Museum and Garden Passes


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 five 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.

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Please be aware that if we do not own a pass to borrow, it is very likely that the museum does not offer passes to public libraries. Or, they used to offer the pass, but they no longer sell the passes to public libraries. Some museums also restrict how many passes public libraries may borrow. We have been informed that the following locations, which we are asked about frequently, do not offer passes to public libraries:

  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Barnes Foundation
  • Delaware Art Museum
  • Delaware Contemporary
  • Delaware History Museum and Mitchell Center for African American Heritage
  • Delaware Museum of Nature and Science
  • Faith and Liberty Discovery Center
  • Franklin Institute
  • Grounds for Sculpture
  • Hagley Museum and Library
  • Longwood Gardens
  • Nemours Estate
  • Philadelphia Art Museum
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Read House and Garden
  • Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

You can request that the library purchase a pass to a certain museum by sending an email to admin@hegganlibrary.org and we will determine if it is available for purchase by public libraries.

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
This pass admits two adults and up to five children of the same household, and a 10% discount in the Academy Shop and Cafe.
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
Please contact the museum directly for museum hours.
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits two adults and up to four children
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
This pass admits up to five people.
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
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
Due to ship repairs, the Battleship NJ has decided to close early for tours and this pass is temporarily unavailable.
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
This pass admits up to 4 guests (adults and/or children). Children 5 years old and under are free.
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.
Bucks County Children’s Museum
ADDRESS
500 Union Square Drive
New Hope, PA 18938
WEBSITE
CONTACT
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Pass includes up to 6 guests. Timed tickets strongly recommended. Walk-in admission not guaranteed.
Please click here to read more about the Bucks County Children's Museum

The Bucks County Children’s Museum’s mission is to provide an environment that connects ALL children to the world around them and inspires learning through PLAY.
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site
ADDRESS
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 236-3300
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits up to six people for daytime general admission.
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.
Elmwood Park Zoo
ADDRESS
1661 Harding Blvd
Norristown, PA 19401
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(800) 652-4143
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
Pass includes 2 adults and up to 6 children. Plus 10% off in the Nature Shop
Please click here to read more about the Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo was established in 1924 when a local farmer transferred 16 acres and a small menagerie to the Borough of Norristown. Today, the zoo is owned and operated by the Norristown Zoological Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster an appreciation for wildlife and the environment that will inspire active participation in conservation. Under the Society’s careful management, Elmwood Park Zoo has attained the elite status as one of only 230 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Glencairn Museum
ADDRESS
1001 Cathedral Rd. #0757
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(267) 502-2600
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits up to four people.
Please click here to read more about the Glencairn Museum

Glencairn, built between 1928 and 1939 in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, was once the home of Raymond and Mildred (Glenn) Pitcairn and their children. The building now serves as a not-for-profit museum of religious art and history. Collections include ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek and Roman, medieval Christian, Islamic, Asian, and American Indian.
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
This pass admits up to six people for daytime general admission.
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
This pass admits two adults and up to fours children. You will be asked to provide name, email, and zip code at the museum.
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.

Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle
ADDRESS
525 E Court St
Doylestown, PA 18901
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 345-0210
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits 4 guests.
Please click here to read more about the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

The Mercer Museum is a six-story reinforced concrete castle designed by Henry Mercer (1856-1930) and completed in 1916. Today, it is one of Bucks County’s premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate.

The museum complex features local and national traveling exhibits, as well as a core museum collection of over 17,000 pre-Industrial tools. This permanent collection offers visitors a unique window into pre-Industrial America through sixty different crafts and trades, and is one of the world’s most comprehensive portraits of pre-Industrial American material culture. The museum also features a research library that is a center for local history related to Bucks County and the surrounding region, with its roots dating back to the founding of the Bucks County Historical Society in 1880.


Built between 1908-1912, Fonthill Castle was the home of archaeologist, anthropologist, ceramist, scholar and antiquarian Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Mercer built Fonthill Castle as his home and as a showplace for his collection of tiles and prints.

The castle serves as an early example of reinforced concrete and features forty-four rooms, over two hundred windows, and eighteen fireplaces. Fonthill Castle’s interior features Mercer’s renowned, hand-crafted ceramic tiles designed at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Fonthill Castle is open for guided one-hour tours. Due to its historic nature, Fonthill Castle has limited accessibility with steep stairs and narrow, uneven passages throughout the site. Please notify us if your group includes individuals with accessibility needs.

