Museums are invaluable resources that provide an insight into the past through dynamic exhibits featuring art and artifacts from around the world. The American Alliance of Museums advocates for all museums – from zoos to science centers to art and history museums – and works to “champion equitable and impactful museums by connecting people, fostering learning and community, and nurturing museum excellence.”
The AAM annually hosts Museums Advocacy Day, a multi-day effort to petition Congress and ensure federal funding for museums across the country. This funding is critical for many museums to continue to offer enriching, impactful experiences for the communities they serve. This year, Museums Advocacy Day is on February 27 and 28.
Visiting a museum is an educational experience for people of all ages, and through the Yonkers Public Library’s Museum Pass Program, you can visit a variety of museums in New York City and the Hudson Valley region.
While the benefits for each card differ, you can typically enjoy free or discounted admission to any of these participating museums:
- The American Museum of Natural History
- Dia Beacon
- Frick Madison
- Guggenheim Museum
- Hudson River Museum
- Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
- MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
You can reserve your museum pass in advance online and pick it up on the day of your reservation from your preferred Yonkers Public Library branch.
While you’re at the library, why not check out some of these great reads about museums for yourself or for a young reader.
Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, history and science fiction. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations.