Museum Pass Program

Museums have adjusted their hours and ticketing procedures as safety precautions put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the most up-to-date information, call the library at 201-768-8714 or email us at demacirc@bccls.org about reserving our passes.

Many museums require evidence of vaccination to enter. Make sure to check the museum’s admission requirements and acceptable proof of vaccination before visiting.

The Demarest Free Public Library offers free passes to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Guggenheim, Intrepid Air & Space Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Storm King Art Center. Passes may be checked out to Demarest residents only, and you may only check out one at a time. Learn more below!

  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan Passes
    Children's Museum of Manhattan

    The Children's Museum of Manhattan pass is available to borrow for Demarest residents only. It can be borrowed for 3 days. It can not be renewed or reserved. To borrow a museum pass, your library card must be in good standing – not expired or blocked for fines or fees.

    How to borrow a museum pass:
    1. Call the library at 201-768-8714, email us at demacirc@bccls.org, or visit the upstairs desk. (See our hours here.)
    2. We will provide instructions to reserve a timed ticked with our membership access code.
    3. Visit the Membership Verification page on CMOM's website and enter the access code on the pass.
    4. Follow the steps to schedule your timed visit – visits must be scheduled and are limited to two-hour sessions. You'll be emailed your tickets. (Tickets don't need to be printed; the museum will accept tickets displayed on phones.)
    5. Present the physical or digital museum pass and your tickets when you visit for free admission for you and your guests. (We recommend you bring your library card as well, as museums sometimes ask to see it before accepting the pass.
    What does the CMOM Pass get me?
    • Free admission to the museum for four people
    • Access to member-only hours from 9am to 10am on Sundays and Wednesdays
    • 15% off purchases at the CMOM store
    • Deals and discounts at local restaurants
  • Guggenheim Museum Passes
    Guggenheim Museum

    The Guggenheim Museum Pass is available to borrow for Demarest residents only. It can be borrowed for 7 days. It cannot be renewed. To borrow a museum pass, your library card must be in good standing – not expired or blocked for fines or fees.

    How to borrow a museum pass:
    1. Call the library when we open. (See our hours here.) Tell us the day you would like to pick up the pass and we will tell you whether or not it's available. If it is, we will ask you for your library card number and reserve the pass for you for that day.
    2. Bring your library card and photo ID to the library on the day you have reserved the pass. We will ask you to read and sign the museum pass policy. The pass will be checked out to your card, just like a book, and you will be given a receipt with the due date. The due date is set when you reserve the pass and does not change if you pick up the pass later than your reserved date.
    3. Present the museum pass when you visit for free admission for you and your guests. (We recommend you bring your library card as well, as museums sometimes ask to see it before accepting the pass.) As you'll be using the library's member pass, you do not need to reserve timed tickets in advance.
    4. Return the museum pass to the Demarest Library on or before the due date to avoid late fees – you will be charged $25.00 a day if the pass is overdue! Make sure to return the case we gave you the pass in. Museum passes must be returned inside the library. Do not return museum passes to another library.
    What does the Guggenheim Museum Pass get me?
    • Free admission to the museum for four people
    • If only two people are using the pass, you may skip the line
    • Discounted tickets for all museum programs, including artists’ talks, Works & Process, and live events
    • 10% savings at the Guggenheim Store and restaurants
    • 25% savings at the Guggenheim Store during twice yearly Members’ Shopping Weeks

    The Guggenheim offers a digital guide through the Bloomberg Connects App! Learn more and download here.

  • Intrepid Air & Space Museum Pass
    Intrepid Air & Space Museum

    The Intrepid Museum Pass is available to borrow for Demarest residents only. It can be borrowed for 3 days. To borrow a museum pass, your library card must be in good standing – not expired or blocked for fines or fees.

    How to borrow a museum pass:
    1. Call the library at 201-768-8714, email us at demacirc@bccls.org, or visit the upstairs desk. (See our hours here.)
    2. If the pass is available, we will generate a URL that we can email to you or print out.
    3. Follow the URL to reserve tickets through the Demarest Library's membership. You must reserve your tickets through the URL we send you to get them for free.
    4. Present your timed tickets and Demarest Library card at the museum to be admitted. You can bring your physical library card or display the barcode in an app like meeScan.
    What does the Intrepid Museum Pass get me?
    • Free admission for six people to the Intrepid Museum, Space Shuttle Pavilion, and the submarine Growler
    • Use of the Express Members-Only line
    • 10% discount on family memberships
  • Museum of Modern Art Passes
    Museum of Modern Art

    The MoMA Passes are available to borrow for Demarest residents only. It can be borrowed for 3 days. It can not be renewed or reserved. To borrow a museum pass, your library card must be in good standing – not expired or blocked for fines or fees.

    How to borrow a museum pass:
    1. Call the library when we open. (See our hours here.) Tell us the day you would like to pick up the pass and we will tell you whether or not it's available. If it is, we will ask you for your library card number and reserve the pass for you for that day.
    2. Bring your library card and photo ID to the library on the day you have reserved the pass. We will ask you to read and sign the museum pass policy. The pass will be checked out to your card, just like a book, and you will be given a receipt with the due date. The due date is set when you reserve the pass and does not change if you pick up the pass later than your reserved date.
    3. Present the museum pass when you visit for free admission for you and your guests. (We recommend you bring your library card as well, as museums sometimes ask to see it before accepting the pass.) As you'll be using the library's member pass, you do not need to reserve timed tickets in advance.
    4. Return the museum pass to the Demarest Library on or before the due date to avoid late fees – you will be charged $25.00 a day if the pass is overdue! Make sure to return the case we gave you the pass in. Museum passes must be returned inside the library. Do not return museum passes to another library.
    What does the MoMA Pass get me?
    • Free admission to the museum for five people – no need to buy tickets
    • Priority entrance
    • Free tickets to MoMA film screenings. Pick up same-day tickets at the lobby information desk or at the film desk (through the doors east of the main entrance on 53 Street) during screening times
    • 10% savings at the MoMA Store
    • Access to special previews of all major exhibitions four days before the exhibition opens to the public. Present your Corporate Card at the gallery entrance for admission
    • Additional discounts on dining, shopping, and parking (learn more here)

  • Storm King Art Center Passes
    Storm King Art Center

    The Storm King Art center pass is available to borrow for Demarest residents only. It can be borrowed for 3 days. It can not be renewed or reserved. To borrow a museum pass, your library card must be in good standing – not expired or blocked for fines or fees.

    How to borrow a museum pass:
    1. Call the library at 201-768-8714, email us at demacirc@bccls.org, or visit the upstairs desk. (See our hours here.)
    2. We will provide you with instructions to reserve a timed ticket through the library's membership. You cannot reserve tickets online with a library pass.
    3. Museum staff will email you a timed-entry ticket. Tickets can be printed or presented on your mobile device.
    4. You do not need the museum pass to enter the Storm King Art Center; only your timed-entry ticket.
    What does the Storm King Pass get me?
    • Free admission for two adults and up to four children under 18
    • Free admission to special events and member-only events, like Winter Walks and Member Mornings (see the calendar of events here)
    • Discounts at various Hudson Valley hotels, restaurants, and shops (see the list here)