Finkelstein
MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Museums

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!

 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.
  • All reserved tickets or passes must be picked up the same day they are reserved.
  • No more than 2 reserves for tickets or passes (combined) per use.
  • No more than 2 reserves for a museum that requires tickets, per calendar year.
  • Passes must be returned to the library. Tickets do not need to be returned.
  • 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.)

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.

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TICKET(S)

Who Can I Bring?:
Each ticket admits one (1) person
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
Central Park West and 79th Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Ticket admits 1 adult and any amount of children
Distance from the Library:
About 45 minutes
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
134 Jay Street - Route 22
Katonah, NY 10536
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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, lectures, 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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Ticket admits 1 person.
Distance from the Library:
About 45 minutes
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
1010 State Route 17M
Monroe, NY 10950
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

Provides a living history of 19th century American life.

**Note: Museum is closed from November to April**

Who Can I Bring?:
Ticket admits 1 person.
Distance from the Library:
About 45 minutes
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
2900 Southern Boulevard
Bronx, NY 10458
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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

Who Can I Bring?:
Ticket admits 1 person. (2 tickets are given per checkout)
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
47-01 111th Street Corona
New York, NY 11368
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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

PASS

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 4 people
Distance from the Library:
Hour and a half
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
200 Hurd Rd
Bethel, NY 12720
Museum Website:
About the Museum:

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

*Note: Museum is closed between January and April.*

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 1 adult plus 3 guests of any age. Additional children 12 and under are free.
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
1601 NY-9D
Garrison, NY 10524
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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, and family activities. 

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and children under 16
Distance from the Library:
Hour and a half
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
990 Washington Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 4
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 1 adults and children under 18
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian 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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 4 children up to the age of 18 WITH 1 PAID adult admission
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and their children.
Distance from the Library:
Half hour or less
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
82 North Broadway
Nyack, NY 10960
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

The Edward Hopper House in Nyack, New 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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
1230 FIFTH AVENUE
New York, NY 10029
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

New York's leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo's wide-ranging collections and exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
1 East 70th Street (between Madison and Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY 10021
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass 2 adults and 5 children under the age of 18
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128-0173
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the 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

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children
Distance from the Library:
Half hour or less
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY 10956
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits all members of the same household.
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER
120 Muser Drive
Cornwall, NY 12518
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and children or grandchildren to the Museum's galleries, Glenview, and Hudson Riverama. It also admits 2 adults and 4 children to the Andrus planetarium.
Distance from the Library:
About 45 minutes
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 6 people
Distance from the Library:
About 45 minutes
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave
New York, NY 10036
About the 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. 

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and all of their children under the age of 18 in a single household.
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
75 North Water Street12601
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 people
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits all guests in party.
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
278 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
Phone Number:
About the 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. 

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and children under the age of 18.
Distance from the Library:
About 45 minutes
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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. 

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and up to 4 children
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
99 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and children under 18.
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
25 West 52 Street
New York, NY 10019
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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. 

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and their children under the age of 18 of the same household.
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass allows you to buy one admission and get one free. (Admission is $15)
Distance from the Library:
About 1 hour
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
Mathews Park 303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and 4 children.
Distance from the Library:
Half hour or less
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

The Stone Barns Center for Food and 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.

Who Can I Bring?:
Pass admits 2 adults and children under the age of 18 living in the same household.
Distance from the Library:
About 45 minutes
How do I get there?
Geolocation
Address:
1 Museum Rd
New Windsor, NY 12553
Museum Website:
Phone Number:
About the Museum:

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.

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