Palisades Free Library

Palisades Free Library

Museum / Park Passes

For Palisades residents ONLY:

For patrons with a valid library card from Blauvelt, Orangeburg, Palisades, Piermont or Tappan: 

  • Empire Pass - Admission for all people in your car. Unlimited day-use to most facilities operated by the NYS Office of Parks, recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as well as boat launch sites, arboretums and park preserves.
  • Motorcycle Pedia Museum- Admission for 2 to the museum.
  • Storm King Art Center - Admission for 2 adults and all children living in the same household. Show the physical Museum Pass at the admissions booth upon arrival. Hours vary seasonally. Please go to for updates.

All passes have a 3 day loan period.  Patrons may borrow each pass 4 times per 12-month period. 

No reservations can be made for physical cards. Digital passes can be reserved up to a month ahead of time on Museum Key.

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 $50.  Lost passes may incur a replacement charge (depending on museum policy).

American Museum of Natural History

One of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions; the Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.


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.

Intrepid Museum

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.

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.

Storm King Art Center

Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky.

New York Museum Bargains


Always free

American Folk Art Museum - 2 Lincoln Square, New York City (Columbus Ave between 65th and 66th). 212.595.9533.

Bronx Museum of the Arts- 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY. 718.681.6000.

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.

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


Sometimes free

Asia Society and Museum - 725 Park Avenue @ 70th St, New York City. 212.288.6400. Admission is free all day on Fridays; always free to children under 16.

Brooklyn Museum - 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY. 718.638.5000. Free to ages 19 and younger.

The Bruce Museum of Arts and Science -1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT. 203.869.0376. Free 10am-5pm Tuesdays; always free to children under 5.

Edward Hopper House Art Center - 82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY. 845.358.0774. Always free to children 12 and younger.

The Jewish Museum - 1109 Fifth Avenue @ 92nd Street, NYC. 212.423.3200. Free Saturdays; always free to children under 18.

Katonah Museum of Art - 134 Jay Street, Route 22 Katonah, NY. 914.232.9555. Always free to children under 12. Free admission on the third Thursday of every month.

Museum of Arts & Design - 2 Columbus Circle, NYC. 212.299.2777. On Thursdays, all tickets are half price. Always free to children 12 and younger.

Museum of Jewish Heritage- 36 Battery Place New York, NY 10280. 646.437.4202. Admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays between 4 – 8 PM. Always free to children under 12.

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

Museum of Modern Art - 11 West 53rd Street, NYC. 212.708.9400. Free admission for New York City residents on the first Friday evening of every month from 4-8p.m. Always free to children under 16.

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College - 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY. 914.251.6100. Admission is currently FREE for all visitors.

Queens Botanical Garden- 43-50 Main Street (Flushing Main/Dahlla Avenue).
Free on Wednesday from 3-6pm and Sunday 9-11am. December 16-MarchFree. Always free to children 3 and younger.

Rubin Museum of Art - 150 W. 17th Street, NYC. 212.620.5000. Free 6-10pm Fridays, free to 65+ the first Thursday of every month and free to children under 12.


Suggested admission / Pay what you wish

American Museum of Natural History - Central Park West @ 79th Street, NY. 212.769.5100. New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut residents (with ID): The amount you pay for General Admission only is up to you.

Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1000 Fifth Avenue @ 82nd Street, NYC. 212.535.7710. New York State residents and NY, NJ, CT students: the amount you pay for tickets is up to you. Free to children under 12.

New York Historical Society - 170 Central Park West, between 76th & 77th, NYC. 212.873.3400. Pay-as-you-wish from 6–8 pm on Fridays, free to children under 5.

El Museo del Barrio - 1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street, NYC. 212.831.7272. Free to children under 12. Suggested admission for adults.

Museum of Chinese in America-215 Centre Street New York, NY. 212.6194785. For Manhattan Chinatown and Two Bridges residents the amount you pay is up to you.

The Studio Museum in Harlem - 144 West 125th Street, NYC. 212.864.4500. 
Always free to children under 12; suggested admission for adults.

Rockland Center for the Arts - 27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, NY. 845.358.0877.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - 1071 Fifth Avenue @ 89th Street, NYC. 212.423.3500. Pay what you wish Saturdays 6-8pm. Always free to children under 12.

Whitney Museum of American Art - 99 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014. 212.570.3600. Pay-What-You-Wish admission each Friday from 7–10 pm. Always free to children under 18. The gallery on Floor 1 is always free—no ticket required.