Museum Pass

The Museum Pass Program is underwritten in its entirety by the Friends of the Library. All that’s required to use it is a valid library card and a spirit of adventure!

What it is…

A Museum and Cultural Pass Program for the entire family, providing Schenectady County Public Library families with the opportunity to get reduced or free entrance fees into many of our outstanding historic and cultural venues.

How it Works:

  • Passes are available from the Central Library of the Schenectady County Public Library located at 99 Clinton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.
  • Passes must be returned to a staff member at the Circulation Desk of the Central Library during regular library hours. Do not use a Drop Box.
  • Passes are available to Schenectady County residents (18 and older) who possess a valid library card.
  • Passes are first-come, first served; there are no requests or renewals.
  • One pass per family at any one time.
  • Loan period: 2 days.
  • Overdue fee: $5 per day.
  • Season: Contact individual organizations for schedule and hours.
  • If a Library Pass is lost or stolen, the replacement fee is the responsibility of the card holder.

Participating Organizations:

  • Albany Institute of History & Art
    125 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12210, 518 463-4478

    • Pass admits up to 4 individuals
    • Children 6 & under always free
    • Replacement fee: $85
  • Berkshire Museum
    39 South Street, Pittsfield, Ma. 01201, 413 443-7171

    • Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18
    • Children under 3 always free
    • Pass does NOT include admission to any feature or program with an added fee
    • Replacement fee: $100
  • Bennington Museum
    72 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201, 802.447.1571

    • Pass admits 2 adults to museum and research library
    • Children and students under 18 admitted free
    • Includes 10% discount in museum gift shop
    • Replacement fee: $50
  • Empire State Aerosciences Museum
    250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, NY 12302, 518.377.2191

    • Pass admits 1 family of 4- must include 1 adult 18 years or older
    • Pass does NOT include SRV rides (Simulated Reality Vehicle rides)
    • Replacement fee: $50
  • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002, 413.658.1100

    • Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children
    • Replacement fee: $50
  • FASNY Museum of Firefighting
    117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534, 518 822-8520

    • Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children (5-17 years)
    • Children 4 & under always free
    • Pass can only be used once per day
    • Replacement fee: $10
  • Hancock Shaker Village
    Rts 20 & 41, PO box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202, 413.443.0188

    • Free admission for 2 adults and 4 youth (7-17)
    • Children 6 and under free
    • Replacement fee: $75
  • The Hyde Collection: Historic House & Museum
    161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518.792.1761

    • Pass admits 1 cardholder and family (2 adults and children under 18)
    • Discounted admission to ticketed special exhibits
    • Included in admission: audio guides by cellphone, family activities, lectures and programs (excluding special events)
    • Replacement fee: $65
  • Mass Moca
    87 Marshall St., North Adams, Ma. 01247 413.662.2111

    • Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 16 to the galleries
    • Replacement fee: $100
  • miSci   (formerly Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium)
    15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, 518.382.7890

    • Pass admits 2 adults and all children under 18 living in the same household
    • Pass includes admission to Planetarium
    • Replacement fee: $50
  • Norman Rockwell Museum
    9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262, 413.298.4100

    • Pass admits 4 persons
    • Children 5 and under free
    • 10% discount in the museum store
    • Replacement fee: $50
  • Old Stone Fort
    145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY 12157, 518.295.7192

    • Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children
    • Replacement fee: $10
    • Cannot be combined with any other discount or used at Special Events
  • Schenectady Civic Players
    12 S. Church Street, Schenectady, NY 12305, 518.382.2081

    • Pass admits 1 adult or child
    • Pass must be presented at the Box Office prior to 7:30 pm
    • Pass subject to seat availability after 7:30 pm
    • Contact Box Office for additional seating information
    • Replacement fee: $55
  • Schenectady County Historical Society including Mabee Farm Historic Site
    32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, N.Y. 12305 518.374.0263
    • 10% discount in gift shop
    • Free tours of the Museum and Mabee Farm Historic Site
    • Free admission to most events and programs at their sites
    • Free use of the library for historical and genealogical research
    • Replacement fee: $50
  • USS Slater:Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 518.431.1943

      • Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children 6-14 on tours during regular hours only
      • Children 5 and under free with family
      • Not valid on group tours or overnight camping
      • Replacement fee: $50