NEW! access museums around the world for free, from home, with virtual tours:
Battleship New Jersey
American Battlefield Trust
Boston Children’s Museum
Curiosity Rover on Mars
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
FarmFood 360 Tours
Google Arts and Culture (2,500 museums and galleries from around the world)
Great Wall of China
Grounds for Sculpture
The Hidden World of National Parks
The Mütter Museum
National Museum of Natural History
National Gallery of Art
New England Aquarium
San Diego Zoo
Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute Webcam Page
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The British Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET)
The Metropolitan Opera (Encore performances streamed nightly at 7:30 pm)
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Yellowstone National Park
Please continue to visit this page as we update the list. Have a Museum, Zoo, or Wonder of the World we’ve missed? Let us know by filling out our Contact Form.
**Due to a State of Emergency the Library is currently closed and unable to checkout its museum passes. please check a museum’s website for closure information before visiting.**
The Museum Pass Program is graciously sponsored by
The Woodbury Public Library’s Museum Pass Program, Adult Woodbury Library cardholders in good standing can check out passes to several local institutions. These passes circulate without charge for 7 days at a time.
Below you’ll find information on the museum passes currently available to our cardholders. For more information about how this program works, please see our Museum Pass Program Policy. To place a pass on hold, call or stop in the Library 856.845.2611.
Why have the passes changed?
The Woodbury Public Library purchases Institutional Memberships directly from each Museum. Each Museum pass expires after one year. Due to rising costs of institutional memberships, the Library has decided to rotate our museum passes each year so that our residents may experience as many different museums as possible.
How can the library get a pass to the museum i want to visit?
Due to budget constraints the Museum Pass Program is funded solely via donations made to The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library. Please let the Library know what museum passes you would like to see in the future. You may also consider donating to The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library with a notation that you would like the money to be used towards our Museum Pass Program.
*Please note that not all museums offer Institutional Memberships to libraries.
“America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century “cabinet museum” setting. The museum helps the public understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and to appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease. Today, the Museum enjoys a steadily rising reputation with annual attendance exceeding 130,000 visitors. Enjoying international popularity, the Museum has been featured on countless TV programs and specials and is the subject of two best-selling books. The Museum Education program is geared toward middle school and high school students of diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and partners with area schools to expose students to the wide variety of careers in health care and biosciences, as well as to introduce them to the history and culture of medicine.” For a Virtual Tour, please click here.
This pass is valid for 4 individuals per card, per day. Located at 19 S 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Hours: Sunday through Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM. For more information, visit muttermuseum.org.
This pass is currently on hiatus. Institutional Membership Cost – $400 per year. Consider contributing towards the purchase of this pass by donating to The Friends of the Woodbury Public Library with “Battleship New Jersey” or “Museum Pass Program” in the notes field.
Each Institutional Membership admits up to two adults and up to 3 children free of charge.
This pass admits up to six people free of charge. Located in Cherry Hill, The Garden State Discovery Museum is one of South Jersey’s largest attractions for family fun. It’s ideal for kids ages infant through 10 years old, and features over 20 giant kid-powered hands-on exhibits. Whether your children love to explore science, get down & dirty making arts and crafts, be the hero of their own story, or wear the chef’s coat for a day, the GSDM is the place to be! The Garden State Discovery Museum is located at 2040 Springdale Road in Cherry Hill. It’s open 7 days a week; operating hours vary seasonally. Please check their website at www.discoverymuseum.com or call (856)424-1233 for current hours, driving directions and more information about the Museum.
At the Academy of Natural Sciences, you can wander among towering dinosaur skeletons, discover an indoor tropical butterfly garden, explore the world through our historic dioramas, or be transported to the great outdoors through our hands-on discovery center for children. The Academy is located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia PA 19103. Their operating hours are 10 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, and 10 am to 5:00 pm on weekends and holidays. This library museum pass includes free general admission to the Academy for two adults and up to 5 children. It also includes a 10% discount in the Academy Shop and Academy Café. [There may be a fee for admission to special exhibits within the Academy.] Please their website at www.ansp.org for more information about planning your visit. For Virtual Exhibits click here.
“The Gloucester County Historical Society Library is the repository of one of the largest genealogical collections in Southern New Jersey! Visit the library to search for the history of your town, home or family. Peruse their newspaper collection, genealogical manuscripts, family papers, photographs and maps. The Historical Society Library is located behind the Museum, at 17 Hunter Street.
NEW LIBRARY HOURS (effective May 1, 2018) :
- Tuesday evening, 6pm-9pm
- Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, 12pm-4pm
- Last Sunday of each month, (Sept. thru April), 2-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)
- First Saturday of each month (Oct. thru May), 10am-3pm (No Saturday hours during June, July, August and September.)
SUMMER MUSEUM HOURS (April 30-Sept. 5) :
- Wednesday & Friday, 1pm-4pm
- Last Sunday of each month (Sept. thru April), 2pm-5pm (No Sunday hours during May, June, July and August.)
Each pass admits up to two adults and up to 3 children free of charge. The Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum is located at 58 N. Broad St., Woodbury, New Jersey. For more information visit https://www.gchsnj.org or call (856) 848-8531.
Hamilton Was Here: Rising up in Revolutionary Philadelphia is now open! Free with general admission, Hamilton Was Here is open to the public weekdays from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and weekends from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Learn more about this interactive experience and plan your visit today.
This pass admits 2 adults and 4 youth per pass per day. 101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106. 215.253.6731. Open daily from 10 AM to 5 PM, except for major holiday. https://www.amrevmuseum.org
This pass is valid for up to 4 adults (senior citizens and children may substitute the place of an adult). For more information visit https://www.groundsforsculpture.org/or call 609-586-0616. *PLEASE NOTE – Grounds for Sculpture will no longer be offering Institutional Memberships as of January 2020. The Woodbury Public Library’s membership will continue to be honored until its expiration date of 6/15/2020.
“The Camden Children’s Garden is operated by the Camden City Garden Club. Our Mission inspires and educates people of all ages by providing opportunities to improve their quality of life, health and community through horticulture.
The Camden Children’s Garden is designed for children and families. It is a special place to explore and discover the natural world. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.”
This pass is valid for up to 6 guests, children under the age of 1 are admitted for FREE. Located at 3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ 08103. Hours: Thurs. & Fri. 10 am – 3 pm, Sat. and Sun. 10 am – 4 pm. The Camden Children’s Garden is open April through December and is CLOSED January, February, and March. For more information, visit http://www.camdenchildrensgarden.org or call 856-365-8733.
“Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of prisoners. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone.
This pass is valid for 6 individuals per card for free daytime general admission times. Admission includes “The Voices of Eastern State” Audio Tour, narrated by actor Steve Buscemi; Hands-On History interactive experiences; history exhibits; and a critically acclaimed series of artist installations.
Located at 2027 Fairmont Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19130. Open daily 10 AM to 5 PM (last entry is at 4 PM). For more information, visit easternstate.org.
Restrictions & Recommendations: Children under the age of seven will receive complimentary admission, however, the Eastern State is not recommended for children under the age of seven.
Eastern State is open rain or shine, and the building does not have climate control. Please dress for the weather, and be sure to wear appropriate footwear. Sandals, flip-flops, open-toed shoes and high heels are not recommended.
For Virtual Tours and events click here.