Destination Update: Phased Re-Opening with COVID-19 Protocols and Timed Entry Reservations

Destinations will gradually be opening up in phases, and have COVID-19 visiting requirements.  Most may require Timed-Entry Reservations, made on their website, in addition to using Library’s Pass.  Always check Destination’s website before visiting for changes, visiting requirements, and policy changes like no cash, no restrooms, no beverages.  Some destination passes may be temporarily unavailable or suspended.

MAP Passes to Museums, Attractions & Parks

MAP Passes, offer free or reduced admission to 50 cool places, and are available to Poughkeepsie Public Library District residents* who are 18 or older, with an email address and no fines. *Passes to FDR Presidential Library & Museum are available to all Mid-Hudson Library System patrons.

Book up to two (2) passes for the same day to combine visits to nearby venues. These may be local places or destinations on getaway trips to the Adirondacks, Albany, Berkshires, Boston, CT coastline, Danbury or Hartford, NYC, Springfield, and Vermont.

Always confirm hours and visiting information on destination’s website.

Failure to cancel a pass you do not use may result in suspension of pass privileges.

Pass Types: Printable passes, called Print on Demand. Physical passes, called Pick up/Return.

Print on Demand pass: Reserve for day of visit and marked “Closed” when Destination is closed. Print pass when reserving at home or contact the Library to print it for you after reserving pass. Take the printed pass to entrance on specific date printed on the pass.

Pick Up/Return pass: Reserve for day of pick up and marked “Closed” when Library is closed. On holidays venue may be open, but Library closed, so reserve a day early. Check out pass (inside pouch) for three (3) days including pick-up date, day to use pass, and day to return.

• Library card barcode must match reservation at check-out.
• Return to library branch where checked out, and you may use Book Drop to return.
• A $5.00 per day fine if returned after due date (okay to use drop box after closing time).
• If not returned within one week, pass is considered lost, and a replacement cost fined.

When Reserving: Under destinations, click on “Request Pass” to open into reservation system. Reserve up to 60 days in advance. Under the date, find destination and request. You’ll need library card’s barcode. Follow the prompts. You’ll receive confirmation email and a reminder email 2 days before a reservation. You may add a Text reminder. For Print on Demand passes, select “Print Pass” to print from home and bring to destination on date printed on pass.

Cancelling a Pass Reservation: Use “My Passes” button on the TixKeeper Reservation page by logging in with your library card barcode, and clicking on the pass to cancel, or call the Library. If reservation is in 24 hours or less, “My Passes” directs you to call the Library to cancel for you. Failure to cancel a pass, so that others may use it, may result in a suspension of reservation privileges.

Questions? Call the Reference Desk at (845) 485-3445 x 3702.

Check out other FREE or reduced admission destinations within the Hudson Valley and beyond that do not require a MAP Pass!

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Adirondack Experience – The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake

Print on Demand 

Reduced Admission – Two Options: 50% off for 2 adults and all children 17 and under; OR 50% off for up to 4 adults. Age 5 and under always free. 50% prices: ages: 0-5 free, age 6-17 $6; students w/ID $6, age 18-64 $10; 65+ $9. As Internet access is spotty in Adirondacks, print pass and directions before you go.

Highlights: Enjoy 121 spectacular acres, 23 buildings, with entertaining and immersive experiences, such as “Life in the Adirondacks,” a sensational 19,000 sq. ft. exhibition.  Break up a log jam, set off a mine shaft charge, or hike ¾ mile Minnow Trail to the ADKX Boathouse to rent a vintage boat or canoe (approx. dates avail. 7/1-9/13, rental rates). Free Wi-Fi.

Two Adirondack Passes: The Wild Center & Adirondack Experience passes may be reserved for same day, weekend or week. 32 miles apart. Both are two new Printable Passes to use in the Adirondacks!

Accessibility & Animals: Wheelchairs, wheeled walkers, and strollers are available on a first come. first serve basis. Service animals are welcome. Dogs or emotional support animals are not permitted.

Hours: Open for season on Friday of Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day, seven days a week, including holidays, 10 AM – 5:00 PM.  ADKX Store open 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM. Some “Cabin Fever Sundays,” open, check website Feb-April.

Closed: Day after Columbus Day until re-opening on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.

Address: 9097 State Route 30, Route 28N & 30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY (193 miles from Poughkeepsie)

Phone: 518-352-7311


Albany Institute of History & Art

Print On Demand

Admits: 2 adults and 2 children (under age 18).  Library Pass holders do not need to register for timed advance tickets, but as the museum is at 25% visitor capacity (until NY State restrictions change), you may need to wait to enter if already at capacity. Follow their Safety Guidelines, such as wearing facial masks and social distancing, posted on their website, here.

Guides & Maps: Digital Maps and Guides: Museum Map and Gallery Guide (Hudson River School exhibition).  Download Family Guides for discussion and activities, here. Learn about the collections and current exhibitions to select what you’d most like to see.

Accessibility: The Albany Institute’s galleries and public spaces are fully wheelchair accessible.  Wheelchairs and strollers are available for use during your museum visit. Please ask for assistance at the admissions desk.

Parking: Free parking is available on a limited basis in our parking lot at the corner of Dove and Elk Street.  On the weekend, there is plenty of free parking available on the adjacent streets.

Hours: Closed Mon. & Tues; Open Wed., Thurs, Fri., Sat. from 10 AM-5 PM and Sun.12–5 PM.  Thursday evenings, 5-8 PM (free hours) are temporarily suspended.

Closed: Monday & Tuesday and these holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

Address: 125 Washington Ave., Albany NY 12210 (80 miles from Poughkeepsie)

Phone: 518-463-4478