museum pass program

Free passes to several area museums are available for loan.
Check availability with staff at the Information Desk.


  • Passes may be borrowed for three days.
  • Passes are first-come, first-served; there are no requests or renewals.
  • Return passes only at Bethlehem Public Library.
  • For overdue fees and replacement costs, see below.



Check museum websites for hours and current exhibit information. Some museums may require you to show your library card with your pass when you arrive.


Albany Institute of History & Art *
125 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12210
518-463-4478
Family pass, admits 2 adults, all children and grandchildren under age 18.

Berkshire Botanical Garden *
Routes 102 & 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-3926
Open May 1 thru October 1, 2016.
Pass admits 2 people. Children 12 and under are free.

Berkshire Museum *
39 South Street (Route 7), Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-7171
Open all year
Pass admits 2 adults & 2 children under 18
General admission only

Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park *
185 Park Avenue, Binghamton NY 13903
607-724-5461
Pass admits 2 adults and their children under 18 years old.
Visitors may use this pass to access The Discovery Center of the Southern Tier, the Roberson Museum, and the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center, and must pay $3.00 for each person for each of these additional facilities. This visitor's pass is only good for the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park.

Bronck Museum *
90 County Route 42, Coxsackie, NY 12051
518-731-6490
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children on tours during regular hours only. Not valid on group tours or special events.

CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology *
250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY 12180
518-235- 2120
Open all year.
Pass admits 2 adults and dependent children under 18.

Crailo State Historic Site *
9 1/2 Riverside Ave., Rensselaer, NY 12144
518-463-8738
Pass admits 4 adults/seniors.
Children 12 and under are free.
Expires 10/30/2016.

Empire State Aerosciences Museum *
250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, NY 12302 on the Schenectady County Airport
518-377-2191
Family pass admits family of 4.
Expires 5/16/2017.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art *
125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
413-559-6300
Open all year
Pass admits 2 adults and 4 children

FASNY Museum of Firefighting *
117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534
518-822-1875
Admits family of four (2 adults & 2 children)

Hancock Shaker Village *
Route 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01202
413-443-0188 or 800-817-1137
Open April through October
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 youths (13-17 years)
children 12 and under are free

Hildene *
1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
Pass admits one family of four. 2 adults and 2 children/grandchildren under 18.

Historic Cherry Hill *
523 South Pearl Street, Albany NY 12202
518-434-4791
Call ahead for current hours.
Pass admits four people ages 6 and up.
Expires 12/21/2016.

Hyde Collection *
161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-792-1761
Open all year
Pass admits cardholder and family
(2 adults and children under 18)
Not valid for special events

INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex *
One Intrepid Square, 12th Avenue and 46th Street, New York, NY
646-381-5030
Free admission for six people per day to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Growler submarine. Admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion is not included. Patrons must show library card.

MASS MoCA *
87 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-2111
Open all year
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 16
For gallery admission only

Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) *
15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308
518-382-7890
Open all year
Pass admits 2 adults and all children under 18 living in the same household for General admission and Planetarium admission.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame *
191 Union Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-4574
Pass admits 4 people.

Olana State Historic Site *
5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534
518-828-0135
Pass admits 4 people.

USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
Broadway and Quay Streets, Albany, NY 12202
518-431-1943
Family pass: admits 2 adults and 2 children on tours during regular hours only.

* Compliments of Friends of Bethlehem Public Library

Overdue fees are $5 a day.
Museum pass replacement costs for 2016 are:
  • Albany Institute of History & Art $85
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden $100
  • Berkshire Museum $100
  • Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park $65
  • Bronck Museum $25
  • CNSE Children's Museum of Science and Technology $100
  • Crailo State Historic Site $25
  • Empire State Aerosciences Museum $50
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art $125
  • FASNY Museum of Firefighting $50
  • Hancock Shaker Village $250
  • Hildene $40
  • Historic Cherry Hill $25
  • Hyde Collection $50
  • INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex $100
  • MASS MoCA $150
  • Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci) $65
  • National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame $100
  • Olana State Historic Site $50
  • USS Slater Destroyer Escort Historical Museum $45



451 Delaware Ave • Delmar • NY • 12054 • (518) 439-9314 • directions
last updated on Monday, January 04, 2016
any comments or questions, e-mail us here