Museum & Park Passes Available at FPL!
Florida Public Library is pleased to announce the return of its museum pass program. The library now has free passes available for check-out for eight museums and parks: Boscobel House and Gardens in Cold Spring, Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum in New York City, Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum in Poughkeepsie, Storm King Art Center in Cornwall, The Frick Collection in New York City, Empire Pass for NYS parks, and The Museum at Bethel Woods. The museum & park pass program is sponsored by the Friends of the Florida Public Library. The variety of museums/parks and free admission will appeal to patrons of all ages, especially during summer vacation.
Florida Public Library patrons, at least 18 years of age, with a card in good standing, may check out one museum or park pass for three days. Most passes allow free admission to the museum for two adults and several children residing at the same address and require showing a Florida library card to match the pass. There are no renewals of the passes and due to demand, substantial overdue fines will apply. Each pass comes with brochures and information about the museum or park.
Museum passes are available on a first come, first served basis and may not be placed on reserve. Call the library or search for Museum Pass in the library’s catalog to see what’s available. See below for our Borrowing Policy.
Boscobel House & Gardens
Boscobel, located in Garrison, NY sits on the banks of the Hudson River. The House dates from the early 1800s and contains one of the nation’s leading collections of furniture & art from the Federal period. The pass provides free regular admission for 1 adult plus 3 guests of any age. Additional children (12 and under) are also free. Show the pass and receive a 10% discount in the Gift Shop. Please bring your library card with the pass for entrance to the museum. Visit their website at www.boscobel.org for more information.
Hudson Highland Nature Museum Wildlife Education Center
Learn and meet animals native to the area, enjoy hands-on nature exhibits and stroll on well marked family friendly trails while visiting the Wildlife Education Center located in Cornwall-on–Hudson. The pass provides free admission for 2 adults and their children (under the age of 18) living in the same household to the Museum’s Wildlife Education Center and the “Meet the Animals” program. Please bring your library card with the pass for admission. Visit their website at www.hhnm.org for more information.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, located on the west side of Manhattan on Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street, is dedicated to the exhibition and interpretation of history, science and service as related to its home aboard the Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark. This pass offers free admission for up to 6 people in a group. You must bring your library card along with the pass for admission. For more information, visit their website at www.intrepidmuseum.org.
Mid Hudson Children’s Museum
The Mid-Hudson Children’s Museum is the ideal destination for families with young children. With exhibits that focus on early literacy, art, early STEM, health and the local community, the museum is located nearby in Poughkeepsie. The pass provides free admission during the museum’s public hours for 2 adults and their children (under the age of 18) living in the same household. A photo ID may be requested upon entry. Please bring your library card along with the pass for admission. Visit the museum’s website at www.mhcm.org for more information.
The Storm King Art Center
The Storm King Art Center is one of the world’s leading sculpture parks and has welcomed visitors from across the globe for more than fifty years. Located in Cornwall, its 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands provides the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. There are 2 passes available that offer free admission to 2 adults and up to 4 children (under the age of 18) living at the same address. Please bring your library card with the passes for entrance to the museum. More information about Storm King can be found on their website at www.stormking.org.
The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection located on East 70th Street in New York City is internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center. It is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. Our library has 2 passes and each pass provides free admission for 2 adults. Please note that children under the age of 10 are not admitted to the Collection. Patrons will also have access to Member Preview Days and Member Mornings on select days during exhibitions. Enjoy the convenience of skipping the lines and a 10% discount at the Museum Shop. Visit their website at www.frick.org for more information. Please bring your library card with the pass for entrance to the museum.
This pass permits unlimited vehicle access to most facilities operated by the NY State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation and the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation. The pass does not include waiver of fees for camping, golf, museum or historic site admission and other special activity fees are not included. A full listing of locations can be found at https://parks.ny.gov/admission/documents/EmpirePassCardGuidelines.pdf.
The Museum at Bethel Woods
At The Museum at Bethel Woods, you can explore the people, movements, and music that shaped American history. Learn about the making of one of the greatest festivals of all time and enjoy the experience of being there – through stories, immersive multimedia, and artifacts. Take a ride on the psychedelic bus, see rare video of legendary performances in the hi-definition theater, and take a selfie at the monument. Visit the annual Special Exhibits to learn more about the era and its impact. The pass provides 4 free admissions to the museum ONLY along with a 10% discount at the Museum Shop. Please bring your library card along with the pass for admission. Visit the museum’s website at www.bethelwoodscenter.org for more information.
- Passes may be reserved by phone and held for pick up until one hour before closing on the day called. If not picked up, the pass will be made available to other patrons on a first come, first served basis.
- Museum passes are for Florida patrons 18+ only.
- Patrons may check out one pass per household at the same time.
- Library cards must be in good standing (no fines or overdues) to check out passes.
- Borrowing period is for 3 days. There are no renewals.
- Late fees are $10 per day up to a maximum of $50.
- Passes must be returned to the library when the library is open–passes can not be returned in the book drop.
- If a pass is lost, the patron will be charged the full item replacement cost.