Cultural Adventure Pass

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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, check availability, 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 8 p.m. on Thursday. If the pickup date is Friday the pass may be returned on Monday before 8 p.m.

Need to cancel a pass? Contact ask@sclibnj.org, or click on the “My Account” link after accessing our Cultural Adventure Pass site.

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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. 

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The Academy of Natural Sciences recommends reserving a timed ticket online at bit.ly/ANSMuseumPass before you visit. After choosing your date and time of arrival and the number of adults and children in your party, add the tickets to your cart. Proceed to the cart by clicking the cart icon and enter the Reservation Code printed on the museum pass. This will apply the museum pass benefit for free tickets. Add your contact information to the Guest Information section and click the Finalize Sale button.

Your timed tickets will be sent to the email address you provide. You’ll present your timed tickets along with this museum pass at our admissions desk. If you choose to visit the museum without reserving a time, you may have to wait until a slot is available.

(Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, and Warren Twp. branches)

Philadelphia, PA/ 215-574-0380  / https://www.aampmuseum.org/
SCLSNJ’s pass allows unlimited museum admission for four (4) adults and up to eight (8) children (ages 4-17).

(Pass available at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, 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 Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, North Plainfield, and Warren Twp. branches)

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***In addition to a pass, all visitors including children need a ticket to enter.***

Use the link below, click “Not a Member. Buy Tickets” and, after choosing a date and any time that is NOT the top  “9:55am – 6:00pm BBG Member All-Day Entry” option, enter the number of tickets under “Affiliated Organization Tickets” and check out. To finalize the transaction, after check-out, fill out the name(s) associated with the ticket(s) and select “Culture Pass” as the Affiliate program. The tickets and library membership card must be shown in order to gain entry. 

https://www.showclix.com/event/brooklyn-botanic-garden-admission-2021/listing

Philadelphia, PA / 215-236-3300 / https://www.easternstate.org/

SCLSNJ’s pass admits six (6) people for our daytime tours from 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm). Children under 7 are free.

(Pass available at the Bridgewater, Manville, Somerville, and Warren Twp. 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, pass holders receive a 10% discount at Café 3, The Wright restaurant, and the Guggenheim store. (Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, Peapack and Gladstone, and Warren Twp. branches)

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Florham Park, NJ / 973-966-8000 / https://imaginethatmuseum.com/
SCLSNJ’s pass admits up to 4 people to visit our museum at no charge, provided they bring the validated Imagine That Library Pass with them.

(Pass available at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, and Warren Twp. branches)

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New York, NY / 877-957-SHIP (7447) / intrepidmuseum.org
SCLSNJ’s pass admits 2 Adults and 2 Children under 18 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. 

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Please note the instructions below regarding timed reservations. Your library card and cultural adventure pass must be presented upon entry.

(Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs, Manville, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Warren Twp., and Watchung branches)

For the Bound Brook pass:
You can reserve your visit in advance by using the following dedicated URL:
WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG/PURCHASE-TICKETS.ASPX?PARTNERID=1181

For the Bridgewater pass:
You can reserve your visit in advance by using the following dedicated URL:
WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG/PURCHASE-TICKETS.ASPX?PARTNERID=1182

For the Hillsborough pass:
You can reserve your visit in advance by using the following dedicated URL:
WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG/PURCHASE-TICKETS.ASPX?PARTNERID=1183

For the Manville pass:
You can reserve your visit in advance by using the following dedicated URL:
WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG/PURCHASE-TICKETS.ASPX?PARTNERID=1184

For the Mary Jacobs pass:
You can reserve your visit in advance by using the following dedicated URL:
WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG/PURCHASE-TICKETS.ASPX?PARTNERID=1185

For the North Plainfield pass:
You can reserve your visit in advance by using the following dedicated URL:
WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG/PURCHASE-TICKETS.ASPX?PARTNERID=1186

For the Peapack and Gladstone pass:
You can reserve your visit in advance by using the following dedicated URL:
WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG/PURCHASE-TICKETS.ASPX?PARTNERID= 1187

For the Warren Township pass:
You can reserve your visit in advance by using the following dedicated URL:
WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG/PURCHASE-TICKETS.ASPX?PARTNERID= 1188

For the Watchung pass:
You can reserve your visit in advance by using the following dedicated URL:
WWW.INTREPIDMUSEUM.ORG/PURCHASE-TICKETS.ASPX?PARTNERID= 1194

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, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Somerville, Warren Twp., and Watchung branches)

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Princeton, NJ / 609-924-8144 / https://www.morven.org/
SCLSNJ’s pass admits up to four (4) adults free entry. Children under 6 are free, and strollers are not allowed in the museum.

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You can reserve your tickets for timed entry in advance by using the promo code “SCLS21” at https://www.morven.org/tickets. The passes must be presented along with the tickets upon entry.

(Pass available at the Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Mary Jacobs,  Somerville,  and Watchung branches)

New York, NY/ 212-708-9400/ https://www.moma.org/

SCLSNJ’s pass admits priority entrance for five (5) people. As part of our corporate membership, MOMA does not require a timed ticket for SCLSNJ pass holders. Simply present the MOMA cultural adventure pass to be scanned at the gallery entrance in the Museum lobby. In addition, pass holders receive free tickets to MoMA film programs on the day of visit. Passholders also receive a 10% discount at MoMA stores and cafés.

(Pass available at the Bound Brook, Bridgewater, Hillsborough, Manville, Mary Jacobs, North Plainfield, Peapack & 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 8:00 p.m. on Thursday. If the pickup date is Friday the pass may be returned on Monday before 8:00 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.