Palisades Free Library Website

5 Museum Passes

The library has membership in five area museums.  Four of these museums allow us to lend our member passes to our library users, which are checked out for 3 nights.
  • Edward Hopper House Art Center - Admission for 2 adults and up to 6 children.
  • Intrepid  - Admission for 6 people (Palisades card holders only).
  • Storm King Art Center - Admission for 2 adults and 4 children under 18 living at the same address.  **Extended hours through Labor Day - Open until 8pm Saturdays and Sundays!**
  • Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Admission for 2 adults and all children under age 18 at the same address.
  • Museum of Natural History - 2 Single Use Admission Vouchers (Palisades card holders only).  Each entitles the bearer to 1 free museum admission & 1 temporary exhibition admission (LeFrak Theater film, Space Show or Seasonal Live Animal Exhibit).  Discounted Members rate available on additional temporary exhibit tickets purchased that day by voucher bearers.  Patrons receive 2 vouchers per family, per request and requests can be made once every 6 months. 
     
Patrons with Palisades Free Library cards may reserve passes in advance.  Passes must be picked up on the day for which they are reserved.

Only one pass per family may be checked out at a time.  Vouchers can not be taken out in combination with another pass.

The fine for an overdue pass is $10 per day.

 


 
 
Storm King Art Center

Widely celebrated as one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the globe for fifty years. It is located only one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, where its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.
 
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Edward Hopper House Art Center
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.  Since 1971, the Edward Hopper House has been a not-for-profit art center.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The mission of the Edward Hopper Landmark Preservation Foundation is to preserve and maintain the birthplace and boyhood home of artist Edward Hopper; to maintain an archive of Edward Hopper documents and memorabilia; to serve as a resource for scholars, art historians, and art lovers worldwide; to function as a multi-arts center for artists to display their work in all media, and to encourage and nurture community engagement with the arts.
 
 
 
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.
Intrepid
 
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. The Museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity and interaction. We seek to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, promote environmental stewardship, and nurture an appreciation for lifelong learning through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events that enhance the visitor's experience of our unique site.

June 18th - Sept 5th
The Hiddlen Life of ANTS
Ever wonder what it's like underground, inside an ant nest? Now you can find out about the complex and diverse lives of ANTS! Explore 39 large-scale color photographsy by Smithsonian entomolgist Mark Moffett, a three-dimensional aluminum cast of an actual ant nest and touchabel oversized an models. See live ant-eating animals, learn about birds that eat ants and complete a giant ant life-cycle puzzle.  You can play the Ants in the Pants game, try to construct an ant model and then watch closely as hundreds of ants live and work in our custom-designed formicarium - an ant farm! Discover how ants grow their own food, build roadways and cooperate to maintain a healthy community. This hands-on exhibition is fun for the whole family.

Two Items from the Top 10 Things To Do at the Museum List:

1.  Visit their new permanent exhibit – Heckscher WILD! – meet live animals from across the globe and learn about their habitats.

8.  Go on a "HOOF HUNT"  - see how many hooves you can find on the farm.

 



 
American Museum of Natural History

The Titanosaur (1/15/16 - 1/1/20)
The cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur has been added to the world famous fossil hall.  This species is no new that it has not ben formally named by the paleontologists who discovered it.

Countdown to Zero (1/13/15 - 1/2/17)
What if you could put an end to a painful or deadly disease? If you could ensure that no one woul ever suffer from it again? That goal of wiping out every single case of disease is abmitious and the challenges are enormous -- but the potential benefits are even greater.

 
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New York Museum Bargains
Always free
 
Garrison Art Center - 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY. 845.424.3960 www.garrisonartcenter.org
 
Hispanic Society of America - Audobon Terrace, Broadway between 155th & 156th, New York, NY. 212.926.2234. North & East Galleries & Museum each have different hours. Visit www.hispanicsociety.org
 
Westchester Arts Council - 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY. 914.428.4220. Their website has an event calendar by event type, venue or city. www.artswestchester.org
 
American Folk Art Museum - Branch location at 2 Lincoln Square, NY (Columbus Ave @ 66th). 212.595.9533. www.folkartmuseum.org

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.
 
