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:

Garden State Discovery Museum (Cherry Hill, NJ)

Grounds for Sculpture (Hamilton, NJ)

Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY)

Intrepid 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:

Garden State Discovery Museum

2040 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ
(856) 424-1233

Open: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

July and August: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday

October through April: 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturdays

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

The Garden State Discovery Museum is a celebration of imagination for children ages infant through 10 years old. Whether your children love to explore science, get down and dirty making arts and crafts, be the hero of their own story, or bear the honor of wearing the chef’s coat for a day, the GSDM is the place to be. Enjoy over 20 giant kid-powered exhibits!

1 pass available, each admitting 6 people

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, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., year-round

Closed: Mondays, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day (as well as for the annual GFS fundraiser, this year on September 25)

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 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Saturday 10am-7:45pm

Closed: Thursdays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a well-known art museum located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City that features modern and international art.

2 pass available, each admits four people (accompanying children under 18 are free)

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

Intrepid Museum

One Intrepid Square, 12th Avenue & 46th Strret, New York, NY
(212) 245-0072

Open (April 1 – October 31): Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and Holidays 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

(November 1 – March 31): Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

The Intrepid Museum is a destination for visitors across the country and around the world. It stands as a monument to the heroism and accomplishments of America and the men and women who have served, as well as a showcase for sea, air and space innovation, now and in the future.

1 pass available, admits up to six people

Note: The borrower must present his/her library card and a photo ID along with the pass upon entry to the museum

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. 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).

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