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Museum and garden passes may be borrowed by adult Heggan cardholders in good standing.  Holds may not be placed on museum or garden passes as they are first come, first serve.  Museum and garden passes can be checked out for a period of three days at a time and may not be renewed.  If you have any further questions, please call the circulation department at (856) 589-3334 extension 200 or visit the library during our open hours.  Library hours are Monday through Thursday 10:00am – 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Due to pandemic concerns and frequent changes that may occur at any museum or garden, it is the borrower’s responsibility to contact the museum or garden for information on attendance.  This may include timed entry, advance registration for tickets, and proof of vaccination cards.

Please refer to Policy 2.2: Special Collections to view our Museum Pass lending policy.

The Academy of Natural Sciences
ADDRESS
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 299-1000
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Advance online reservations recommended.
Please click here to read more about the Academy of Natural Sciences

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is the oldest natural history museum in the Americas and one of the country’s leading scientific institutions, with over 200 years of experience in curation, cutting-edge research and education.

The Academy has more than 19 million specimens, all carefully documented and well-preserved for future generations. They serve as the foundation for an active research program that continues to focus on the critical environmental issues of our time, ranging from evolution and biodiversity to human health and climate change.

The Academy is also internationally recognized for its pioneering work in water. These studies have contributed significantly to the quality of human life by helping to shape public policy concerning the environment. Among the best known of these is The Clean Water Act of 1972 and 1977, which was developed with critical input from Academy scientists.

By forging relationships with many other organizations in Philadelphia and throughout the region, the Academy is fostering a new appreciation of how critical it is to understand and protect the environment to enhance our own health and wellbeing now and for generations to come.

African American Museum in Philadelphia
ADDRESS
701 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 574-0380
HOURS
*As of 10/7/2022
Thursday – Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM with 4 time slots:

  • Time Slot 1: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • Time Slot 2: 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
  • Time Slot 3: 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Time Slot 4: 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
PASS DETAILS
Timed tickets available online (recommended) or at kiosks upon arrival.
Please click here to read more about the African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Visit us and experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.
American Swedish Historical Museum
ADDRESS
1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 389-1776
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
No advance registration needed.
Please click here to read more about the American Swedish Historical Museum

Founded in 1926, the American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish museum in the United States. 1926 marked the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and Americans from all backgrounds were celebrating their heritage and their contributions to the United States of America. The museum’s founder, Dr. Amandus Johnson inspired a group of committed, successful Swedish-Americans to build the Museum as a permanent monument to Swedish contributions in the United States.

The Museum is located on land that was once part of a seventeenth-century land grant from Queen Christina of Sweden to Swedish colonist, Sven Skute. The Museum’s architect, Swedish-American John Nydén, combined architectural features from three prominent edifices in his design. He modeled the main building after a seventeenth-century Swedish manor house, Eriksberg in Södermanland. The copper cupola atop the building is inspired by the one on Stockhlom’s City Hall, and the arcades which flank the Museum are patterned after those at George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon.

The Museum’s 20,000 square foot interior is currently divided into twelve exhibition galleries, reference library, curatorial storage and archives, offices, museum store, large dining room/conference area and kitchen. The Museum is available to rent for wedding receptions, corporate meetings, and parties.

Battleship New Jersey
ADDRESS
100 Clinton St.(Battleship)
1 Riverside Drive (Parking)
Camden NJ 08103
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Local (856) 966-1652
Toll Free (866) 877-6262
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
No advance tickets necessary.
Please click here to read more about Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial regularly ranks as one of the best museums in NJ, one of the best things to do in Philadelphia, and serves as an entertaining attraction in New Jersey for families. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the largest battleship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the biggest battleship and the 5th Fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded. The New Jersey is one of the most interactive U.S. battleship museums.

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial provides an up-close look at our nation’s military history. Guests of all ages and interests will enjoy their visit to this floating U.S. Navy museum of our nation’s largest battle ships ever built. From World War II to Korea, Vietnam and active duty during the 1980s, this is among the can’t-miss U.S. Navy museum ships open to the public today. A wealth of history along with engaging activities aboard our battleship museum awaits! This is a true crowd-pleaser among attractions in New Jersey for families. If you’re looking for things to do in Camden, NJ or even what to do in New Jersey, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is among the best museums in NJ!

Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art
ADDRESS
1 Hoffman’s Mill Road
P.O. Box 141
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(610) 388-2700
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Face masks are strongly encouraged when visiting the Museum.
Please click here to read more about the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art

Renowned for its holdings of the Wyeth family of artists, the Museum features galleries dedicated to the work of N. C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and Jamie Wyeth. The Museum’s outstanding Heritage Collection is a cross section of American art, with a special focus on artistic practice in the Brandywine valley. Nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape paintings testify to the beauty which drew well-known artists to the area. Important portraits, still life paintings and notable holdings in American illustration add diversity and breadth to this unique collection.
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
ADDRESS
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 236-3300
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
No advance tickets necessary.
Please click here to read more about the Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks 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 lawbreakers, including bank robber “Slick Willie” Sutton and Al Capone.
The Gloucester County Historical Society Museum and Library
ADDRESS
58 N. Broad Street
Woodbury, NJ 08096
WEBSITE
CONTACT
Library: (856) 845-4771
Museum: (856) 848-8531
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Please click here to read more about the Gloucester County Historical Society Museum and Library

Since 1903, the mission of the Gloucester County Historical Society has been to collect and preserve material pertaining to the Southern New Jersey area.
Independence Seaport Museum
ADDRESS
211 South Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 413-8655
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Walk up to receive timed tickets to each attraction.
Please click here to read more about the Independence Seaport Museum

Dive Into River Alive! An award-winning exhibition that brings the wildlife, science, and wonder of the Delaware River to life. Climb aboard the oldest floating steel warship in the world on Cruiser Olympia and submerge yourself aboard the World War II-era Submarine Becuna. Immerse yourself in special interactive exhibits while visiting one of the largest maritime art and artifact collections in North America. In warmer months, join us for a paddle in our boat basin or use your experience to get out onto the river with a kayak excursion. With so much to explore, Independence Seaport Museum is the premier, family-friendly destination on the Penn’s Landing waterfront.

The Seaport Museum was founded in 1960 as the Philadelphia Maritime Museum and has become a key component of Philadelphia’s waterfront renaissance. We serve 110,000 visitors annually and are accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.

Independence Seaport Museum was voted one of the top ten Best History Museums in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Contest for Best History Museum in 2021.

The Museum of American History at Deptford, NJ
ADDRESS
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ 08093
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(856) 812- 1121
HOURS
*As of 10/7/2022
Thursday-Sunday: 10 AM – 3PM
PASS DETAILS
Please click here to read more about the Museum of American History at Deptford, NJ

The Foundation was established in 1993 to preserve South Jersey’s history and to exhibit it in connection with American History. In 1996, the South Jersey Museum of American History opened in Berlin, Camden County, NJ. 10 years later, the Museum moved to Glassboro, Gloucester County, NJ. In January of 2017, the now renamed Museum of American History in Deptford, NJ, moved to its present location at 138 Andaloro Way, Deptford, NJ 08093-1627. We continue to focus on South Jersey’s rich, historical heritage.
Museum of the American Revolution
ADDRESS
101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 253-6731
Toll Free: 877-740-1776
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Library passholders do not need to make reservations.
Please click here to read more about the Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures.
Mütter Museum
ADDRESS
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 563-3737
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Up to 4 hourly timed tickets must be reserved online. Ticket type “Mutter Museum Library Partner Adult” and/or “Mutter Museum Library Partner Youth”
Please click here to read more about the Mütter Museum

America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter Museum displays its beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a nineteenth-century “cabinet museum” setting.

The goal of the Museum is to help visitors understand the mysteries and beauty of the human body and appreciate the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum
ADDRESS
500 Forrestal Road
Cape May, NJ 08204
WEBSITE
CONTACT
609-886-8787
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Please click here to read more about the NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum

Located inside a real World War II hangar, the NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum invites you to travel back in time! Explore aviation and military history through hands-on exhibits and fun activities designed for the whole family.
The National Constitution Center
ADDRESS
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 409-6600
HOURS
*As of 10/26/2022
Wednesday – Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
PASS DETAILS
Advance timed tickets required.
Please click here to read more about the National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across America and around the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution.
National Liberty Museum
ADDRESS
321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 925-2800
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Timed tickets are required and may be obtained online.
Please click here to read more about the National Liberty Museum

