Museum Pass


The Museum and Cultural Pass Program is for everyone, 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. The 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!

Check with your local branch library for information on where to obtain the passes.

General Museum Pass Program Guidelines

In order to ensure access to the greatest number of Schenectady County Public Library patrons and residents, we ask that patrons adhere to the following guidelines to the greatest extent possible. Other restrictions may apply based on museum policies.

  • Patrons are encouraged to return passes to the loaning branch
  • Passes are available to Schenectady County residents (18 and older) who possess a valid Schenectady County library card
  • One pass per family at any one time
  • Passes are first come, first served; there are no request or renewals
  • Loan period: 3 days
  • Overdue fee: $5 per day
  • A replacement fee of $25 will be charged for passes not returned

Participating Organizations:

Albany Institute of History & Art
125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY12210 518.463.4478
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 18.

Bennington Museum
72 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201 802.447.1571
Pass admits 2 adults to museum and research library. Includes discount on gift shop purchases.

Berkshire Botanical Garden
5 West Stockbridge Road,PO Box 826,Stockbridge, MA 01262 413.298.3926
Pass admits up to 2 individuals. Children ages 12 and under are 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 any feature or program with an added fee.

Children’s Museum of Science & Technology
250 Jordan Road, Troy, NY 12180, 518.235.2120
Half-price admission for up to six individuals above the age of 2. Adults must be accompanied by their children.

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.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road,Amherst, MA 01002 413.559.6300
Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children.

FASNY Museum of Firefighting
117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534 518.822.1875
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children. Children 2 & under always free.

Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 413.443.0188
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 youth (13-17). Children 12and under free.

1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, VT 05254 800.578.1788
Pass admits 1 adult and up to 2 children (2 children or 2 grandchildren 16 & under). Children under 5 admitted free of charge. Full access to Welcome Center, gardens, main house and much more.

Historic Cherry Hill 
523 S. Pearl Street, Albany, N.Y. 518.434.4791
Pass admits up to 4 people to regular house tours.

The Hyde Collection: Historic House & Museum
161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518.792.1761
Pass admits cardholder and family (2 adults/children under 18) to the Hyde Complex.

Iroquois Indian Museum
324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, N.Y. 12092 518.296.8949
Pass admits 2 adults and up to 5 children under the age of 18 to museum and nature trail. Not applicable for special events/festivals.

1040 MASS MoCa Way, North Adams, MA 01247  413.662.2111
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 16 to the gallery only.

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, NY 12866 518.584.2225
Pass admits 4 adults/children. 10% discount for gift shop purchases. Special events at reduced rates.

Norman Rockwell Museum
9 Glendale Road/Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262 413.298.4100
Pass admits 2 people at discounted rate of $12 each. Children 18 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.

Saratoga Automobile Museum
110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 518.587.1935
Pass allows 2 adults and 3 children admission to museum. Children under 6 always free.

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 30 minutes prior to curtain time. Subject to seat availability after that time.

Schenectady County Historical Society
32 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305 518.374.0263
Pass admits 1 family. 10% discount in gift shop. Free admission to Schenectady County Historical Museum, Grems Doolittle Library & Mabee Farm Historic Site. Free admission to many speaker programs.

Schenectady Light Opera Company
427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 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 performance. Available in person in the 90 minutes prior to performance. Pass subject to seat availability.

USS Slater:Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
Quay Street & 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.

The Wild Center
45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY 12986 518.359.7800
This pass discounts adult admission for two by $10 each, allows free admission for up to four children ages 5-17. Children under 4 are always free.