Kimberly Paone, Library Director

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Museum Pass Program

Enjoy a Day at the Museum on us!

The Friends of the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library have generously provided FREE passes for Matawan Aberdeen Public Library patrons to four of the area's most popular museums:

American Museum of Natural History (New York, NY)

Children's Museum of Manhattan (New York, NY)

Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ)

Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)

You can reserve a pass as easily as you would register your child for a library program, through our TixKeeper service (or by calling or stopping by the library). Once reserved, you check out a pass to one of the museums with your library card, just like you would a book. Enjoy your visit with family and friends and then return the pass to the Library. Complete details of the Museum Pass program are listed below:

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, N.Y.

(212) 769-5100

Open: 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. daily

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

The American Museum of Natural History has exhibitions representing people and animals throughout the ages, a planetarium, and an IMAX theater, as well as special visiting exhibitions and many places to eat and shop.

Vouchers: 2 per adult cardholder, per year

Each voucher can be redeemed for one free general adult admission and one special exhibition, film, or live exhibition of the visitor’s choosing. Vouchers are one-time use, need not be returned, are not subject to late or replacement fees, and can be used anytime after being picked up (provided it is before the expiration date on the ticket).

Children's Museum of Manhattan

The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY

(212) 721-1223

Summer Museum Hours: May 28 - September 10, 2012

Sunday – Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 7pm

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Mondays during the school year.

CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs.

2 passes available, each admitting 4 people (1 adult + 3 children OR 2 adults + 2 children)

Late fee: $5.00 per day per pass; replacement fee: $25.00 per pass.

Grounds for Sculpture

18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ

(609) 689-1089

Open: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 6pm, year-round

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

Grounds For Sculpture exhibits works by well-known and emerging contemporary sculptors in the museum buildings and landscaped sculpture park. Centrally located in Hamilton, New Jersey, and mid-way between New York City and Philadelphia, it is easily accessible via major highways and public rail systems. Open year-round, special exhibitions, programs, and events are scheduled for your education and enjoyment.
1 pass available, admits 4 people

Late fee: $5.00 per day; replacement fee: $300.00

Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

(212) 423-3500

Open: Sunday-Wednesday and Friday 10am-5:45pm

Saturday 10am-7:45pm

Closed: Thursdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

2 passes available, each admits one person (children under 18 are free)

Late fee: $5.00 per day per pass; replacement fee: $25.00 per pass.

Museum Pass FAQ

How do I reserve a pass?

Make a reservation in person at the Library at the Circulation Desk, by telephone at 732-583-9100, or online.

Is there a charge to reserve a pass?
There is no charge to reserve the museum pass. If the pass is not returned ON TIME, a fine of $5.00 per day will be charged. If the pass is not returned or if it is stolen, lost, or damaged, the patron will be charged the cost of replacement. (See costs in museum information above.)

Who can reserve a pass?

You must have a Matawan Aberdeen Public 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 card. Only passes to one museum may be reserved at a time.

How many people are admitted to a museum per pass?

It depends on the pass. See details listed above.

How long may I keep a museum pass?

The passes go out on a three-day loan. The pass is picked up during regular business hours on day one (date of reservation), used on day two, and returned on day three. (Except for the vouchers to the Natural History Museum.*) If the library is closed, the pass is due the next day the library is open.

Can I cancel my reservations?

Reservations can be cancelled. Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours prior to the reservation date by calling the library or using the “My Passes” function on TixKeeper online.

Where do I pick up my pass?

The pass must be picked up at the Matawan Aberdeen Public Library at the Circulation Desk.

Do I need my library card to pick up the pass?

Yes, you MUST present the library card that you used when reserving the pass to pick it up.

Where do I return my pass?

The pass must be returned on or before its due date to the Circulation Desk (DO NOT PUT IN THE BOOKDROP).

*The passes for the American Museum of Natural History are vouchers. You do not have to return the vouchers. You are allowed 2 vouchers per family per year.

Museum Pass Tips

• Always confirm operating hours before setting out, as these are subject to change.

• 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.

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