#NJMOM Hack: Free Museum Passes With NJ Library Card


Whether you want to take the kids on a prehistoric trip back in time, or show them what life was like on America’s most decorated battleship – you can visit some of the amazing museums around the Garden State without dropping a dime. All you need to make these adventures happen is your trusty library card. It’s all thanks to this #NJMOM Hack – did you know museums provide free admission tickets to local libraries that will in turn loan them to you?

Here’s how it works: Most passes are loaned for three days, including the day the pass is to be picked up. A refundable cash deposit is sometimes required, but is returned when the pass is brought back to the library on time. Not a valid library cardholder? No worries! Just head down to your local branch and they can hook you up with one.

You’ll gain access to the best museums in the tri-state area. We’re talking some pretty cool places like the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Aviation Hall of Fame, the Yogi Berra Museum and many more. Bonus: some of these passes include activities and other fun things to do.

Featured image via @gilbertocardelli

Psst! If you have the chance to visit one of these museums with a free pass from your library, be sure to snap a photo of your little ones exploring. Don’t forget to use #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

Check out some of the libraries that participate in this program:


Bergen County Libraries

Cliffside Park Public Library
East Rutherford Memorial Library
Maurice M. Pine Public Library
Fort Lee Public Library
Hillsdale Library
Oradell Free Public Library
Ridgefield Park Public Library
Rutherford Public Library
Teaneck Public Library
Tenafly Public Library

Burlington County Libraries

Burlington County Library System
Moorestown Library
Mount Laurel Library

Camden County Libraries

Camden County Library System


Cape May County Libraries

Avalon Free Public Library

Essex County Libraries

Glen Ridge Public Library
Livingston Public Library
Maplewood Memorial Library
Nutley Public Library
Roseland Free Public Library
West Caldwell Public Library

Gloucester County Libraries

Gloucester County Library System
The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library
Woodbury Public Library

Hudson County Libraries

Kearny Public Library
Secaucus Public Library


Hunterdon County Libraries

Hunterdon County Library

Mercer County Libraries

Mercer County Library System
Hamilton Free Public Library
Princeton Public Library

Middlesex County Libraries

Cranbury Public Library
Monroe Township Library
Monster Mini Golf and Popcorn Park Zoo passes available
Metuchen Public Library
North Brunswick Library
Old Bridge Public Library
Piscataway Public Library
South Brunswick Public Library
South Plainfield Public Library
*Discounts for Adventure Aquarium, Diggerland USA and Sahara Sam’s Indoor Water Park
Woodbridge Public Library

Monmouth County Libraries

Brielle Public Library
Matawan-Aberdeen Public Library
Middletown Public Library
*Discounts on aquariums, zoos, and theme parks – check out the Lehigh Valley Zoo.


Morris County Libraries

Butler Public Library
Library of the Chathams
Long Hill Township Library
Roxbury Public Library

Ocean County Libraries

Ocean County Library, Jackson Branch

Passaic County Libraries

Clifton Public Library
Little Falls Public Library

Somerset County Libraries

Bernards Township Public Library
Bernardsville Public Library
Raritan Public Library
Somerset County Library System

Sussex County Libraries

Sparta Public Library
Sussex County Library System

Union County Libraries

Clark Public Library
Cranford Public Library
Fanwood Memorial Library and Scotch Plains Public Library
New Providence Memorial Library
Rahway Public Library
Summit Free Public Library
Westfield Memorial Library

Psst! Don’t forget to hashtag #NJMOM and tag @njmom and your little cuties could be featured in our next photo round-up.

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Top Romantic Getaways in New Jersey
Alpaca Farms to Visit in NJ
Gardens and Nature Centers in New Jersey
Aquariums around New Jersey
Museums around New Jersey
Lighthouses around New Jersey
Zoos around New Jersey
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About Author

Erika is a yogi, writer, coffee enthusiast, and world traveler. If she's not at the beach or chasing the sunset, she's looking for the best iced coffee she can find and planning her next adventure. Her favorite NJ spots include The Saint, Island Heights, and Lava Java House.