Museum Passes

Thanks to the Friends of the Highland Public Library, you can check out passes offering free or reduced admission to a wide variety of museums, historic sites, and aquariums. Below is a description of each institution, with a link to their website.

We suggest you confirm hours, and directions online or by phone.

Passes are available on a first-come basis at the library check out desk. If you would like to reserve a pass for a specific day call the check out desk at 845-691-2275;201.

All passes must be returned inside the library building.

"Bethel Woods Center for the Arts inspires, educates, and empowers individuals through the arts and humanities. The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit performing arts center and museum located at the site of the 1969 Woodstock festival."

The Highland Public Library offers one day admission for a family of 4 and discount at the museum shop.

All passes are for Highland residents only.

Boscobel- Historic House Museum containing one of the finest collections of decorative arts from the Federal period, Boscobel offers tours of our Neoclassical mansion and access to 68 acres of our grounds, featuring lush gardens and a woodland trail.

This pass grants admission to one adult and 3 guests of any age to a house tour and grounds admission. There is a 10% discount in the gift shop.

All passes are for Highland residents only.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.

The Highland Public Library offers 2 passes that are each good for 2 adults and children ages 17 and under.

All passes are for Highland residents only.

CMOST is the "region's only science center designed specifically for children. " It provides "a child-directed learning environment which enables children to learn and grow through play. Designed for children 18 months to tween years." The pass gives families access for up to 4 individuals. 
Through education, conservation, research and recreation, Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for students and families.  The discounted pass provides $6 per person admission for a family of up to 6 people. 

"The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum is America's first presidential library -- and the only one used by a sitting president. It was conceived and built under President Roosevelt's direction and opened to the public in 1941. The Library's mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life. Our work is carried out by four major areas: Archives, Museum, Education and Public Programs."

The Highland Public Library offers unlimited free passes for one day family admission.

All passes are for Highland Public Library residents only.

Located on the historic Rondout waterfront, the Hudson River Maritime Museum was established in 1979 to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and interpret a collection of historical artifacts related to  the maritime heritage of the Hudson River and its tributaries. This is the only museum in New York State exclusively dedicated to this mission.

The collected artifacts include historic vessels, objects, archival material and art related to Hudson River transportation, industries and recreation such as paintings, prints, photographs, ephemera, blueprints, artifacts, ship models, a 100-year old shad boat, life boats, lighthouse tender and ice yachts.

The Highland Publi Library offers 4 passes, each good for 4 guests.

All passes are for Highland residents only.

"The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an American military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in New York City. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan."

Present this pass and your library card for free general admission for 6 guest. This also includes admission to the space shuttle pavilion. Patrons will also receive a 10% discount on membership to the museum when using the museum pass. 

All passes are for Highland Public Library residents only. 

Enjoy carriage roads and trails perfect for hiking, running, mountain biking, horseback riding and cross country skiing. Visitors can also attend programs on environmental education, land protection, land stewardship and conservation science. The Highland Public Library offers 4 passes for free admission good for 3 days. All passes come with a free trail map. Ages 13 and under are free.

All museum passes are for Highland residents only. 

Museum of Innovation and Science - MiSci is "a dynamic destination which celebrates science, invention, and imagination. The museum explores the area's rich technological heritage, with some of the region's finest interactive exhibits." It also features a high-definition, full-dome planetarium. The pass is good for 2 adults  and all children under the age of 18 residing in the same household.

Founded in 1976, the New York Transit Museum is dedicated to telling and preserving the stories of mass transportation – extraordinary engineering feats, workers who labored in the tunnels over 100 years ago, communities that were drastically transformed, and the ever-evolving technology, design, and ridership of a system that runs 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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 and 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.

Museum pass is for free admission for two adults and up to four children.

All museum passes are for Highland residents only.

"Olana is the home, studio and designed landscape of Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church, one of the major figures of the Hudson River School of landscape painting. The site is open to the public and includes over 700 works by Church as well as thousands of works of art by other artists."

The Highland Public Library offers 2 membership cards for admission. Children under 12 are free of charge. 

All passes are for Highland Public Library residents only.

Cole Palen founded the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in 1958 with a handful of airplanes and a dream.  He built it into a world-renowned destination as America’s first flying museum of antique aircraft.  The Rhinebeck Aerodrome Museum was established in 1993 as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization to continue  Cole’s legacy.  Our mission is preserving, restoring and flying the aircraft of the Pioneer, WWI, and Golden Ages of Aviation.

We entertain and educate by preserving over 60 vintage aircraft, many antique automobiles and motorcycles, and related memorabilia in a classic small town airport setting.  Our static display Museum is open from May through October and we fly two different airshows each Saturday and Sunday, Mid-June through Mid-October.

The Highland Public Library offers one pass good for 2 adults and 2 children admission to the museum as well as admission to the air shows.

All passes are for Highland residents only.

Founded in 1978, Opus 40 is an earthwork sculpture park and museum located in Saugerties (Ulster County), New York. We  bring natural and creative resources to the public through a park, museum, performance space and educational facility. Each year we offer a range of events and programs on out remarkable site.

Visitors can walk through, around, and over our 6½-acre sculpture, from the deepest recesses of its subterranean pathways (16 feet below ground) and up to the nine-ton monolith that is the epicenter and summit of the sculpture (three stories above ground). 

The Highland Public Library offers one pass with unlimited admission for a family.

All passes are for Highland residents only.

The museum's mission is to "create an interactive community that inspires curiosity, sparks imagination and nurtures discovery and  offers two floors of hands-on, place based exhibits that mirror the Saratoga community, providing a space where children can interact, explore, and imagine their world together through play!" The pass admits 4 people.

"The Stepping Stones Museum for Children is dedicated to early childhood education. The toddler and preschool program offers a variety of activities that are sure to get young minds learning." The pass entitles users to buy one-get one free admission for each regular paid admission for up to 3 people. Can be used by one party per day. 

Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for over fifty years. Located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, its 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers provide the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.  A Library Pass (two Membership cards) offers free admission to Storm King for two adults and up to four children under age 18, living at the same address.

The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits,marine science, and environmental education. Visitors can explore 34 exhibits featuring more than 1,200 marine animals of 259 species, and attend viewings in Connecticut's largest IMAX Theater. 

The Highland Public Library offers 3 cards-each good for $2.00 off per person up to 6 people for admission to aquarium and IMAX.

All passes are for Highland Public Library residents only. 

2 Passes
valid for up to 2 adults & 2 children on tours during regular hours only. 
The destroyer escort historical museum, which owns and operates the national historic landmark USS SLATER DE766. They fill displays with photos of destroyer escorts in action, ships gear from WWII and naval uniforms. Veteran volunteers give oral presentations on historic topics pertaining to destroyer escorts.