The Friends of the Old Bridge Public Library have generously provided FREE passes to some of the area's most popular museums!
Check out a pass to one of the museums with your Old Bridge Library card, just like a book! Enjoy your visit along with family and friends, then return the pass to the Library the next day.
900 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Open: Varies by Season and Day of the week.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden provides a beautiful and hospitable setting for the delight and inspiration of the public.
2 passes available, each pass admits 2 adults & any children under 16
Reciprocal Privileges: free or discounted admission and other discounts at gardens affiliated with the American Horticultural Society (note: always confirm with affiliate gardens before visiting, as possible restrictions or policies may apply or change without notice).
18 Fairgrounds Rd, Hamilton, NJ
Open: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Grounds for Sculpture displays works by American and international sculptors in a variety of styles and media.
1 pass available, admits 4 people
3 south Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Open: Wednesdays to Sundays Noon – 5 p.m.
The Montclair Art Museum has a variety of American & Native American art exhibits.
2 passes available, each admitting 2 adults and children up to the age of 18
Reciprocal Privileges: free admission to participating museums of the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program, (note: always confirm with affiliate museums before visiting, as possible restrictions or policies may apply or change without notice).
West Side, Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street. NYC
Open: April 1st - October 31st: Monday to Friday 10 a.m – 5 p.m
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 10 a.m - 6 p.m.
November 1st - March 31st: Daily (including Holidays) 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The U.S.S. Intrepid, a national historic landmark, presents the opportunity to learn about its history and science, and the heroism of our military personnel.
1 pass available, admits 6 people (does NOT include the Space Shuttle Enterprise). Please note that all guests under the age of 16 MUST BE accompanied by at least one adult.
Reciprocal Privileges: free admission to participating ASTC Travel Program members which includes, by special agreement, Battleship New Jersey and Brooklyn Children’s Museum (note: always confirm with participating ASTC museums before visiting, as possible restrictions or policies may apply or change without notice).
Drumthwacket (free – donation suggested)
The Barron’s Art Center (check site for free events)
Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University (free on first Sunday of each month)
New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial (memorial is free and open to the public 7/24/365; museum free for veterans, active military personnel and children under the age of 10)
Museum Pass FAQs
How do I reserve a pass?
Is there a charge to reserve a pass? What is the late fee or replacement fee?
Who can reserve a pass?
How many people per pass are admitted to a museum?
What is the "Day of Use"?
Can I cancel my reservation?
Where do I pick up my pass?
Do I need my library card to pick up the pass?
Where do I return my pass? Are passes renewable?
What are the the ASTC Travel Program and the Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program?
Anything else I need to know before I visit any of the museums?
Make a reservation in person at the Circulation Desk or the central Library or by telephone at 732-721-5600, extension 5010.
There is no charge to reserve a museum pass. Only one museum pass per household may be checked out at a time.
If a pass is not returned on time, a fine of $5.00 per day will be charged, up to a maximum of $25.00.
If a pass is lost, the borrower will be charged a fee of $25.00.
You must have a current Old Bridge Library card in good standing to place a reservation.
The pass can only be reserved with an adult card. A pass cannot be reserved with a child's or teen’s card.
It depends on the pass. Each museum has its own admission rules. Check above or at the library for more information.
“Day of Use” is the day you plan on visiting the museum. The pass can be picked up between 4 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. the day prior to the "Day of Use" and MUST be returned by 1:00 p.m. the day after the "Day of Use".
Reservations can be cancelled. Please let the Library know that you want to cancel as soon as possible since others may want to use the museum pass for that day.
The pass must be picked up at the Circulation Desk of the Old Bridge Public Library central branch no earlier than 4 p.m. prior to the "Day of Use”.
Yes, you MUST present the library card used when reserving the pass.
The pass must be returned to the Circulation Desk (DO NOT PUT IN BOOKDROP) by 1 p.m. after the “Day of Use”. If the library is closed (for example on Sundays in the summer), the pass must be returned by 1 p.m. on the next day the library is open.
Sorry, museum passes are not renewable.
Both reciprocal programs allow you to use a pass from one museum to visit other museums within its network.
Every museum in a network has its own rules regarding participation; some may not accept institutional memberships like ours. Please call ahead if you plan to use the reciprocal feature, and mention you will be presenting a library membership pass.
User is responsible for any fees or charges not included with pass (such as parking, surcharges for special exhibit admission, etc.).
Check the museum’s website for information about current exhibits and special programs.
Always confirm operating hours before visiting, as these are subject to change.
Always confirm with a museum regarding reciprocal memberships before visiting, as possible restrictions or policies may apply or change without notice.