Main Gallery & Nilson Gallery

Featuring 12–14 changing exhibitions of art and cultural history each year. See below for public hours…

Tuesday–Thursday 10 AM–5 PM
Friday 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday 12 noon–5 PM


(children under 6 years)
Featuring a permanent exhibition with hands-on, interactive activities on the sea and the creatures that make it their home. See below for public hours…

Tuesday–Thursday*10 AM–5 PM
Friday 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday 12 noon–5 PM
*Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday: Call for public hours (732-747-2266) or check our daily schedule posted on Facebook & Twitter and in Museum News on our Home Page. These Wings are sometimes closed to the public due to group tours.

Becker Children’s Wing

(children over 6 years)
Featuring the exhibition Ancients To Astronauts: How We Communicate and the Green Arts Studio. See below for public hours…

Tuesday-Thursday 10 AM-5 PM
Friday 10 AM–5 PM
Saturday 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday 12 noon–5 PM

Special Hours & Notifications:

Summer Hours through August 30th. Both Children’s Wings are OPEN 10:00 am -5:00 pm Tuesday – Saturday and Sunday, 12: 00 pm – 5:00 pm

EXCEPT as follows:

AUGUST Children’s Wings Hours: August 22nd opens at 12:30 pm and Becker Wing Opens at 12 noon; August 27th Open at Noon

The WonderWing will be closed from Monday, September 2nd through Friday, September 6th for our annual swabbing of the deck.

Monday the Museum is closed to the public.


$8.00 per person
Children under 2 are Free
Monmouth Museum Members: Free (become a Member today!)
Brookdale Students and Staff: Free with a valid ID

A private, non-profit organization, The Monmouth Museum is supported entirely by individuals, foundations, corporate, county and state grants, income from special events, membership dues, gift shop revenue and admissions.



The Monmouth Museum is located at 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738 on the Brookdale Community College campus, off Museum Drive.

The Museum’s telephone number is (732) 747-2266.

The Museum can be reached from the Garden State Parkway exit 109. Travel west on Newman Springs Road (Rt. 520) to the Brookdale entrance on the left. Enter and make the first right turn onto Museum Drive. Follow signs to parking area #1. The Museum sits deep in the property, on the edge of the wooded area.
As alternates, both Highways 34 and 35 intersect Newman Springs Road (Rte. 520).

To reach the Museum from western Monmouth County, take Highway 33 to Route 537 North. Take Route 537 North to Highway 34. Make a left onto Highway 34. Travel approximately 1 mile and make right onto Phalanx Road and go approximately 4 miles. The entrance to Brookdale will be on the left. Follow signs to parking lot #1 off Museum Drive.

On campus hint: On the North end of campus (the Newman Springs Road entrance) the Museum is very close to the (CVA) Center for the Visual Arts, near the (PAC) Performing Arts Center and Larrison Hall buildings. The Gymnasium is on the South end of campus (the Phalanx Road entrance). Follow signs to parking lot #1 off Museum Drive.

The Monmouth Museum is located in the Lincroft section of Middletown Township. Situated in the eastern-central section of NJ along its northern Atlantic coastline, the Museum is between two major metropolitan areas – New York City, 45 miles to the north and Philadelphia, 70 miles to the west. The region can be easily reached by rail and major highways including the Garden State Parkway along the Eastern Shore and Interstate 195, which connects the New Jersey Turnpike to the coast.

New Jersey Transit trains serve routes from New Jersey to New York. The NJ Transit North Jersey Coast train runs directly from Penn Station in New York City including a stop at Newark Airport to Red Bank, where you can transfer for NJ Transit bus No. 832 or 838 to the Museum on Brookdale’s Lincroft campus. For fare and schedule information visit: www.njtransit.com Schedules are also available at local train stations.

The New Jersey Transit Bus Service serves the local area and carries passengers to New York City. The NJ Transit No. 832 and 838 buses stop regularly at the Lincroft campus with stops at the Red Bank train station. For fare and schedule information visit: www.njtransit.com.

Museum Closings due to weather or emergencies are controlled by Brookdale Community College. In the event of inclement weather, turn to the College Website (www.brookdalecc.edu) for any campus closing decision that will be posted by 6 AM.

1. No food is allowed in the Museum. You are welcome to leave to have lunch and come back with your daily admission fee.
2. Parents must supervise children on the slides. They are fast. No children under six years old are allowed on the Becker Wing slide. And no Adults on either slide!
3. No running. All kids want to run when they are excited. Hold their hands or try fast walking as an alternative.
4. If there is an injury, please tell a staff member and fill out an Accident Report. The Brookdale police (certified EMT’s) will be called in the case of a serious medical emergency.
5. A Household Membership covers the family that lives in your house – not the kids next door or your Aunt & Uncle from Out of State.
6. Due to insurance specifications, no strollers are allowed in the Children’s Wings. Stroller parking is available in the hallways.

We are a private, nonprofit museum run by a really small staff. We count on you to visit and we want you to have a wonderful experience. We need you to help us by playing by the rules.

The Monmouth Museum is committed to ensuring that all its programs and services are accessible to all. If you require special accommodation, are a wheelchair user attending our venue for the first time, or have specific questions about the physical features of our facility please call Catherine Esposito at the Museum at 732-747-2266 ext. 3, at least two weeks prior to your visit.