As you know, NMSL & Department of Cultural Affairs institutions partnered with New Mexico public libraries to provide the FamilyPass for free admission to 15 state museums and historic sites. So far, these passes have been used at DCA sites almost 3,000 times. A number of people have responded to the survey about their experience using the FamilyPass and here is a glimpse at how the New Mexico FamilyPass is being used.
Museum and Historic Sites Visited:
*Note, surveys have not been returned to reflect visits to the following sites: El Camino Real Historic Trail, Fort Selden Historic, Fort Stanton Historic, Redondo Memorial, Jemez Historic, and Lincoln Historic sites.
Up to 6 people can attend on one pass! It looks like most users are taking 4 people.
Number of people attending in each group:Here’s what people are saying so far!
The DCA New Mexico FamilyPass is available for checkout at all New Mexico public libraries and branches, as well as the State Library and its three rural bookmobiles. Passes are valid through August 30, 2016.
The FamilyPass may be used at the following locations:
- 7 New Mexico Historic Sites, Statewide
- New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe
- New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe
- Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe
- Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe
- New Mexico Museum of Space History, Alamogordo
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque
- New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces
- National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
Please encourage patrons to complete the quick survey when they return the pass. This survey is available online, at NMStateLibrary.org. However, they may also complete a paper survey. To continue and possibly expand the program, it is important for us to document the outcomes and provide stories of patron use.
Return any completed paper surveys to:
New Mexico State Library – Development Bureau
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507
If patrons have questions regarding museums or historic sites, please direct them to contact the specific museum or historic site.