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Your NJ Library Card Can Mean FREE Admission to Local Museums

We originally published details about the New Jersey Museum Pass Program in 2012 and we update it at least twice a year.

New Jersey Libraries’ Museum Pass Program

 

Have you always wanted to visit, Grounds for Sculpture, The Garden State Discovery Museum or the Intrepid Museum but maybe it wasn’t in your budget? Now you can thanks to your local library.

 

Many libraries around the garden state are participating in museum pass programs. These offer you a FREE visit to a local museum or attraction, or in some cases a discount on admission. The museum pass program varies from library to library so you will have to click on the links or call your library for more information. The most common process is to either request your passes online, pick up at the library just like a book and off you go! Most libraries allow you to sign out the passes for 3 days at a time though some may require a refundable cash deposit.

Some of the most common locations offered include:

  • The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex
  • Aviation Hall of Fame
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan
  • Museum of Natural History
  • The Frick Collection
  • Imagine That! Children’s Museum
  • Newark Museum of Art

I was super excited to find out about these programs, I can’t wait to borrow a pass from my library for one of the participating museums and take my family on an unexpected field trip.

 

Your NJ Library Card Can Mean FREE Admission to Local Museums Museum Pass

 

New Jersey libraries that participate in the Museum Pass Program

 

Atlantic County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Bergen County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Burlington County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Camden County Museum Library Pass Program

 

Cape May County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Cumberland County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Essex County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Gloucester County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Hudson County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Hunterdon County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Your NJ Library Card Can Mean FREE Admission to Local Museums(PIN)

 

Mercer County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Middlesex County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Monmouth County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Morris County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Ocean County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Passaic County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Salem County Library Museum Pass Program

  • None known as of 1/2020

 

Somerset County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Sussex County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Union County Library Museum Pass Program

 

Warren County Library Museum Pass Program

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Free Museum Passes from Your Local Library

Friday 27th of November 2020

[…] of common museums from town to town. For a near complete listing of NJ Libraries and their passes check out this article.  Here’s a sampling of the museum passes that our library and other Bergen/Passaic County […]

Mathew

Thursday 15th of August 2019

How come some libraries are not in the list . Mine is Allentown library,Monmouth county ,NJ

Jennifer A.

Thursday 15th of August 2019

Does your library offer a museum pass program? We have only listed the libraries where we were able to confirm they offer museum passes. - Jenn

Meredith

Wednesday 9th of January 2019

This sounds like a wonderful program ! However after viewing all the libraries that support and participate in the museum pass program , I am wondering why Cape May County (NJ) isn’t involved .

Jennifer A.

Thursday 10th of January 2019

Ask them. We have found that many of our readers have showed this article to their libraries and it has helped them start their own museum pass program. - Jenn

Mary McDermott

Saturday 22nd of September 2018

The Margate City library in Atlantic County also offers the museum pass to the Grounds for Sculpture.

Melanie C.

Monday 24th of September 2018

Hi Mary, I can't find that information online. Can you direct me to a website that shows what they offer? Thanks!

Brandi Grosso

Friday 10th of February 2017

The Vineland Public Library, Cumberland County, has a pass to WheatonArts as of July 2016. We should have a true Museum Pass program up and running in 2017!

Brandi Grosso Director Vineland Public Library

Jennifer A.

Friday 10th of February 2017

That is fantastic news! Please do let us know when your museum pass is running. - Jenn

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