Palisades Free Library

Palisades Free Library

Museum / Park Passes

The library currently has membership in three area museums/parks, which RCLS library cardholders may borrow (unless noted otherwise).  All passes have a 7 night loan period.  Patrons may borrow each pass 4 times per 12-month period.

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. 

The fine for an overdue pass is $10 per day with a maximum of $20.  Lost passes may incur a replacement charge (depending on museum policy).

Motorcycle Pedia Museum

Considered the #1 out of 17 attractions you can do in Newburgh by TripAdvisor, the museum has over 450 motorcyles in the collection. From Harleys to overseas motorcyles, the musum has something for everyone.

Empire Pass

The Empire Pass is your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. It provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails, campgrounds and more. Visit their website (above link) to find out where you can use this pass.

New York Museum Bargains


Always free


Garrison Art Center - 23 Garrison's Landing, Garrison, NY. 845.424.3960


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


Westchester Arts Council - 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY. 914.428.4220. Their website has an event calendar by event type, venue or city.


American Folk Art Museum - Branch location at 2 Lincoln Square, NY (Columbus Ave between 65th and 66th). 212.595.9533.


Free for kids (Please check individual museums for age limits)


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.


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 4 and under at all times.


Asia Society and Museum - 725 Park Avenue @ 70th St, NYC. 212.288.6400. Free 6-9pm Fridays ; free to children under 16 at all times.


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.


The Jewish Museum - 1109 Fifth Avenue @ 92nd Street, NYC. 212.423.3200. Free Saturdays; Thursday 5-8PM (pay as you wish) ; children under 12 free; be sure to check for gallery closings.

Katonah Museum of Art - 134 Jay Street, Route 22 Katonah, NY. 914.232.9555. Free to children under 12 at all times.

Museum of Jewish Heritage- 36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280-646.437.4202. Free admission every Wednesday from 4-8pm. Check website for times when museum is closed.


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.

Museum of Chinese in America-215 Centre Street New York, NY-212.6194785. Free admission first Thursday of every month. Children under 12 in groups of less than ten are free.

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.

Queens Botanical Garden- 43-50 Main Street (Flushing Main/Dahlla Avenue). Free on Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sunday 9-11am. Children 3 and under free.

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.


Suggested admission


American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West @ 79th Street, NY. 212.769.5100.

Bronx Museum of the Arts- 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY- 718.681.6000. Closed Monday-Tuesday. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Sugeested admission.

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.


Edward Hopper House Art Center - 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY. 845.358.0774. Children 16 and under are free. First Friday of each month is free for all.


Metropolitan Museum of Art -  1000 Fifth Avenue @ 82nd Street, NYC. 212.535.7710.; Free to children under 12 w/ an adult.


El Museo del Barrio- 1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street, NYC. 212.831.7272. Free to children under 12 with an adult, free to seniors on Wednesdays and free every third Saturday of the month for Super Sabado..


The Museum of the City of New York - 1220 Fifth Avenue @ 103rd Street, NYC. 212.534.1672. Ages 19 and under are free.

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.


Pay what you wish

Rockland Center for the Arts - 27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, NY. 845.358.0877. Check online or call for current exhibit information.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 1071 Fifth Avenue @ 89th Street, NYC. 212.423.3500. Pay what you wish Saturdays 5:45-7:45pm; Children under 12 free w/ adult.


Museum of Arts & Design - 2 Columbus Circle, NYC. 212.299.2777. Pay what you wish Thursday 6-9pm; Children 18 and under free.


Whitney Museum of American Art - 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014.  2015-212.570.3600. Children under 19 are free.


Bronx Zoo - 2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460. 718.367.1010. Admission by donation all day on Wednesdays.