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How does it work?

The Jersey City Free Public Library is delighted to provide adult cardholders in good standing with the opportunity to access a variety of museums. We offer both passes (laminated cards with barcodes) and vouchers (paper coupons), depending on the museum’s requirements.

Obtaining a Pass

To obtain a pass or voucher, simply visit the Lending Department at the Priscilla Gardner Main Library. These are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and we are unable to accommodate holds or reservations. Each library card is eligible for one pass or voucher at a time, and passes are available for a 3-day loan period. Unfortunately, we cannot renew passes.

To ensure availability, we recommend calling the Lending Department at 201-547-4509 before your visit.

Once you’ve finished exploring the museum, please return the passes to the Lending Department. However, there’s no need to return vouchers.

Lost/Stolen Passes

Please be aware that patrons are responsible for any lost or stolen passes. If a pass is not returned within 5 days of the due date, a $50 replacement fee will be assessed.

Each museum pass and voucher comes with its own unique restrictions and conditions. For more information, consult the details provided below and visit the museum’s website to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

American museum of natural history free pass

VOUCHERS UNAVALIABLE

American Museum of Natural History

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The American Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The museum complex comprises 26 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 34 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifact and more!

Voucher Info

Location: Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192

Each voucher grants admission for one adult or child to the museum’s permanent collection and a special exhibition or show of the visitor’s choice. A maximum of three vouchers per family per year is allowed. To schedule your visit, please visit https://ticketing.amnh.org/#/tickets, and scroll to the bottom of the page to reserve a ticket as a voucher holder.

**Patrons need to book their reservations online in advance.


VOUCHERS AVALIABLE

New York Transit Museum

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The New York Transit Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of public transportation in New York City. Located in a decommissioned subway station in Brooklyn Heights, the museum showcases the evolution of transportation in the city through exhibits of vintage subway cars, buses, and other related artifacts. Visitors can explore interactive displays, learn about the city’s transit infrastructure, and discover the stories behind iconic subway and bus routes.

Voucher Info

Location: 99 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Each voucher grants admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children to the New York Transit Museum. To redeem your voucher, first reserve your visit through your local library. Once reserved, visit nytransitmuseum.org to make a reservation and enjoy a fascinating journey through the history of transportation in New York City.



VOUCHERS AVALIABLE

Guggenheim Museum

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

The Guggenheim Museum, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is renowned for its distinctive architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The museum’s spiral design houses a diverse collection of modern and contemporary art, including works by artists such as Picasso, Kandinsky, and Calder. Visitors can explore the museum’s galleries, which feature rotating exhibitions and thematic displays that highlight different aspects of modern art movements.

Voucher Info

Location: 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128

Each voucher grants free admission for 4 adults and all children under the age of 12 to the Guggenheim Museum. To redeem your voucher, please reserve your visit through your local library. Once reserved, present your voucher at the museum entrance.


intrepid

VOUCHERS UNAVAILABLE – WAITING TO ARRIVE

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

ABOUT THE MUSEUM

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.

Voucher Info

Website: https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/
Address: Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Expiring 3/2024
Free general admission for 2 adults and 2 children
Max borrowed time of 3 days
Access to the express, Members-Only admission line
Discounted guest tickets: $18 adult, $13 child
10% discount on Family Memberships for library patrons
Must present library card with voucher

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