Museum Passes–Free Family Admission!

Did you know you could check out passes for free or discounted admission to area museums? We have passes for the following institutions:

Schuyler Mansion   (Four Adults)

Schuyler Mansion was home to Philip J. Schuyler, the renowned Revolutionary War general, US Senator, and business entrepreneur.  He and his wife, Catharine Van Rensselaer, descended from affluent and powerful Dutch families.  Together they raised eight children in this home.  The Georgian structure, reflecting Schuyler’s English tastes – was built on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River.  Originally situated on an 80-acre tract of land, the grounds once included an orchard, a formal garden, and a working farm.  Throughout the Schuyler family occupancy from 1763-1804, the mansion was the site of military strategizing, political hobnobbing, elegant social affairs, and an active family life.  The wedding of daughter Elizabeth Schuyler to Alexander Hamilton took place in the house in 1780.

Open for tours: Wednesday-Sunday 11am-4pm

MassMOCA:  (Two Adults, Two Children)

“Since opening in 1999, MASS MoCA has become one of the world’s premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.”

Berkshire Museum: (Two Adults, Two Children)

“At the Berkshire Museum, there’s something for everyone. We offer a unique blend of exhibitions, galleries, and attractions for families of all ages. See exhibitions, fine art, and sculpture from around the world. Explore our touch tank and aquarium. Be amazed at our collection of artifacts from Native American cultures and ancient cultures of Egypt, China, and more. Marvel at the technology that awaits in the new Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation.”

Bennington Museum: (Two Adults Children Free)

“Incorporated in 1852 as the Bennington Historical Association, the Bennington Museum is one of only a few accredited museums in the state of Vermont. The Association was founded to commemorate the pivotal 1777 Revolutionary War battle fought near the town. Following the dedication of the 306-foot-tall Bennington Battle Monument in 1891, the Association turned its attention to a more comprehensive preservation of history, art and material culture in southern Vermont and nearby areas. ”

The Clark Art Institute: (One Adult)

The collection of the Clark Art Institute features European and American paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, photographs, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. The collection is especially rich in French Impressionist and Academic paintings, British oil sketches, drawings, and silver, and the work of American artists Winslow Homer, George Inness, and John Singer Sargent. Based on the founding gift from Sterling and Francine Clark, the collection has expanded over the years through numerous acquisitions as well as significant gifts and bequests, including the gift of the Sir Edwin and Lady Manton Collection of British Art and the gift of paintings by George Inness by Frank and Katherine Martucci.

USS SLATER:  (Two Adults, Two Children)

During World War II, 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and material. In the Pacific they stood in line to defend naval task forces from Japanese submarines and Kamikaze air attacks. Today, only one of these ships remains afloat in the United States, the USS SLATER.

Moored on the Hudson River in Albany, New York, the USS SLATER has undergone an extensive fifteen-year restoration that has returned the ship to her former glory. The museum offers hour-long guided tours, youth group overnight camping, and a historic location to hold naval reunions.

Open for Tours: April through November, Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM – 4PM

CMOST:  (Two Adults, Two Children)

Through our mission and vision, SUNY Poly CMOST strives to engage the community to help co-create the museum experience, while also providing unique STE(a)M learning experiences. We seek to collaborate with the community on exhibitions, programs, and events so that we can share the value of the museum with our members and visitors. Your engagement helps us ensure that our museum honors the intellectual, creative, and social interests of the entire community. So please, explore our museum, explore our website, and share your vision with us!

VIA Aquarium:  ($2 off General Admission)

Show your Brunswick Library Card or Brun Jr. Card and get $2 off General Admission!  Experience the wonders of the ocean in your backyard! The Via Aquarium is the capital regions only full scale aquarium. Explore over 25,000 square feet of oceanic treasure as you and your family embark an exciting self-guided tour visiting over 2,000 creatures of the sea. The Via Aquarium celebrates aquatic biodiversity through exhibit experiences and public programs designed to connect people to the world of water.

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga : (Two Adults Two Children)

The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is dedicated to creating an interactive community that inspires curiosity, sparks imagination and nurtures discovery.

The Museum is also committed to fostering active parent involvement in children’s learning, to serving as a resource for school districts in the area, and to ensuring that its programs and services are accessible to all children.

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours (Labor Day through June)

  • Tuesday through Saturday — 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday — 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed Mondays

Summer Hours (July 1 through Labor Day)

  • Monday through Saturday — 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday — 12 noon – 4:30 p.m.

The Museum is closed for some major holidays