|The Museum Pass Program is made possible through the library’s Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Reserve a Pass
By Museum (lists all of the museums for which the library has a membership)
By Date (view by 90 day rolling window)
View/Cancel your Reservations (use your library card number)
How the Museum Pass Program Works
Passes can be reserved online using your library card or by calling the Information Desk at 609.924.9529 x1220
There is no charge to borrow a museum pass.
You will need a valid Princeton Public Library card to make a reservation.
One museum pass can be reserved per day per card. Each museum can be reserved one time per month, and up to five different museums can be reserved in a calendar month.
Reservations can often be made up to 90 days in advance.
The membership conditions of each museum vary and is indicated in the description for each pass.
Museums offering a digital/printable pass display next to their names. The following institutions are available as digital/printable passes:
Academy of Natural Sciences
Garden State Discovery Museum
Grounds for Sculpture
Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum
Morven Museum & Garden
When you make a reservation for these institutions, you can choose to Print Pass or Email Pass to yourself. You do not need to pick up or return digital/printable passes. You can display the pass on your phone when you visit, or print out a copy. We are happy to print out the pass for you if needed.
The library has a limited number of tickets per year to the AMNH. Tickets are made available on a quarterly basis on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. If you do not see AMNH listed in the available museums, it means that all tickets for that quarter have been reserved. Please check back on the next quarterly release date.
If you do not pick up your pass by the “Day of Use” it will constitute a “No Show”. If the reservation is canceled the day before or the day of the “Day of Use” it will also be considered a “No Show”. Once a reservation becomes a “No Show” a new reservation will need to be made, based on availability, if you wish to visit the venue. Because demand for passes is extremely high, two “No Shows” in a 60 day period may result in a 2 month block on museum pass reservations.
Reservations can be canceled up to two days before the “Day of Use.” You can cancel online or by calling 609.924.9529 x1220. If the reservation is canceled the day before or the day of the “Day of Use” it 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 2 month block on museum pass reservations.
Checked out passes cannot be renewed or extended.
Yes, you will need to present the library card that you used when reserving the pass to pick it up. If you are picking up a pass for someone else, you need to have their library card.
Return passes to the library Information Desk or museum pass drop box by 11 a.m. after the Day of Use (i.e. if the “Day of Use” is Friday, return the pass by Saturday at 11 a.m.) On Sundays, the library opens at 1 pm. Please use the museum pass drop box to return passes due at 11 am. If the library is closed, your pass will be due by 11 a.m. the next day the library is open. Passes need to be returned on time so others may use them. Thank you for your consideration of others who are waiting to use the pass.
The late fee for all passes is $25 a day. If a pass is lost or damaged, the replacement fee is $50. The library cannot replace lost or damaged vouchers for the American Museum of Natural History.