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Battleship NJ
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
Bucks County Children's Museum
Museum Pass
Children's Museum of Manhatthan
Eastern State Penitentiary
The Frick Collection
Guggenheim Museum
Museum Pass
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
The Jewish Museum
MoMA Museum of Modern Art
Morris Museum
Museum of the Moving Image
Newark Museum
New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
Storm King Art Center
Wildlife Conservation Society
Crayola Experience

* Patrons can check out free Passes at the Fanwood Memorial Library
* ALL passes must be picked up at the Fanwood Memorial Library.
* Passes MUST be returned to the Circulation Desk at the Fanwood Memorial Library
* Passes CAN NOT be left in the Lobby or returned through the Book Drop
* Fees apply for Passes returned anywhere but to the Circulation Desk.
* Fees apply for late or lost Passes.
 Battleship New Jersey
  62 Battleship Place, Camden Waterfront, Camden, NJ 08103
  Phone: 856.966.1652
  Admits: 2 Adults and 3 children.
  Also Covers 15% discount at the Museum Store & Overnight Encampments
 Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
  Phone: 781.623.7200
  Admits: 2 Adults and all children under age 17.
  Bring your library card with the Pass.
  Also covers: 10% discount at the Garden Shop and BBG Cafe
 The Bucks County Children's Museum
  500 Union Square, New Hope, PA 18938
  Phone: 215.693.1290
  Admits: 6 people.
  Reservations Needed Saturdays, Sundays, & School Holidays.
 Children's Museum of Manhattan
  Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd St., New York, NY 10024
  Phone: 212.721.1234
  Admits: 4 people; at least one must be an adult.
  Also covers: 10% discount at the museum store; 10% off in-house dining at 4 nearb
 Crayola Experience
  30 Center Square, Easton, PA 18042
  Phone: 610.515.8000
CLICK HERE for a direct link to discounted ticket savings
 Eastern State Penitentiary
  2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130
  Phone: 215.236.3300
  Pass Admits: Free admission for up to 6 people
  Also Includes:One complimentary virtual group tour with every Library Museum Pass
  purchased. Email [email protected] to book.
 The Frick Collection
  1 East 70th St. (at Fifth Ave.), New York, NY 10021
  Phone: 212.288.0700
  Pass Admits: Up to 4 people on a given day.
  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.
 Guggenheim Museum
  1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), New York, NY 10128
  Phone: 212.423.3500
  Pass Admits: Free express admission for 4 adults or students plus half-price admission for 2
  additional guests. Children under 12 are always free.
  Also covers: 10% savings at cafes and shop; 25% during Members' Shopping Weeks
 Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex
  Pier 86, West 46th St. & 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036
  Phone: 877.957.SHIP (7447) or 212.245.0072
  No advance reservations needed for Library ticket holders.
  Pass Admits: 3 Adults & 3 Children to the Intrepid Museum & Submarine USS Growler.
  With the pass, additional discounted guest tickets can also be purchased.
  Also covers: Access to the Express Members-only line, and Space Shuttle Pavillion.
  PLEASE NOTE: The use of this membership is restricted to cardholders of the Fanwood
  and Scotch Plains libraries ONLY. When you visit the Intrepid with this membership card,
  you MUST also be prepared to show your library card.

 The Jewish Museum
  1109 5th Avenue (at 92nd St.), New York, NY, 10128
  Phone: 212.423.3200
  ** Two (2) FREE Single-use Adult tickets per card holder are available (as supplies last)
 Liberty Science Center
  Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305
  Phone: 201.200.1000
  Present your Fanwood or Scotch Plains Library card for a 10% discount
  on all membership levels, or $3 off any full-priced general admission ticket

  ** One discount per library card.
  ** Each family member must have their own library card in hand to receive the discount.

  11 W 53rd St.,
  New York, NY 10019    
  Phone: 212.708.9400            
     MoMA PS1
  22-25 Jackson Ave.,
  Long Island City, NY 11225   
  Phone: 718.784.2084

  No advance reservations needed for MusuemPass holders.
  Admits: 5 people, and allows the purchase of 3 additional admissions at $5 each.
  Children 16 and under are free at all times.
  Also covers: Free tickets to film programs on day of visit, and 10% discount at the
  MoMAstores and cafes.

 Morris Museum
  6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
  Phone: 973.971.3700
  No advance reservations needed for MusuemPass holders.
  Pass Admits: 2 adults + up to 3 children under 18 years of age.
  Also covers: Admission to Family Fun Days
 Museum of the Moving Image
  36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, NY, 11106
  Phone: 718.777.6800
  FREE Single-Use tickets admit 1 person of any age.
  [and are valid for one gallery admission & one same-day screening ticket (up to $15)]
  TICKETS must be requested at the Circulation Desk
  Patrons are limited to 5 tickets at a time.

 Newark Museum
  49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
  Phone: 973.596.6550
  Pass Admits: 2 adults + all children through age 17.
  Also covers: 15% discount at the museum store.
 New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
  170 Central Park West (at 77th Street), New York, NY 10024
  Phone: 212.873.3400
  Pass Admits: 2 adults and up to 4 children under 18.
  Also covers: 10% discount at the museum shop and cafe, and Special members-only
  hours for exclusive access to select exhibitions.
 Storm King Art Center
  1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY, 12553
  Phone: 845.534.3115
  Pass Admits: One free six-person car admission

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is MuseumPass?
MuseumPass is a popular program sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial and Scotch Plains Public Libraries that lets cardholders and Friends of both Libraries visit area museums for free or at a minimal cost!

Who may borrow museum passes?
Scotch Plains Public Library and Fanwood Memorial Library resident adult cardholders. Cardholders must be in good standing.

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.

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

Can I reserve a museum pass?
Museum passes are available on a first-come/first-served basis. You cannot reserve a pass.

Are museum passes free?
Yes, but late and lost fees apply. Discounted tickets are available to some museums. Prices vary.

What if I don't return a pass on time?
Passes MUST BE RETURNED IN PERSON to the Fanwood Memorial Library circulation desk, NOT in the book drop!
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, unless otherwise specified in museum descriptions above.

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 check the museum hours and closures due to special events.

Who pays for the MuseumPass program?
MuseumPass 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.

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