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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.

These passes were provided through the generous support of the Friends of the Keeler Library.

They are available for Keeler Library card holders only.


The Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchaseneuberger Museum

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.

Embracing the highest standards of artistic and professional excellence, the Museum collects, preserves, presents and interprets the art in its permanent collection and its changing exhibitions. It is committed to creating an educational, cultural, intellectual and collegial environment for both Purchase College, State University of New York, and the community at large.

Admits: 2 adults + unlimited children under 18

Replacement cost for lost pass: $75

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum


The Aldrich is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. Founded on Ridgefield's historic Main Street in 1964, the Museum enjoys the curatorial independence of an alternative space while maintaining the registrarial and art-handling standards of a national institution. Exhibitions feature work by emerging and mid-career artists, and education programs help adults and children to connect to today's world through contemporary art.

Admits: passholder & accompanying family.

Replacement cost for lost pass: $125



The American Museum of Natural Historydinosaur

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.  The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and present a panorama of the world's cultures.

Two Vouchers per family/group per year.  One voucher admits one person.  Each voucher is for general admission and one precial exihibition, film, or live animal exhibition of the visitor's choosing. 

  The musuem charges the following for general admisions:
Adults - $16
Children - ages 2 to 12 - $9
Children under the age of 2 - free
Seniors/students with ID - $12


The Guggenheim Museum

guggenheimAn 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. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by experienced docents. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-growing institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.

Admits: 2 adults, plus children under 18 & 3 adult guests

Replacement cost: $225



The Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Gardenhammond

 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 andeducational 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

Replacement cost for lost pass: $50

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 KMAand 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, symposia, 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. The Katonah Museum of Art serves a primary population of 850,000, with an annual attendance of approximately 40,000 people.

Admits: 2 adults & any amount of children

Stepping Stones - Museum for Children (Discount Pass - Buy one, Get one Free)

Valid for one free admission with each purchase of one admission. Maximum of 3 free admissions per pass per day. Museum hours: Open daily Monday - Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.

Museum of the City of New York

 Visit their website: Here

The Museum of the City of New York: Where the Past Informs the Future

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

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. The Maritime Aquarium is just minutes off I-95 in southwestern Connecticut. You can even take the MetroNorth train here from Grand Central Station: we're just a 10-minute walk from the South Norwalk Station. Visit maritimeaquarium.org or call them using the number below with any questions.




NOT A FREE PASS- Library Discount Card is for $2 off combination ticket (Aquarium & Daytime IMAX)

Good for up to 6 people. Can't be combine with other offers.

Aquarium Hours: 10AM-5PM

10 North West Street
Norwalk, CT 06854-2228
Phone: 203-852-0700
Fax: 203-838-5416 

 Directions - Car: I-95, Exit 14N or 15S or Route 7 South


 Westchester Military Museum

 Maintained and operated by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 49, The Westchester Military Museum was opened in 1981 with the cooperation of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, and the Westchester County Veterans Service Agency. Westchester Military_MuseumToday the museum features exhibits containing photographs, historical documents, artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to the lives and experiences, struggles and sacrifices, of American servicemen and women. Special tours and activities are offered, as well as outreach programs which bring exhibits to local libraries and schools. The museum is located within Lasdon Park Arboretum, a 234 acre County park consisting of woodlands, open grass meadows and formal gardens with flower and shrub specimens from all over the world.  Lasdon is also the site of the Chinese Friendship Pavilion, which was a gift from the People’s Republic of China to the residents of Westchester.

Admission and parking is free to the public but they would greatly apprieciate donations for maintenance. We encourage all of our patrons to visit and would like to thank them for the exhibit they have provided us.

Open by Speical Appointment All-Year Round located at:
Lasdon Park
Route 35
Katonah, NY 10536