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The New Friends of the Oakland Public Library help fund passes to various museums in the area for Oakland Public Library card holders to use. Please note that due to the ongoing health situation it is recommended that patrons call each institution before planning a trip as each has it’s own rules and regulations in place which are subject to change from time to time.

CLICK HERE for information about which institutions the library has passes for and how each pass works. Please note you will need a valid adult library card to use any passes. We reccomend that you call the library at (201) 337-3742 with any questions prior to picking up the pass. Except in the case where we provide multiple vouchers, passes are available on a first-come first-serve basis. We do not offer reservations at this time.

The Oakland Public Library distributes or loans passes to museums in the area to library card holders. Details about each institution and how their respective passes work is included in this brochure. Make sure to check ahead with each institution for up-to-date information about protocols surrounding bookings in advance and/or visits. OPL provides passes to the following institutions:

Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, often referred to as The Guggenheim, is a famous art museum located at 1071 Fifth Avenue on the corner of East 89th Street in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. It is the permanent home of a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern, and contemporary art and also features special exhibitions throughout the year. Library pass provides free express admission for four adults or students, as well as discounted $5 passes for a maximum of 2 additional guests. Children under 12 are always free. No reservations. Pass available on a first-come first-serve basis. Pass must be returned within 3 days of being borrowed.

Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City at 200 Central Park West New York, NY. The museum complex comprises 26 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 34 million specimens of plants, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, human remains, and human cultural artifacts. The Oakland Library has $7.00 vouchers available for purchase to the museum. Vouchers can be redeemed for free admission to the museum’s permanent collection plus one special exhibition or show of your choice. Advance timed entry is required, to reserve your time slot visit:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City located at 990 Washington Ave. The 52-acre garden holds over 14,000 taxa of plants and has nearly a million visitors each year. It includes a number of specialty “gardens within the Garden”, plant collections, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron-and-glass aquatic plant house, an art gallery, and more! Library pass allows free admission for two adults and accompanying children 17 and under. To reserve tickets you can call ShowClix weekdays from 10am to 6pm at (888) 850-8718. Upon entrance you will be required to show membership card and email confirmation. No reservations. Pass available on a first-come first-serve basis. Pass must be returned within 3 days of being borrowed. 

Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center is an open-air museum located at 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, New York. It contains what is perhaps the largest collection of contemporary outdoor sculptures in the United States. Each museum pass provides free six person car admission to the art center. Time entry tickets are required for all visitors and must be reserved in advance. Visit to make your reservation and find out more information.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an American military and maritime history museum in New York City with a collection of museum ships. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street, along the Hudson River, on the West Side of Manhattan. Library pass allows free admission for two adults and two children, as well as access to the express admission line and discounted guest tickets. Museum pass and library card are required for admission. No reservations. Pass available on a first-come first-serve basis. Pass must be returned within 3 days of being borrowed.

The Morris Museum

Located in nearby Morristown, NJ at 6 Normandy Heights Road, the Morris Museum is the second largest museum in New Jersey. The Morris Museum has several permanent exhibits, as well as special exhibits. For more information visit the museum’s website at The Morris Museum pass allows 2 Adults and 3 Children to visit the museum free of charge. No reservations. Pass available on a first-come first-serve basis. Pass must be returned within 3 days of being borrowed.

Museum of the Moving Image

The Museum of the Moving Image is a media museum located in a former building of the historic Astoria Studios, in the Astoria neighborhood in Queens, New York City. Get directions by Clicking Here. The Oakland Public Library has 100 individual guest passes available on a first-come first-serve basis free of charge. Once the passes are depleted no more will be available until the following year. Limit 6 per household.

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