"Doorway to Dayton" Museum Passes


Thanks to the Friends of Wright Library and local museum partners, family passes to various museums and historical attractions are available for loan from Wright Library. Participating museums and cultural centers which have generously donated free admission include:
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
Dayton Art Institute
Dayton History (includes Carillon Historical Park, Patterson Homestead and the Paul Laurence Dunbar House) 
Learning Tree Farm

How does it work?
Passes are available to any Wright Library cardholder in good standing.
The loan period is three days.  Return the pass to the Circulation Desk or book drop.  Overdue fines are $1/day. 
The fee for a lost pass ranges from $40-$70 (the cost of the membership). 
The Pass covers admission to the museum, but not to special events/exhibits.

To find out if a pass is available for checkout, please call 294-7171 or visit Wright Library’s online catalog  and search for “museum pass.”
You may place a hold on a pass, but it is not possible to reserve it for a specific date.  The library will notify you when the pass is available.
You may borrow only one pass per household at any one time.

Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
Aullwood is a 20-minute drive from downtown Dayton and a 5-minute drive from the Dayton International Airport. The property includes a nature center, working farm, and six miles of hiking trails that take hikers through a host of habitats including a forest, prairie, marsh and pond. Aullwood has an annual visitation of 80,000 and is considered the premier Audubon Center in the United States.
1000 Aullwood Road
(937) 890-7360
Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM; Sunday 1 PM – 5 PM   
Closed most major holidays 

Dayton Art Institute
4546 Belmonte Park North
(937) 223-5277
Gallery Hours  
Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM; Sunday Noon - 5 PM
Thursday, extended hours to 8 PM; Closed major holidays
Dayton History
Carillon Park: 1000 Carillon Blvd.
(937) 293-2841
Hours:  Monday – Saturday 9:30 AM - 5 PM; Sunday Noon - 5 PM
Patterson Homestead: 1815 Brown Street
(937) 222-9724
Tours available Thursday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Paul Laurence Dunbar House: 219 Paul Laurence Dunbar Street
(937) 313-2010
Tours available Friday - Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM

Learning Tree Farm
Enjoy the outdoors, visit the animals, roam the farm gardens, explore the barns, hike the trails and feel free to bring a picnic. Please close the gates and barn doors after yourself. Don't forget to take your trash home with you!
3376 S. Union Road   
(937) 866-8650
Weekdays: 2 PM - dark ~ Weekends: during daylight hours