The Rutherford Public Library and the Friends of the Library of Rutherford are pleased to offer the Museum Pass Program to Rutherford residents. This exciting program allows residents who have a valid Rutherford library card to visit local museums in New Jersey and New York for free or at a discounted rate.
THE LIBRARY HAS PASSES FOR THESE MUSEUMS
PLEASE NOTE: As the pandemic continues, you may have to reserve timed tickets with museum as well. Please call the library and check with us before booking to ensure our pass is available.
Aviation Hall of Fame
“Founded in 1972, the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey is dedicated to the preservation of the Garden State’s distinguished, two-century aviation and space heritage.”
1 pass. Free admission for 4 people. Make a reservation first with museum, then reserve the library pass. Open Tues – Sat. Three sessions daily. To make a reservation, call 201-288-6344 or visit the website.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
“Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800s, Brooklyn Botanic Garden has come to represent today the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display.”
Free admission for 2 adults and children under 16. Advance ticket reservation required. Click here to reserve tickets. Click on the date you’d like to go, then Reserve Tickets, then click amount of tickets you’d like under Affiliated Organization tickets. Be sure to reserve the library’s pass as well. When visiting, the tickets and library membership card must be shown in order to gain entry.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
“CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs.”
Free admission for up to 4 people (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children). Check out Pass from library first, then make a timed-entry reservation under the Members tab.
Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum
“At Imagine That!!!, children are encouraged to touch, discover, learn and explore in our 16,000 square foot space, featuring over 50 unique exhibits. Embracing a learning-through-play model, Imagine That!!! Is a safe environment where young children can stretch their legs and their imagination. Children will discover interesting exhibits while absorbing and cementing important concepts as they go. Our exhibits are specifically designed to stimulate the child’s imagination and intellect while providing them with a fun and exciting day!”
Free admission for up to 4 people. Patrons do not have to reserve with the museum ahead of time. On weekends, please call museum first to check that they have room before visiting. Note that you will also need to borrow the library’s pass. For more information, call 973-966-8000.
“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 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.” Free admission for 3 adults and 3 children. One pass available.
Open Monday thru Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Patrons must show their library card and the library pass when visiting. Some exhibits are not currently available. For more information, call 212-245-0072.
“Visit The Meadowlands Museum, a non-profit, non-political center for the preservation and education of regional history. It is the main steward of history and culture of the Meadowlands region and one of its leading storytellers. Its mission and collection, which resides in the Yereance-Berry House in Rutherford, NJ, is unique. The house is an historic treasure and landmark, and was built in 1804 by the Berry family, who were among the county’s earliest settlers. The Museum hosts activities during the year such as Scarecrow Day and also presents an Historic Speaker Series. Also featured at the museum is a collection of William Carlos Williams memorabilia and a display of geology from the Meadowlands region.”
Open Saturdays from 10 to 4. Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children up to age 12. For more information, call 201-935-1175 during museum hours.
Montclair Art Museum
“The Montclair Art Museum (MAM), along with its Yard School of Art, engages a diverse community through its distinctive collection of American and Native American art, exhibitions, and educational programs that link art to contemporary life in a global context.”
Free admission for 2 adults plus all children in the same household up to the age of 18. Book ahead of time. For more information, call 973-746-5555.
“The Morris Museum celebrates art, science, history, and the performing arts by providing engaging exhibitions and programs, all of which are designed to excite the mind and promote cultural interests. The Museum strives to educate, entertain, and inspire diverse audiences of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.”
Free admission for 2 adults and 3 children. Cost for additional visitors is $10/adult and $7/child up to 18 and students. Admission is free for children under 3. Open Wednesday through Sunday with special hours for members on the first Tuesday of the month. Museum Members will be admitted at the door by showing the library’s museum pass. For more information, call 973-971-3700.
Museum of the City of New York
“The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.”
Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children. Free admission to family programs, including tours and workshops for kids aged 6-12.
Museum of Modern Art
“The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time.”
Free admission for 5 people. Capacity limited but just present library pass. Members and their guests are not required to reserve timed tickets. Standard methods of admission apply.
New York Historical Society Museum & Library – Including the DiMenna Children’s History Museum
“The New-York Historical Society’s museum is the oldest in New York City and predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly seventy years. Its art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works.” “The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library. The DiMenna Children’s History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations targeted for children 8-13 and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children and preteens.”
Free admission for 2 adults and 4 children under the age of 18.
Newark Museum of Art
“The Newark Museum of Art operates, as it has since its founding, in the public trust as a museum of service, and a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies. We believe that our art and science collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national, and international communities that we serve.”
Free admission for 2 adults and all children up to the age of 17 (per pass).
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
“An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, and educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums.”
Free admission for 4 adults or students. You do not have to make a reservation with the museum ahead of time.
Storm King Art Center
Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. Since 1960, Storm King has been dedicated to stewarding the hills, meadows, and forests of its site and surrounding landscape. Building on the visionary thinking of its founders, Storm King supports artists and some of their most ambitious works. Changing exhibitions, programming, and seasons offer discoveries with every visit.
No advance reservations. Simply borrow the Library’s Membership Pass for the date you wish to visit, then show the pass at the admissions booth upon arrival. Admits 6 people in 1 car. Note: There are no longer any timed-entry tickets. Patrons can also download a free app at BloombergConnects.org for a digital guide.
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center “Yogi Berra’s values,
extraordinary accomplishments and lifelong commitment to the education of young people are the inspiration and foundation of the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center.” “Our mission is to preserve and promote the values of respect, sportsmanship, social justice, and excellence through inclusive, culturally diverse sports-based educational programs and exhibits.”
Free admission for 2 adults and their children.