Explore this summer with library passes

Visit museums for free


Tickets to museums can be pricey! But as a Center Moriches Free Public Library member, that doesn’t have to stop you from visiting them.

The library is now offering a variety of museum passes that allow patrons to enter the venue for free, including Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, the Fire Island Lighthouse, the Vanderbilt Museum, and so much more!

“We’ve made reserving museum passes simpler than ever.  It’s as simple as a click of the mouse or calling us on the phone to schedule a day to use the pass,” said Jessica Ceramello, head of teen services and librarian in charge of the pass program. “We have such a wide variety of passes that there is something for everyone to enjoy, from toddlers to seniors. Staff is always available to help answer any questions.”

Museum passes can be reserved for the current or following month, subject to availability, and must be handled by an adult (18 years or older). Reservations can be taken online, at the Children’s Desk, or by phone. 

Select dates from the calendar, then print the passes from home. However, some passes are not print-on-demand eligible and will require pickup/return at the library.

Visit their website at centermoricheslibrary.org and click on the Books, Movies & More link and click on Museum Passes.  

Additionally, the library has also recently purchased a pass to the Southold Historical Museum Library, which will be available this month. The pass grants two adults and their minor children free access to the Southold Historical Museum, including entrance to the Maple Lane Complex and the Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse.  

“Your Center Moriches Library card allows you to access so many more things than books, DVDs, and what you typically think of as ‘traditional’ library services,” said library director Marcie Litjens. “Taking advantage of the museum pass program allows to you enter these local venues at no cost and have a fun day out, and make memories with family and friends without putting a strain on your monthly budget.”

She also noted that getting a library card is easy and free of charge!

Available Passes 

  • Museum Passes 
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden 
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan 
  • Children’s Museum of the East End 
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium 
  • Cradle of Aviation 
  • Empire Pass 
  • Fire Island Lighthouse 
  • Harbes Farm Barnyard Adventure 
  • Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum 
  • Long Island Children’s Museum 
  • Long Island Explorium 
  • Long Island Maritime Museum 
  • Long Island Science Center 
  • Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum 
  • Museum of Modern Art 
  • Nassau County Firefighters Museum 
  • Whaling Museum & Education Center 
  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration 
  • Old Westbury Gardens 
  • Parrish Art Museum 
  • Raynham Hall Museum 
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 
  • South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center 
  • Southold Historical Museum 
  • Vanderbilt Museum 
  • Walt Whitman Birthplace


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