The library has membership in four area museums. These museums allow us to lend our member passes to our library users. They are checked out for 3 days.
- Stepping Stones - 1 free admission with each paid admission
- World of Wings - 4 people (2 adults/2 children or 1 adult/3children)
- Museum of City of NY - 2 adults and up to 4 children
- Intrepid - 6 people
The Intrepid Museum Pass is only available to Palisades Card-Holders.
Only one pass per family may be checked out at a time.
The fine for overdue passes is $10 a day.
|New Museum Pass Available As Of This Summer!
|STEPPING STONES MUSEUM
Stepping Stones mission is to broaden and enrich the educational opportunities for children ages ten and under and enhance their understanding of the world. The museum seeks to create an environment that inspires lifelong learning and supports parents, caregivers and educators as facilitators of children's explorations.
Designed with the Earth in Mind
Bigger, better and smarter than ever, Stepping Stones is LEED Gold Certified and includes solar panels, a “green” roof and even a wind turbine. With a focus on energy-themed education and learning, the museum features a host of innovative exhibits, an Art Studio and Science Lab and exceptional resources for teachers and parents.
Join the Crew
Build It! allows children to explore architectural design and construction – from the ground up! We have designs on teaching the building process!
In our two-story structure, visitors can pretend to finish walls, paint with brushes and rollers, apply carpeting and wallpaper, haul building materials and more!
Visitors of all ages will learn about smart design choices and see what’s behind the walls of a house. Children will also be challenged to solve problems, invent, create, express their creativity and much more!
SOUNDSCAPE NEW YORK
Mar 10 - Jul 26, 2015
This immersive audiovisual installation transports visitors to iconic New York City buildings.
A collaboration between Karen Van Lengen, FAIA, William Kenan Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia and former Dean of the University's School of Architecture, and artist James Welty, this immersive audiovisual installation combines the actual sounds of iconic New York interiors, such as Grand Central Terminal and the Seagram Building lobby, with visual animations projected on a panoramic screen. Grand Central Terminal’s soundscape, for example, features an oceanic-style animation with clangs, echoes, and quick crescendos of intensity, transporting the listener to the midst of the station’s daily bustle, and amplifying its status as a primary transportation portal to and from New York City. Visitors can also experience the soundscapes of Rockefeller Center, the New York Public Library Reading Room, and the Guggenheim Museum.
World of Wings
Butterfly, Insect and Reptile Exhibits
Explore a tropical oasis of flowers and waterfalls where hundreds of species of living butterflies from around the world. The atrium houses tropical plants and trees and various nectar flowers to support the many different species of Lepidoptera.
Also visit Amphibian Alley, our Reptile room, specimen lab, lizard room and more.
Prepare yourself to be amazed in the Illusion Room and overwhelmed in the Bubble Room and you will need your energy for the Bounce Room!
Working Below Decks- Ongoing
Operating the aircraft carrier Intrepid required the skill of 3,000 men, many of whom worked below decks - far from the excitement of the flight deck. In this pop-up exhibit, the Intrepid Museum will highlight a few of these occupations through original ship's equipment that has never before been on public display. Among the equipment to be showcases is a vintage laundry press, illustrating the demanding task of keeping the crew looking clean and pressed to Navy standards. These authentic pieces of equipment reveal the behind-the-scenes occupations that were essential to the operation of the Intrepid.
Visit www.intrepidmuseum.org for details.
New York Museum Bargains
Bronx Museum of the Arts- 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY- 718.681.6000. Closed Monday-Wednesday. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Museum of Jewish Heritage- 36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280-646.437.4202. Free admission every Wednesday from 4-8pm. General admission is $12; Seniors (65+) is 10 and students $7. Children 12 and under are free. Sunday-Tuesday, Thursday 10am-5:45pm; Wednesday 10am-8pm, Friday (now through October 30, 2015) 10am-5pm. Friday (November 6 through March 11, 2016) 10am-3pm. Eve of major Jewish holidays 10am-3pm. Check website for times when museum is closed. http://www.mjhnyc.org
Queens Botanical Garden- 43-50 Main Street (Flushing Main/Dahlla Avenue). Free on Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sunday 4-6pm. Open April1 through October 31 Tuesday through Sunday 8am-6pm. $4 for adults; $3 for seniors and $2 for students with ID and children under 3. http://www.queensbotanical.org