Library Museum Passes

Many public libraries now offer their patrons free or reduced admissions to local cultural centers such as museums. The cultural institutions sell or donate admission passes to libraries, and the libraries loan the passes out to the public.

In the Fall of 2013, the Museum Association of New York (MANY) and the New York Library Association partnered to administer a survey of museum pass programs that are offered to libraries in New York State. The results of the survey are posted below. 
Please feel free to contact any of the museums listed directly to establish a museum pass program at your library.

Organization

Cost and Admission Details

Albany Institute of History & Art     
125 Washington Ave
Albany, NY 12210
518-463-4478
www.albanyinstitute.org                           
Please contact museum for cost.
Admission to the museum for a family of four.
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West @ 79 Street
New York, NY 10024
212-769-5606
www.amnh.org
$250 - $1000
Admission plus one show or exhibit per voucher.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
200 Hurd Road
Bethel, NY 12720
866-781-2922
www.bethelwoodscenter.org
$100
Access for 4 to the museum & grounds.
Bundy Museum of History and Art
127-129 Main Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
607-772-9179
www.bundymuseum.org
$50
One free admission with the purchase of one admission of equal or greater value.
Corning Museum of Glass
One Museum Way
Corning, NY 14830
800-732-6845
www.cmog.org
$300
Free admission for the patrons of the library.
CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology
250 Jordan Road
Troy, NY 12180
518-235-2120
www.CMOST.org
Please contact museum for cost.
All family members that reside at the same address receive free admission to the museum for the day.
Columbia County Historical Society
PO Box 311
Kinderhook, NY 12106
518-758-9265
www.cchsny.org
Please contact museum for cost.
Free admission to our historic sites, exhibitions, and some special events (mainly lectures).
Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
Broadway at Quay Street
Albany, NY 12202
518-431-1943
USSSlater.org
Please contact museum for cost.
2 adults and 2 children free admission.
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
250 Rudy Chase Drive
Glenville, NY 12302
518-377-2191 ext. 10
www.esam.org
No cost to library.
Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-580-8080
www.skidmore.edu/tang
Please contact museum for cost.
Genesee Country Museum
1410 Flint Hill Road
Mumford, NY 14511
585-538-6822
www.gcv.org
$85 per year.
Purchase one adult admission and enjoy one complimentary admission of equal or less value.
The Hyde Collection
161 Warren St.
Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-792-1761, ext. 313
hydecollection.org
Please contact museum for cost.
Free admission to the museum for the cardholder and family (2 adults and children under age 19).
Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology
500 S. Franklin St.
Syracuse, NY 13202
www.most.org
315-425-9068

$25 per year.
Admission to exhibits at the MOST.
IMAX movies, laser maze, planetarium shows and motion simulator rides not included.

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)
215 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
212-619-4785
www.mocanyc.org

Contact museum for price.
Free admission for up to 4 adults/seniors/students.  Children under 12 are free with an adult.
Walking tours on Saturdays.
MOCACREATE (drop-in art making) every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month.

Nassau County Museum of Art
1 Museum Drive
Roslyn, NY 11576
516-484-9338
www.nassaumuseum.org
$80 per year
Admit up to 2 adults and 4 children, 10% off in Museum Store, free parking
New York City Fire Museum
278 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
212-691-1303
www.nycfiremuseum.org
$100 per year for 2 adults and three children (ages 3-12)
Roger Tory Peterson Institute
311 Curtis Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
7166652473
rtpi.org
$50 for one, $75 for two
Free admission

Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site / Crailo State Historic Site
32 Catherine Street / 9 1/2 Riverside Ave
Albany, NY 12202  /  Rensselaer, NY 12144    
www.nysparks.com

$85
Free admission to the historic house - guided tour
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10128
212- 423-3500
guggenheim.org
Contact museum for cost.

 

If you would like to have your museum or other cultural organization listed here, please complete the:

Museum Pass Program Registration Form