The Friends of the North Brunswick Public Library have generously provided FREE passes to some of the area’s most popular museums!

Check out a pass to one of the museums with your North Brunswick Library card, just like a book! Enjoy your visit along with family and friends, then return the pass to the Library the next day.

Passes will be loaned for a 3 day period.

  • Day of pick up – Pick up your pass at the Reference Desk
  • Day of use – The day you plan on visiting the venue
  • Return Day – Return the pass before 11 AM (1 PM on Sundays)

Check out the Museums below for more information, as well as information about the program itself!

Click here for FAQ’s


 

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

 

1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-299-1000

Founded in 1812, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is a world-class natural history museum dedicated to advancing research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science. Museum highlights include:

Open: 10 am–4:30 pm, Monday–Friday
10 am–5:00 pm, Weekends and Holidays
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Discovering Dinosaurs exhibit in Dinosaur Hall, where more than 30 dinosaur species are represented. Visitors can climb into a dinosaur footprint and skulls, explore dinosaur eggs, walk like a dinosaur, and watch as fossil preparators in the Fossil Prep Lab clean and prepare real fossils for further study.

Butterflies! Stroll through a lush, tropical indoor garden where beautiful live butterflies flutter all around. Check out the pupae chamber and you may see a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.

Outside In: a hands-on, highly-interactive center designed for young children to explore. Visitors can touch live animals, pan for shark teeth, search for fossil footprints, watch a working beehive, and view a fish pond from the bottom up.

Live Animal Center: Watch animal keepers feed and care for nearly 100 live mammals, reptiles and amphibians, many of which are injured and can no longer survive in the wild. These nature ambassadors guest star in Outside In, live animal shows in the museum and outreach programs for school and community events.


 

Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial

100 Clinton St. Camden, NJ 08103
866-877-6262

 

 

HOURS OF OPERATION
The Battleship is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day

Jan. 1 – Feb. 3
Closed for Walk-up Tours

Feb. 4 – Feb. 28
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30am – 3pm *Ship will also open Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20

March 1 – April 30
Open Every day, 9:30am – 3pm

May 1 – Sept. 4
Every day, 9:30am – 5pm

Sept. 5 – Dec. 31
Every day, 9:30am – 3pm

NEW JERSEY (BB-62) was decommissioned for the fourth and final time on February 8, 1991 in Long Beach, California and later towed to Bremerton, Washington where she resided until heading home to New Jersey. She was officially stricken from the Navy list on February 12,1995 but was then ordered reinstated by an order of congress as a mobilization asset under Bill 1024 section 1011. On January 4, 1999 NEW JERSEY was again stricken from the Navy list and IOWA replaced her as a mobilization asset. On September 12, 1999 NEW JERSEY began her Final Voyage home from Bremerton, where she had rested in mothballs for the last 8 years. On November 11th, she arrived at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Since that time, she has been restored, opened and established as an educational museum and a tribute to the brave sailors who served on her during her long and distinguished career. The Battleship New Jersey opened as a Museum and Memorial in October 2001.


Garden State Discovery Museum

2040 Springdale Road, Suite 100
Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08003
856-424-1233

www.discoverymuseum.com

The Garden State Discovery Museum, located just outside of Philadelphia in Cherry Hill, NJ, is one of south Jersey’s largest attractions for family fun and discovery. Since opening in 1994, the Museum has continually provided unique experiences where adults and children interact and learn together, while exploring high quality, kid-powered hands-on exhibits.

The Garden State Discovery Museum provides multifaceted learning opportunities for children aged 10 and under and their favorite caregivers.  Whether they are building and remodeling the two-story house in Under Construction or caring for pets in Vet and Pet, they are building self-esteem, self-confidence, compassion and are learning to work cooperatively. The Museum offers over 20 giant kid-powered exhibits and educational entertainment at its hands-on best.

Open: 9:30am – 5:30pm daily
Saturdays: 9:30am – 8:30pm October – April

 


 

Grounds for Sculpture

18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ 
609-586-0616
www.groundsforsculpture.org

Open: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The Grounds for Sculpture displays works by American and international sculptors in a variety of styles and media. 1 pass available, admits 4 people.


