Museum passes


Check out a museum pass just like you would a book to visit several area museums & gardens providing opportunities for learning, leisure, cultural enrichment & fun. Users are responsible for checking the museum’s website for the most current information. Go here for a list of free museums in NJ that don’t require passes.


List of Museums:

Battleship New Jersey, Camden, NJ: Currently closed for tours to prepare for dry dock. Ship will be in dry dock for 8 weeks. Museum passes will not be accepted during this time.  Check for further updates.

The Frick Collection, NYC: Museum closed for renovations. Please see for further updates and other resources.

Guggenheim Museum, NYC: Each pass admits 4 adults & any kids under 12. Pass has reciprocal privileges at other museums. Check their website for details.

Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJOne pass admits two adults and two children.

Morven Museum & Garden: One pass admits four guests. Children under 6 are free. 

Museum of Modern Art- NYC: Each pass admits 5 adults. Children 16 and under are free. 

NASW Aviation Museum, Cape May, NJ: Each pass admits two adults and six children.

NJ State Parks: Each pass permits free parking to the bearer visiting state parts/forests.

Popcorn Park Animal RefugeEach pass permits two adults and two children (under age twelve). 

U.S.S. Intrepid, NYC: Each pass admits 2 adults and 2 children. Must show MTPL library card. 2 passes. 

Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, Millville NJ: Each pass admits two adults, all children under the age of 18 in the household are free. 

Discounted tickets in order to have a self-sustaining purchase program- ALL TICKETS MUST BE PAID FOR WITH CASH OR CHECKS AT THE CIRCULATION DESK.

American Museum of Natural History, NYC: Single-use tickets are available at the cost of $10 each (our cost). Tickets from the museum are normally priced at $27 for adults & $16 for kids. All purchases are final. Additionally, each ticket is also good for admission to your choice of: 1 special exhibition: IMAX film or Planetarium show.

Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant, NJ: Single-use tickets are available at the cost of $7.50 each (our cost). Tickets from the museum are normally priced at $16/adults & $10/kids. All purchases are final.


Crayola Experience, Easton, Pa.go to, store name is Middletown.

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ: Show your library card to get $3 off admission

Big Kahuna’s (formerly Sahara Sam’s Oasis), West Berlin, NJ: go here –e-store discount code- MDDPUBLIC24 (extra special low rate of $26.99 through March 31st)



Who can check out a museum pass?

Middletown Public Library cardholders (adults only), in good standing, are eligible to check out one museum pass per card.

Where can I pick up a museum pass?

Museum passes must be picked up & returned only at Circulation.

Can I reserve a museum pass for pick-up?

No. Passes are on a first come, first served basis. The passes cannot be renewed or placed on hold.

Where can I return a museum pass?

Museum passes must be returned to the Circulation desk. Please hand the plastic case directly to a staff member & be sure that the museum pass is returned with the case. If returned in the book drop, a $10 fee will be added to your account.

How long can I keep a museum pass?

A museum pass may be checked out for 3 days.

What if I don’t return the pass on time?

A late fee of $5/day will apply with a maximum late fine of $50. After 10 days late, the full replacement cost of the pass will be charged to user’s account. There will be a $5 fee for lost/damaged case &/or lanyard. Replacement fee for each museum pass varies, depending on the museum.

The museum pass program is made possible thanks to the generosity of Joan and Robert Rechnitz, Senator Joseph Kyrillos, Marrone Family and the Friends of the Library.