The Kinderhook Memorial Library’s Museum Pass Program is one of our most popular resources. We offer a variety of passes to regional museums, historical sites, and places of interest that suit the diverse interests of our community.
**Updated Museum Pass Information**
Borrowing a museum pass is now easier than ever! Simply click on the image below to see the full listing of available passes. Reserve your visit and print out your pass from your computer! No printer? No problem–we can help print out a pass for you at the Library!
Passes marked with an asterisk are available at the Library only:
The Albany Institute of History and Art in Albany, NY connects visitors of all ages to the art, history, and culture of the Upper Hudson Valley region through exhibits and experiences.
*The Arkell Museum in Canajoharie, NY is just over an hour drive from the library. The museum collects, preserves, researches, and presents American Art and Mohawk Valley History.
The Bennington Museum is located just over the Vermont border and contains the largest public collection of Grandma Moses’ beautiful folk art in the world.
The Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA. The collections emphasize plants that are indigenous to or thrive in the Berkshires; more than 3,000 species and varieties are represented.
Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA, and is the country home, studio, and gardens of American’s foremost public sculptor, Daniel Chester French.
*The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is dedicated to creating an interactive community that inspires curiosity, sparks imagination and nurtures discovery.
The Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST) in Troy, NY. CMOST’s mission is to “instill a sense of wonder and discovery in young minds, inspiring a lifelong exploration of science and technology.”
*The Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library Its mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, New York, and serve residents of all eighteen towns and the city of Hudson.
*The Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville. ESAM offers visitors a variety of enjoyable and educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a spectacular collection of restored aircraft, and the state’s largest aviation library.
The Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, MA, and makes for a great day trip with kids. The Museum’s 40,000 square-foot building houses three Galleries dedicated to rotating exhibitions of picture book art from around the world; a hands-on Art Studio for creating masterpieces of one’s own; an Auditorium for performances, films, and lectures; and more.
*The FASNY Museum of Firefighting in Hudson. The museum exhibits more than 50,000 square feet of fire apparatus, equipment, gear and memorabilia depicting the history of firefighting in a moving tribute to those brave men and women who have served their communities so well.
The FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park. Its mission is to foster research and education on the life and times of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and their continuing impact on contemporary life.
The Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, MA. From April through October, visitors may roam the Village at their own pace, talking with interpreters and choosing from a variety of craft demonstrations and programs. In the Visitors Center, exhibitions look deeper into specific aspects of Shaker life and place the Shakers into a broader American context.
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead in Pittsfield, MA. Arrowhead was the home of American author Herman Melville during his most productive years, 1850–1863.
*Historic Deerfield Deerfield, MA. Spend a day in an authentic 18th-century English settlement in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. Tour beautifully restored museum houses with period architecture and furnishings.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, NY offers a look at the history of the Hudson River and boating.
*The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. A truly remarkable group of works and is a testament to the vision of founder, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, and her husband, Louis Fiske Hyde. Works from the collection – the Rembrandt, the Rubens, the Picasso, the Renoirs, and the Hassam, for instance – are constantly in demand by museums around the world as they plan their exhibitions.
The Iroquois Indian Museum in Howes Cave. An institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture through art. The museum includes artifacts, children’s exhibits, and a 45-acre nature park.
MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art.
*The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs. The Museum’s archives houses a growing collection of photographs, videos, costumes, documents, biographies and artifacts that honor all forms of dance throughout history.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs. Serves to interpret the history and convey the excitement of thoroughbred racing. Through the use of enhanced interactive displays, the Museum interprets and exhibits the entire spectrum of the sport.
*The NYS 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 and more. Learn where the Empire Pass is Accepted. Pass allows access for one carload.
The Olana Historic Site in Hudson. The site is Frederic Church’s 250 acre estate, and is beloved by Columbia County residents for its art, architecture, landscape, and spectacular views of the Hudson River and Catskills. Walk the grounds with a picnic lunch in tow, take a house tour, or meander through the garden!
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook, NY features over 60 vintage aircraft, as well as motorcycles and automobiles. A working airfield that also offers air shows on weekends.
Opus 40 in Saugerties, NY is an open air sculpture park, featuring over 60 acres of beautiful natural landscapes alongside bluestone paths and sculptures
*The Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs. Includes a variety of classic car exhibits, including the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame.
*The Shaker Museum Mount Lebanon in New Lebanon. Holds the world’s most comprehensive Shaker collection and stewards the North Family at Mount Lebanon, the most important Shaker site in America.
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA. The Clark collection is best known for an extraordinary collection of French Impressionist paintings, which take their place within a wider ensemble of masterworks that date from the Renaissance to the late 19th century.
The Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill. Home to the American artist Thomas Cole, the house and studio holds many of his paintings, which are landscapes of the Catskill mountains. Patrons can even take a stroll through the flower garden or even take a lecture about the Hudson River School.
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School in Millbrook, NY is the only zoo in the country located at a High School and is accredited by the AZA. Visitors can see more than 80 animal species, including 8 endangered animals, over 6 acres.
The Underground Railroad Education Center in Albany, New York. Stephen and Harriet Myers were the point people in Albany regarding the Underground Railroad in the 1850s. While they lived at a number of buildings in Arbor Hill in the 1850s, this is the only one still standing.
The USS Slater in Albany. The only restored World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in the United States. It was one of 563 ships that battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic during World War II, protecting convoys of men and supplies. This fully-guided tour of the ship takes at least one hour. It will require climbing ladders and walking through tight spaces.
*The World Awareness Children’s Museum in Glens Falls, NY. Their mission is to inspire curiosity and foster understanding and appreciation of worldwide cultural diversity through their collection of over 8,000 artifacts from over 140 different countries.