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For over three years, the Secaucus Public Library and Business Resource Center has offered free admission passes to The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum,The American Museum of Natural History, The Guggenheim and The Brooklyn Museum for Secaucus residents who are library patrons. The ever popular program, however, is being curtailed and effective April 1st, the free passes to The American Museum of Natural History will no longer be available.
According to library director Jenifer May, The American Museum of Natural History is no longer making the free passes available to libraries under the current criteria and the existing passes will expire March 31st. “The Museum Pass Program is so popular that reservations for them are booked months in advance, particularly during the summer months or when local schools have their breaks. The passes, made possible by generous donations from the Friends of the Secaucus Public Library, will continue to be available for The Intrepid, The Guggenheim and Brooklyn Museum. March 31st will be the last day the library’s free pass to the American Museum of Natural History will be accepted." I urge anyone planning to take advantage of this museum’s free pass to reserve now to avoid disappointment,” she explained.
The passes are available on a first come/first served basis to Secaucus residents, 18 or older, who possess a Secaucus library card in good standing. Due to the popularity of the program, the passes must be reserved in advance, although on rare occasions, pending cancelations, they could be available for last minute use. Reservations can be made at the reference desk on the second floor. A $50 cash deposit, required when the pass is picked up, is refunded when it is returned. The loan time for the passes is pick-up on Tuesday and return no later than Thursday and pick-up on Friday and return no later than Monday. The American Museum of Natural History pass entitles the holder to free admission for two adults and four children under the age of 16, plus discounts on the Planetarium and IMAX shows, gift shop and food court.
The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum pass entitles the holder to free admission for six people, regardless of age. (The library currently has two passes to the Intrepid.)
The Guggenheim pass entitles two adults and three guests to free admission, as well as discounts at the Guggenheim store and café. The Guggenheim pass can also be used for free admission for two people at The Brooklyn Museum. “The library will continue to explore new opportunities that will allow library patrons access to the arts and other areas of interest. Any new additions to the library’s Museum Pass Program will be advertised,” the director advised. For more information about the Museum Pass Program, contact the director at 201-330-2083.