The Rutherford Public Library and the Friends of the Library of Rutherford are pleased to offer the Museum Pass Program to Rutherford residents.  This exciting program allows residents who have a valid Rutherford library card to visit local museums in New Jersey and New York for free or at a discounted rate.


Rutherford residents, 18 and older, with a valid Rutherford Public Library card in good standing can reserve museum passes up to 60 days in advance on a first-come, first-served basis.  Passes may be reserved online, in person, or by calling (201) 939-8600.  You will need your Library card number.  A patron may borrow or reserve up to 2 passes at any one time.  Please review the Museum Pass Agreement before reserving a pass.

Passes are free to borrow and are loaned out for 3 days, non-renewable.  Please return passes by 11:00 AM on their due date.  Note: passes  may be returned in the book drop when the Library is closed.




Aviation Halavaiationl of Fame “Founded in 1972, the Aviation Hall of Fame & Museum of New Jersey is dedicated to the preservation of the Garden State’s distinguished, two-century aviation and space heritage.” 1 pass. Free admission for 4 people. access to research library which has over 3,500 aerospace titles. 



Brooklyn Botanic Garden “Growing from its humble beginnings as an ash dump in the late 1800s, Brooklyn Botanic Garden has come to represent today the very best in urban gardening and horticultural display.”  Free admission for 2 adults and children under 16.



Children’s Museum of Manhattan “CMOM inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs.” Free admission for up to 4 people (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children).


The Frick Collection.  “Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, the Frick is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts.” Free admission for 1 adult.





Grounds for Sculpture “Grounds For Sculpture is situated on the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds and includes three of its major historic buildings, restored for a variety of purposes.” 1 pass. Free admission for 4 people. Library pass holders do NOT require timed tickets to visit Grounds for Sculpture. 


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum   “An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, and educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums.”  Free admission for 4 adults or students, plus half-price tickets for additional guests. Children under 12 are always free.


Imagine That!!! Children’s Museum “At Imagine That!!!, children are encouraged to touch, discover, learn and explore in our 16,000 square foot space, featuring over 50 unique exhibits.  Embracing a learning-through-play model, Imagine That!!! Is a safe environment where young children can stretch their legs and their imagination.  Children will discover interesting exhibits while absorbing and cementing important concepts as they go.  Our exhibits are specifically designed to stimulate the child’s imagination and intellect while providing them with a fun and exciting day!” Free admission for up to 4 people.

**Imagine That!!! is currently closed for renovations. We will let you know when it re-opens.**


Intrepid Sea, Air & Space 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 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.” Free admission for up to 6 people.


Montclair Art Museum “The Montclair Art Museum (MAM), along with its Yard School of Art, engages a diverse community through its distinctive collection of American and Native American art, exhibitions, and educational programs that link art to contemporary life in a global context.” Free admission for 2 adults plus all children in the same household up to the age of 18.



Morris Museum “The Morris Museum celebrates art, science, history, and the performing arts by providing engaging exhibitions and programs, all of which are designed to excite the mind and promote cultural interests.  The Museum strives to educate, entertain, and inspire diverse audiences of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.” 1 pass. Free admission for 2 adults and 3 children. Cost for additional visitors is $10/adult and $7/child up to 18 and students. Admission is free for children under 3. 


Museum of Modern Art  “The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration.  With extraordinary exhibitions and the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental.  Our mission is helping you understand and enjoy the art of our time.” Free admission for 5 people.



citynyMuseum of the City of New York “The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.”Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children. Free admission to family programs, including tours and workshops for kids aged 6-12.


newarkmuseum Newark Museum “The Newark Museum operates, as it has since its founding, in the public trust as a museum of service, and a leader in connecting objects and ideas to the needs and wishes of its constituencies.  We believe that our art and science collections have the power to educate, inspire and transform individuals of all ages, and the local, regional, national and international communities that we serve.” Free admission for 2 adults and all chldren up to the age of 17 (per pass). 



New-York Historical Society Museum & Library and the DiMenna Children’s History Museum  “The New-York Historical Society’s museum is the oldest in New York City and predates the founding of the Metropolitan Museum of Art by nearly seventy years.  Its art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works.”  “The DiMenna Children’s History Museum at the New-York Historical Society presents 350 years of New York and American history through character-based pavilions, interactive exhibits and digital games, and the Barbara K. Lipman Children’s History Library.  The DiMenna Children’s History Museum encourages families to explore history together through permanent installations targeted for children 8-13 and a wide range of family learning programs for toddlers, children and preteens.” Free admission for 2 adults and children under the age of 18.


South Street Seaport Museum “South Street Seaport Museum is a cultural institution dedicated to telling the story of the rise of New York as a port city and its critical role in the development of the United States.  The Museum uses its historic buildings and ships to provide interactive exhibits, education, and experiences.” Free admission for 1 adult plus up to 4 children under the age of 11.