The Finkelstein Library offers FREE guest passes or tickets to several museums
(see list below)
- Must be a Finkelstein cardholder at least 18 years old.
- The loan period for passes is three days. (For example, if you pick up a pass on Monday, it would be due back on Thursday.)
- No more than 2 reservations for tickets or passes (combined) per use.
- No more than 2 reservations for a museum that requires tickets, per calendar year.
- All reserved tickets must be picked up the same day.
NOTE: Some museums offer tickets: Museum Village, American Museum of Natural History, New York Botanical Garden and the New York Hall of Science. Some offer guest passes.
Below is a list of the museums that seemed interesting to me.
Please check the website of each museum before your visit to note current hours, special exhibits and other information. With some museums, parental discretion may be advised.
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a military and maritime history museum in New York City. The museum showcases the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid, the submarine USS Growler, a Concorde SST, a Lockheed A-12 supersonic reconnaissance plane, and the Space Shuttle Enterprise. It is located at Pier 86 at 46th Street on the West Side of Manhattan.
New York City Fire Department Museum
Experience one of the nation’s most prominent collections of fire related art, artifacts, gear, and apparatus from the late 18th century to the present.
The Discovery Museum and Planetarium is a hands-on science museum in Bridgeport, Connecticut, that serves as both a tourist destination and an educational resource for area schools.
A place for everyone to explore, question and learn about science.
One of the premier botanical gardens in the United States. It spans some 250 acres of the Bronx.
Established in 1959, the Museum has grown into a leading provider of nature education experiences in the Hudson Valley. Its mission is to develop responsible caretakers of the natural world through its special focus on environmental education. It uses its living collections of native animals, natural habitats and trails to present a wide variety of programs for people of all ages at its two locations.
Note: Museum is closed from November to April.
Provides a living history of 19th century American life.
A hands-on educational resource that provides meaningful interactive learning experiences for children ages 10 and under.
Come explore! With exhibits that get kids moving, building, pretending, collaborating, creating and discovering, learning happens around every turn!
Located in the Prospect Park neighborhood, the 52-acre garden includes a number of specialty gardens. The Garden holds over 10,000 plants and each year has over 900,000 visitors.
Enjoy a guided tour of a house from the early 1800s containing one of the nation’s leading collections of furniture and decorative arts from the Federal period. In addition visitors can enjoy the Rose Garden, Herb Garden, Orangery and Woodland Trail, as well as a full program of special events, concerts, & family activities.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center (Stamford, CT)
This museum and nature center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history. It contains over 80 acres of nature trails, the Heckscher Farm with live animals, and exhibitions in the galleries. There is also an observatory and planetarium.
Posted: August 14, 2017
Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date.
It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.
Please stop by the Library or call (845)352-5700, ext. 244 to inquire about pass or ticket availability. You can arrange to pick up tickets or passes if available.
Finkelstein Library Address:
24 Chestnut Street
Spring Valley, NY 10977
Sundays: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Mondays – Thursdays: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Fridays: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.