Destinations are Open!  

Protocols Update and Timed Entry Reservations

Most MAP Pass destinations are open.  A few will reopen up in phases in the future.  Destinations may be year round or seasonal, and some are outdoor or indoor, or both.  Most have modified their COVID-19 visiting requirements.  Some destinations will continue to have Timed-Entry Reservations, made on their website, in addition to using Library’s Pass.  Always check Destination’s website before visiting for hours, changes, visiting requirements, and policies.  If traveling to a destination in MA, CT, or VT, please consult that state’s current COVID-19 travel advisory.

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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

New 2021!  Library & Member Only Weekends, Fri., Sat., Sun.,  May 28 – June  27.  Open to everyone July 1st, seven days a week, 10 AM – 4 PM.

Half Price Admission – Two Options to Select: 50% off for 2 adults and all children 17 and under; OR 50% off for up to 4 adults. Age 5 and under are always free. 50% prices: ages: 0-5 free, age 6-17 $6; students w/ID $6, age 18-64 $10; 65+ $9.    Library Pass users do not need to make Timed Reservation Tickets online.  Please show either the ADX MAP Pass on your mobile phone (from emailed reservation “Pass Info”) or the printed MAP Pass at the Visitor Center.  If possible, they would like you to show your PPLD Library Card, too.  As Internet access is spotty in the Adirondacks, you may wish to make your MAP pass reservation in advance, and print out. Hours are 10 AM – 4 PM.

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 (check website for dates available and rental rates). Free Wi-Fi.

Two Adirondack MAP Pass Destinations: The Wild Center & Adirondack Experience passes may be reserved for the same day, weekend or week. 32 miles apart.

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: In 2021, library & all members only weekends Fri., Sat., Sun., May 28 – June 27, 10 AM – 4 PM.  Open for all, starting July 1, seven days a week (including holidays), 10 AM – 4 PM.   ADKX Store hours may vary.  In Feb – April 2022, check the website for “Cabin Fever Sundays.”  Last day of the 2021 season may be extended from Sept. 30 to Columbus Day weekend, TBA.

Closed: Last day open in 2021 will either be Sept. 30 or after Columbus Day weekend, to be announced later.

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


Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Print on Demand     Open All Year

Admits: The pass-holder and four family members, for a total of five guests (plus children 12 and under free) per library pass with required Timed-Entry

Reservation made in advance on their website under Visit.”  Click on either “Purchase Tickets” or “Timed-entry tickets or reservations required.”  Select Date, Ticket Type “Member/**Free/Child” for free admission, Time Slot, and enter Quantity and click the “Buy it Now” button. Next, enter your contact information, and click on the “Continue to Payment” button at No Charge, and then click on “Complete Order” to finalize your ticket reservation. Follow their “Visitor Code of Conduct and Safety Precautions” and “Tips for Visiting,” under Visit.” There is a 15% discount museum store with the member Library Pass. Free parking, elevator, strollers permitted, no café, and coat check is closed. Before visiting, please check website, or call (203) 438-4519.

Restrictions: The Library Pass is not eligible for special events exceeding general admission cost (requires non-members to pay a fee) or for members-only events.

Hours: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM every day but Tuesdays, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Holidays Open: Open these holidays, so Print on Demand passes from Home and go – Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.

Closed: Tuesdays and New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Address: 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (56 Miles from Poughkeepsie)

Phone: 203-438-4519


Basketball Hall of Fame

Print on Demand      Open Daily All Year 10 AM – 4 PM 

Admits:  Four (4) people for free admissions (any age) when you present the Library Pass at the Box Office. Additional tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or online at the regular price: Adults (ages 16-64) $28; Seniors (ages 65+) $23; Youth (ages 5-15) $19; Children (under age 5) are free.

Library Pass Holders do not need a timed-entry reservation as they will accommodate if capacity is limited due to Covid. Pass is valid for 10% off any photo purchase at “HOOPSHOTS” Photo Center.  Pass is not valid for special events. Check their calendar  to avoid or plan around any closing of exhibits due to special events held on the day of your visit.

Covid-19 Policies & FAQ:  Everyone over age 2 must wear a facial mask, unless you have a medical condition.  If you do not have a mask, one will be given to you.  Policies & FAQ list all the safety and cleaning protocols, visitor requirements, and information to plan your visit. A stylus pen is given to each visitor for touch screen exhibits and visitors are asked to follow the one-way directions in the galleries. If capacity reaches a limit in an exhibit, staff will ask you to wait before entering. To see policies and FAQ, click here.

To Shoot on Center Court: If you wish to participate in shooting on Center Court, please wear appropriate footwear (subject to change, so check website or call). No games of any kind, and no half court shots for everyone’s safety at this time. Staff will provide a sanitized clean basketball to be used by your group, if you wish to shoot hoops.

Restrictions: Backpacks and large bags not allowed in the museum unless needed for a medical reason. Food or beverages may only be consumed on the public concourse or any of the on-site restaurants, but are not allowed in the museum’s exhibits.

Dining & Restaurants On-site:  There are restaurants in the Naismith Hall for Fame for dining on-site, and also nearby Springfield Riverfront. Some offer pre-ordered Box Lunches by contacting Hall of Fame for sales at (413) 231-5513. For Lodging and Dining information on their website, click here.

Hours: Open daily all year, 10 AM – 4 PM, except for holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Always check website to see if they modify hours open due to Covid. Check this calendar for early closings of the museum or a particular exhibit for any special events.

Address: 1000 Hall of Fame Ave., Springfield, MA 01105 (124 miles from Poughkeepsie)

Phone: 1-877-446-6752