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Cultural Adventure Pass

SCLSNJ’s Cultural Adventure Pass program allows you to check out passes for free admission and special discounts at select locations in the metropolitan area. You can view more information below and see where we have passes available.

To make a reservation, choose a pass, and then click on the branch where you’d like to pick it up.

  • Choose the date you want to pick up the pass when you make your reservation.
  • You have three days to use the pass.
  • You can pick up the pass any time on the pickup date for your reservation and return any time on the due date.
    • For example, if the pickup date is Tuesday, you may check out the pass any time on Tuesday or Wednesday and return the pass by 9 p.m. on Thursday. If the pickup date is Friday the pass may be returned on Monday before 9 p.m.
  • To cancel a pass contact ask@sclibnj.org, or click on the “My Account” link after accessing our Cultural Adventure Pass site.

Philadelphia, PA / 215-299-1000 / ansp.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and up to five (5) children. In addition, passholders receive a 10% discount in the Academy Shop and AcademyCafé, and free entry to Academy Festivals, including Paleopalooza and Bug Fest. Passholders wishing to see the Butterflies! exhibit will pay a $3 fee per person. Passholders are also responsible for paying full price to see any ticketed special exhibits. (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, and Warren Twp. branches)

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Camden, NJ / 856-966-1652 / battleshipnewjersey.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and up to three (3) children under 18. In addition, passholders receive 15% off in the gift shop and 15% off the Overnight Program. Patrons may also receive free or reduced admission to most special events.  (Pass available at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, and Warren Twp. branches)

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Brooklyn, NY / 718-623-7200 / bbg.org  
SCLSNJ’s pass admits to two (2) adults and children under 17. In addition, passholders receive a 10% discount at the store and café.  (Pass available at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, North Plainfield, and Warren Twp. branches)

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New York, NY / 212-274-0986 / cmany.org 

SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and four (4) children. (Pass available at the Bridgewater, Manville and Warren Twp. branches) 

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New York, NY / 212-849-8400 / cooperhewitt.org 

SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and children under 18, 10% discount at the Café and SHOP Cooper Hewitt, discounted program tickets, and discounted parking. (Pass available at the Manville branch)

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Norristown, PA / 800-652-4143 / elmwoodparkzoo.org 

SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and up to six (6) children (ages 3-12). Children 2 years old and under are free. In addition passholders receive a 10% discount at the gift shop, food purchases, and attractions (giraffes, bison, and bird feeding). (Pass available at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, and Warren Twp. branches)

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New York, NY / 212-288-0700 / frick.org
There will be two (2) passes in each case. Each SCLSNJ pass admits one (1) person. Children under 10 are not admitted to the Collection. In addition, passholders receive a 10% discount at the Museum Shop as well as discounts on concerts and education programs. (Pass available at the Bridgewater and Warren Twp. branches)

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Cherry Hill, NJ / 856-424-1233 / discoverymuseum.com 
SCLSNJ’s pass admits six (6) people. Children under 1 year old are free. In addition, passholders receive a discount at the Discovermore Toy Store. (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, and North Plainfield branches)

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Hamilton, NJ / 609-586-0616 / groundsforsculpture.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits four (4) people per day, including adults, children over 5 years, and seniors. Admission is always free for children 5 and under. Additional guests are required to pay admission. In addition, passholders receive a 10% discount on selected items at the gift shop. The pass does not include discounts to GFS restaurants. The replacement cost for a lost pass is $50. Library pass holders do not require a Timed Ticket. (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, Mary Jacobs, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Somerville, Warren Twp., and Watchung branches)

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New York, NY / 212-423-3500 /guggenheim.org 

SCLSNJ’s pass admits up to four (4) adults or students, plus half-price admission for up to two (2) additional guests. Children under the age of 12 are always free. In addition, passholders receive a 10% discount at Café 3, The Wright restaurant, and the Guggenheim store. (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Mary Jacobs, Somerville, Warren Twp., and Watchung branches)

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New York, NY / 877-957-SHIP (7447) / intrepidmuseum.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits six (6) people to the Intrepid Museum, the Growler submarine, and the Space Shuttle Pavilion. Passholders may also use the express members-only line to receive their tickets in the museum box office. Present your Library card as well as the museum pass for admission.  (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, Manville, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Warren Twp., and Watchung branches)

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Schnecksville, PA / 610-799-4171 / lvzoo.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and four (4) children. Passholders receive a 10% discount at the Nature Store and the restaurants Geaker’s and Caribbean Noodles (opening this summer). *This pass does not provide admittance to the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange, NJ or the Philadelphia Zoo. (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, Mary Jacobs, and Somerville branches)

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New York, NY / 212-534-1672 / mcny.org 

SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and up to four (4) children; free admission to Family Programs, including tours and workshops for kids ages 6-12; 10% discount on Courses for Kids, including I Spy New York: Capturing the City through the Camera; discounts on ticketed public programs, including panel discussions, concerts, book talks, and film screenings; 20% discount in the Museum Shop; and 20% discount in Chalsty’s Café. (Pass available at the Warren Twp. branch)

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New York, NY / 212-708-9400 / moma.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits priority entrance for five (5) people. No tickets required – present card to be scanned at the gallery entrance in the Museum lobby. In addition, passholders receive free tickets to MoMA film programs on the day of visit. Pick up same-day film tickets at the lobby information desk (beginning at 9:30 a.m. daily) or at the film desk (one hour prior to screenings). Passholders also receive a 10% discount at MoMA stores and cafés. (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, Somerville, and Warren Twp. branches)

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Morristown, NJ / 973-971-3700 / morrismuseum.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and three (3) children. (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, Mary Jacobs, Peapack & Gladstone, Warren Twp., and Watchung branches)

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Philadelphia, PA / 877-740-1766 / amrevmuseum.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits to two (2) adults and children under 17. In addition, passholders receive a 10% discount at the store and café.  (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, Mary Jacobs, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone,  Somerville, Warren Twp., and Watchung branches)

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Philadelphia, PA / 215-409-6600 / constitutioncenter.org 

SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and up to four (4) children. In addition, passholders receive a 10% discount at the Delegates’ Café and Museum Store. (Pass available at the Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, and Warren Twp. branches)

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nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/parkindex

Provides free entrance to New Jersey State Parks and Forests that charge daily walk-in or parking fees. Check the website for hours of operation at each individual State Park. (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, Mary Jacobs, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, and Warren Twp. branches)

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New York, NY / 212-873-3400 / nyhistory.org

SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and up to four (4) children under the age of 18, and 10% off purchases at the Museum Store, Parliament Coffee and Espresso Bar, and Storico. (Pass available at the Bridgewater and Warren Twp. branches)

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Philadelphia, PA / 215-972-7600 / pafa.org 

SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and four (4) children under the age of 18 with free general admission to both the Historic Landmark Building and the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building during regular museum hours. Not valid for entry to special events. (Pass available at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, and Warren Twp. branches)

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New Windsor, NY / 845-534-3115 / stormking.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits two (2) adults and up to four (4) children under age 18, living at the same address. (Pass available at the Bridgewater, Peapack & Gladstone, Warren Twp., and Watchung branches)

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Liberty Corner, NJ / 908-234-2300 / usga.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits four (4) adults. Additional fees apply for the Pynes Putting Course. (Pass available at the Bridgewater, Peapack and Gladstone, and Warren Twp. branches)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Passes can be reserved online or by phone using your library card and pin number. If you currently receive notices by email, you will immediately receive a confirmation email and a few days before the pass is to be picked up, you will receive a reminder email. Please call or visit any SCLSNJ branch to sign up for email notification. Confirmations and reminders are delivered by email only, not phone. Not all passes are available at all libraries.

There is no charge to check out a museum pass, only your valid Somerset County Library card is needed (not expired, no fines over $20).

A specific museum pass can be reserved once per month per card. For example, you may only reserve the Guggenheim once per month. Up to five museum passes can be reserved in a calendar month per card.

Reservations can be made up to 30 days in advance.

The membership conditions of each museum vary; to view these click on Reserve Pass By Museum.

You can cancel online or by calling any SCLSNJ branch.

If the library is unexpectedly closed due to weather or another emergency and you can not pick up your reservation before it expires, then unfortunately you have lost your reservation.

Pick up your pass at the library branch where the reservation was made for. Passes circulate for three (3) days, except when the pickup date is on Friday, then the due date is Monday. Pick up the pass any time on the pickup date and return any time on the due date. For example, if the pickup date is Tuesday, you may check out the pass any time on Tuesday or Wednesday and return the pass by 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. If the pickup date is Friday the pass may be returned on Monday before 9:00 p.m.

Present the library card that was used to reserve the pass at check-out. The library card must be in good standing (not expired, no fines over $20). Some destinations may ask to see your library card.

Yes, you will need to present the library card that you used when reserving the pass to pick it up. The library card must be in good standing (not expired, no fines over $20).

Passes have to be returned to the library branch where it was picked up; return on time to avoid a late fee. Passes may be left in the book drop. If the library branch is open at the time you are dropping off the pass, please make your best effort to return the pass inside the building. Thank you for your consideration of others who are waiting to use the pass.

The late fee for all passes is $20/day. If a pass is lost or damaged the replacement fee is $50, with the exception of Grounds for Sculpture, where the fee is $100.

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