The 2016-17 Michigan Activity Pass includes over 400 parks, cultural attractions and other venues throughout the Lower and Upper peninsulas!
Looking for a fun, educational or outdoor experience for the family? Like to plan more activities for
you and your family this summer but working within a budget? The Chelsea District Library has just the program for you and all that’s required is a library card!
The 2016-17 Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) runs from May 24, 2016 through May 23, 2017 and will enable library cardholders to print free or discounted passes to state parks and cultural attraction throughout the State of Michigan. Passes for any of Michigan’s 102 state parks or 138 state forest campgrounds are free and valid for one day. For a complete listing of Michigan state parks and campgrounds that require a pass click here. Free or discounted admission passes are available for over 170 historical and cultural destinations in Michigan. Cultural attractions include: Michigan Sea Life Aquarium, Michigan Science Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Holocaust Memorial Center, Southern Michigan Railroad, Sloan Museum, Meadow Brook Hall, Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, and so many others.
In addition to Michigan’s state parks and recreation areas, this year’s program will include seven National Parks sites in Michigan to help celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service: Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historical Park, MotorCities National Heritage Area, North Country National Scenic Trail, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, River Raisin National Battlefield Park, and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
For a complete listing of all participating organizations, click here.
There will be five passes available per attraction per library each week. Library patrons must print out their passes, which are good for seven days. Passes can be checked out online at the Michigan Activity Pass website either from home or at the library.
Like MAP on Facebook to get up–to–date information on happenings at MAP partners throughout the year. For help checking out a Michigan Activity Pass click here.
The Michigan Activity Pass program is a partnership between Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (MRPA), The Library Network, and over 100 Michigan arts and cultural organizations. It is available to Michigan’s nearly 400 public libraries and is designed to provide reduced cost or complimentary access to arts and cultural organizations across the state of Michigan, and encourage Michigan residents to use the state’s parks and recreation facilities to increase physical activity.