Free for kids only
(See Museums on this list with an asterisk after the museum name)
 
Sometimes free
 
New York Historical Society* - 170 Central Park West, between 76th & 77th, NYC. 212.873.3400. Free Fridays 6-8pm, free to children under 12. www.nyhistory.org
 
American Folk Art Museum* - 45 W. 53rd between 5th & 6th, NYC. 212.265.1040. Free to all 5:30-7:30pm Fridays and to children under 12 at all times. www.folkartmuseum.org
 
Asia Society and Museum - 725 Park Avenue @ 70th St, NYC. 212.288.6400. Free 6-9pm Fridays (except Fridays between July 1st and Sept 5th); free to children under 16 at all times. www.asiasociety.org

Bronx Museum of the Arts* - 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. 718.681.6000. Closed Mon-Wed; free to students & seniors on Fridays, free to children under 12, otherwise suggested admission. www.bronxmuseum.org
 
The Bruce Museum of Arts and Science -1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. 203.869.0376. Free 10am-5pm Tuesdays; free to children under 5 at all times. www.brucemuseum.org
 
 
The Jewish Museum* - 1109 Fifth Avenue @ 92nd Street, NYC. 212.423.3200. Free Saturdays; children under 12 free; be sure to check for gallery closings. www.thejewishmuseum.org

Katonah Museum of Art* - 134 Jay Street, Route 22 Katonah, NY. 914.232.9555. General admission is $10; seniors and students is $5. Free to children under 12 at all times. www.katonahmuseum.org

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

 
Museum of Modern Art - 11 West 53rd Street, NYC. 212.708.9400. Free 4-8pm Fridays; free to children 16 and under at all times. www.moma.org

 Museum of Chinese in America*-215 Centre Street New York, NY-212.6194785. Free admission is first Thursday of every month. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 11am-6pm and Thursday 11am-9pm. General admission is $10; Seniors (65+w/ID) and students with school ID are $5. Children under 12 in groups of less than ten are free. http://www.mocanyc.org

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College* - 735 Anderson Hill road, Purchase, NY. 914.251.6100. Free the first Saturday of each month; free to children under 12 at all times. www.neuberger.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

Rubin Museum of Art* - 150 W. 17th Street, NYC. 212.620.5000. Free 6-10pm Fridays, free to 65+ the first Monday every month and free to children under 12. www.manyc.org
 
The Studio Museum in Harlem* - 144 West 125th Street, NYC. 212.864.4500. Always free to children under 12; free to all on Sunday, otherwise suggested admission. www.studiomuseum.org
 
Brooklyn Museum* - 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY. 718.638.5000. Free to all 5-11pm the first Saturday of every month, except September, children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult; otherwise suggested admission. www.brooklynmuseum.org
 
Suggested admission
 
American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West @ 79th Street, NY. 212.769.5100. Admission is $22; $12 for seniors & students w/ ID; $12.50 for children 2-12. www.amnh.org
 
Edward Hopper House Art Center - 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY. 845.358.0774. 12-5pm Thursday thru Sunday; $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, children 16 and under are free. First Friday of each month is free for all.  www.hopperhouse.org
 
Metropolitan Museum of Art* -  1000 Fifth Avenue @ 82nd Street, NYC. 212.535.7710. Admission (including the main bldg on 5th Ave & The Cloisters in Fort Tryon Park on the same day) is $25; $17 for seniors; $12 for students; free to children under 12 w/ an adult. www.metmuseum.org
 
El Museo del Barrio* - 1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street, NYC. 212.831.7272. Admission is $9; $5 for seniors & students; free to children under 12 with an adult, free to seniors on Wednesdays and free every third Saturday of the month for Super Sabado.. www.elmuseo.org
 
Museum of Biblical Art* - 1865 Broadway, NYC. 212.408.1500. $12 adults; $9 seniors/students. Free to children under 12. www.mobia.org
 
The Museum of the City of New York* - 1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd Street, NYC. 212.534.1672. Admission is $14; $10 for seniors/students. www.mcny.org
 
Rockland Center for the Arts - 27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, NY. 845.358.0877. Admission is $2; check online or call for current exhibit information. www.rocklandartcenter.org
 
Pay what you wish
 
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum* - 1071 Fifth Avenue @ 89th Street, NYC. 212.423.3500. Pay what you wish Saturdays 5:45-7:45pm; $18 for adults; $15 for students & seniors; children under 12 free w/ adult. www.guggenheim.org
 
Museum of Arts & Design - 2 Columbus Circle, NYC. 212.956.3535. Pay what you wish Thursday 6-9pm; $16 for adults,; $14 for seniors with ID; $12 for students and children 18 and under free. www.madmuseum.org
 
Whitney Museum of American Art - 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014. Opens May 1, 2015-212.570.3600. Adults are $22; $18 for seniors/students and children under 19 are free. www.whitney.org
 
Bronx Zoo - 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. 718.367.1010. Admission by donation all day on Wednesdays.
 
* Museums that offer free admission for children under 12