The purpose of our Museum Pass Program is to help make museum experiences accessible to our West Hempstead patrons. The Family Pass portion of the program consists of museums that have provided the library with passes that may be borrowed and returned, similar to a book. We also offer a Museum Lottery for single-use tickets to the New York Hall of Science.

Only West Hempstead Library cardholders (age 18 or older) in good standing are eligible. Residents of the district who do not presently own a library card need to apply for one in order to participate in this valuable program that offers free entry to a variety of metropolitan cultural institutions.


Family Passes

Check the museum website for hours, exhibits & events.  Some exclusions may apply.
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New Pass!
Empire Pass (Parking) 

The Empire Pass permits vehicle access to many state parks and campgrounds; popular parks include Hempstead Lake, Jones Beach, and Montauk Point.  The pass does not guarantee free vehicle entry during special events and there is no waiver of fees for other activities.  To see where the pass is accepted contact the NYS Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. 

Cold Spring Harbor Collection 3 Passes:

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Cold Spring Harbor Firehouse Museum 

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Cradle of Aviation

Empire Pass (Parking) 

Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum

Jewish Museum
Long Island Children’s Museum
Museum of Modern Art & MoMA PS1
Nassau County Firefighters Museum
and Education Center

Nassau County Museum of Art

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New York Botanical Garden

New York Transit Museum

Main Buttons

Old Bethpage Village Restoration

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Old Westbury Gardens


Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium


Museum Lottery Program

Check the museum website for hours, exhibits & events.  Some exclusions may apply.


New York Hall of Science

We hold drawings for an adult (18+) West Hempstead Library Card holder to win 4 tickets to the New York Hall of Science. The entry forms are collected in the Children’s Room. Please enter only once per year.