For the health and safety of the community from the recent surge of the highly contagious variants of the COVID-19 virus, the Library will be enforcing that masks be worn by everyone age 2 and older. This action is in accordance with CDC guidelines and recommendations from the NYS Governor.

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250 Route 25A, Shoreham, NY

M-Th: 9:30 am - 8 pm, F: 9:30 am - 5 pm

Saturday: 10:30 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

North Shore Publich Library

Museum Passes

***When borrowing a Museum Pass, please contact the Museum directly to find out their hours, policies, admission, and other restrictions due to COVID-19 regulations. The Library is not responsible for a change in Museum policies.***

***Reserve a Museum Pass Today***

  • Click Here To Reserve Your Museum Pass!
  • To cancel or modify a pass reservation, call the Library at 631-929-4488 ext. 223.
  • We offer PRINTABLE PASSES for some museums. Look for the printer icon to grab and go!

Museum Pass Policy

Free Museum Passes are available to North Shore Public Library cardholders in good standing who have signed the Museum Pass User Agreement. A new agreement form must be signed each time a museum pass is checked out.

  • Passes must be reserved in advance and handled by an adult (18 years or older) family member. Only one Pass may be checked out to a patron at a given time.
  • Pick-up a reserved museum pass at the Children’s Reference Desk after 3:00 PM on the day prior to use. Return the pass to the Children’s Reference Desk by 1:00 PM on the due date. Other patrons may be waiting to use it.
  • Reservations will be taken up to 2 months in advance of the desired date.
  • Reservations will be taken online, in person, or over the phone at 631-929-4488, ext. 223.
  • In order to ensure that the Museum Pass can be given to the next patron, keep in mind that there is a $10 late fee per day, so please return it promptly.
  • In the event that non-return of a Pass necessitates the Library to pay the entrance fee for the next user, that entry cost to the museum will be attached to the borrower’s record. In the event of loss or mutilation of a Pass, a fee will be charged for the replacement cost of that Museum Pass.
  • Patrons should call the museum directly for information on hours of operation, parking and/or directions.
  • The Library staff reserves the right to monitor usage to ensure fair access for the greatest number of patrons.

Museum Pass Limits

  • Maximum number of passes a cardholder can borrow for a single day: 1
  • Maximum number of passes a cardholder can borrow per week: 1
  • Maximum number of passes a cardholder can book for a calendar month: 4
  • Maximum number of times a cardholder can borrow for a specific museum per month: 
  • Two “no shows” within a 60-day block of time will block users from making a reservation.
  • During the school vacation breaks, patron is limited to one single reservation, for one single museum pass.

View Our Full Museum Pass Policy By Clicking Here!

Free Virtual Museum Options


Brooklyn Botanic

While the Garden is closed, enjoy activities, games, recipes, and crafts to do at home. Projects are geared toward a variety of ages. Children and their caretakers will find a variety of resources at Kids and Families.

Children’s Museum of the East

CMEE @ Home, is a resource containing daily enrichment activities. Monday through Friday, Museum educators provide easy-to-replicate projects.

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium

View their live cameras of the Turtle Pond and the Sunfish & Rock Bass

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Find At-Home Activities and enjoy a virtual Scavenger Hunt of the Museum!

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Making Art Together, is a blog from the Art Studio at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, educator, or artist, you will find ideas to inspire you to create meaningful experiences with children and art.

Frick Collection

Frick provide audiences a wide range of free online programming.

Guggenheim Museum

Virtual tours, activities, and classes allow you to experience the Guggenheim even when you’re not at the museum.

Heckscher Museum of Art

Kids Art Activities Series Live on Facebook, Tuesdays at 3 pm

Tune in live to the Museum’s Facebook page every Tuesday afternoon at 3 pm to create exciting art activities just for kids!

Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County

Offers virtual museum tours and curators lectures.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Families will enjoy free Virtual Tours and Talks as well as virtual museum visit.

Long Island Children’s Museum

New additions every Friday! At-home activities and early childhood program videos

Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages

Visit their website very third Thursday this summer for fun, interactive activities.

Long Island Science Center

View their calendar of free virtual events.

Museum of Modern Art

Offers free online events.

New York Transit Museum

Join New York Transit Museum educators for transit-themed songs, stories and activities for the youngest transportation fans.  

Parrish Art Museum

Introducing Parrish Home Art Studios! Fun, interactive art activities for families, using materials you already have in your home!

South Fork Natural History Museum

Offering some free Zoom programs as well as a series of animal videos at

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum

Virtual Mansion Tours as well as planetarium and museum educational offerings.

Walt Whitman Birthplace

Enjoy Zoom Live Events// Upcoming & Past

Whaling Museum & Education Center

Find How-To Crafts and coloring pages.


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