Did you know the library offers museum passes for you to borrow? These museum passes offer you the key to a variety of fun places to go. From planetariums to state parks, there is something fun for everyone to do! Here is some background information on each museum.
American Airpower Museum Farmingdale, NY
Admission is for 2 adults and 2 children.
This museum’s mission is to preserve the legacy of all Americans who have sacrificed themselves to defend our liberties. They hope to educate a new generation by presenting the operational aircraft and armor in the museum’s collection and its related displays, exhibits and programs.
Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Admission is for 2 adults and 4 children.
After 99 years as a New York State trout hatchery, this non-profit center became dedicated to educating visitors about the freshwater ecosystems of New York. They have the largest living collection of New York State freshwater reptiles, fishes and amphibians. Visitors can tour two aquarium buildings and eight outdoor ponds, feed hungry trout and try “Catch & Keep” fishing.
Cradle of Aviation Garden City, NY
Each pass admits 2 adults and up to 2 children, 18 years and younger.
This aviation and spaceflight museum is located in East Garden City on Long Island to commemorate Long Island’s part in the history of aviation. This educational center preserves Long Island’s contribution to aerospace, science and technology by inspiring future generations through learning.
Empire Pass New York State
The Empire Pass provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most New York State Parks including forests, beaches, trails and more. Here are just some of the places you can visit with the pass:
-Bayard Cutting Arboretum
-Belmont Lake State Park
-Captree State Park
-Connetquot River State Park Preserve
-Heckscher State Park
-Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
-Sunken Meadow State Park
Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society Captree Island, NY
Admission is for 2 adults and 4 children.
The Fire Island Lighthouse is the tallest lighthouse on Long Island. Visit the lighthouse and climb the 182 steps to the top of the tower. There you will see the ocean, Fire Island, the bays, Long Island to the North and on a clear day, the skyline of New York City. You can also see the Keeper’s Quarters, the Len’s Building, and the Boathouse.
Long Island Children’s Museum Garden City, NY
This pass admits 2 adults and 2 children.
The Long Island Children’s Museum offers 14 interactive exhibits, plus live theater, art spaces, and daily activities to provide hours of discovery for children of all ages.
Nassau County Museum of Art Roslyn Harbor, NY
Includes admission for 2 adults and 4 children
Visit this museum to get a deeper understanding of art and culture through their exhibits and education programs. They work hard to enhance their permanent collections, sculpture park, historic property, and natural setting.
Old Bethpage Village Restoration Old Bethpage, NY
Includes free admission for up to 4 people.
This unique history museum offers visitors a chance to step back in time and experience life as it was on Long Island during the 19th century. This village consists of 36 houses, barns, and buildings dating from 1660 through 1875.
Old Westbury Gardens Old Westbury, NY
This pass includes free admission/parking for 2 adults and their children to the gardens.
The historic mansion at Old Westbury Gardens sits among 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds, and lakes. The Westbury house itself is furnished with English antiques and decorative arts. On the Gardens’ premises you can attend guided tours, museum exhibitions, pop up concerts, gardening classes and more!
Vanderbilt Museum, Mansion and Planetarium Centerport, NY
Each pass admits 2 adults and 4 children. Includes museum grounds, exhibits and one free regularly scheduled planetarium show.
This informal educational facility is a unique combination of mansion, marine and natural history museum, planetarium and park. This facility was Mr William K Vanderbilt II’s idea to help promote understanding and appreciation of the diversity of life.