Riverhead Free Library is pleased to offer a variety of museum passes for checkout to RFL cardholders. These passes will allow RFL cardholders, 18 years and older to gain free entrance for a pre-determined number of guests that will vary at each museum. Accounts must be in good standing to borrow passes and guests must abide by the conditions determined at each museum location. Click on the Ticket Image to immediately go to the pass reservation portal, or peruse the various museum venues located immediately below.
Please note that YOU are responsible for planning your trip. Be sure to check the museum’s hours before you reserve a pass. Also note that not all events/exhibits are covered with our passes. Additional fees, if any, are YOUR responsibility. Please contact the museum directly for more information. You must bring both the museum pass and your library card. Enjoy your visit!
Our Museum Options Currently Include:
Free admission for two adults and up to four children.PLEASE NOTE: the museum is closed Tuesdays. The Children’s Museum of the East End started with a conversation around a kitchen table in Amagansett. In 1997, seven mothers gathered weekly because they were very disappointed at the few educational opportunities for children on the East End of Long Island. Inspired by the excitement they and their children experienced at the new children’s museums that were opening and helping to define communities around the country, they began meeting regularly at each other’s homes. They hit on the idea of launching a new organization that would teach children about the East End and world around them by promoting learning through play.[/yjsgacgroup]
Free admission for two adults and up to two children. Discounts in the museum store and cafe are also included. The Cradle of Aviation Museum and Education Center is dedicated to preserving Long Island's rich aerospace heritage of discovery and to inspiring future generations through science and technology.[/yjsgacgroup]
Free admission for two adults. Children under 12 free. Committed to innovation, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum collects, preserves, and interprets modern and contemporary art, and explores ideas across cultures through dynamic curatorial and educational initiatives and collaborations. With its constellation of architecturally and culturally distinct museums, exhibitions, publications, and digital platforms, the foundation engages both local and global audiences.
a href="https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" title="Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum">Free admission for up to 6 people. Children under 3 free. New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth. Join us for a dynamic, interactive and educational journey for all ages.[/yjsgacgroup]
Each pass admits 4 people (there must be at least one adult and at least one child) for free. LICM is a hands-on museum for kids and their grown-ups. You’ll find places to play, learn and have fun. Long Island Children’s Museum invites visitors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to explore freely, discover their passions, and appreciate the communities and world we share. As an institution that has a significant and profound influence on young minds and their caregivers.[/yjsgacgroup]
Free admission for two adults. Children under 18 are admitted free. The Long Island Museumis located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook. LIM is a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to American history and art with a Long Island connection. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday from noon to 5. Regular admission is $10 per person, $7 for seniors and $5 for students ages six to 17. Children under six and museum members are free. For more information call 631-751-0066.[/yjsgacgroup]
Free admission for two adults. Children under 18 are admitted free. Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children. Completed in 1906 by the English designer, George A. Crawley, the magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes. Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family's residence.[/yjsgacgroup]
Free admission for two adults and any number of children under 18. Also gives admission to 400 participating museums through the reciprocal agreement. "Inspired by the natural setting and artistic life of Long Island's East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, the presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world." [/yjsgacgroup]
Free admission for two adults and four children under the age of 18. PLEASE NOTE: the museum is closed Mondays during the summer “The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum — a unique combination of mansion, marine and natural history museum, planetarium and park — is dedicated to the education and enjoyment of the people of Long Island and beyond. This mission shall be achieved through the thoughtful preservation, interpretation and enhancement of the Eagle’s Nest estate as an informal educational facility. Many exhibition and program themes focus upon Long Island’s Gold Coast Era. Programs also concentrate on William K. Vanderbilt II’s desire that his marine, natural history, and ethnographic collections promote appreciation and understanding of the marvelous diversity of life, other cultures, and scientific knowledge. Planetarium programming, more specifically, focuses on scientific knowledge and seeks to capture Mr. Vanderbilt’s sense of adventure and exploration through state-of-the-art entertainment.”[/yjsgacgroup] [/yjsgacs]
Reservations may be made up to 30 days in advance of the desired date. Reservations can be submitted online, by telephone (631-727-3228) or at the Reference Desk. (Example: if you wish to go to the Children's Museum of the East End all day Wednesday, schedule your pickup date for Tuesday. A Tuesday reservation would be picked up after 3:00pm Tuesday and due back at the Reference Desk Thursday before 3:00 pm.)
Museum passes can be picked up at the Reference Desk after 3 pm on the reservation day. They must be returned to the Library by 3pm SHARP two days later. The Board of Trustees has set a $25/day late fee for overdue passes.
Only one museum pass may be checked out to a patron at a given time. Individual passes may be reserved once in a 30-day period.Museum passes may not be returned in the book drop. Museum passes must be returned to a staff member at the Reference Desk in order to be properly checked in.
In the event of loss or mutilation of a museum pass, the borrower will be charged the full price for replacement of the pass. Patrons should contact the museum directly for information on hours of operation, parking and/or directions. Phone numbers and web site links are included on the brochure.