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  • SCLSNJ's Museum Pass Program (2017-2018)

Your Library Challenges You to Explore Cultural Venues Throughout NJ and Beyond

17 exciting destinations available to Somerset County residents for free – all you need is your SCLSNJ Library Card!

Your Library has always offered you a world of adventure, even when you are just sitting on your favorite couch, curled up under a shady tree, or spending time sipping an espresso in your neighborhood coffee shop. A book can allow you to travel to many exotic places without ever taking a step.

But, now, the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey wants you to combine your love of reading and your passion for adventure, and explore the amazing cultural institutions available to you throughout New Jersey and beyond. With SCLSNJ’s museum pass program, you can explore 17 destinations for free – all you need to start your journey is your SCLSNJ Library Card.

DID YOU KNOW: Your favorite book, movie, or musical selection can help you discover your next favorite destination.

  • If you liked “Dragon Teeth” by Michael Crichton or “What Was the Age of the Dinosaurs?” by Megan Stine, visit the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • If you liked “The Battleship USS New Jersey: From Birth to Berth” by Carol Comegno or “Battleships” by Peter Mavrikis, visit Battleship New Jersey Museum in Camden, New Jersey.
  • If you liked “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh or “Garden Spells” by Sarah Addison Allen, visit the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York.
  • If you liked “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman or “My Favorite Things” by Maira Kalman, visit the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York
  • If you liked “The Luxe” by Anna Godbersen or “The Age of Innocence” DVD by Martin Scorsese and book by Edith Wharton, visit The Frick Collection in New York
  • If you liked “G is for Garden State: A New Jersey Alphabet” by Eileen Cameron, visit the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
  • If you liked “Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, visit Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey.
  • If you liked “The Great Googlestein Museum Mystery” by Jean Van Leeuwen or “What is Contemporary Art?: A Guide for Kids” by Jacky Klein and Suzy Klein, visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
  • If you liked “I Am Legend” on DVD or “Intrepid: The Epic Story of America’s Most Legendary Warship” by Bill White and Robert Gandt visit the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York.
  • If you liked “Bridge to the Wild: Behind the Scenes at the Zoo” by Caitlin O’Connell, visit the Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania.
  • If you liked salsa music by Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, and Marc Anthony, visit the Museum of the City of New York in New York.
  • If you liked “Seen Art?” by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith or “How to See: Looking, Talking, and Thinking About Art” by David Salle, visit The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
  • If you liked “The Clockwork Dynasty” by Daniel H. Wilson, visit the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey.
  • If you liked “Clara and Mr. Tiffany: A Novel” by Susan Vreeland or “Kay Thompson’s Eloise: A Book for Precocious Grown Ups” by Kay Thompson, visit the New-York Historical Society in New York.
  • If you liked “The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World” by the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts or “Squeaking of Art, the Mice Go to the Museum” by Monica Wellington, visit the Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • If you liked “Sleeping Giants” by Sylvain Neuvel, visit Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York.
  • If you liked the movies “Tommy’s Honour” or “Caddyshack,” visit the United States Golf Association Museum in Far Hills, New Jersey.

A complete listing of the 17 destinations offered through SCLSNJ’s museum pass program:

  • Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Battleship New Jersey Museum in Camden, New Jersey
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Brooklyn, New York
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York
  • The Frick Collection in New York
  • Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
  • Grounds For Sculpture in Hamilton, New Jersey
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
  • Museum of the City of New York in New York
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York
  • Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey
  • New-York Historical Society in New York
  • Pennsylvania Academy Of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, New York
  • United States Golf Association Museum in Far Hills, New Jersey

In order to visit one of these exciting destinations, you must reserve and pick-up a pass from an SCLSNJ branch. Reserve your museum pass today. Visit SCLSNJ.org/museumpass.

By | 2017-08-07T17:59:12+00:00 August 7th, 2017|SCLSNJ News|
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