Museum Passes


The Museum Pass Program, funded by the Friends of the Library, offers the opportunity to explore distinctive and dynamic cultural institutions without incurring the cost of admission or waiting in long lines for entry.

Allendale residents may pick up vouchers for FREE general admission to eleven of New York City and New Jersey’s most exciting museums:

The American Museum of Natural History, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, The Cooper Hewitt-Smithsonian Design MuseumThe Frick Collection, The Guggenheim, Grounds for Sculpture, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Museum of Modern Art, New-York Historical Society, South Street Seaport Museum, and the Storm King Art Center.

Please see the chart below for detailed information regarding each museum pass. Be sure to double check the museum website before visiting for any closings. 

Who is eligible to check out museum passes? 

  • Allendale card holders age 18+ who are in good standing (no fines).
  • Museum passes are restricted to one per family during a check out period.

What is required to check out a museum pass? 

  • A valid library card.
  • All passes, except for the American Museum of Natural History, require a $40 cash deposit.

*The deposit is refunded when the pass is returned on time and in good condition during normal library business hours. Passes may NOT be returned in the book drop. If the pass is returned late, the entire $40 deposit will be forfeited. Should a patron reserve a pass or device and fail to pick it up without cancelling two times, all cardholders who reside at the same address as that patron will lose borrowing privileges for all museum passes and devices for six months.

How can I reserve a pass?

  • Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • Patrons must reserve a museum pass online through TixKeeper.
  • Click on “Reserve Pass” below for the date you want to PICK UP the pass.
  • Input your library card number.
  • Fill out the required information.
  • On the date you have reserved the pass, stop by the library and visit the circulation desk to collect it. Please notify the library if you cannot pick up the pass.

Reserve Pass

Museum Passes

Replacement Costs: If a pass is lost, stolen, or not returned within seven (7) days of the original due date, patrons will be fined the entire replacement cost of the pass + an additional $25 mandatory processing fee.