Are you looking for a learning experience that will take you beyond the walls of our little library? Then our museum passes are just what you need! Come on in and stop by the circulation desk to pick up passes from one of our six participating museum partners. After that, stop by the reference desk and let one of our reference librarians help you plan your day with travel information, restaurant suggestions, and reading recommendations with background information on the exhibits you will see. 

Bethel Woods Museum

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The Museum at Bethel Woods is an integral part of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which inspires people to lead creative and engaged lives through its many concerts, events, festivals, programs, and exhibitions—all on the site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair.

The Museum, which opened to the public in June 2008, is housed in a beautiful LEED-certified green building, set back from the top of the Woodstock festival hillside. Within the building, in addition to the Main Exhibit Gallery, Museum Shop and Muse Café (with indoor and outdoor seating), there is a spacious Event Gallery where intimate concerts and other events are held. On the lower level are the Special Exhibit Gallery, Corridor Gallery, and public rest rooms, as well as the Museum’s administrative offices.

Edward Hopper House

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday-Sunday 12-5 pm  or by appointment

Edward Hopper House in Nyack, New York is the birthplace of the renowned American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967).   It was built in 1858 by his maternal grandfather, and served as his primary residence until 1910.  After Hopper’s death the house fell into disrepair, but was saved from demolition and restored by members of the local community.  Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has been a not-for-profit art center.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The ground floor is a vibrant exhibition space featuring  exhibitions of 20th century through contemporary art.   One gallery in the house is dedicated to early Hopper work and memorabilia and rotating exhibits relating to Edward Hopper. Concerts, lectures, and special events take place throughout the year and books, posters, note cards, and postcards of Hopper’s work are available for purchase in the gift shop.

Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

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Situated abord the USS Intrepid, a World War II aircraft carrier, the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is a cultural and educational institution. The Museum features a range of interactive exhibits and events providing stories of heroism and science education.  The Museum’s exhibits include thrilling historical re-creations such as Kamikaze: Day of Darkness, Day of Light, and interactive displays. Visitors also can ride in the A-6 Cockpit Simulator, visit the Virtual Flight Zone, and tour the inside of the Growler Submarine. The Intrepid is now also home to the Enterprise, NASA's first space shuttle orbiter. The entire Intrepid experience can be had in 2-3 hours, so this museum makes an excellent addition to any New York day-trip itinerary.

Museum of the City of New York

Open daily from 10 am - 6 pm

At once both an art gallery and an historical museum, the Museum of the City of New York specializes in its namesake city and its residents with pieces dating from when it was still called New Amsterdam. Explore the history of social activism in Activist New York, view the photography and cinematography of Stanley Kubrick, or stroll through a recreated room from the home of John D. Rockefeller.

Paley Center for Media

Wednesdays to Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 pm,  12:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursdays; closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Renamed in 2007, the Paley Center for Media was originally the Museum of Television & Radio. Media afficionados will enjoy the unique collection, which is not artifacts and memoribilia as would be in a conventional museum but screening rooms and two full-size theaters where patrons watch the more than 120,000 TV shows commercials, and radio programs.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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Experience farm life first-hand on Heckscher Farm. A working 19th century New England Farm, Heckscher is home to more than 50 heritage breed animals. Join the Nature Classroom for a hike or a nature exhibition at the Overbrook Nature Center. Nurture your soul with art at the Bendel Mansion and Museum Galleries, which includes several pieces of Italian Sculpture. Discover the stars  at the Stamford Observatory and Planetarium, which explores a different astronomical theme each month. Come visit Edie and Robert, two North American river otters, as they swim, play, and climb in the Otter Pond! These rich experiences are only a 40 minute drive from Blauvelt.

The American Museum of Natural History

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

One of the most celebrated and venerated museums in the world, the American Museum of Natural History is sure to delight and entertain visitors of any age. Search out the history of man in the Hall of Human Origins, walk under the enormous whale in the Hall of Ocean Life, or travel deep into the heart of the universe on the Cosmic Pathway. For inquisitive minds, the museum is a truly wondrous experience.