Museum Pass Program

Explore Area Museums for Free  with Chester Library’s Family Museum Pass!

We don’t just lend books

Chester Library offers 3 day museum passes for Chester Library Patrons to enjoy.  We have passes for the following museums:

Cooper Gristmill

The Nathan Cooper Gristmill is a historic gristmill on the Black River in Chester, Morris County, New Jersey, United States. From the 1760s until 1788 Isaiah Younglove milled flour on the site.

Fosterfields Living Farm

Caroline Foster bequeathed Fosterfields to the Morris County Park Commission, to be preserved as a “living historical farm,” the first in New Jersey. Not a replica, Fosterfields is a working farm, using the tools, techniques, and materials of a turn-of-the-century farm.

Grounds for Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture is a 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds. Founded by artist and philanthropist Seward Johnson, the nonprofit Grounds For Sculpture presents and conserves an exceptional collection of contemporary sculpture, offers outstanding programming for all ages, and provides seasonally rotating exhibitions in six indoor galleries.

Historic Speedwell

Experience life during the early years of the Industrial Revolution and dawn of a new era in communications. This 7.5-acre National Historic Landmark site preserves the restored estate of Stephen Vail, proprietor of the Speedwell Iron Works from the early to mid-1800’s. Experience life during the mid 19th century through guided tours, special events, programs, and exhibits.

Intrepid Museum

New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Join us for a dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages.

Morris Museum

The Morris Museum is Morris County’s epicenter of art, science, culture, and history. Located in the Twin Oaks mansion in historic Morristown, the museum boasts a permanent collection of more than 40,000 objects ranging from rocks and minerals to model trains, as well as one of the country’s largest collections of mechanical musical instruments.

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

The Museum’s mission is to foster the understanding, cultivation, and appreciation of America’s past by presenting and interpreting the history, culture, and lives of the inhabitants of New Jersey from its earliest settlement through the present day.

The museum’s most popular programs involve craftspeople — such as carpenters, coopers and blacksmiths — demonstrating the use of these tools in the performance of their professions.

New York Transit Museum

Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation. Housed underground in an authentic 1936 subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, the Transit Museum’s working platform level spans a full city block, and is home to a rotating selection of twenty vintage subway and elevated cars dating back to 1907. Visitors can board the vintage cars, sit at the wheel of a city bus, step through a time tunnel of turnstiles, and explore changing exhibits that highlight the cultural, social and technological history – and future – of mass transit.

Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms

This 30-acre National Historic Landmark is the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate. Stickley was a major figure in the American Arts and Crafts movement who combined the roles of designer, manufacturer, architect, publisher, philosopher, and social critic. The Arts and Crafts movement represented more than a beautiful sense of style, design and craftsmanship. Theories and dreams abounded, too. The movement is inseparable from the social, civic and economic reforms and experiments that occurred at the same time. Indeed, his massive Log House stands not only as a house that briefly became home to Gustav Stickley and his family, but also as a symbol of an important dream.

Yogi Berra Museum and Baseball Hall of Fame

The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center was built in 1998 to celebrate the career of 18-time All-Star New York Yankees baseball catcher Lawrence Peter ‘Yogi’ Berra. Learn about the ups and downs of his life and draw inspiration from the great man by watching some of the clips in which he overcame adversities to emerge victorious. Exhibits include some of his baseball gear, medals, contracts, trophies, letters, and photographs.

The Yogi Berra Museum pass is also good at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

Museum Pass Borrowing Guidelines

  • The pass may be checked out for 3 days and is not renewable.   
  • The pass must be returned in person at the front desk of the Chester Library.  There will be a $5 charge if returned in the book drop or to another library.
  • The fine for an overdue pass is $5 per day.  The charge for a lost museum pass is $10 plus the museum’s charge for a replacement.
  • Household members may check out the museum pass once per calendar month.  This will allow more patrons a chance to use the pass.

Call the library on 879-7612  or stop by the desk to check-out the pass.  A Chester Library card is required.

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