Free Museum Passes

MuseumsThe Library offers FREE guest passes or tickets to several museums (see list below) making it easier than ever to reap the benefits of living in such close proximity to some of the best museums in the world!

This offer is for adult Finkelstein cardholders only. The loan period for passes is three days. (For example, if you pick up a pass on Monday, it would be due back on Thursday.)

NOTE: Some museums offer tickets: Museum Village, American Museum of Natural History, New York Botanical Garden and the New York Hall of Science. Some offer guest passes.

 Please stop by the Library or call (845)352-5700, ext. 244 to inquire about pass or ticket availability. You can arrange to pick up tickets or passes if available.

Museum Guidelines:

  • Must be a Finkelstein cardholder at least 18 years old.
  • No more than 2 reservations for tickets or passes (combined) per use.
  • No more than 2 reservations for a museum that requires tickets, per calendar year.
  • All reserved tickets must be picked up the same day.


Please check the website of each museum (links below) before your visit to note current hours, special exhibits and other information. With some museums, parental discretion may be advised.

Museum of Modern Art
Often identified as the most influential museum of modern art in the world.

Bethel Woods Museum (Bethel, NY)
Note: Museum is closed between January and April.

Explores the unique experience of the Woodstock festival and the legacy of the Sixties.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

 The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum in New York City. The museum showcases the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan.  

New York Historical Society

Founded in 1804, New-York Historical is the oldest museum in New York City. New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.

Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City.

Paley Center for Media (formerly Museum of Television and Radio)
Dedicated to the discussion of the cultural and social significance of television, radio and emerging platforms for the media-interested public.Contains nearly 150,000 television and radio programs.
New York City Fire Department Museum
Experience one of the nation's most prominent collections of fire related art, artifacts, gear, and apparatus from the late 18th century to the present.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium (Bridgeport, CT)

The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is a hands-on science museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that serves as both a tourist destination and an educational resource for area schools.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum (Cornwall, NY)

Established in 1959, the Museum has grown into a leading provider of nature education experiences in the Hudson Valley. Its mission is to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world through its special focus on environmental education. It uses its living collections of native animals, natural habitats and trails to present a wide variety of programs for people of all ages at its two locations.

Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations.

Pass includes admission to:

The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Bruce Museum (CT)

El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio museum pass - a Finkelstein Library museum pass that is extremely underused. This pass also allows limited access to the following museums and more.

The New York Hall of Science Museum

A place for everyone to explore, question and learn about science.  

The New York Botanical Garden

One of the premier botanical gardens in the United States. It spans some 250 acres of the Bronx.

Museum Village (Monroe, NY)

Note: Museum is closed from November to April.

Provides a living history of 19th century American life.

Stepping Stones Children's Museum (Norwalk, CT)

A hands-on educational resource that provides meaningful interactive learning experiences for children ages 10 and under.

Children's Museum of Manhattan

Inspires children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs.

Mid-Hudson Children's Museum (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Come explore! With exhibits that get kids moving, building, pretending, collaborating, creating and discovering, learning happens around every turn!

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Located in the Prospect Park neighborhood, the 52-acre garden includes a number of specialty gardens. The Garden holds over 10,000 taxa of plants and each year has over 900,000 visitors.

Boscobel House & Gardens (Garrison, NY)

Enjoy a guided tour of a house from the early 1800s containing one of the nation's leading collections of furniture and decorative arts from the Federal period. In addition visitors can enjoy the Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Orangery and Woodland Trail, as well as a full program of special events, concerts, & family activities. 


Storm King Art Center (New Windsor, NY)

Storm King offers a unique and memorable experience where you can explore 500 acres and experience a collection of over 100 carefully sited sculptures, created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. Also enjoy their special public programs, exhibitions, tours, lectures, and performances.

The Frick Collection

The Frick Collection includes masterpieces of European painting, major works of sculpture (among them one of the finest groups of small bronzes in the world) superb eighteenth-century French furniture and porcelain, old master and nineteenth-century works on paper, Limoges enamels, and other works of remarkable quality.  

Historical Society of Rockland County (New City, NY)

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a museum and educational organization dedicated to engaging diverse audiences in a dynamic dialogue about the rich historical heritage of the County.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center (Stamford, CT)

This museum and nature center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. It contains over 80 acres of nature trails, the Heckscher Farm with live animals, and exhibitions in the galleries. There is also an observatory and planetarium.

Cooper Hewitt Museum (Manhattan, NY)

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonial Design Museum is located on NYC's Museum Mile in the historic landmark Carnegie Mansion. Cooper Hewitt's exhibitions feature a rich mix of historic and contemporary design objects from their permanent collection, special exhibitions, and dynamic interactive experiences. They also have an exciting calendar of events, including hands-on workshops, talks, and family programs. 

Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture (Tarrytown, NY)

The Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture is a non-profit farm and educational center located in Pocantico Hills, New York. It was established in 2003 to demonstrate multi-cultural, self-sustaining farming techniques. 

Katonah Museum of Art (Katonah, NY)

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, lecutres, and workshops. Throughout the year, they mount three major exhibitions, interlaced with smaller attractions, in their 10,000 square foot building designed by the late eminent architect, Edward Larrabee Barnes. Among a stand of magnificent Norwegian spruce trees, the Sculpture Garden provides refuge and visual pleasure. 

Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY)

The Hudson River Museum, located in Trevor Park in Yonkers, New York, is the largest museum in Westchester County. Founded in 1919 at City Hall, it became the Hudson River Museum in 1948. While often seen as an art museum due to the extensive collection of works from the Hudson River school, the museum also features exhibits on the history, science, and heritage of the region. 

The Edward Hopper House  (Nyack, NY) 

The Edward Hopper House in NyackNew 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. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has been a not-for-profit art center and museum, preserving the legacy and home of America's most iconic artist.

New York Transit Museum (Brooklyn, NY)

Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation. Housed underground in an authentic 1936 subway station in Downtown Brooklyn, the Transit Museum's working platform level spans a full city block, and is home to a rotating selection of twenty vintage subway elevated cars dating back to 1907.

Visitors can board the vintage cars, sit at the wheel of a city bus, step through a time tunnel of turnstiles, and explore changing exhibits that highlight the cultural, social and technological history - and future - of mass transit. 

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