Some museum passes are temporarily unavailable.
We advise contacting the museums directly before obtaining a library
pass to ensure you have the most updated visitor information.
The Library has membership to the museums and cultural attractions below. The number of passes available for patrons to borrow varies by venue.
To borrow a museum pass:
1) Call or visit the Library with your library card number to reserve your date in advance. You must be age 18 or over to reserve.
2) Pick up your museum pass at the Library on your reserved date.
3) Return the museum pass, in person, within three days, during regular Library hours.
4) Fee for late returns is $10 per day.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan
The Tisch Building
212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is a destination and resource where families of all backgrounds come to learn, play, and grow together.
The CMOM advances society’s perception of childhood and its understanding of healthy child development to nurture the next generation of creative global citizens. Visitors can enjoy more than 80 workshops, classes, and performances each week, free with admission to the Museum. Through collaboration with other organizations, CMOM removes barriers that keep children from accessing the rich educational resources a museum can offer.
1071 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.
Hudson River Museum
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
The Hudson River Museum strives to be a center of discovery and discussion by offering an array of fresh, thought-provoking learning opportunities. Programs for the public are developed to pique visitor curiosity and encourage conversations about the role that art, history, astronomy, and ecology play in our lives. Programs include lectures, performances, tours, hands-on workshops, and regular community festivals that celebrate the creation and exchange of ideas.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum complex is a dynamic, interactive, and educational journey for all ages. The museum’s mission is to honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth. Intrepid is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science, and service as related to its home aboard the USS Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. As you explore the museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage, and explore interactive exhibits. Visitors can also ride in the A-6 Cockpit Simulator, visit the Virtual Flight Zone, and tour the inside of the world’s fastest commercial airplane, Concorde. The Space Shuttle Pavilion has been engineered to relate the shuttle program’s stories of human triumph and technological feats while showcasing the space shuttle Enterprise.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
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. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.
New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s preeminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. 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 forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
Stone Barns Center
630 Bedford Road
Pocantico Hills, NY 10591
In 2001, David Rockefeller and his daughter Peggy Dulany established Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture as a nonprofit organization, donating 80 acres and a complex of historic dairy barns built in the early 1930s by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. In 2004, Stone Barns Center opened to the public, welcoming visitors to learn about the sources of food and demonstrate farm-driven cuisine. Stone Barns’ mission is to reconnect people with food and create a healthy and sustainable food system that benefits everyone. The Center focuses on deepening student education, farmer-training programs, and farm innovation work. The Center also offers a comprehensive food studies initiative targeted at high school students nationwide.
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, The Frick Collection is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. The collection was assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue. One of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions, it provides a tranquil environment for visitors to experience masterpieces by artists such as Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Goya, and Whistler. The museum opened in 1935 and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death. Along with special exhibitions and an acclaimed concert series, the Frick offers a wide range of lectures, symposia, and education programs that foster a deeper appreciation of its permanent collection.
1109 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The Jewish Museum was founded in 1904 and is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people through its unparalleled collections, distinguished exhibitions, and related education programs. Through exhibitions, programs, and a collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media, visitors can experience 4,000 years of Jewish culture from around the world. The museum strives to be a source of inspiration and shared human values for people of all religious and cultural backgrounds while serving as a special touchstone of identity for Jewish people. The museum also reaches out to national and international communities as it interprets and preserves art and Jewish culture for current and future generations.
Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536
The Katonah Museum of Art promotes the understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts for diverse audiences. The museum has always been committed to presenting exceptional art from all cultures and time periods. The KMA offers lectures, films, workshops, concerts, and other events for a general audience. The KMA also provides an interactive space where children can come on a daily basis to explore and create art. In addition, an outreach program engages with schools and service organizations to develop literacy and assimilation skills among the local Hispanic immigrant population.
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Road
New Windsor, NY 12553
Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in the Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. Committed to supporting artists and stewarding its landscape, Storm King connects with visitors through dynamic exhibitions and programs. Storm King nurtures a vibrant bond between art, nature, and people, creating a place where discovery is limitless.