Moorestown Library lends museum passes, which allow for free admission at local museums, nature and arts centers. Passes are available to adult cardholders in good standing. (Please see other guidelines below.) All pass reservations are processed via our MuseumKey webpage. Patrons can access this page directly or can call the Circulation Desk at 856-234-0333 to reserve passes. Please call ahead before visiting museums to verify their hours of operation.
Note: Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, many museums the library partnered with have closed temporarily. The museums that can be visited are listed below, as well any changes to their admission procedures. The library will add museums to this list as more open in the coming months. Until then, why not check out some of their virtual offerings?
List of Museums
The Academy of Natural Sciences (Philadelphia, PA)
Admits 2 adults and 5 children in the same household. Only open Friday-Sunday. Advance reservations are required and can be made on the Academy website. You will need the reservation code on the library pass to make a reservation.
Camden Children’s Garden (Camden, NJ)
Museum is open from April through end of December. Pass admits 6 people. Only open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Independence Seaport Museum (Philadelphia, PA)
Allows general admission for up to two adults and four children (18 and under). Weekends only, timed admission. No advance reservations for library pass holders.
Eastern State Penitentiary (Philadelphia, PA)
Admits 6 people. Currently open Friday-Sunday.
Museum of the American Revolution (Philadelphia, PA)
Admits up to 2 adults, and 4 youth (6 to 17). Children under 5 are free. Open Thursday-Sunday and holiday Mondays. To manage capacity, tickets are limited and sold on a timed basis. Advance tickets are recommended and can be reserved online or by phone (267-579-3565).
National Constitution Center (Philadelphia, PA)
Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children. Open Wednesday-Saturday. Advance timed tickets are required. Note: The museum is free to everyone, no passes required, through September 5.
New Jersey State Parks (various locations)
Admits one vehicle to parks and forests that charge daily walk-in fees. Excludes camping and cabin facilities, boating, boat storage, bus groups, group picnicking, mobile sportfishing permits, or miscellaneous overnight fees. Some parks within the system may close early on high visitation days and reopen as visitors leave.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (Philadelphia, PA)
Admits 2 adults and all dependent children in the household. Due to limited capacity, advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call 215-898-4001 to reserve a time.
Wheaton Arts (Millville, NJ)
Pass provides free admission for 2 adults and 4 children (under 18) per visit. Only open Saturdays and Sundays with timed admission. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 856-825-6800.
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge (Medford, NJ)
Admits 2 adults and 3 children. Reduced hours and limit of 15 people at a time.
Museum Pass Guidelines:
- Only adult library cardholders with accounts in good standing may borrow passes.
- Passes are due two days after the reserved pick-up date. Only one pass can be borrowed per family at any given time.
- Fines for overdue passes are $25 per day, with a maximum of $75. Replacement costs vary for each museum pass.
- How many passes may I reserve per day? How many each month?
One museum pass may be reserved per day, per card. Each museum may be reserved one time per month, and up to five different passes may be reserved at a time.
- Do I need my library card to pick up the pass?
Yes, you will need to present the library card that you used when reserving the pass to pick it up.
- How far in advance can I reserve the pass?
You can place a reservation as early as today or as far as 60 days in advance.
- How do I reserve a pass?
Moorestown Library provides print-on-demand museum passes and passes that require pick-up. Print-on-demand passes have a printer icon next to to the museum name.
- Instructions for reserving print-on-demand museum passes: Reserve a pass for the date you plan to go to the museum. Passes may be checked out for a total of one day.
- Instructions for reserving museum passes for pick-up: Reserve a pass for the date you will pick it up at the library. Passes are due two days after the reserved pick-up date.
- How do I get the pass?
Physical passes may be picked up at the library on the reserved pick-up day. Please check library hours of operation before picking up a pass. Reservations for Academy of Natural Sciences, Garden State Discovery Museum, Independence Seaport Museum, Mütter Museum, Woodford Cedar Run, and Wheaton Arts may be downloaded and displayed on your smartphone or by printing a pass when you place a reservation. Printed passes do not need to be returned.
- How do I return a pass?
Passes can be returned to the Circulation Desk or in the book drop.
- What happens if I do not pick up my reserved pass?
Reservations canceled the day before or the day of the day of use will be considered a No Show. Because demand for passes is extremely high, two No Shows in a 60 day period may result in a two month block on museum pass reservations.
- Can I cancel my reservations?
Reservations may be canceled up to two days before the day of use. Cardholders may cancel a reservation online by clicking on the “My Account” link on our MuseumKey page, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the library Circulation Desk (856-234-0333, option 1.)
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