museum pass

What is the Museum Pass Program?

The Museum Pass Program is a service that allows Hamilton Free Public Library patrons to visit area museums for FREE! This program is sponsored in full by the Friends of the Hamilton Free Public Library. The Friends is an organization of people who wish to increase public attention to library services, facilities and needs: stimulate gifts of books and other appropriate library material; raise funds for the purpose of aiding the Library in providing direct public service; and to promote the Library as a cultural, education and recreational asset to Hamilton Township. For more information about the Friends or to become a member, please pick up a brochure or visit http://hamiltonnjplfotl.wordpress.com.

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Special thanks to the Friends of the Hamilton Township Public Library for sponsoring the Museum Passes program.

How do I reserve a pass?

Click here to reserve a Museum pass online using your library card number or by calling the Circulation Desk at 609.581.4060 x4001.

Museum location and contact information
  • Academy of Natural Sciences, Phone: 215-299-1022, free admittance for 2 adults and 5 children
    1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Website: www.ansp.org
  • Battleship New Jersey, Phone: 866-877-6262, free admittance for 2 adults and 3 children
    62 Battleship Way, Camden, NJ 08103
    Website: www.battleshipnewjersey.org
  • Bucks County Children’s Museum, Phone: 215-693-1290, free admittance for 6 people
    500 Union Square, New Hope, PA 18938
    Website: www.buckskids.org
  • Garden State Discovery Museum, Phone: 856-424-1233, free admittance for 6 people
    2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    Website: www.discoverymuseum.com
  • Grounds for Sculpture, Phone: 609-586-0616, free admittance for 4 people
    18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, NJ 08619
    Website: www.groundsforsculpture.org
  • Morris Arboretum, Phone: 215-247-5777, free admittance for 2 adults and 5 children
    100 E. Northwestern Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118
    Website: www.business-services.upenn.edu/arboretum/index.shtml
  • Roebling Museum, Phone: 609-499-7200, free admittance for 2 adults and unlimited children
    100 2nd Avenue, Roebling, NJ 08554
    Website: www.roeblingmuseum.org
What is the late fee or replacement fee?

The fine for an overdue museum pass is $10 per day. The charge for a lost museum pass is $10 plus any overdue fees and replacement costs. A pass will be considered lost if not returned within 7 days of the “Day of Use”.

Where do I return my pass?

Return all passes to the Circulation Desk (PLEASE DO NOT PUT IN THE BOOKDROP) by 11 a.m. one day after the Day of Use (i.e. if the “Day of Use” is Friday, return the pass by Monday at 11 a.m.) 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 who have reserved them can pick them up before making the trip to a museum.

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 or valid photo ID.

Where do I pick up my pass?

All passes can be picked up at the Circulation Desk, no earlier than 3 p.m. prior to the “Day of Use” (i.e. if the “Day of Use” is Saturday, it can be picked up beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday through closing on Saturday).

Can I cancel my reservations?

Reservations can be cancelled up two days before the “Day of Use”. You can cancel online or by calling 609-581-4060, ext. 4001. If the reservation is canceled the day before or the day of the “Day of Use” it will be considered a “failure to pick up.”

What if I fail to pick up my pass?

If you do not pick up your pass by the “Day of Use” or if the reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the “Day of Use” it will be considered a “failure to pick up.” Because we expect demand for passes to be extremely high, if you fail to pick up your pass two times within a 60 day period, it will result in a 2 month block on museum pass reservations.

Is there a charge to reserve a pass?

It’s FREE! There is no charge to check out a museum pass, only your valid Hamilton Public Library card is needed.

Who can reserve a pass?

You will need a valid Hamilton Public Library card to place a reservation (meaning owing less than $10 in fees or fines). Passes can only be reserved with an adult card.

How many passes can I reserve a day/a month?

One museum pass can be reserved per day per card. Up to three museum passes can be reserved in a calendar month.

How far in advance can I reserve a pass?

Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance.

How many people are admitted to a museum per pass?

The membership conditions of each museum vary; to view these click on the link to the museum webpage.

What is the “Day of Use”?

The “Day of Use” is the day you plan on visiting the museum. Passes may be picked up beginning at 3 p.m. the day prior to the “Day of Use” and MUST be returned by 11 a.m. the day after the “Day of Use” (i.e. if the “Day of Use” is Friday the pass can be picked up beginning at 3 p.m. on Thursday through closing on Friday and returned by 11 a.m. on Saturday.) Passes must be returned to the Circulation Desk, not in the book box.
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