How to get your Museum Passes

Museum Passes are available at the Main Branch’s (500 Park Avenue) Access Services Desk.  Passes are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved over the phone.

In order to keep these passes safe and available for all patrons’ use, when borrowing passes, please be aware that:

• Passes are for Adult Hoboken residents with valid HPL cards, and holders of One-Year Modified Adult cards (people who work or attend school in Hoboken).*
• Only one set of passes (for the same museum) per patron per month.
• Only one set of two vouchers to the American Museum of Natural History will be issued per family per year.
• Passes may be checked out for a 48-hour period and should be returned in-person. In the case of the American Museum of Natural History’s voucher-based system, vouchers will be taken at the AMNH; therefore no return is required.
• A fee of $5 per day per patron will be charged for late returns of passes.
• Report the loss of a pass immediately to Circulation at 201.420.2346 x 5102. The Library will impose a $25 fine for lost passes. Since this fine will not cover the actual cost of these expensive passes; we ask patrons to be considerate and keep the passes safe.
• You will be asked to sign a Library form agreeing to the above-referenced terms when checking out the passes.
* Passes are not available to  “Courtesy” or “Hudson County” card holders. 

The Friends of the Hoboken Public Library, a membership-based organization that funds special Library programs and services, sponsors this great Library benefit: FREE museum passes that can be checked out like books.


American Museum of Natural History      
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
212.769.5100

Hours: Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 5:30 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

● One set of two vouchers per family per year, good toward two free general admission tickets and one ticket toward one of the following:
● Special temporary exhibitions*, or
● LeFrak Theatre 2D or 3D film, or
● The Hayden Planetarium Space Show, or
● The Butterfly Conservatory (when open)

*Voucher-holding Library patrons also receive the discounted AMNH Members’ rate on additional temporary special exhibition tickets when purchased that day.

**In addition to museum vouchers a timed entry reservation is required for entry, instructions will be given when vouchers are borrowed.
Updated 7/1/2021


Brooklyn Botanic Garden   
990 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

HOURS Through August 2022
Tuesday & Thursday: 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (Open late- May 18, 25, 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Friday–Sunday: 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Closed Mondays (except open Memorial Day, May 30, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.)

Closed Mondays (but open Memorial Day, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.)
Closed Labor Day

Free general admission for 2 adults and accompanying children 17 and under with advanced reserved tickets*
*In addition to the pass an advanced reserved ticket is required for BBG entry. Patrons will receive instructions on “purchasing a timed ticket” when the pass is borrowed.
10% discount at the Garden Shop and at BBG’s café

Updated 5/24/22 RV


Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
212-423-3535

Sunday–Monday, 11 am–6 pm
Wednesday–Friday 11 am–6 pm
Saturday 11 am–8 pm
Closed Tuesday

One pass provides free admission for up to four adults or students, plus half-price admission for a maximum of two additional guests. Children under 12 years of age are always free; the Library has two passes available for check-out.
10% savings at the Guggenheim Store.

Updated 5/26/22 RV


Hoboken Historical Museum
1301 Hudson Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201.656.2240

Hours:
Tuesdays – Thursdays: 2 pm – 7 pm
Fridays: 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12 pm – 5 pm

Admission is $5, children admitted free. Free admission for participants in the Families First Discovery Pass and Museums for All programs.

Click here for directions to the Museum.

Updated 5/12/2022


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, West 46th Street & 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
212.245.0072

Museum hours;
October – May Monday – Sunday 10AM -5PM
June – September Monday – Friday 10AM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday 10AM – 6PM
Final Entry one hour prior to closing.

  • The museum pass allows free Admission for 2 Adults & 2 Children, additional tickets may be purchased at a discount.
  • Patrons are able to bring the library’s membership card along with their physical Hoboken Public Library card for complimentary admission.
  • Please note The Intrepid Museum requires masks to be worn in all indoor museum spaces for visitors ages 3 and up.

