The Library of Fanwood and Scotch Plains

Museum

MuseumPass is an exciting program sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial and Scotch Plains Public Libraries. It enables card holders and Friends of both Libraries to visit area museums for free or at a minimal cost!

Reciprocal Programs and Networks
Extend the Value of your MuseumPass.

For email updates on museum exhibits and events, join our mailing list
with a request to Annette at
annette.romad@gmail.com

Click the Museum of your choice for DetailsClick here for FAQs / Program Guidelines
Reciprocal Programs and Networks Extend the Value of your MuseumPass. See participating museums below for more information.

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 Adventure Aquarium
  www.adventureaquarium.com/
  1 Aquarium Drive, Camden, NJ, 08103
  Phone: 856.365.3300
  Admits: The Adventure Aquarium does not offer an institutional pass,
  and so the libraries are offering:
  Single-use tickets at the deeply discounted cost of $13.00 each per adult (age 13+)
  and $8.00 each per child (age 2-12).

  The balance of this normally $24.95 (for adults) and $17.95 (for kids) fee
  is subsidized by the Friends - over a 50% savings for you!.

  Children under 2 are admitted free with an adult.
  These are one-time use passes and do not need to be returned to the library.
 American Museum of Natural History
  www.amnh.org
  Central Park West at 79th St., New York, NY 10024
  Phone: 212.769.5100
  Admits: The American Museum of Natural History no longer offers an institutional pass,
  and so the libraries are offering:
  Single-use tickets at the deeply discounted cost of $10.00 each.
  The balance of this normally $25 (for adults), $19 (for seniors) and $14.50 (for kids) fee
  is subsidized by the Friends - over a 45 - 60% savings for you!.

  IN ADDITON each ticket is also good for admission to your choice of:
  One special exhibition, an IMAX film or a Planetarium show
  No more waiting for membership card returns on school vacation days
  and busy weekends!

  These are one-time use passes and do not need to be returned to the library.
 Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
PLEASE NOTE - Cooper Hewitt is closed until December 12, 2014!
In the meantime these passes can be used at their reciprocal museums - see below
  www.cooperhewitt.org
  2 East 91st St., New York, NY 10128
  on Museum Mile, at the corner of 91st St. & Fifth Ave.
  Phone: 212.849.8400
  Admits: Two passes are available, each admitting 2 adults and all children under age 18.
  Also covers: 10% discount at the museum shop the cafe and discounts at neighborhood businesses.
Includes membership in the Art Museum Reciprocal Network (AMRN) which provides reciprocal access to other area and national museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Academy Museum (NYC), The Newark (NJ) Museum and many more.
Click the link HERE for more information and participant details.
To confirm reciprocal participation it's a good idea to call ahead.
 The Frick Collection
  www.frick.org
  1 East 70th St., New York, NY 10021
  Phone: 212.288.0700
  Admits: Each pass admits 1 adult (there are 2 passes).
  The Frick does not allow children under the age of 10 in the museum.
  Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  Also covers: 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases.
 Grounds for Sculpture
BE ADVISED: IF THIS PASS IS LOST,THE BORROWER WILL BE CHARGED
THE FULL REPLACEMENT COST OF $400.00

  http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
  18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, New Jersey 08619
  For online driving directions, please use the address 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619
  Phone: 609.586.0616
  Admits: 4 people of any age
 Guggenheim Museum
  www.guggenheim.org
  1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), New York, NY 10128
  Phone: 212.423.3500
  Admits: 2 adults plus 3 additional guests.
  Also covers: 10% discount at the gift store and the restaurant and cafe.
  Access to lectures and programs. Includes reciprocal membership at other national museums and Frank Lloyd Wright sites.
Click the link HERE for more information and participant details.
To confirm reciprocal participation it's a good idea to call ahead.
 Imagine That!!!
  www.imaginethatmuseum.com/
  4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, N.J. 07932
  Phone: 973.966.8000
  Admits: 4 people of any age.
 Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex
PLEASE NOTE: The use of this membership is restricted to cardholders of the Fanwood & Scotch Plains libraries ONLY. When you visit the Intrepid with this membership card, you MUST also be prepared to show your library card.
  www.intrepidmuseum.org/
  Pier 86, West 46th St. & 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036
  Phone: 877.957.SHIP (7447) or 212.245.0072
  Admits: Up to 6 people to the Intrepid Museum and submarine Growler
  Also covers: Access to the Express Members-only line.
  There is an additional fee for the Space Shuttle Pavilion.
 Liberty Hall Museum
  www.kean.edu/libertyhall
  1003 Morris Ave., Kean University of NJ, Union, NJ 07083
  Phone: 908.527.04000
  Admits: 2 adults (non-related okay) + all related children.
  Also covers: 10% discount at the museum store.
 Montclair Art Museum
  www.montclairartmuseum.org
  3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair, NJ 07042
  Phone: 973.746.5555
  Admits: 2 adults + all children under 18 years of age.
 Morris Museum
  www.morrismuseum.org
  6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown NJ 07960
  Phone: 973.971.3700
  Admits: 2 adults + up to 3 children under 18 years of age.
  Also covers: 10% discount on in-store museum shop purchases over $10.

