Museum pass program

Passes to several area museums are available for loan.

  • Physical passes may be borrowed for three days by any cardholder in the Upper Hudson Library System.
  • Print on demand passes are available to Bethlehem cardholders for one day.
  • Passes are first-come, first-served; there are no requests or renewals.
  • Return passes only at Bethlehem Public Library.

Check museum websites for reservations, 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 and Art

125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
518-463-4478
Library pass admits two adults and two children under 18.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Amelia Park Children’s Museum

29 South Broad Street, Westfield, MA 01085
413-572-4014
Pass admits up to four people.
*Reserve print on demand pass

Arkell Museum

2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317
518-673-2314
Pass admits all patrons residing in the same household. Children under 11 years old are free.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Routes 102 & 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
413-298-3926
Pass admits two adults. Children under 12 years old are admitted free.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Children’s Museum at Holyoke

44 Dwight Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
413-536-7048
Pass admits up to six people per visit; excludes special events.
*Reserve print on demand pass

Children’s Museum at Saratoga

65 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-5540
Pass admits one adult and one child. Children under 12 months old are free.
Pass

Clark Art Institute

225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267
413-458-2303
Pass admits one adult and one child. Children under 12 months old are free.
Pass

Corning Museum of Glass

One Museum Way, Corning, NY 14830
607-937-5371
Pass admits two adults. Children 17 and under are free.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

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 on the Schenectady County Airport
518-377-2191
Pass admits family of four.
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.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

FASNY Museum of Firefighting

117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534
518-822-1875
Admits family of four (two adults and their two children). Children 2 and under free. Pass may not be used for institutional or organized groups of any type. Pass can be used only once per day.
Pass

FDR Presidential Library and Museum

4079 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
845-486-7770
This pass allows up to 5 people to enter the Roosevelt Museum and Library only. Not valid for the home of FDR or Val-Kill Cottage.
*Reserve print on demand 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 two children under 19 (total 4 people) to the Fenimore Art Museum and to Farmers’ Museum.
Pass

Hancock Shaker Village

Route 20 & 41, Pittsfield, MA 01202
413-443-0188
Pass admits two adults and two youths (13 – 17). Children 12 and under are always free.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Hildene

1500 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-1788
Each pass admits one adult and two children aged 16 and younger. Two passes are included to admit two adults. Children under 5 are free.
Pass

Historic Cherry Hill*

523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202
518-434-4791
Each pass admits four people. Children under 6 are free.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Hudson River Maritime Museum

50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401
845-338-0071
Each pass admits a family of any size to the museum.
*Reserve print on demand 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 in their family under 18.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Iroquois Museum

324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
518-296-8949
Each pass admits two adults and up to five children under 18 to museum and nature trail.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Mabee Farm and Schenectady County Historical Society

11 Main Street, Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150 / 32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, NY 12305
518-887-5073 / 518-374-0263
Pass admits two adults and minor children to both sites with tours, exhibitions, and programs included.
Pass

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.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

National Museum of Racing

191 Union Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-584-0400
Pass admits four people.
Pass

Olana

5720 Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534
518-751-0344
Pass admits two adults to a free guided tour of the house and a free guided outdoor walking tour after calling 518-751-0344. Calling in advance is highly recommended. Children 12 and under are free; must be included when calling.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Onondaga County Parks

106 Lake Drive, Liverpool, NY 13088
315-451-6249
Pass admits four visitors or one personal vehicle to five Onondaga County Parks plus one zoo. See website for details.
Pass

Schuyler Mansion*

32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY 12202
518-434-0834
Pass admits four adults. Children age 12 and under are free.
Pass

Storm King Art Center

1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553
845-534-3115
Pass admits 2 adults and all children living in the same household.

Pass

Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414
518-943-7465
Pass admits two people over 15 to guided tour. RESERVATION REQUIRED. Children under 15 and students with ID are free.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage*

1000 Mt. McGregor Road, Wilton, NY 12831
518-584-4353
Pass admits two people ages 6 and up. Children under 6 are free.
Pass

USS Slater*

Broadway and Quay Streets, Albany, NY 12202
518-431-1943
Pass admits two adults and two children for a guided tour on Wednesday – Sunday and holiday Mondays.

*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240
413-637-3206
Pass admits two adults. Children under 18 are free.
Pass

Wild Center

45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
518-359-7800
No Co-Pay Pass. Pass admits two adults and four children aged 5 to 17. Children 4 and under are free.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

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.
*Reserve print on demand pass
Physical passes at other Upper Hudson libraries

 

*Many of our museum passes are generously supported by the Friends of Bethlehem Public Library

 

Click here to visit a museum virtually through our list of online resources for kids and families.

 

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

  • Albany Institute of History & Art $100
  • Amelia Park Children’s Museum $275
  • Arkell Museum $85
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden $140
  • Children’s Museum at Holyoke $250
  • Children’s Museum at Saratoga $300
  • Clark Art Institute $100
  • 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 $100
  • Fenimore Art Museum and Farmer’s Museum $135
  • Hildene $250
  • Historic Cherry Hill $25
  • Hudson River Maritime Museum $100
  • The Hyde Collection $50
  • Iroquois Museum $50
  • Mabee Farm and Schenectady County Historical Society $32.50
  • MASS MoCA $250
  • National Museum of Racing $150
  • Olana $150
  • Onondaga County Parks $65
  • Schuyler Mansion $25
  • Storm King Art Center $250
  • Thomas Cole National Historic Site $100
  • Ulysses S. Grant Cottage $100
  • USS Slater $80
  • Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum $125
  • The Wild Center $350
  • World Awareness Children’s Museum $99

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