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Museum Passes

The Capital Region is home to so many amazing museums! Museums provide opportunities for learning, exploration, and discovery, and we want every resident to have access to the magic and mysteries found in our regional museums.

Museum passes can be checked out at Albany Public Library neighborhood branches – just stop by with your library card.

Please note that some museums are closed during winter months.  Be sure to check museum hours of operation when planning your visit!

Museum Pass Rules:

  • Checkout limit: 3 museum passes
  • Loan period: 7 days
  • No renewals
  • Passes must be borrowed and returned at the owning library
  • Passes may not be requested through our online catalog
  • The replacement fee cost for each pass not returned is equal to the original cost of the museum pass
  • There is a $5.00 replacement fee if pass is returned without its case
  • Other restrictions apply based on museum policies

Museum Pass Options

APL offers passes to the following museums to any Upper Hudson Library System card holder (Albany and Rensselaer counties):

Adirondack Experience

9097 State Route 30, P.O. Box 99, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
(518) 463-4478
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Albany Institute of History and Art

125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 463-4478
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Arkell Museum

2 Erie Boulevard, Canajoharie, NY 13317
(518) 673-2314
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Bennington Museum

75 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201
(802) 447-1571
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Berkshire Botanical Garden

Routes 102 & 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
(413) 298-3926
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Berkshire Museum

39 South Street (Route 7), Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 443-7171
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Children's Museum at Saratoga

69 Caroline Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 584-5540
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Clark Museum

225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267  
413-458-2303
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NY State Parks Empire Pass

New York State Parks
(518) 474-0458
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Empire State Aerosciences Museum

250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville NY 12302
(518) 377-2191
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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 658-1100
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FASNY Museum of Firefighting

117 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 822-1875
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Hancock Shaker Village

1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201
(413) 443-0188 | (800) 817-1137
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Historic Cherry Hill

523 1/2 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 434-4791
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Hyde Collection

161 Warren Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
(518) 792-1761
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Iroquois Museum

P.O. Box 7, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
(518) 296-8949
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Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - Mass MOCA

87 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 662-2111
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The Mount - Edith Wharton's Home

2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 551-5111
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FASNY Museum of Firefighting

117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 882-1875
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Museum of Innovation and Science - MiSci

15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308
(518) 382-7890
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Norman Rockwell Museum

(Please note: This pass admits 2 people at a discounted admission rate of $10 each.)

9 Route 183, Stockbridge, MA 01262
(413) 298-4100
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Olana State Historic Site (Olana Partnership)

5720 Route 9G | Hudson, NY 12534
(518) 828-0135
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Old Stone Fort Museum

145 Fort Road, Schoharie, NY 12157
(518) 295-7192
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Saratoga Automobile Museum

Schenectady County Historical Society

Schuyler Mansion

32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 434-0834
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Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery

815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
(518) 580-8080
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Thomas Cole National Historic Site

218 Spring Street, Catskill, NY 12414
(518) 943-7465
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Underground Railroad History Project: Stephen & Harriet Myers Residence

194 Livingston Ave, Albany, NY 12210
(518) 432-4432
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USS Slater

141 Broadway, Albany, NY 12202
(518) 431-1943
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Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum

104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-3206
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The Wild Center

(Please note: This pass admits up to 2 adults at a discounted admission rate of $10 each. Free admission for children under 17.)

45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-7800
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World Awareness Children's Museum

45 Museum Dr, Tupper Lake, NY 12986
(518) 359-7800
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