Library Resources

Museum Passes

Free Museum Passes – Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

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, or 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

Because of COVID we suggest you call or verify online that the museum you want to visit is indeed open.

Neuberger Museum of Art
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.

Admits 2 adults + children under the age of 18

Guggenheim Museum – We have not renewed our membership because of COVID. We will join again in 2023.
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. 

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 not offering library passes now. 
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.

American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History is the largest natural history museum in the world with a mission commensurately monumental in scope. The entire museum spans 4 city blocks and consists of some 25 interconnected buildings.  Though today the phrase “natural history” is restricted to the study of animal life, the museum—founded in 1869 on the heels of discoveries by Darwin and other Victorians—uses it in its original sense:  that is, the study of all natural objects, animal, vegetable and mineral.

Friends of the Library have purchased 25 passes to t he museum. North Salem families/groups are entitled to 2 passes per year. 

Free passes are available with your library card.
Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area. Tour the permanent collection and dynamic exhibitions of American art that range from nineteenth-century Hudson River School paintings to contemporary art installations.
Admits: 2 adults + children and discount at gift shop
The Hudson River Museum is part of The Fairfield Westchester Museum Alliance (FWMA).  The pass to the HRM also offers free admission and a 10% gift shop discount to members of all participating museums. We suggest you verify that these museums are open during COVID.
These include:
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield Ct.
The Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, Ct
Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Ct
Hudson Valley MOCA, Peekskill, NY
Wave Hill, Bronx, NY
Storm King Art Center
Storm King Art Center is a 500-acre outdoor museum located in New York’s Hudson Valley, where visitors experience large-scale sculpture and site-specific commissions under open sky. Since 1960, Storm King has been dedicated to stewarding the hills, meadows, and forests of its site and surrounding landscape. Building on the visionary thinking of its founders, Storm King supports artists and some of their most ambitious works. Changing exhibitions, programming, and seasons offer discoveries with every visit.

Admits: one 6 person car admission
Stamford Museum and Nature Center
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences and history. The museum is a vital cultural and educational resource for the community, and a focal point for family activity, lifelong learning, and inspiration.
Admits: 2 adults and children under 18
FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park – Does not include the FDR home or other FDR sites.
The Museum features special interactives, immersive audio‐visual theaters, and rarely seen artifacts that convey the dramatic story of the Roosevelt era. 
Admits: 5 People

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