Use your library card to visit some great local museums.
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American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th St, New York, NY
This museum displays more than 30 million specimens from all branches of natural history in interactive exhibits. The museum complex comprises 28 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. Each voucher is valid for free Admission for one to the Museum and one temporary exhibition, LeFrak Theater film, Space Show, or Seasonal Live Animal Exhibit. Voucher-holding library patrons will also receive the discounted Members’ rate on additional temporary exhibition tickets they purchase that day.
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
250 Rudy Chase Dr, Glenville, NY
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is a one-of-a-kind cultural resource located at Schenectady County Airport in the Town of Glenville, NY, at the site of the former General Electric Flight Test Center. Dedicated to interpreting aviation, particularly as related to New York State, the Museum offers visitors a variety of enjoyable and educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a spectacular collection of restored aircraft, the state’s largest aviation library, as well as education programs. It takes about 1 hour and twenty minutes to drive from the library.
Empire Pass to NYS Parks
The EMPIRE PASS allows entry of any vehicle occupied by the pass holder to most New York State parks, Department of Environmental Conservation forest preserve areas, boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves. Day Use Only (no camping). Areas include: North-South Lake in Haines Falls, Beaverkill in Roscoe, Devil’s Tombstone in Hunter, Kenneth L. Wilson in Mount Tremper, Little Pond in Andes, Woodland Valley in Phoenicia, Franny Reese, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Lake Taghkanic, Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, Bear Mountain (includes zoo)
FASNY Museum of Firefighting
117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson, NY
The premiere collection of firefighting objects in the world, featuring over 90 pieces of apparatus on display. Children’s activities include creative play on fire engines, interactive activities and the McCadam Cheese Fire Safety Discovery Room. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the library.
Mohonk Preserve Day Pass
New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve. Come to the Visitor Center for recreation suggestions, directions, and information on local wildlife and geology. Note: the Mohonk Nature Preserve and the Mohonk Mountain House are two separate places. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from the library.
Permission Slips: Adults need to sign a policy statement and a risk agreement. Children between the ages of 14 to 18 have a slip as well.
Storm King Sculpture Park
1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY
More than 100 sculptures are carefully placed on their grounds. Storm King provides trams for visitors with limited mobility and young children, who may be given priority over other visitors. Trams run approximately every 30 minutes from 11am to 4:30pm. It takes about an hour to drive from the library.
• Passes are available on a first come, first serve basis.
• Loan period is three (3) days.
• There are no renewals.
• Passes cannot be requested or held.
• Passes must be returned to the West Hurley Public Library circulation desk.
• Checkout limited to one per household.
• Late fee is $1.00 per day.
• Maximum fine is $10.00.
• Borrower is responsible for any replacement fees.
Check with the museum for current hours and exhibit information.