The Friends fund a great Library benefit: museum passes that can be checked out like books and used to gain free admission to a museum. In order to keep these passes safe and secure and available for all patrons' use, when checking out the passes, please be aware of the following terms and conditions:
- a. Passes are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
- b. Only one set of passes (for the same museum) per patron per month>
- c. Only two vouchers to the American Museum of Natural History will be issued per patron per month.
- d. Passes may be checked out for a 48-hour period and should be returned in person to the first floor circulation desk. In the case of the American Museum of Natural History's voucher- based system, vouchers will be taken at the AMNH; therefore no return is required.
- e. A fee of $5 per day per patron will be charged for late returns of passes.
- f. Report the loss of a pass immediately to the first floor circulation desk. The Library will impose a $25 fee for lost passes. The fee will not cover the cost of these expensive passes; therefore, we ask that patrons be considerate and keep the passes safe.
- g. Please sign a Library form agreeing to the above-referenced terms when checking out the passes.
The following is a list of participating museums.
American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West at 79th Street, New York City) contains extensive and varied collections and mounts numerous special exhibits.
Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (150 Eastern Parkway, 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11225) Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
Children's Museum of Manhattan (212 West 83 Street, New York City) has exhibits, hands-on "adventures," classes and more for youngsters.
The collections of Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design (2 East 91st St., NY, NY 10128) consist of decorative and design objects and its exhibitions explore the history and culture of design and decorative arts.
The Frick Collection (212 West 83 Street, New York City) displays works of art in a very special setting. Note: Children under 10 are not admitted.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1071 Fifth Avenue(at 89th Street) New York, NY 10128-0173) is an internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century. The Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums.
Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029) celebrates the City by educating the public about the City's distinctive character, with emphasis on its heritage of diversity, opportunity and continuing transformation.
The New York Historical Society (170 Central Park West, New York City) displays art and materials from its extensive collection relating to the founding of our country, the history of art in America, and the history of New York and its people. Note: check website for summer gallery closings.
Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum - The U.S.S. Intrepid, a national historic landmark, presents the opportunity to learn about its history and science, and the heroism of our military personnel.