The Museum of American History at Deptford, NJ
ADDRESS
138 Andaloro Way
Deptford, NJ 08093
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(856) 812- 1121
HOURS
Please contact the museum directly for museum hours.
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits one family, two adults and all children.
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
This pass admits 2 adults and 4 youth (6-17). Children 5 and under are free. Plus a 10% discount in the Cross Keys Cafe and Museum Shop.
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
This pass admits up to 4 people.
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.

The National Constitution Center
ADDRESS
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 409-6600
HOURS
Please contact the museum directly for museum hours.
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits up to 4 people.
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
This pass admits up to six people, adults or children, plus a 10% discount in the gift shop.
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.
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum
ADDRESS
500 Forrestal Road
Cape May, NJ 08204
WEBSITE
CONTACT
609-886-8787
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits up to 2 adults and 4 children per visit, plus 10% off in the gift shop and at the Flight Deck Diner.
Please click here to read more about the Naval Air Station 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.
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
This pass admits two adults and any family members under 18, plus a 10% discount at the Museum Shop and Pepper Mill Cafe.
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
This pass admits two adults and up to four children under the age of 18 to both the Historic Landmark Building and the Samuel M. V. Hamilton Building.
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 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.

Please Touch Museum
ADDRESS
Memorial Hall, 4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA 19131
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 581-3181
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits up to 6 guests. Plus 2 free parking spots, and free carousel rides.
Please click here to read more about the Please Touch Museum

Explore a world of wow at the Children’s Museum of Philadelphia! Every day is an adventure here, and we welcome you to visit the Museum for a day, or discover the benefits of becoming a member and unleashing your child’s curiosity all year long!
Popcorn Park Animal Refuge
ADDRESS
1 Humane Way
Forked River, NJ 08731
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(609) 693-1900
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits up to 2 adults and 4 children. Plus 10% off any purchase in the Popcorn Park Gift Shop.
Please click here to read more about the Popcorn Park Animal Refuge

Popcorn Park Refuge, located in the scenic Pine Barrens of Ocean County, is now home to over 200 animals and birds, all provided spacious living quarters and assured a lifetime of good care.
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
ADDRESS
300 Gap Road • PA Route 741
Strasburg, PA 17579
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(717) 687-8628
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits 2 adults and 4 children.
Please click here to read more about the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania was created by an act of the state legislature (1963), with a site selected in Strasburg, Lancaster County (1965). Very gradually, the Museum began acquiring its first locomotives and railroad cars, as early as the mid-to-late 1960s. The first phase of Museum construction yielded the installation of a 100-foot ex-Reading Company turntable and yard tracks (1970-1971), while the second phase saw the completion of the Museum building (1972-1974). In April 1975, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania opened to the public, the first structure in North America built specifically as a railroad Museum.
Rockwood Park and Museum of Delaware
ADDRESS
4651 Washington Street Extension
Wilmington, DE 19802
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(302) 761-4340
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits 4 guests. Advanced reservation recommended.
Please click here to read more about the Rockwood Park and Museum of Delaware

Joseph Shipley, a Quaker merchant banker, built Rockwood between 1851 and 1854. Its Gothic Revival architecture and enchanting landscape were designed to reflect the beauty of an English country estate.

The museum reflects the way the Bringhurst family, descendants of Shipley, lived during the turn of the 20th century.

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
ADDRESS
6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(215) 365-7233
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass admits four guests per day, plus a 10% discount in the gift shop, and a one-time free museum program.
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.

Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum
ADDRESS
120 W Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ 08087
WEBSITE
CONTACT
(609) 296-8868
HOURS
PASS DETAILS
This pass includes admission for 2 adults and any accompanying children within the family under 18 years of age.
Please click here to read more about the Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum

Originally launched as the Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen’s Museum, the Tuckerton Seaport has evolved over the past twenty-two years into a community museum and community center occupying 40 acres located along historic Tuckerton Creek in Tuckerton, New Jersey. Tuckerton Seaport benefits from a prime location at the center of the Jersey shore, easily accessible via Exit 58 on the Garden State Parkway. Tuckerton Seaport works as a coastal cultural center to bring folklife traditions of the past and present to life through programs on land and water.
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
This pass admits two adults and up to three children under the age of 18.
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.

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