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Museum Passes


The library is pleased to offer museum passes for our cardholders.

This program is made possible thanks to the Caldwell Public Library Foundation.

We are lending out passes to open museums to Caldwell cardholders on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is your responsibility to check with the museum to confirm hours, to make a reservation if necessary, and to understand current restrictions that might still be in place.

General Information

  • Caldwell Library cardholders ages 18 and above with unexpired cards in good standing (no fines or fees) are welcome to borrow a Museum Pass.

  • There is no fee to borrow the Pass unless it is returned late, damaged or lost.

  • Borrowers must sign our Museum Pass Policy before checking out a pass for the first time to confirm that they have read and agree to abide by these rules.

  • Borrowers may need to present their library card in addition to the Pass or museum membership card at the Museum.

  • Each museum has different pass admission guidelines described on our Museum Pass webpage. Check the museum's website for general and exhibit information.


How long may I keep the Pass?

  • Passes may be borrowed for 3 days. PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR CURRENT HOURS.

  • Only one pass can be borrowed at a time.


How do I reserve a Pass?

  • At this time, Museum Pass reservations are available by contacting a staff member by email, by telephone at 973-226-2837, or in person at the Circulation Desk. Passes may be available on walk-in basis.

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact us as soon as possible, by calling us at 973-336-2837 or emailing

  • Passes may be picked up only by reserving cardholder, who must show their valid library card.

  • A reservation is forfeited if the pass is not picked up on the reserved day by closing time.


How do I Pick Up and Return the Pass?

  • Passes must be picked up and returned to the front desk at the Caldwell Public Library during our open hours. They may not be returned in the book drop; passes left in the book drop will be considered late and subject to a $10 late fee.


What if I return the Pass late or lose it?

  • There will be a $10 late fee for each day the Pass is overdue. 

  • If the Pass is lost or lost, the patron will be responsible for the full cost of a Membership Pass.

  • Replacement costs are as follows: $100 Sandy Hook/Gateway National Recreation Area; $125 Morris Museum; $500 Intrepid; $165 Montclair Art Museum; $100 Newark Museum of Art, $125 Storm King Art Center, $0 Imagine That.


Available Passes:

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Sandy Hook / Gateway National Recreation Area

About the Park: Spanning 27,000 acres from Sandy Hook in New Jersey to Breezy Point in New York City, the park is both the gateway from the ocean into New York Harbor, and the gateway to the National Park Service for millions of visitors every year. Gateway offers green spaces and beaches alongside historic structures and cultural landscapes. Every day, Gateway is open for you to explore, envision, and enjoy!


Address: 128 South Hartshorne Drive, Highlands, NJ 07732

Plan Your Visit

Pass Information

While there are no entrance fees for Gateway National Recreation Area, there is a charge for beach parking from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. The library pass grants you free parking, via a hangtag to be displayed in one car, no limit on number of passengers. Please note: parking does fill up quickly, and a spot is not guaranteed.

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Storm King Art Center

About the Museum: Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. 


Address: 10 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553

Plan Your Visit

Pass Information

The library pass grants you the ability to contact Storm King Art Center to reserve a ticket for two adults and 4+ children living in the same household.

Once you have the library pass, contact Storm King to reserve a timed-entry ticket for your visit. Information on how to do this will be provided when the museum pass is checked out.


The Newark Museum of Art

About the Museum: 

The Newark Museum of Art is New Jersey's largest museum. It holds fine collections of American art, decorative arts, contemporary art, and arts of Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the ancient world. Its extensive collection of American art includes works by Hiram Powers, Thomas Cole, John Singer Sargent, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Church, Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Joseph Stella, and Tony Smith.


Address: 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Plan Your Visit

Pass Information

Pass admits two adults and all children in the household, as well as 10% discount in the Museum Shop.


Morris Museum

About the Museum: The Morris Museum creates opportunities for lifelong learning, discovery, and creativity, driven by the contemporary interpretation of its Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata as well as its general collections. The performing arts add further unique perspectives and dimensions of interpretation.


Address: 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown, NJ 07960

Plan Your Visit

Pass Information: Pass admits up to 2 adults and 3 children to exhibits and Family Fun Days.


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex

About the Museum: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as related to its home aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the Museum, you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits


Address: Pier 86, W 46th St, New York, NY 10036

Plan Your Visit

Pass Information: Pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 children to the Intrepid Museum, Space Shuttle Pavilion, and the submarine Growler; plus additional tickets at a discounted price.


Montclair Art Museum

About the Museum: The Montclair Art Museum, together with its Vance Wall Art Education Center, engages our diverse community through distinctive exhibitions, educational programs, and collections of American and Native American art. Our mission is to inspire and engage people of all ages in their experience with art, including the rich inter-cultural and global connections throughout American history, and the continuing relevance of art to contemporary life.


Address: 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07042

Plan Your Visit

Pass Information: Two passes that admit two people per pass (total up to 4 guests)


Imagine That!!!

About the Museum: Imagine That!!! is one of the few local facilities that specializes in preschool-age and young schoolchildren. For 20 years, Imagine That!!! has provided safe, educational fun for children at several locations throughout New Jersey. Now centralized in one large facility in Florham Park, NJ, we offer a wide variety of interactive exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy.


Address: 4 Vreeland Rd., Florham Park New Jersey 07932

Plan Your Visit

Pass Information: Pass admits up to 4 guests. There is no charge for infants under 12 months.

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Support the Museum Pass Program:

This program is made possible through the generosity of community members.

To donate via credit card, click on the "Donate" button below:

To donate via check, please mail:

Caldwell Public Library Foundation
Attn: Museums
24 D Smull Ave.
Caldwell, NJ 07006

Thank you very much for your support! 

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