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 must be borrowed and returned to the owning library
  • Passes may be returned to a staff member at the Circulation Desk of the loaning library during regular library hours OR after hours using the Drop Box
  • Passes are available to Schenectady County residents (18 and older) who possess a valid Schenectady County Public Library card.
  • Passes are first-come, first served; there are no requests or renewals.
  • One pass per family at any one time.
  • Loan period: 3 days.
  • Overdue fee: $5 per day.
  • Contact individual organizations for schedule and hours.
  • A replacement fee will be charged for passes not returned.
  • Other restrictions may apply based on museum policies

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
  • 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
  • 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 discount on purchases in museum gift shop
  • 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)
  • 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
  • FASNY Museum of Firefighting
    117 Harry Howard Ave., Hudson, NY 12534, 518 822-8520

    • Pass admits 2 adults and their 2 children
    • Additional family members must pay admission (any child 2 years and under is always free)
    • Pass can only be used once per day
    • Not to be used by institution or organized group of any type
  • Hancock Shaker Village
    Rts 20 & 41, PO box 927, Pittsfield, MA 01202, 413.443.0188

    • Free admission for 2 adults and 2 youth (13-17)
    • Children 12 and under free
  • Hildene
    1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT  05254, 802.362.1788

    • Pass admits two adults and two children or grandchildren under 18
    • Full access to Welcome Center, gardens, main house, special exhibits and much more
  • 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, The Artist’s Studio for children, docent-led tours, lectures and programs (excluding special events)
  • Iroquois Indian Museum
    324 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, N.Y. 12092, 518.296-8949

    • Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children to museum and nature trail
    • Not applicable for special events/festivals
  • Mass Moca
  • 87 Marshall St., North Adams, Ma. 01247 413.662.2111
    • Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 16 for gallery admission only
  • 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
  • National Museum of Dance
    99 south broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866, 518.584.2225

    • Pass admits 4 adults/children to museum
    • 10% discount for gift shop purchases
    • Reduced rates for special events
  • Norman Rockwell Museum
    9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262, 413.298.4100

    • Pass admits 2 persons at discounted rate of $12 each
    • Children 5 and under free
    • 10% discount in the museum store and Terrace Cafe
  • Old Stone Fort
    145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY 12157, 518.295.7192

    • Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children
    • Cannot be combined with any other discount or used at Special Events or research library
  • 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 half hour prior to curtain time
    • Pass subject to seat availability after 7:30 pm
  • Schenectady County Historical Society including Mabee Farm Historic Site
    32 Washington Ave., Schenectady, N.Y. 12305 518.374.0263
  • Pass admits one family
  • 10% discount in gift shop
  • Free admission to the SCH Museum, Grems Doolittle Library and Mabee Farm Historic Site
  • Free admission to many Speaker programs
  • Schenectady Light Opera Company
    427 Franklin Street
    Schenectady, N.Y. 12305 1-877-350-7378
  • Present pass at the box office at time of purchase of one ticket and receive second ticket of equal or lesser value free for that evening’s show.
  • EXCLUDES opening night shows
  • Pass subject to seat availability
  • Springfield Museums
    21 Edwards Street
    Springfield, Ma 01103 413.263.6800
  • Pass admits up to four visitors (children under 3 years are free)
  • Pass DOES NOT apply to special exhibits program or planetarium fees

  • USS Slater:Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202 518.431.1943
  • Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children on tours during regular hours only
  • Children 5 and under free with family
  • Not valid on group tours or overnight camping