Museum pass program

Visit a museum virtually through our list of online resources for kids and families. 

 

Passes to several area museums are available for loan.

  • 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.

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.

Due to COVID-19, some museums require you to make a reservation before your visit. For the most up-to-date information on a location’s COVID-19 safety precautions, possible reservations, and limited capacity or hours, please see the museum’s website or contact them directly by phone.

Albany Institute of History and Art*

125 Washington Avenue, Albany NY 12210
518-463-4478
Library pass admits two adults and two children under 18. Timed tickets strongly encouraged.
Pass

Arkell Museum at Canajoharie*

2 Erie Blvd., Canajoharie NY 13317
518-673-2314
Pass admits all patrons residing in the same household. Children under 11 years are always free. Visitors do not have to make a reservation in advance. COVID guidelines in place.
Pass

Berkshire Museum*

39 South Street (Route 7), Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-9171
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 18 with free general admission. Children 3 and under are always free. Call (413)443-7171, ext 360 to reseve a time.
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Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park*

185 Park Avenue, Binghamton NY 13903
607-724-5461
Pass admits two adults and their children under 18. Visitors must show ID along with membership pass. COVID guidelines in place.
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Children’s  Museum of Saratoga*

69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-5540
Pass admits four members of the same family. Must pre-register online: www.cmssny.org. COVID guidelines are in place.
Pass

Corning Museum of Glass*

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830
607-937-5371
Pass admits two adults. Children 17 and under are free. Must pre-register online: https://home.cmog.org/. COVID guidelines are in place.
Pass

Empire Pass*

New York State Parks
Valid for pass holder and their occupants in one personal vehicle. Day use only. Not valid for special events.
Pass

Empire State Aerosciences Museum*

250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, NY 12302 at the Schenectady County Airport
518-377-2191
Pass admits family of four to exhibits both outside and in two galleries. Advance registration not required. COVID guidelines are in place.
Pass

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art*

125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
413-559-6300
Open all year.
Pass admits two adults and four children. Advance tickets are recommended. Entire museum is open to the public with COVID guidelines in place. The Art Studio is open to one family or group at a time.
Pass

FASNY Museum of Firefighting*

117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534
518-822-1875
Admits family of four (two adults and two children). No institutional or organized groups. Children two and under free. No reservation required.
Pass

Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers’ Museum*

5798 State Highway 80, Cooperstown, NY 13326
607-547-1400 (Fenimore Art Museum)
607-547-1450 (Farmers’ Museum)
Pass admits two adults and children under 18 (total 4 people) to the Fenimore Art Museum and to Farmers’ Museum. Includes some special events.
Pass

Hancock Shaker Village*

Route 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01202
413-443-0188 or 800-817-1137
Pass admits two adults and two youths (13-17). Children 12 and under are always free. Advance registration recommended. COVID guidelines in place.
Pass

Hildene*

1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
Each pass admits two adults and up to two children or grandchildren 16 and under. Children 5 and under are free. Borrower must own and bring a Bethlehem Public Library card. COVID guidelines in place.
Pass

Historic Cherry Hill*

523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202
518-434-4791
Pass admits six people. Reservations are required: 518-434-4791 or www.historiccherryhill.org. COVID guidelines in place.
Pass

The Hyde Collection*

Art Museum and Historic House, 161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-792-1716
Each pass admits two adults and children under 18, by appointment only made in advance on Hyde website (www.hydecollection.org). Currently no docent tours. Open F-Sun 1- 5pm, open 10 am – 2pm for seniors and high risk individuals only. COVID guidelines in place.
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INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex*

W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, NY 10036
646-381-5032
Each pass admits two adults and two children. Must present pass and valid library card. COVID guidelines in place.
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Iroquois Indian Museum*

324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY 12092
518-296-8949
Pass admits two adults and up to five children under 18 to museum and nature trail. Inside open to the public with COVID guidelines in place. Check website for special events with no preregistration.
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MASS MoCA*

1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-2111
Pass admits two adults and two children under 16 to the galleries.
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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame*

191 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-0400
Library pass admits four people. Timed ticket reservation is required: 518-584-0400. COVID guidelines in place.
Pass

Olana*

5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534
518-751-0344
Pass admits two people to free guided outdoor walking tours and free access into the house. Tours must be reserved in advance by cardholders by calling (518) 751-0344. COVID guidelines in place.
Pass

Schenectady County Historical Society and Mabee Farm*

32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY 12305 and 1100 Main Street (Route 55), Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
518-374-0263 and 518-887-5073
Pass admits two adults and minor children to both sites, inside and outside, with tours, exhibitions and programs. Visitors must preregister by calling: (518) 374-0263. COVID guidelines in place.
Pass

Storm King Art Center*

1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
845-534-3115
Each adult must present one card. Two cards must be presented to admit two adults. Up to four children from the same household included. COVID guidelines. Pass includes special public programs, exhibits, tours and lectures.
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Thomas Cole National Historic Site*

218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414
518-943-7465
Pass admits four people to museum and to guided house tour. Children under sixteen are free. COVID guidelines.
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USS Slater*

Broadway and Quay Streets, Albany, NY 12202
518-431-1943
Each pass admits two adults and two children from the same household on tours Wednesday – Sunday and holiday Mondays from 10 am – 4 pm through the end of November. COVID-19 safety precautions followed. No preregistration required.
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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum*

104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240
413-637-3206
Pass admits two people for a free tour of Ventfort Hall. Children under five are free. Reservation required: (413) 637-3206 or www.gildedage.org. COVID guidelines in place.
Pass

Wild Center*

45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
518-359-7800
Pass admits two adults and two children under age 18. Must reserve tickets online or by phone by using one of these options: Library adult – no co-pay : Library youth complimentary. COVID guidelines in place.
Pass

World Awareness Children’s Museum*

89 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-793-2773
Pass admits five people. Children 3 and under are free. Some free workshops and programs. See website.
Pass

 

* Compliments of Friends of Bethlehem Public Library

Overdue fees are $5 a day.
Museum pass replacement costs are:

    • Albany Institute of History & Art $100
    • Arkell Museum at Canajoharie $43
    • Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park $65
    • Children’s Museum of Saratoga $150
    • Corning Museum of Glass $150
    • Empire Pass $80
    • Empire State Aerosciences Museum $60
    • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art $125
    • FASNY Museum of Firefighting $50
    • Fenimore Art Museum and Farmer’s Museum $115
    • Hancock Shaker Village $250
    • Hildene $100
    • Historic Cherry Hill $25
    • The Hyde Collection $50
    • INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex $500
    • Iroquois Indian Museum $35
    • MASS MoCA $250
    • National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame $150
    • Olana $150
    • Schenectady County Historical Society and Mabee Farm $25
    • Storm King Art Center $125
    • Thomas Cole National Historic Site $50
    • USS Slater $65
    • Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum $100
    • The Wild Center $220
    • World Awareness Children’s Museum $99

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