The Friends of the Castleton Public Library provide the Library with museum passes for Upper Hudson Library residents.
- Passes can be checked out for a 3-day period.
- No renewals.
- Passes are non-requestable. The passes will need to be picked up by library closing time the same day you call to check on availability.
- There is a fine of $1.00 per day for passes returned late.
CPL has a pass for FREE general admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18. Children 3 and under are always free. Visit Berkshiremuseum.org for directions, hours and more information!
“Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA offers a unique array of exhibitions, activities, and attractions for visitors of all ages. From fine art and ancient objects to fossils; from an aquarium of native and exotic creatures to the Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, we are your community museum: a place where everyone, from toddlers to elders, can learn, play, explore, innovate, be engaged and inspired.” berkshiremuseum.org
Children's Museum of Science and Technology
CPL has a pass for FREE admission for up to 2 adults and all dependent children under the age of 18. Please note that the museum does not admit adults to the museum if not accompanied by children.
"The Children's Museum of Science and Technology 'instills a sense of wonder and discovery in young minds, inspiring a lifelong exploration of science and technology,' and is complementary to SUNY Poly's mission to provide pioneering nanotechnology education and prepare New York's future workforce with a comprehensive education of the highest quality. All exhibits are hands-on, and are designed to help children think and explore like scientists and engineers." See more at cmost.org
The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
CPL has a pass for FREE general admission for 1 adult (children under the age of 18 are free). Visit the Clark Art Institute for directions, hours and more information!
"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." - See more at: clarkart.edu
Hancock Shaker Village
Bring CPL's pass to the Visitor's Service Desk for free Admission to Hancock Shaker Village for two adults and two youths (13-17). Children 12 and under are always free. Visit the Hancock Shaker Village website for directions, hours and information about the 2014 season!
"Artisans demonstrate Shaker crafts, gardeners harvest herb, flower and heirloom vegetables, and farmers tend livestock on the Shaker farm. Historical interpreters teach about Shaker religion and worship, as well as the Shaker unique and principled approach to living. Be sure to visit the Discovery Room, which features hands-on activities for everyone, especially children. At the Visitors Center, exhibits on various aspects of Shaker life provide a deeper look at this remarkable community of people and attempt to place them in the broader context of American history." hancockshakervillage.org
The Hyde Collection
CPL has 2 passes to the Hyde Collection. Each pass admits 2 adults/children under the age of 18. Included with admission are audio guides by cell, family activities, The Artist's Studio for children, docent-led tours, lectures, and program (excluding special events). Visit www.hydecollection.org to confirm schedules and availability.
"The Hyde's mission today is to be an art museum in a historic house complex that is unique between Manhattan and Montreal, committed to developing and highlighting a collection of international importance, creating exhibitions of regional and national significance, while providing invigorating educational programs to its core local audiences and communities. In all its activities, The Hyde Collection strives to be a leader locally and regionally, among a handful of art museums in New England and northern New York that are nationally recognized for their excellence and for their cultural and economic impact." - hydecollection.org
MASS MoCA: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
CPL has a pass for FREE admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 16.
"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." massmoca.org
miSci: museum of innovation and science
CPL has 2 passes! Each pass is for free general admission for 2 adults & 2 children (children under 4 are free).
"miSci is a dynamic destination just a short drive from Albany, Saratoga, and Troy which celebrates science, invention, and imagination. The Museum explores the area's rich technological heritage, with some of the region's finest interactive exhibits; a must-see for families, tourists, area residents, and other visitors." miSci.org