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Looking to get out of the house? Looking to do something fun and free or almost free? Ainsworth Memorial Library lends museum passes to the following places:

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With more than 20 buildings across 120 acres overlooking Blue Mountain Lake, Adirondack Experience: The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake offers everyone something to do. Step into the rich history of this region as you browse the museum, row an authentic guide boat, break up a logjam, climb a classic ADK fire tower, or enjoy a hike to Minnow Pond.

Address: 9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Open: Memorial Day-Columbus Day
Pass holder benefits: 50% discount on family admissions (up to 4 adults OR 2 adults & all children 17 and under). Children under 5 are free.
Loan duration: One week
Overdue fee: $2.00 per day with a maximum fine of $10.00; failure to return the pass will result in a fine equal to its replacement cost.

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Located in the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, The Antique Boat Museum is the premier freshwater boating museum in North America. The Museum’s collections hold over 320 unique boats and thousands of related artifacts and archives.

Address: 750 Mary Street, Clayton, NY
Open: Early May-Late October
Pass holder benefits: Admits 2 adults at $7.00 each, and 4 children (up to age 17) FREE for general admission and a tour of the 1903 houseboat La Duchesse.
Loan duration: One week
Overdue fee: $2.00 per day with a maximum fine of $10.00; failure to return the pass will result in a fine equal to its replacement cost.

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The Children’s Museum of Oswego feature hands-on, multi-sensory exhibits in a developmentally stimulating environment. 

Address: 7 West Bridge Street, Oswego, NY
Open: Year-round
Pass holder benefits: Free admission for up to 5 individuals living in 1 household. All children must live in the same household.
Loan duration: One week
Overdue fee: $2.00 per day with a maximum fine of $10.00; failure to return the pass will result in a fine equal to its replacement cost.

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The Empire Pass for NYS Parks is your key to all-season enjoyment at New York State Parks. It provides unlimited day-use vehicle entry to most facilities operated by New York State Parks and the State Dept. of Environmental Conservation including forests, beaches, trails and more.

Pass benefits: Free vehicle-entry to eligible NY State Parks
Loan duration: One week
Overdue fee: $2.00 per day with a maximum fine of $10.00; failure to return the pass will result in a fine equal to its replacement cost.

Explore the outdoors with the Onondaga County Parks Library Pass. With this pass, you can visit beaches, forests, hiking trials, nature centers, waterfalls, zoos, and much more!

Pass benefits:  Free admission to the following parks:

  • Beaver Lake Nature Center (one vehicle)
  • Highland Forest (up to four visitors)
  • Jamesville Beach Park (one vehicle)
  • Oneida Shores Park (one vehicle)
  • Pratt’s Falls Park (up to four visitors)
  • Rosamond Gifford Zoo (up to four visitors)

Loan duration: One week
Overdue fee: $2.00 per dat with a maximum fine of $10.00; failure to return pass will result in a fine equal to its replacement cost.

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Explore The Wild Center, the Adirondack Park’s leading natural history museum and its Wild Walk—an elevated trail across the Adirondack treetops.

Address: 45 Museum Drive, Tupper Lake, NY Open: Late May thru mid-October
Pass holder benefits: 2 adults pay a discounted ticket price of $10 each and free admission for up to four youth admissions, ages 5-17. Children age 4 and under are free.
Loan duration: One week
Overdue fee: $2.00 per day with a maximum fine of $10.00; failure to return the pass will result in a fine equal to its replacement cost.

The passes can be placed on hold on our Library’s catalog or checked out at the Library.

For more information about our Museum Pass Program, please check out our Museum Pass Policy.