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.
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
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum
71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Open: Tuesdays through Fridays: 10am to 4:30pm
Saturdays and Sundays: Noon to 5pm
First Wednesdays of the month: 10am to 9pm
Closed Mondays, major holidays, and in August.
The Zimmerli Art Museum hosts a collection ranging from ancient to contemporary art.
2 passes available, each admitting 2 adults living at the same address and children up to the age of 18
Note: The Zimmerli Museum has FREE admission (no pass needed) on the first Sunday of every month.
Reciprocal Privileges: free admission to participating museums of the College and University Art Museums Reciprocal Program (note: always confirm with affiliate museums before visiting, as possible restrictions or policies may apply or change without notice).
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University is one of the largest and most distinguished university-based museums in the country. It collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits world-class works of art to provide the university community and diverse regional, national, and international audiences with direct experience of the visual arts. The Zimmerli offers a variety of entertaining and educational programs and events for audiences of all ages.
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).
Blue Star Museums Initiative is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard and Reserve and their families, from Memorial Day, May 26, through Labor Day, September 1, 2014.
Local museums include the Stickley Museum, Montclair Art Museum, Monmouth County Historical Association, Liberty Science Center, New York Botanical Garden, Museum of Natural History, MOMA, Guggenheim and much more! Please visit Blue Star Museums Initiative for a list of all participating museums as well as eligibility requirements.
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.