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How can I get museum passes?


Museum passes can be borrowed for 3 days and can be reserved in advance. The number of guests allowed free admission using the passes varies by museum.

Passes are available for Chatham Borough and Chatham Township residents only. This service is sponsored by Friends of the Library.

Please make sure to visit a museum’s website for full details on planning your visit. Some museums still require masks, vaccinations, and/or reservations.

American Museum of Natural History

We have discounted vouchers for AMNH available at the Circulation Desk for $10 each. There is a limit of 4 vouchers per family. A voucher is needed for anyone over age 3.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world’s cultures.
Admission to the museum is by timed-entry and must be reserved online.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
In the Garden, in its community, and well beyond, BBG inspires people of all ages through the conservation, display, and enjoyment of plants; with educational programs that emphasize learning by doing; and with research focused on understanding and conserving regional plants and plant communities.

This pass allows: 2 adults & accompanying children ages 17 & under

Cooper Gristmill

See Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission for full details. Cooper Gristmill is open Fridays & Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm. Call (908) 879-5463

This pass allows: Up to 2 adults and 3 children
Pass is valid for General Admission only. Not valid for special events, programs, or workshops.

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm

See Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission for full details. Fosterfields is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm (admission closes at 3 pm). Open Sundays beginning in July. Call (973) 326-7645 or email

This pass allows: Up to 2 adults and 3 children
Pass is valid for General Admission only. Not valid for special events, programs, or workshops.

The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection’s historic buildings are currently closed for renovation.  The Frick Collection will reopen at 1 East 70th Street in late 2024.

Explore online!

Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, the Frick is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.

This pass allows: 4 people (Children under age 10 are not admitted)

Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Museum is a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-evolving institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.

This pass allows: 4 people

Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission

The Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission are open for the season running from April through the end of October. Library patrons can check out the combined Historic Sites Museum Pass for free general admission entry to Fosterfields Living Historic Farm, Historic Speedwell, and Cooper Gristmill. The Pass admits up to two adults and three children to any—or all—of the sites, which is up to a $75 value. Additional visitors are charged $5/person. Present the Pass at check-in when visiting a site. The regular general admission fee is $5 per person ages 4 & up (ages 3 & under are free), and each site charges for admission separately. The Museum Pass is not valid for admission to special events, programs, and workshops. Visitors should call ahead of their visit to confirm the details of their planned visit.

Historic Speedwell

See Historic Sites of the Morris County Park Commission for full details. Historic Speedwell is open Thursdays & Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm. Call (973) 285-6550

This pass allows: Up to 2 adults and 3 children
Pass is valid for General Admission only. Not valid for special events, programs, or workshops.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets, and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming, and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

This pass allows: 2 adults and 2 children

Liberty Science Center

Patrons of Library of the Chathams receive $3 off any full-priced ticket and/or a 10% discount on any membership just by showing your library card at the Box Office. One discount per library card. Discounts cannot be applied online.
LSC is a 300,000-square-foot learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The Science Center houses 12 museum exhibition halls, a live animal collection with 110 species, giant aquariums, a 3D theater, live simulcast surgeries, hurricane- and tornado-force wind simulators, K-12 classrooms and labs, teacher-development programs, and the Western Hemisphere’s biggest planetarium—the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater.

NEW! The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in two iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters.

This pass allows: 2 adults & accompanying children ages 12 & under

MoMA: The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in midtown Manhattan was the first museum devoted to the modern era. From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, the collection has grown to include over 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects; approximately 22,000 films and four million film stills; and, in its Library and Archives, over 300,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, and extensive individual files on more than 70,000 artists. Collection highlights include Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, and Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, along with more recent works by Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Murray, Cindy Sherman, and many others.

This pass allows: 5 people

Montclair Art Museum

The Montclair Art Museum, together with its Vance Wall Art Education Center, engages our diverse community through distinctive exhibitions, educational programs, and collections of American and Native American art. Open Friday-Sunday.

This pass allows: 2 adults & accompanying children ages 18 & under

Morris Museum

The Morris Museum creates opportunities for lifelong learning, discovery, and creativity, driven by the contemporary interpretation of its Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata as well as its general collections. The performing arts add further unique perspectives and dimensions of interpretation. In 2019 the Morris Museum was selected by the Smithsonian Institution to join its Smithsonian Affiliates network of 200+ institutions across the United States and is the only Smithsonian Affiliate in the State of New Jersey.

This pass allows: Up to 2 adults and 3 children

Museum of the American Revolution

Located in the heart of Historic Philadelphia, the Museum explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution and its enduring legacy.  The Museum of the American Revolution’s Library Pass Program entitles Chatham library patrons guaranteed admission to the Museum.  Reservations are not required for Library Pass holders.

This pass allows: Up to 2 adults and 4 youth (6 – 17) per pass. Children 5 and under are always free

Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York fosters understanding of the distinctive nature of urban life in the world’s most influential metropolis. It engages visitors by celebrating, documenting, and interpreting the city’s past, present, and future. The Museum amassed a considerable collection of exceptional items, including several of Eugene O’Neill’s handwritten manuscripts, a complete room of Duncan Phyfe furniture, 412 glass negatives taken by Jacob Riis and donated by his son, a man’s suit worn to George Washington’s Inaugural Ball, and the Carrie Walter Stettheimer dollhouse, which contains a miniature work by Marcel Duchamp. Today the Museum’s collection contains approximately 750,000 objects, including prints, photographs, decorative arts, costumes, paintings, sculpture, toys, and theatrical memorabilia.

This pass allows: 1 Adult; Patrons ages 19 & under are free 

The Newark Museum of Art

The Newark Museum of Art (NMOA) was founded with the belief, radical among museums in 1909, that art and learning are for everyone. Today, New Jersey’s largest fine art museum is a vibrant center for the arts and community and places special emphasis on public programming that engages local artists and audiences.

As a leading cultural institution for more than a century, the NMOA stewards collections of more than 300,000 artworks and artifacts in science and natural history – the 12th largest museum collection in the nation. Known as the first institution to give sustained support to modernism in America, the NMOA continues to pursue new definitions of cultural innovation and is among the 3% of U.S. museums that are nationally accredited.

This pass allows: 2 adults & accompanying children 16 & under

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.

This pass allows: 2 adults and all children living in the same household

Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center is a museum on the campus of Montclair State University in Little Falls, New Jersey. It serves to honor the career of Yogi Berra, who played for the New York Yankees and the New York Mets of Major League Baseball and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

This pass allows: Up to 2 adults and any accompanying children

Please call 973-635-0603 with any questions or for more information.

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