North Salem is surrounded by many world-class museums. You can visit some of these free of charge by simply going to the library and checking out passes to the museums. It is as easy as checking out a book: just ask for the passes at the front desk. You may call the library to reserve a pass for a particular week. Passes must be returned to the front desk within 7 days. Passes may not be returned to any other library, nor put in the book drop. It is possible to renew a pass for an additional week, provided no one else is waiting for it, by calling the library. Loss of a museum pass will result in you being charged the full replacement cost.
They are available for Keeler Library cardholders only. Don’t have a library card? Show us proof that you live, work, go to school, or own property in North Salem and we can issue you a library card in about 3 minutes.
These passes were provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Keeler Library and a grant from
The Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase
Presenting 12 changing exhibitions annually in addition to ongoing exhibitions from the permanent collections, the Neuberger Museum of Art offers visitors insights into the work of 20th-century masters, and mid-career and emerging artists, as well as exposure to the county’s only permanent exhibition of African art.
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.
Admits: 2 adults, plus children under 18 & 3 adult guests
The Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden
The Hammond Museum is located at 28 Deveau Road, North Salem, NY. The Japanese Stroll Garden provides a place of natural beauty and tranquility, to delight the senses and refresh the spirit. It is a place where aspects of Eastern and Western culture can be appreciated through art exhibitions, concerts, special 2010 Events and educational programs in order to promote global awareness and understanding. The museum also supports the efforts of artists and performers in the Greater New York Metropolitan Region.
Admits: 1 Family
The Katonah Museum of Art
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the Katonah Museum of Art originates ten to twelve exhibitions annually, covering a broad range of art and humanities topics. As a non-collecting Museum, the KMA has the opportunity to develop an aspect of art historical concern from a focused and original point of view and presents it within a fully developed educational context. Committed to making itself accessible and relevant to its community, the Museum offers lectures, symposiums, films, workshops, concerts, and other events for a general audience; and presents innovative and substantive programs for its member schools. The Children’s Learning Center, which is open to the public free of charge, is the only interactive space in the community where children can come on a daily basis to explore, interpret, and create art.
Admits: 2 adults & any amount of children
The Maritime Aquarium (DISCOUNT ONLY, not a free pass)
The Maritime Aquarium is different from most aquariums in that we focus solely on one body of water: Long Island Sound, the “Estuary of National Significance” just outside our doors. As an arm of the Atlantic Ocean, the Sound is an environment rich in aquatic life … even within sight of heavily urbanized New York City. The marine population that we exhibit includes varieties of crabs, lobsters, mollusks (like delicious and economically important oysters and clams), game fish, jellies, sea turtles, sharks (big and small) and – in the winter – visiting seals.
NOT A FREE PASS- Library Discount Card is for $2 off combination ticket (Aquarium & Daytime IMAX)
Good for up to 6 people. It can’t be combined with other offers.
The American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.
Two Vouchers per family/group per year. One voucher admits one person. Each voucher is for general admission and one special exhibition, film, or live animal exhibition of the visitor’s choosing.
Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills
This weekend pass allows one vehicle onto the property and access to all the public programming for that day. The weekend dates are from April 6, 2019, to November 24, 2019.
It may be used by holders of library cards from the Keeler Library.