Museum Loan Program
On the Go Museum Loan Program: Out of the Box, Into Your Classroom
For more than half a century, the Museum Loan Department has served New Jersey public and private schools, libraries, senior citizen and private facilities, and organizations with more than 1,400 portable boxed exhibits. These exhibits contain hands-on objects and interpretive materials that relate to subjects in the arts, sciences, history, and humanities. Artifacts, models, charts, reproductions of artwork, science experiments, classroom activities and mounted specimens such as mammals, birds, and insects enhance the borrower’s learning experience. The collection also contains CDs, DVDs, and a large slide collection with slide projectors.
Boxed Exhibit Listings
Downloadable catalogs are available below and list offerings and exhibit descriptions with related NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards.
EXHIBITS FOR K-2 PDF
SOCIAL STUDIES PDF
Hours and Location
The Museum Loan year is September 1 through August 31. The Museum Loan Department is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. In July and August, the department is open to the public on Wednesdays only. The easy-access entrance ramp is located at the rear of the museum, under the parking deck. Pick up and return of exhibits in a closed vehicle is the responsibility of the borrower.
Boxed exhibits can be borrowed for two weeks and must be reserved seven days to two months in advance. Showcase exhibits, to be placed in a locked showcase, are available for a one-month loan. Workshop exhibits, which require teacher preparation, are six-week loans.
Online: Museum Loan Reservation Form
E-mail: [email protected]
Museum Loan Membership Fees
An annual membership (September through August) is available to schools, organizations, and private individuals.
For more information please call 973.971.3709 or email [email protected].
|Up to 50 students||$150|
|51 to 99 students||$300|
|100 to 249 students||$500|
|250 to 499 students||$750|
|500 to 750 students||$1,000|
|750 to 1000 students||$1,250|
|1001 to 2000 students||$1,750|
|Over 2000 students||$2,500|
|Public Library or Private Organization||$375|
|Home School Family||$50/family|
Sponsorship for Museum Loan is generously provided by