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
Hours: Varies throughout the season. See WEBSITE for details.
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee: $10/day. $250 for lost card.
Admits: 4 people. Under 3 get in free.
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.
Edward Hopper House
Hours: Wed.-Sun. 12-5 PM, or by appointment
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee: $10/day. $125 for lost card.
Admits: 4 people. Up to 6 yrs old get in free.
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.
Website: The Empire Pass is your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. It provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more. To learn more click on the website link above.
Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum
Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5 pm | Sat-Sun + Holidays 10-6 pm
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee: $10/day. $150 for lost card.
Admits: 4 people. Veterans and active military get in free.
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.
Katonah Museum of Art
Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5 pm | Sun 12-5 pm | Closed Mon
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee: $10/day. $100 for lost card.
Admits: 2 Adults and any children < 12
The Katonah Museum of Art, one of the most celebrated small museums in the country, was founded over 60 years ago by volunteers from local communities as an exhibition venue for fine arts. Nationally recognized, the KMA curates and hosts traveling shows, lectures, and workshops. The Katonah Museum also offers outdoor concerts, “artful” parties, international travels, and trips to other museums and private collections.
Museum of the City of New York
Hours: Mon-Sun 10-6 pm
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee: $10/day. $75 for lost card.
Admits: 2 people. Plus 4 people under 16.
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.
New York Historical Society
Hours: Tues-Thur 10-6 pm | Fri 10-8 pm | Sat 10-6 | Sun 11-5
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee: $10/day. $25 for lost card.
Admits: 2 Adult, 4 Children < 18
The New-York Historical Society was established in 1804 as New York’s first museum. It is in this tradition that New-York Historical has moved forward into the 21st century, offering to visitors on-site and online a vast collection of art, objects, artifacts and documents and an ongoing collecting program that aims to facilitate a broad grasp of history’s enduring importance and its usefulness in finding explanations, causes, and insights.
Paley Center for Media
Hours: Wed-Sun 12-6 pm | Thurs 12-8 pm | Mon-Tues Closed
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee: $10/day. $125 for lost card. (* 2 passes, one for each person. MUST RETURN)
Admits: 2 people. Under 12 get in free.
TEMPORARILY CLOSED.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
Hours: Mon-Sat 9-5 pm | Sun 11-5 pm
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee: $10/day. $25 for lost card.
Admits: 2 people. Under 18 get in free.
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! Only a 40 minute drive from Blauvelt.
Storm King Art Center
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm | Friday - Saturday 10AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday 9 - 10AM for members | Closed Tuesdays | Final entry is 90 mins. before close
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee $10/day | $125 for a lost card
Admits: a carload of 6 persons
Library patrons no longer need to make a ticket registration. They will need to show the library membership pass at the admissions booth at the Art Center.
The Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky.
The American Museum of Natural History
Hours: Mon-Sun 10-5:45 pm | Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Check Out: 3 Days | Late Fee: None (must be used by date on voucher)(* 2 passes, one for each person. DO NOT RETURN)
Admits: 2 people regardless of age.
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.
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