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MUSEUM PASSES

The Friends of the Summit Free Public Library are pleased to underwrite the Summit Library's Museum Pass lending program. Anyone with a Summit library card may check out a pass to one of these wonderful museums. NEW! You can now make a reservation for a particular date and pass on line (http://www.summitlibrary.org/services/museum-passes) or at the circulation desk; you may also, of course, go to circulation and check out one for immediate use if it is available. The benefits vary from museum to museum, but each offers free admission for at least 2 people, and other perks. NEW! Be sure and check out the reciprocal benefits each pass offers at other museums! The passes must be returned in the library to the staff, not put in a drop box or return slot. Be sure and check back often, as more museums will be added in the future!

Take a Picture of Your Museum Trip!

Show everyone how much fun you had. Take a picture of yourself and your family using the pass at the museum. We may feature your photo in the library, in our newsletter, on Facebook or even in the local newspaper!

Email your photo to: summitfriends@sfplfriends.org

Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex
www.intrepidmuseum.org/
Pier 86, West 46th St. & 12th Ave., New York, NY 10036
Phone: 877.957.SHIP (7447) or 212.245.0072
Admits: Up to 6 people to the Intrepid Museum and submarine Growler. Must be prepared to show your Summit library card.
Also covers: Access to the Express Members-only line. There is an additional fee for the Space Shuttle Pavilion.
Replacment Cost: $500.00

Grounds for Sculpture
http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/
18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619. For online driving directions, please use the address 126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609.586.0616
Admits: 4 people of any age
Replacement Cost: $300.00

Morris Museum
www.morrismuseum.org
6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown NJ 07960
Phone: 973.971.3700
Admits: 2 adults + up to 3 children under 18 years of age.
Also covers: 10% discount on in-store museum shop purchases over $10. Replacement Cost: $100.00
Discounts for Using Your Library Card

Liberty Science Center
http://lsc.org
Liberty State Park, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305 Phone: 201-200-1000 Save $3.00 on a ticket to Liberty Science Center when you show your Summit Library Card at the box office. No museum pass required for this discount.

Princeton University Art Museum 
http://artmuseum.princeton.edu/
(2 separate memberships)
McCormick Hall, Princeton, NJ
609-258-3788 
Admittance to the Princeton University Art Museum is free for all. This pass, however, entitles the holder to enter any museum that is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association (NARM). A complete listing of these museums can be found at http://narmassociation.org/. Present the membership card validated with accepted NARM identification to any participating NARM institution to receive:

  • Free/member admission during regular museum hours
  • Member discounts at museum shops
  • Discounts on concert/lecture tickets*
  • Guests are not included unless they present a current membership card validated with the accepted NARM identification. Family memberships are determined by each participating institution and it is recommended that you contact the institution you plan to visit prior to visiting to avoid any confusion.

*Note that some institutions restrict benefits. Contact the institution you plan to visit for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who may borrow museum passes?

Summit Library card holders over the age of 17 including paid members and those employed in Summit.

Are there other rules about borrowing the passes?
Yes, only one museum pass at a time can be checked out to a household.

How long may I keep a pass?
Five days.

Who may use the pass with me?
Please check the guidelines included in the museum pass packet as each museum has different rules.

How may I pick up and return a museum pass?
Passes are available at the Circulation Desk of the Summit Library. Please call or stop by the Library to reserve a pass. Please return the pass in person to a staff member at the Circulation Desk. Do not put museum passes in the book drop.

What will it cost me?
It’s free (unless it’s returned late or lost). In the event that the pass is lost, you will be charged the full amount of the cost to replace the pass. These differ for each museum.

What if I don’t return a pass on time?
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 replacement fee of $5.00.

Do all passes work the same way?
Each museum has different rules regarding how many people may enter on a pass and discounts for other services. Please review the rules contained in each museum pass box.

Who pays for the museum passes?
Museum passes have been made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the Summit Free Public Library. For more information on the Friends of the Library, please click here.

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