Explore Orange County with Discover & Go
Attractions around California are either temporarily closing or curtailing some exhibits due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please contact the attraction or check their website for status if you have passes reserved.
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Discover & Stay until you can Discover & Go!
Explore Orange County museums and attractions through this exciting partnership between OC Public Libraries and local cultural institutions. Log in to Discover & Go with your OC Public Libraries card and reserve free or low-cost passes to participating organizations.
This program is available to Orange County residents 18 and over with an OCPL card in good standing. Scroll down for more details and frequently asked questions. Need a library card? Get one for free.
How it Works
Discover & Go is open to Orange County residents 18 and over with an OC Public Library card in good standing. To get started:
- Log in to https://ocpl.discoverandgo.net/ with your library card to browse available passes by date or attraction. Need a library card? Get one for free.
- Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. Please remember: You cannot cancel your reservation once you have printed or downloaded your pass.
- Bring your printed pass with you. The pass is only valid for the name and date on the pass, and valid photo ID is required.
- You can have up to two reservations at a time.
- You can make reservations up to three months in advance.
- All passes are first come, first served.
- New passes are released at the beginning of each month.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who can participate?
This program is available to Orange County residents 18 and over with an OC Public Library card in good standing.
How will I receive my pass?
After you reserve your pass, just before your visit you must print the pass and take it with you. You cannot cancel your reservation once you have printed or downloaded your pass. Some attractions accept mobile passes, this will be noted on each attraction’s description. Valid photo I.D. is required for both mobile and paper passes.
How many passes can I reserve?
You can have two active reservations at a time.
How many people can use each pass?
Each attraction determines how many people it will admit with a pass. Some are family passes, others are for individuals. Please read the details on the pass carefully.
How far in advance can I reserve passes?
You can reserve a pass up to three months in advance and up to a day before you plan to visit, based on availability.
When are passes for a new month available?
Passes will be released three months in advance on the first of every month. Please note that passes are in high demand and supplies may be limited.
Is there a waiting list for passes?
No, reservations are first come, first served. If a pass is not available for the attraction or date you want, please make a different selection for an available date.
What do I need to bring with me the day of the visit?
Please bring the printed pass and a valid photo I.D. The name on the pass and I.D. must match. If the attraction accepts mobile passes you can present the pass on your device.
Can I cancel an active reservation?
Reservations can be cancelled only if the passes have not been printed or downloaded. To cancel a pass, log in to your Discover & Go account and click on “Cancel Pass.”
I didn’t use the pass for the date I reserved. Can I use it on another date?
No, if you reserve a pass and do not use it or cancel the reservation, the unused pass will count towards your limit. Please note some institutions only allow you to reserve one pass per year.
Is there a mobile version of Discover & Go?
You can access the Discover & Go website and reserve passes on your mobile device; however, not all attractions accept mobile passes. You may still be required to print out a paper pass. Valid photo I.D. is required for both mobile and paper passes.
Can my child reserve a pass?
Passes can only be reserved by an adult 18 and over with a library card in good standing.
Why can’t I make a reservation?
There are a few reasons why you may not be able to make a reservation:
All passes for the attraction are currently reserved. Check back on the first of the month!
You have two active reservations—the maximum you can have at any given time.
You’ve already used up your passes for this attraction this year.
I am unable to log in to Discover & Go.
Contact your local OC Public Library branch to check the status of your account.
You can also send an email by contacting us here.