 Museum of the City of New York
  www.mcny.org
  1220 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10029
  Phone: 212.534.1672
  Admits: 2 adults and 4 children.
  Also covers: 10% discount at the museum store and cafe
  Also good for admission to the South Street Seaport Museum
  12 Fulton St., between Water St. & South St., New York City 10038
  Phone: 212.748.8600

 New York Historical Society
  www.nyhistory.org/
  170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
  Phone: 212.873.3400
  now Featuring the
  DiMenna Children's History Museum at the New-York Historical Society
  Admits: 2 adults and all children under 18.
  Also covers: 10% discount at the museum shop and cafe.
  Includes membership in Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program which provides access to a number of other fantastic museums across New York State.
Click the link HERE for more information and participant details.
To confirm reciprocal participation it's a good idea to call ahead.
 The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms
  www.stickleymuseum.org
  2352 RT-10, Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07950
  Phone: 973.540.1165
  Admits: 2 adults and all children.
 Turtle Back Zoo
  www.turtlebackzoo.org
  560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, New Jersey, 07052
  Phone: 973.731.5800
  Admits: The Turtle Back Zoo does not offer an institutional pass,
  and so the libraries are offering:
  Single-use tickets at the deeply discounted cost of $5.00 each per adult or child (age 2+)
  The balance of this normally $11.00 (for adults) and $8.00 (for kids) fee
  is subsidized by the Friends - over a 38-55% savings for you!.

  Children under 2 are admitted free
  These are one-time use passes and do not need to be returned to the library.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Museum Pass?
Museum Pass is an exciting new program sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial and Scotch Plains Public Libraries that lets card holders and Friends of both Libraries visit area museums for free or at a minimal cost!

Who may borrow museum passes?
Scotch Plains and Fanwood Library adult cardholders, and members of the Friends of either Library who have a MURAL Card. Cardholders must be in good standing. MURAL cardholders who are not members of the Friends are not eligible.

Are there other rules about borrowing the passes?
Yes, there are several. Only one museum pass can be checked out per household. Once a museum pass has been checked out for a particular museum the household members must wait three months before taking out that same pass. These rules help everybody get a chance to visit the museums. Please read the additional rules posted further down the page.

How long may I keep a pass?
Three (3) days.

Who may use the pass with me?
Every museum has different rules about its pass. Please check the guidelines for each specific pass.

How may I pick up and return a museum pass?
Museum passes are available on a first-come first-served basis. You cannot reserve a pass in any way.
Passes may be checked out only at the Scotch Plains Public Library. Please return the pass in person to the circulation desk.

What will it cost me?
Absolutely nothing, unless you are purchasing discounted tickets. However, late and lost fees apply

What if I don't return a pass on time?
Failure to return the pass will result in a fine of $10.00 per day (with a maximum fine of $200.00). Failure to return the pass container will result in a fine of $5.00. Patrons will be charged $25 for a new museum pass in the event it is lost.

Which museum passes are available?
Please see the list at the top of the page - and of course we welcome your suggestions!

Do all the passes work the same way?
Each museum has different guidelines for its pass. Please respect the guidelines. It is up to the patron to determine the museum's hours.

What are the Art Museum Reciprocal Network (AMRN), the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program?
The reciprocal networks allow you to use a museum pass at other institutions. For example, The Cooper Hewitt reciprocal card is good for cooperating institutions in the Art Museum Reciprocal Network.
PLEASE NOTE that every museum in the network has its own rules regarding their participation in the network; some may not accept institutional memberships like ours. Please call ahead to if you plan to use the reciprocal feature, and mention you will be presenting a library membership.

Who pays for the museum pass?
The Museum Pass program is made possible by the generous joint support of the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library and the Scotch Plains Public Library.

Who are the Friends of the Library?
Both Libraries' Friends groups are contributors and volunteers who are committed to supporting the health and well being of their local libraries. They work to foster interest in the libraries, make the public aware of the libraries' services and needs, and help the libraries provide special programs for individuals or groups in the community. The Friends also support the libraries with funds for the purchase of equipment, programs, and materials.

How do I join the Friends?
If you are interested in becoming a Friend, membership forms are available at the front desk of each library.

A Snapshot of Museum Pass Guidelines

For more details, see the FAQs above

* Patrons must be in good standing with the library (no outstanding fines or fees).

* Passes are offered on a first-come/first-served basis.

* One museum pass is allowed per household.

* A family may take out a pass to each museum one time in a 3 month period.

* Passes may be kept for three days.

* Patrons are asked to return the passes as soon as possible after they are used.

* It is recommended that the passes be returned in person, and not in the drop box.

* Failure to return the pass will result in a fine of $10.00 per day (with a maximum fine of $200.00)

* Failure to return the pass container will result in a fine of $5.00.

* Patrons will be charged $25 for a new museum pass in the event that it is lost.

* Each museum has its own rules concerning their pass. Please read all guidelines carefully.

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