Updated 5/24/22 RV


New York Historical Society 
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY

Monday – Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm
Friday 11 am – 8 pm
Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
**Updated Ticketing procedures**
The museum pass allows free Admission for 2 Adults & four students (HS) or Children under 18.
Library staff scans the patron’s library card. Check to make sure the person presenting the card is the actual cardholder, that the account is valid (unexpired), is in good standing, no blocks, lost or damaged items, etc.
Library staff completes the sign in form and asks the patron to sign the form, there is no physical pass for patrons to borrow. Instead; An information sheet is to be handed out with each pass borrowed. This instructs the patron on how to “purchase” a timed ticket.

Updated 5/27/22 RV


Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102-3176
973.596.6550

Hours:
Thursday through Sunday, 10 am – 11 am, Members and Member Guests only
Thursday through Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm, All Visitors

  1. Entrance for 2 adults and all children in the household.
  2. 10% Discount in the Museum Shop & Cafe

 

Updated 5/27/22 RV


Storm King
1 Museum Rd
New Windsor, NY 12553
Wednesday – Monday, 10AM – 5:30PM* Last admission: 4PM
(closed Tuesdays)
Member Mornings: Sundays, 9 – 10AM

EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS
Fridays and Saturdays only
May 27 – September 3, 2022
10AM – 7:30PM *Last admission: 5PM

Simply show the Library Membership pass at the admission booth for free admission (up to six people in one vehicle. Children under 5 do not need to be counted in the total).

Updated 5/27/22 RV


Take virtual tours of the Louvre, Rijksmuseum, the Tokyo National Museum, and others, right here: 

The Albertina. This museum in the heart of Vienna, Austria, allows you to view collections by medium, such as chalk, pen, and watercolor. Taking the museum tour allows you to explore the building and view the gorgeously decorated rooms, including statues of Greek gods and more. The tours are free, and there are also virtual art workshops for children for an additional charge.

The Benaki Museum. Specializing in Greek art from prehistoric to times, this Athens museum is a delight to browse. An interactive map allows viewers to navigate from room to room, and also take advantage of some exhibits that have an audio component. If you’re just going to take a look around, that is easily achieved. If you’d like to delve a little deeper into the collection, the audio makes that easy and informative.

The Exploratorium. Children interested in science, technology, and the arts will delight in the interactive experiences offer by the San Francisco-based museum. Videos on cells as well as soap film painting are a highlight. The museum helpfully includes a comprehensive list of past videos, allowing for browsing at one’s own pace.

Frida Kahlo Museum. With the extensive online collections of this Mexico City museum, you can learn more about the list of the influential artist and her legacy. Browsing items in each part of the collection, from oil painting to paper, allows for a better understanding of Kahlo’s appreciation for the genre of photography.

The Louvre museum in Paris has put nearly half a million items from its collection online for the public to visit free of charge.  As part of a major revamp of its online presence, the world’s most-visited museum has created a new database of 482,000 items at collections.louvre.fr with more than three-quarters already labelled with information and pictures.

National Aquarium. Baltimore is known for its renowned aquarium, and now you can watch jellyfish, blacktip reef sharks, and coral reef firsthand thanks to three livestreams. While the livestreams are only available during business hours, views can watch pre-recorded segments at their own convenience during off hours. For similar exhibits, visit our article on watching and interacting with animals online.

National Museum of Scotland. This museum, based in Edinburgh, specializes in Scottish antiquities, culture and history. The digital tour takes a little bit of trial and error to navigate, but thanks to Google’s Arts & Culture, they are able to spotlight noteworthy collections as well as offering virtual tours of the building. We particularly enjoyed the Textile and Early Silver exhibits.

The Rijksmuseum. The extensive virtual collections of this Amsterdam-based museum spotlight Dutch history and culture throughout the centuries. In addition to collections of engraving and etchings, viewers can explore each floor of the museum firsthand, thanks to the Museum Views feature.

Tokyo National Museum. Discover paintings, sculptures, textiles, clay, and ceramics at this renowned art museum, which allows you to wander the rooms as if you were there. As you browse the halls, you can select individual items for an up-close look and more information about specific items. We especially enjoyed the clay collection in this family-friendly museum.

 

 

Reviewed & Updated 5/27/22 RV