Liberty comes to life at the National Liberty Museum, located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Old City, where past ideals empower the achievements of today, tomorrow, and beyond.
New Jersey State Parks Parking Pass
WEBSITE
CONTACT
NJ Department of Environmental Protection
(609) 777-3373
Toll Free: (866) 337-5669
PASS DETAILS
This parking pass offers free parking for one vehicle at all New Jersey State Parks from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. There is no fee for parking at other times during the year at all parks except Island Beach State Park. This pass may be used year round at Island Beach State Park.
Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
ADDRESS
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 898-4000
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Book timed tickets in advance of your visit online or call (215) 898-4001.
Please click here to read more about the New Jersey State Parks Parking Pass

Home to over a million extraordinary artifacts and archaeological finds from Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Mediterranean, the Penn Museum has been uncovering our shared humanity across continents and millennia since 1887. In bridging archaeology, the study of objects made by humans, with anthropology, the science of humanity, we chart a course for finding one’s own place in the arc of human history.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
ADDRESS
118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 972-7600
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
No advance registration needed. Enter at Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building at 128 N. Broad Street.
Please click here to read more about the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

As the first art museum and school in the United States, PAFA celebrates the transformative power of art and art-making. Through its world-class museum and school, PAFA nurtures and recognizes artists at every turn in their career.
Philadelphia Insectarium Butterfly Pavilion
ADDRESS
8046 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19136
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 335-9500
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits two adults and up to four children.
Please click here to read more about the Philadelphia Insectarium Butterfly Pavilion

Learn about the most successful group of animals in the world…insects!

Enjoy two floors of exciting and educational exhibits filled with an amazing assortment of arthropods, including tarantulas, scorpions, and praying mantises!

Philadelphia Magic Gardens
ADDRESS
1020 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 733-0390
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits two adults and up to three children under the age of 18, plus 10% off gift shop purchases and Isaiah Zager’s framed mosaics.
Please click here to read more about the Philadelphia Magic Gardens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) is an immersive mixed media art environment that is completely covered with mosaics. The creator, Isaiah Zagar, used handmade tiles, bottles, bicycle wheels, mirror, and international folk art to chronicle his life and influences. The space is made up of two indoor galleries and a bi-level outdoor sculpture garden.

As a nonprofit museum, PMG celebrates art in its many forms through community outreach, public programs, hands-on activities, exhibitions, and tours. We welcome everyone to explore the space and embrace the possibility of self-expression.

Rosenbach Museum and Library
ADDRESS
2008-2010 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 732-1600
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Admission is limited. Pre-register for timed tickets online.
Please click here to read more about the Rosenbach Museum and Library

The Rosenbach offers exhibits, programs, and tours showcasing rare books, manuscripts, and art.
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
ADDRESS
6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 365-7233
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Please click here to read more about the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.

Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.

Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center
ADDRESS
1501 Glasstown Road
Millville, NJ 08332
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(856) 825-6800
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits two adults and any family members under 18.
Please click here to read more about the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

WheatonArts is an internationally acclaimed arts community. Explore the renowned Museum of American Glass with the world’s largest hand-blown glass bottle! Watch daily artist demonstrations in the Glass, Pottery, and Flameworking Studios. Discover other cultures in the Folklife Center. Shop the award-winning Museum Stores, picnic with the GateHouse Café, and walk the Nature Trail. Special events, exhibitions, educational programs, performances, and workshops are offered throughout the year.
Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
ADDRESS
4 Sawmill Road
Medford, NJ 08055
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(856) 983-3329 ext. 108
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
The reptile room, playroom, and inside restrooms are open at reduced capacity. Outside restrooms and foot-pump hand washing stations are available.
Please click here to read more about the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge is a 171-acre non-profit wildlife refuge, wildlife rehabilitation hospital & nature center on the edge of the New Jersey Pinelands.
Cedar Run includes the Woodford Nature Center, a Wildlife Housing Area with nearly 60 native residents, and a Wildlife Rehabilitation Hospital that sees more than 6,000 wild animals each year. The overall mission of Cedar Run is to serve as a community resource on the importance of protecting and enhancing healthy ecosystems for all.