Culture Passes

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Bedford Hills Library is pleased to present FREE passes to wonderful cultural opportunities in our area. One culture pass for each experience may be reserved up to 30 days in advance with your Bedford library card.

You can make a reservation three different ways:

  1. Call the Library 914.666.6472 and speak to Patron Services directly.
  2. Email patronservices@bedfordhillslibrary.org with the request.
  3. Click on the Reserve Now button for the museum, and fill out a reservation online.

How To Borrow a Culture Pass 

  • Come to the Library to pick up your reserved pass.
  • Once you have the pass, you can have it for 5 days. Patrons must be 18 years and older (proof required).
  • Culture Passes must be returned to the Bedford Hills Library during open hours. Please do not return passes in the book drop.
  • If a pass is returned late, a fee of $5 per day will accrue, with a maximum of $25.
  • If a pass is lost, the patron is required to pay the replacement cost of the annual library pass (prices vary $100+).

Please see the list below of all the culture passes the Bedford Hills Library as to offer:

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American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is a private natural history museum on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.

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Empire Pass

Provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more.

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Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden

The Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden is an intimate oasis providing access to peace and mindfulness for all through our tranquil Japanese style gardens and innovative arts and education programs.

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Hudson River Museum

The Hudson River Museum is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County with galleries, planetarium, amphitheater, and educational spaces.

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Katonah Museum of Art

The Katonah Museum of Art is a non-collecting institution geared towards visual arts, located in Katonah, New York. The Museum presents changing exhibitions that cross a spectrum of artistic disciplines, cultures, and historical periods.

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Museum of the Dog

The AKC Museum of the Dog preserves, interprets, and celebrates the role of dogs in society and educates the public about the human-canine bond through its collection of art and exhibits that inspire engagement with dogs.

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Stepping Stones Museum for Children

The mission of Stepping Stones is to broaden and enrich the educational opportunities for children ages ten and under and enhance their understanding of the world.

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Storm King Art Center

Storm King is a 500-acre outdoor sculpture museum, open rain or shine. Please come prepared to spend the day walking and standing outdoors, check the weather forecast, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

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Westchester Children's Museum

One of a kind environment and location offers creative, hands-on, STEAM-based playful learning for kids of all ages. 

Free Days at Cultural Organizations

Additionally, we have gathered a list of free opportunities depending on the day of the week. Please contact the location directly to confirm pricing.

American Folk Art Museum

Always Free

Founded in 1961, the collection includes artwork from over four centuries and nearly every continent, including quilts, sculptures, and paintings. Advanced ticketing is encouraged.

 

American Indian Museum Heye Center 

Always Free

Sitting at the foot of the Wiechquaekeck Trail, an old Algonquin trade route (aka Broadway), the museum shares the Washington, D.C., location’s incredible collection and its commitment to celebrating the diverse history and contemporary voices of Native peoples.

 

Asia Society Museum

Free Fridays

This museum explores a range of traditional, modern and contemporary exhibitions of Asian and Asian American art. 

 

Bronx Zoo 

Wednesday General Admission: Pay-what-you-wish donation.

Recommended donation is $15 per person. Donations support caring for the animals. There are more than 265 acres to explore at the Bronx Zoo and over 10,000 animals.

 

Bronx Museum of the Art

Always Free

Founded in 1971, the BxMA is a contemporary art museum that connects diverse audiences of the Bronx and New York City through resonant exhibitions, public programming, educational offerings, and a collection of artworks by artists of African, Asian and Latin American ancestry reflecting the dynamic communities of the Borough. 

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Free Thursdays 2 - 5 pm

The Crown Heights museum, opened in 1899, and features interactive exhibits and programs exploring art, music, science and the communities of Brooklyn through kid-sized shops by real neighborhood businesses.

El Museo del Barrio

Pay-what-you-wish donation

Founded in 1969, El Museo celebrates and preserves the art and culture of Caribbean and Latin American people, with particular attention to Puerto Rican artists.

 

The Hispanic Society Museum and Library

Always Free

The society has the largest collection of Spanish and Portugese art outside of the Iberian peninsula. It includes more than 900 paintings, 6,000 watercolors and drawings, 6,000 decorative art objects, 15,000 prints and more than 300,000 books and periodicals.

 

Jewish Museum 

Ages 18 & under are free Saturdays. Pay-what-you-wish every Thursday 5-8 pm.

The Jewish Museum in NYC is dedicated to the enjoyment, understanding, and preservation of the artistic and cultural heritage of the Jewish people.

 

Neuberger Museum 

Free admission. There is a fee for parking.

The Neuberger Museum of Art is a center of teaching and learning for all stages of life.  Experience exhibitions of modern, contemporary and African art and art-inspired events in their Philip Johnson-designed building at the heart of Purchase College, State University of New York.

 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

NYS residents: pay what you wish in person.

The Met Fifth Avenue presents over 5,000 years of art spanning all cultures and time periods. Since the Museum opened its doors to the public in its current location in Central Park in 1880, its footprint has expanded to cover more than two million square feet. Today, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both now ideas and unexpected connections across time and cultures. 

 

Morgan Library and Museum 

Free Fridays 7-9 pm

A museum and independent research library located in the heart of New York City, the Morgan Library & Museum began as the personal library of financier, collector, and cultural benefactor Pierpont Morgan.

 

Museum of the Moving Image 

Free Thursdays 2 – 6 pm

The Museum’s mission is to advance the understanding, enjoyment, and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media.