 

The Guggenheim Museum (Available for a limited time only)

1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128
212-423-3500
www.groundsforsculpture.org

MUSEUM HOURS

MON-WED
10 am–5:45 pm

THURSDAY
CLOSED

FRIDAY
10 am–5:45 pm

SATURDAY
10 am–7:45 pm

SUNDAY
10 am–5:45 pm

An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-evolving institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.


The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

West Side, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street. NYC
877-957-SHIP (7447)
www.intrepidmuseum.org

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage and explore interactive exhibits.

Open: April 1st – October 31st: Monday to Friday 10 a.m – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10 a.m – 6 p.m.
November 1st – March 31st: Daily (including Holidays) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

1 pass available, admits 6 people (does NOT include the Space Shuttle Enterprise). Please note that all guests under the age of 16 MUST BE accompanied by at least one adult.


New York Historical Society Museum & Library

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
212-873-3400
http://www.nyhistory.org/

 

HOURS 

Tuesday-Thursday, Saturday – 10am-6pm

Friday – 10am-8pm

Sunday – 11am-5pm

Monday – CLOSED
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City. New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.


Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center, Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Blvd., Jersey City, NJ
201.200.1000
www.lsc.org

Liberty Science Center is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. Dedicated to bringing the excitement of science to people of all ages, Liberty Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, the world’s largest IMAX Dome Theater, live simulcast surgeries, a tornado-force wind simulator, K-12 classrooms and labs, and teacher-development programs.

Hours vary seasonally.

A $3 per person discount is available on-site with a North Brunswick Public Library card.


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1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ
732.349.7090
http://www.insectropolis.com

Open: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Insectropolis is a fun and unique insect learning center that dazzles visitors of all ages. Set within the architecture of a bug-themed city, their creative displays entertain guests as they learn about these fascinating creatures. 3 passes available, each admits 2 people. Limit of one pass per person.


Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
https://www.bbg.org/

When Brooklyn Botanic Garden was founded more than a century ago, New York City area was quickly being developed into a cityscape of buildings and paved roads. Creating a public garden was one way to ensure that some green space remained. Today, the Garden has come to represent the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display.

HOURS

Open March 1st – October 31st

General Grounds

  • Tuesday–Friday: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays (but open Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Columbus Day, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.)
  • Closed Labor Day
  • Last admission into the Garden is 30 minutes before closing time.

Museum Pass FAQs

How do I reserve a pass?

Make a reservation in person at the Reference Desk or by telephone at 732-246-3545.

Is there a charge to reserve a pass? What is the late fee or replacement fee?

There is no charge to reserve a museum pass. Only one museum pass per household may be checked out at a time. If a pass is not returned on time, a fine of $5.00 per day will be charged, up to a maximum of the cost of the pass.

If a pass is lost, the patron will be charged the full cost of the pass.

Who can reserve a pass?

You must have a current North Brunswick Public Library card in good standing to place a reservation. The pass can only be reserved with an adult card. A pass cannot be reserved with a child’s or teen’s card.

How many people per pass are admitted to a museum?

It depends on the pass. Each museum has its own admission rules. Check above or at the library for more information.

What is “Day of Use?”

“Day of Use” is the day you plan on visiting the museum. The pass can be picked up between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. the day prior to the “Day of Use” and MUST be returned by 1:00 p.m. the day after the “Day of Use.”

Can I cancel my reservation?

Reservations can be cancelled. Please let the Library know that you want to cancel as soon as possible since others may want to use the museum pass for that day.

Where do I pick up my pass?

The pass must be picked up at the Reference Desk of the North Brunswick Public Library central branch no earlier than 4 p.m. prior to the “Day of Use.”

Do I need my library card to pick up the pass?

Yes, you must present the library card used when reserving the pass.

Where do I return my pass? Are passes renewable?

The pass must be returned to the Reference Desk by 1 p.m. after the “Day of Use.” If the library is closed, the pass must be returned by 1 p.m. on the next day the library is open.

Unfortunately, museum passes are not renewable.

Are there any other important details I need to know before I visit any museum?

The user is responsible for any fees or charges not included with the pass (such as parking, surcharges for special exhibit admission, etc.). Remember to check the museum’s website for information about current exhibits and special programs. Always confirm operating hours before visiting, as these are subject to change, and always confirm with a museum regarding reciprocal memberships before visiting, as possible restrictions or policies may apply or change without notice.

 

 

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