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Museum Passes

Museum passes are available by request.

Please contact or 973-744-0500 x2234 to make a reservation. Passes are available for Montclair residents with library cards in good standing.

American Museum of Natural History
Free admission for up to 2 people.

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
Free admission for 2 adults and children under 16.

Children’s Museum of Manhattan 
Free admission for 4 guests (2 adults + 2 children OR 1 adult + 3 children).

Frick Collection (reopens 3/18/2021)
Free admission for 2 people. *Children under 10 are not admitted to the Frick Collection and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Guggenheim Museum 
Free admission for 4 adults, all children under the age of 12, and half-price tickets for additional guests.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (reopens 3/25/2021)
Free admission for 4 people. Admission to the Enterprise space shuttle is not included. *You must show your MPL card along with the pass to gain admittance to the Intrepid Museum.

Montclair Art Museum
Free admission for 2 adults and all children in the same household up to age 18.

Museum of the City of New York
Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children.

New York Historical Society
Free admission for 2 adults and 4 children under the age of 18 to the New-York Historical Society and DiMenna Children’s History Museum

* Please note that as of September 2019 Grounds for Sculpture has discontinued its Library Pass program. This pass will no longer be available for reservations effective immediately.

* We are frequently asked about why we do not have passes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum. These museums do not offer library passes.

Museum Pass FAQs

Who may reserve museum passes?
Montclair residents with valid adult MPL cards may reserve passes. Only one pass per museum may be booked per card for the same day of use. Passes will only be checked out on the library card for which the reservation was made.

How do I reserve a museum pass?
Passes may be booked by phone or email up to 60 days in advance. You must have your library card number to reserve over the phone. Please be sure to reserve the pass for the day you intend to use it.

How often may I reserve a museum pass?
You may reserve one pass per museum during a 30-day period.

Can I cancel my reservation?
Passes may be cancelled by phone, in person, or by email (

When and how must I return a pass after use?
The American Museum of Natural History passes need not be returned. All other passes must be dropped off at the Main Library by 10:15 a.m. on the due date. The pass can be dropped in the mailbox labeled “Museum Pass Return” that is on the column near the book return bins in the front of the Main Library.

What happens if I return a pass late or lose it?
If passes are not returned on time, the fine per day is $5. Lost passes will be assessed at the replacement rate determined by the museum. Patrons consistently late with returns, or who lose passes, may be ineligible from borrowing passes.

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