Rooooadddd Trip! Borrow a Kit with FREE Admission to Six Cool Sites!

Our Experience Kits Program is back! This great program gives you a chance to visit unique historic sites and museums in our area with FREE admission! We have six sites this year–all within an hour drive or so from our area. Begins May 29 but you can reserve your week now. Read below for all the details.

  • The Heinz History Center (includes Ft. Pitt and Meadowcroft Rockshelter)
  • Braddock’s Battlefield
  • Depreciation Lands Museum
  • Fort Ligonier
  • Historic Ft. Steuben
  • Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

View the brochure HERE.

Find out more about the sites before you go-Scan this QR Code or visit

How does it work?

You can reserve any kit for one week. Kits must be reserved through the Adult Services Reference Desk–call or stop by! (You cannot reserve online but if a kit hasn’t been reserved for that week and you stop in–you can pick it up on the spot!) Please read the details below or pick up a brochure with more information. Please check the website or call the place you are visiting for their schedule and any current safety procedures.

Here are the details:

  • Tickets provide free admission for two adults/six children (under 18).
  • Kits contain a Barcoded Pass and Information Sheet and a Virtual Experience Kit sheet.
  • Kits check out for one week, WEDNESDAY to TUESDAY.  You MUST pick up and return within that week. There are no extensions. Kits cannot be renewed. (Remember—others are waiting!)
  • Kits must be picked up and returned ONLY at Shaler North Hills Library—Reference Desk. Please do NOT use the Book Drop or return to any other library.
  • *****Do NOT relinquish the ticket to the site! It must be returned with the admission kit each Tuesday.*****

Stop by the Reference Desk at the Library or call us at 412-486-0211 to make your reservation. You may reserve the Heinz kit ONCE and the other kits TWICE during the 2024-2025 season.

For each site you visit before October 31 you can enter to win a prize basket! Use this QR Code after you visit (it’s also in your kit!)