The library has membership in four area museums. These museums allow us to lend our member passes to our library users. The passes allow free admission for a family and can be checked out for 3 days.
Patrons with Palisades Free Library cards may reserve passes in advance. Passes must be picked up on the day for which they are reserved.
The Intrepid Museum Pass is only available to Palisades Card-Holders.
Only one pass per family may be checked out at a time.
The fine for overdue passes is $10 a day.
New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919-1939
May 10 - September 8, 2013.
Explore a particularly rich facet of the Guggenheim’s 20th-century collection, celebrating the spirited trends in abstraction embraced among international artists working in Europe between the World Wars. The exhibition—titled for a 1936 Paul Klee painting of utopian geometry that reflects the artist’s interest in color theory and musical composition—features approximately 40 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper by some 20 artists, including Alexander Calder, Alberto Giacometti, Fernand Léger, Francis Picabia, and Joaquín Torres-García.
At the Wildlife Education Center:
Meet The Animals
Open Friday through Sunday 12:00 - 4:00pm. "Meet The Animals" Saturday and Sunday at 1pm (March only) and 2:30pm year round.
Sat & Sun, June 15 & 16, 2013
Meet baby and adult Brook Trout and learn why "Brookies" were named the official Freshwater Fish of New York State.
Brook Trout programs at 1pm & 2:30pm
Trout Feedings at 1:30pm & 3pm
Brook Trout crafts & snacks for kids!
The Space Shuttle Pavilion is scheduled to open on July 10th.
Summer Salute to Heroes- May 1st to September 1st.
Join us for a summer filled with dynamic, educational and fun experiences for all ages! Summer Salute to Heroes will kick off with our Memorial Day Weekend celebration, honoring our service men and women.
Join the rest of our Summer Salute to Heroes line-up, honoring heroes past and present and inspiring those of the future.
Celebrate our heroes throughout the summer with events including: Father’s Day, Firefighter Appreciation Weekend, SpaceFest, US Coast Guard Day, Intrepid’s 70th Commissioning Anniversary, and our free Summer Movie Series.
New York City Fire Museum
Did you know?
The museum, in conjunction with the New York City Fire Department, operates a world-class fire safety education program designed to teach participants how to prevent fires within the home and importantly, how to protect themselves and escape should one occur. Over 10,000 children learn about fire prevention at the Museum each year.
9/11 Memorial Room
Honors the emergency workers who gave their lives on 9/11/01.
New York Museum Bargains
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
Free for kids only
(See Museums on this list with and asterisk after the museum name)
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 Setpt 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* - One museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. 203.869.0376. Free 10am-5pm Tuesdays; free to children under 5 at all times. www.brucemuseum.org
Dahesh Museum of Art* - 55 East 52nd Street, between Park & Madison. 212.759.0606. Free 6-9pm the first Thursday of every month; free to children under 13 at all times. www.daheshmuseum.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. Free 10am - noon Tuesday - Saturday; free to children under 12 at all times. www.katonahmuseum.org
Museum of Modern Art* - 11 West 53rd Street, NYC. 212.708.9400. Free 4-8pm Fridays; free to children under 17 at all times. www.moma.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 13 at all times. www.neuberger.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 13. 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 accompanies by an adult; otherwise suggested admission. www.brooklynmuseum.org
American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West @ 79th Street, NY. 212.769.5100. Admission is $16; $12 for seniors & students w/ ID; $9 for children 2-12. www.amnh.org
Edward Hopper House Art Center* - 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY. 845.358.0774. 1-5pm Thursday thru Sunday; Post 7/17/11 - $5 for adults, students & seniors are $3, children free. 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 $20; $15 for seniors; $10 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. www.elmuseo.org
Museum of Biblical Art* - 1865 Broadway, NYC. 212.408.1500. $7 adults; $4 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 $10; $20 for families; $6 for seniors/students; children under 12 are free. 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; $15 for adults, $12 for students & seniors; high school students w/ID free, children under 12 are free. www.madmuseum.org
Whitney Museum of American Art* - 945 Madison Avenue @ 75th Street, NYC. 212.570.3600. Pay what you wish Friday 6-9pm; free for 18 and under at all times; $18 for adults; $12 for age 19-25, 62+ and full time students. 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