Museum and Park Passes

The Utica Public Library has museum and park passes available for checkout!

The passes will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Renewals and holds are not available.

Passes must be returned to our Utica location, not to any other library in the Mid York Library System. If a pass is not returned the cardholder will be responsible for the replacement fee associated with the lost pass.

For further information please contact the Utica Public Library at (315) 735-2279. 

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Adirondack Experience






Present your library card with the pass and receive a 50% discount on family admissions: up to 4 adults, OR 2 adults & all children 17 and under. Children under 5 are free. 

 Visitor Courtesy Code

  • Masking is optional and social distancing is  encouraged when possible
  • Follow hand hygiene guidelines and use the  hand sanitizer stations available throughout  the campus during your visit.
  • Please do not bring food or open beverages into any of the exhibit spaces.

Timed tickets recommended. Purchase timed tickets with your pass at

View Adirondack Experience Availability

7 Days

Replacement Fee: $75

Empire Pass

 Empire Pass

Present pass and receive admission for 1 vehicle to a New York State Park for day use. 

View Empire Pass Availability

 7 Days

Replacement Fee: $80 

Everson Museum of Art

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 Present your library card and the pass for free admission for the pass holder.

View Everson Museum Availability

 7 Days

Replacement Fee: $60

Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo

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 Present your library card and this pass for 50% off admission for up to 4 adults and 6 children.

View Fort Rickey Availability

7 Days

Replacement Fee: $100

The MOST Museum Pass


Present pass for free admission for two adults and their children/grandchildren under 18. 

* Library passes cannot be used to access other locations in the ASTC network of museums. 

View MOST Availability

 7 Days

Replacement Fee: $85



Present pass for unlimited free admission to all Museum of Art exhibitions for two adult members and children 18 and under in the same household.

Also Enjoy:

Member pricing at the Museum Shop.


Reciprocal privileges through the Empire State Museum Reciprocal Program.

View MWPAI Availability

7 days

Replacement Fee: $85

Onondaga Parks Pass

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Present pass at the front desk/ticket booth and receive free admission for: 


Beaver Lake Nature Center: One Personal Vehicle

Highland Forest & Rosamond Gifford Zoo: 4 Visitors

Oneida Shores Park and Jamesville Beach: One Personal Vehicle

Pratt's Falls Park: 4 Visitors

 *Carpenter's Brook Fish Hatchery and Onondaga Lake Park do not charge admission. 

*Fees for programs, rentals, amenities, boat launches, etc. are not included.


View Onondaga Parks Availability

7 Days

Replacement Fee: $55

 USS Slater 

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Present your library card with this pass for free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children for a one-hour guided tour of the USS Slater.

The pass is not valid for group tours, overnight camping, or any additional tours.


View USS Slater Availability    7 Days Replacement Fee: $100 

Utica Zoo 

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Present your library card with this pass and receive 50% off admission for up to 4 adults and 6 children.

  • Patrons are only allowed to use one card per family, per visit.
  • Pass is valid for admission only, no discounts at the gift shop or educational programs.
  • Pass cannot be used for entry to Utica Zoo Signature Events.
  • Pass is not valid at other reciprocal zoos or establishments.
View Utica Zoo Availability  7 Days  Replacement Fee: $100 

The Wild Center

Present pass and receive $10 admission each for up to 2 adults and free admission for up to 4 children through age 17. 




View The Wild Center Availability

 7 Days

Replacement Fee: $90