a list of OMN museums 

Family pass gives free admission for up to 5 people (max. 2 adults).
Note: the Aquatarium pass is a discount pass that admits up to 5 people (either adults or children) for only $5/person.

Members can borrow a pass for 1 week.

For more information about Museum passes, contact the library.


Borrow a MAPsack!  MAPsacks help families to get outside, explore and move!
A MAPsack is a backpack containing stories, nature guides, activity sheets, a logbook, and a free family pass to enjoy the Rideau Valley Conservation Areas OR Ontario Parks.

Click here for a list of RVCA areas
Click here for a list of Ontario Parks

Merrickville Public Library currently has MAPsacks about:

  • Owls 
  • Forest Floor

MAPsacks are a rotating collection between libraries – check back to see what’s new!

MAPsacks were created by the Leeds-Grenville Stewardship Council and Rideau Lakes Public Library, as part of the Lanark, Leeds and Grenville Healthy Community Partnership.

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