museum pass program
The Purchase Free Library can help you take advantage of the great cultural opportunities that surround us by offering free or discounted admission to a variety of museums and galleries. The program is available to any adult PFL card holder.
how it works:
- Select the museum you wish to visit from the list below.
Check the museum calendar to see if the pass is available, and not marked "busy" for that day
(note: a request may have already been submitted for that day, but not added to the calendar yet. Do not assume a pass is available until your reservation is confirmed).
- Click the "reserve a pass" button for the museum of your choice. Fill out the form completely, and make sure you receive an email referencing your request. Remember, your reservation is not confirmed until you receive email confirmation from Purchase Free Library.
- Pick up the pass at the Purchase Free Library information desk.
- Enjoy your day at the museum!
- Return the pass within 2 days to the Purchase Free Library information desk. Late and lost passes are subject to fines.
american museum of natural history
The American Museum of Natural History located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Located in park-like grounds across the street from Central Park, the museum complex contains 27 interconnected buildings housing 45 permanent exhibition halls, in addition to a planetarium and a library. The museum collections contain over 32 million specimens of plants, humans, animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human cultural artifacts, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time, and occupies 1,600,000 square feet (150,000). The Museum has a full-time scientific staff of 225, sponsors over 120 special field expeditions each year, and averages about five million visits annually.
liberty science center
Liberty Science Center is an interactive science museum and learning center located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. The center, which first opened in 1993 as New Jersey's first major state science museum, has science exhibits, the largest IMAX Dome theater in the United States, numerous educational resources, and the original Hoberman sphere, a silver, computer-driven engineering artwork designed by Chuck Hoberman. The museum opened with another artistic exhibit that is related to the sciences, Jim Gary's Twentieth Century Dinosaurs sculpture exhibition, as the exhibit on the ground floor.
hall of science
The New York Hall of Science occupies one of the few remaining structures of the 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadow-Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York City. Today, it stands as New York City's only hands-on science and technology center. The more than 400 hands-on exhibits explore biology, chemistry, and physics. The Hall mainly focuses on education for children ages 1 to 17 and its audience consists primarily of city children for whom the exposure to science is something new. The museum includes a large permanent collection as well as a range of traveling exhibitions. Although somewhat more common now, the museum was among the first to have its young visitors assess its exhibits and it welcomed their feedback in preparation for the re-opening in 1986.
discovery museum & planetarium
new york , New York 10024
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. The museum hosts three creative traveling exhibits each year and has permanent space, sound, and electricity galleries. The Discovery Museum was founded in 1958 and opened to the public in 1962. Its mission is to educate, excite, and engage visitors in the exploration of science, technology and ideas through interactive experiences that prompt new insights. The museum seeks to enhance public understanding of science through its hands-on physical science exhibits, education programs, planetarium presentations, and the Challenger Learning Center. It is southern Connecticut's preeminent non-profit educational resource for science and space education. Starting in 2005, the museum has held an annual Tech Fest hosted by David Pogue, technology columnist for the New York Times. In 2008, the museum's staff delivered 2,200 hours of targeted science lessons to school groups during the year providing more than seven hours of instructional time for each weekday that the museum was open.