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Adventure Aquarium
American Museum of Natural History
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Crayola Experience
Guggenheim Museum
Imagine That!
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
MoMA Museum of Modern Art
Museum Pass
Morris Museum
Museum Pass
Newark Museum
Turtle Back Zoo

* Patrons can check out free Passes and/or purchase Discount Tickets at the Fanwood Memorial Library
* Single-use Discounted Tickets MUST be purchased online through PayPal (see the link below),
    OR by check (made to 'The Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library'). We do not accept CASH.
* ALL passes and tickets must be picked up at the Fanwood Memorial Library.
* If you paid with PayPal, bring your receipt as proof of purchase.
* Passes MUST be returned to the Circulation Desk at the Fanwood Memorial Library
* Passes CAN NOT be left in the Lobby or returned through the Book Drop
* Fees apply for Passes returned anywhere but to the Circulation Desk.
* Fees apply for late or lost Passes.
BUY Discounted Single-Use
Museum Tickets on PayPal HERE
(Use any Credit Card or your PayPal account)

 Adventure Aquarium
  1 Aquarium Drive, Camden, NJ, 08103
  Phone: 856.365.3300
  Single-use tickets are available for $25.50/adult (age 12+) & $17.50/kids (age 2-11).
  On-line tickets currently range from 26.99 to $44.99 for adults & $18.99 to $34.99 for kids.
  Children under 2 are admitted free with an adult.
  All purchases are final. ** CLICK HERE to PURCHASE TICKETS
 American Museum of Natural History
  Central Park West at 79th St., New York, NY 10024
  Phone: 212.769.5100
  Single-use tickets are available at the cost of $13.00 each.
  Tickets from the museum are normally priced at:
  $28/adult; $22.50/senior & student; & $16.50/child (age2-12)

  IN ADDITION each ticket is also good for admission to your choice of:
  One special exhibition, an IMAX film or a Planetarium show
  All purchases are final. ** CLICK HERE to PURCHASE TICKETS
 Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  990 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225
  Phone: 781.623.7200
  Pass Admits: 2 Adults and all children under age 17.
  Also covers: 10% discount at the Garden Shop and BBG Cafe
  NOTE: There is an hourly parking charge.
 Crayola Experience
  30 Center Square, Easton, PA 18042
  Phone: 610.515.8000
CLICK HERE for a direct link to discounted ticket savings
 Guggenheim Museum
  1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street), New York, NY 10128
  Phone: 212.423.3500
  Pass Admits: Free express admission for 4 adults or students plus half-price admission for 2
  additional guests. Children under 12 are always free.
  Also covers:
    * 10% savings at on-site cafes
    * 10% discount at the Guggenheim Store
    * 25% during Members' Shopping Weeks
 Imagine That!!!
        * No advance reservations needed for MuseumPass membership holders. *
  4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park, N.J. 07932
  Phone: 973.966.8000
  Pass Admits: 4 people of any age.

 Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex
  Pier 86, West 46th St. & 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036
  Phone: 877.957.SHIP (7447) or 212.245.0072
  Pass Admits: Up to 6 people to the Intrepid Museum and the Submarine USS Growler.
  Also covers: Access to the Express Members-only line,
  and now INCLUDES admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion.
  PLEASE NOTE: The use of this membership is restricted to cardholders of the Fanwood
  and Scotch Plains libraries ONLY. When you visit the Intrepid with this membership card,
  you MUST also be prepared to show your library card.

 Liberty Science Center
  Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305
  Phone: 201.200.1000
  Present your Fanwood or Scotch Plains Library card for a $3 discount!
  ** Each family member must have their own library card in hand to receive the discount.

 MoMA The Museum of Modern Art 
  11 W 53rd St.,
  New York, NY 10019    
  Phone: 212.5708.9400
     MoMA PS1
  22-25 Jackson Ave.,
  Long Island City, NY 11225        
  Phone: 718.784.2084

  The new reimagined MoMA is now OPEN!
  Admits: 5 people, and allows the purchase of 3 additional admissions at $5 each.
  Children 16 and under are free at all times.
  Also covers: Free tickets to film programs on day of visit, and 10% discount at the
  MoMAstores and cafes.
 Morris Museum
  6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
  Phone: 973.971.3700
  Pass Admits: 2 adults + up to 3 children under 18 years of age.
  Also covers: Admission to Family Fun Days
 Newark Museum
  49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102
  Phone: 973.596.6550
  Pass Admits: 2 adults + all children through age 17.
  Also covers: 15% discount at the museum store.
 Turtle Back Zoo
  560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, New Jersey, 07052
  Phone: 973.731.5800
  Single-use tickets are available at the cost of $10.00/per adult or child (age 2+).
  On-line tickets currently cost $14 for adults & $12.00 for kids and seniors
  Buy your tickets ahead and skip the lines at this popular destination.
  Children under 2 are admitted free
  All purchases are final. ** CLICK HERE to PURCHASE TICKETS

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is MuseumPass?
MuseumPass is a popular program sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial and Scotch Plains Public Libraries that lets cardholders and Friends of both Libraries visit area museums for free or at a minimal cost!

Who may borrow museum passes?
Scotch Plains and Fanwood Library adult cardholders, and members of the Friends of either Library who have a MURAL or a Courtesy Card. Cardholders must be in good standing. MURAL and Courtesy cardholders who are not members of the Friends are not eligible.

Are there other rules about borrowing the passes?
Yes, there are several. Only one museum pass can be checked out per household. Once a museum pass has been checked out for a particular museum the household members must wait three months before taking out that same pass. These rules help everybody get a chance to visit the museums.

How long may I keep a pass?
Three (3) days.

Can I reserve a museum pass?
Museum passes are available on a first-come/first-served basis. You cannot reserve a pass.

Are museum passes free?
Yes, but late and lost fees apply. Discounted tickets are available to some museums. Prices vary.

What if I don't return a pass on time?
Passes MUST BE RETURNED IN PERSON to the Fanwood Memorial Library circulation desk, NOT in the book drop!
Failure to return the pass will result in a fine of $10.00 per day (with a maximum fine of $200.00). Failure to return the pass container will result in a fine of $5.00. Patrons will be charged $25 for a new museum pass in the event it is lost, unless otherwise specified in museum descriptions above.

Which museum passes are available?
Please see the list at the top of the page - and of course we welcome your suggestions!

Do all the passes work the same way?
Each museum has different guidelines for its pass. Please respect the guidelines. It is up to the patron to check the museum hours and closures due to special events.

Who pays for the MuseumPass program?
MuseumPass is made possible by the generous joint support of the Friends of the Fanwood Memorial Library and the Scotch Plains Public Library.

Who are the Friends of the Library?
Both Libraries' Friends groups are contributors and volunteers who are committed to supporting the health and well being of their local libraries. They work to foster interest in the libraries, make the public aware of the libraries' services and needs, and help the libraries provide special programs for individuals or groups in the community. The Friends also support the libraries with funds for the purchase of equipment, programs, and materials.

How do I join the Friends?
If you are interested in becoming a Friend, membership forms are available at the front desk of each library.

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