Please call museums or check their websites in advance of your visit to determine the hours that they are open.
Museums that are requiring additional reservations
Brooklyn Botanic Garden:
Starting September 1, patrons visiting the Garden MUST reserve tickets and have the library membership pass to enter. Please choose the “partner ticket” option.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan:
Timed entry tickets are required. To book a ticket in advance online, you will need to login to this site https://cmom.org/packages/ under “Member Tour Reservations”. When prompted to verify your membership, please use the Library Membership number located on the barcode that you will receive once you book your pass. Patrons must bring both the eTicket and the library membership card or printable/digital pass to the Museum. Admissions staff will check for both of these upon arrival.
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and Education Center:
Visitors are encouraged to reserve advanced tickets. Details are on your confirmation page.
Heckscher Museum of Art:
A valid Hicksville library card and reserved ticket is required for entry.
Visit their website to make a reservation directly through the museum's reservation system: www.heckscher.org/visit/library-pass-program/
You do not need to reserve the museum pass through the library at this time. You will have to show your valid library card at the door upon entry.
Holocaust Museum and Tolerance Center:
During this time the HMTC is offering two tours. The first is a self-guided indoor exploration of their permanent exhibit. The second tour is an outdoor, one-hour, guided tour that focuses on the history of the Holocaust. Information on their safety protocols can be found here https://www.hmtcli.org/
To schedule a visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (516) 571-8040 ext. 103
Tours are available by appointment only at the following times:
Mondays: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on the hour
Thursdays: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on the hour
Sundays: 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm
New York Hall of Science: Prior to using this pass, please call the New York Hall of Science at (718) 699-1325 or email email@example.com to reserve a spot in their system for the day of your visit.
New York Transit Museum: Advanced tickets and masks are required for admission. After reserving the pass through the library's system, please visit nytransitmuseum.org to make a reservation and use the discount code listed on your library system's confirmation page at checkout to reserve your complimentary tickets. The membership is valid for admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children. Upon visiting, you will need to present your digital ticket along with your Print on Demand confirmation for entry. To learn about the new policies and procedures visit nytransitmuseum.org/knowbeforeyouvisit.
The Library offers two types of passes; Print on Demand passes and Pick Up/Return passes.
Print on Demand passes can be printed from home or at the Library. These passes are only valid for the date of the visit listed on the confirmation page so request your pass for the day you wish to use it. Passes must be printed to gain access to the museum.
Pick Up/Return passes are borrowed for three days. There will be a late charge of $20 per day. In the event of a non-return of a pass, the Library will add the replacement cost of the pass to your record. Passes may not be put in the book drop. *Due to Covid precautions, museum passes must temporarily be placed in the AV book drop located in the parking lot.
Museum passes may be borrowed once every 30 days by Hicksville Public Library cardholders over 18 years of age who are in good standing and are clear of fines $5.00 and over. Only one museum pass kit can be reserved at one time per address or family within a one-month period. There are no renewals for any museum passes. Patrons may not reserve two museum passes for the same day and/or pick up two museum passes on the same day with separate library cards.
Passes are subject to availability, and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis up to ninety days in advance. The Library has the right to monitor usage to ensure fairness and access for the greatest number of patrons.
Borrowers are responsible for calling the museums directly for hours of operation, parking, or directions. Each museum reserves the right to determine the rules and regulations governing the use of the museum pass. The museum pass may not provide admission to all exhibits at the museum. Passes are not valid for special events. Borrowers are advised to have a back-up plan in case the museum is unexpectedly closed, if the Library must close for emergency, or if a museum pass is not returned on time. The Library is not responsible in case any of these things happen.