Hudson River Museum Announces First Public Safety Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 10

JUNE 5 - The Hudson River Museum is pleased to announce its first Public Safety Appreciation Day, which will take place on Saturday, June 10 from 12 to 5pm. On this day all emergency services staff throughout Westchester County—Fire, Police, and EMS services—will receive FREE Museum admission for themselves and their families by showing their public safety ID. “Public safety personnel play an essential role in our everyday lives, which often requires that they put themselves in harm’s way to protect us,” says HRM Director
Masha Turchinsky
. “As a sign of our genuine appreciation, we open our doors to all public safety officers for their dedication and commitment to the safety and well-being of our community.”

The largest cultural institution in Westchester County, the Hudson River Museum offers a variety of exhibitions, programs, and hands-on activities for the entire family. Activities and exhibitions on this day include:

  • We are celebrating summer with exhibitions devoted to floral beauty, including:
    Robert Zakanitch, Garden of Ornament; Floral Arrangements: Highlights from the Permanent
    and Sylvia Sleigh: Invitation to a Voyage
  • Planetarium-- the only public planetarium between New York City and Albany. Discover the
    wonders of our universe with Star Shows at 12:30, 2, and 3:30pm for ages 5 - adult, including
    The Sky Tonight, a live, interactive show about what's going on in the sky the VERY night you
    visit. (Planetarium tickets are an additional cost)
  • Glenview, the Museum’s 1876 Historic Home, with six restored Gilded-Age period rooms that
    reflect the lifestyle of its turn-of-the-century residents, the Trevor family, and are full of fine
    woodworking, furnishings and decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures.
  • Family Studio Arts & Science Projects —Join activities that explore the Museum’s collections and
    exhibitions from 1-4pm
  • Explore and learn about the Hudson River in the Riverama Gallery
  • Stop in our Early Explorers Room, a play space for young visitors with a dollhouse, blocks,
    puppet theater & more. Up to age 5; must be with a caregiver.

The Hudson River Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm. From July 7 - September 2, the Museum’s Fridays and Saturday hours are extended from 5 to 8pm, and admission is FREE for the galleries and the Friday and Saturday night Planetarium shows at 7 pm.

Museum Admission: Adults $6; Youth 3 - 18 $3; Seniors 62+ and Students with ID $4. Planetarium Admission: Adults $4; Youth 3 -18 $2; Seniors 62+ and Students with ID $3.

The Museum is accessible by Metro North, Yonkers or Glenview Stations, by Beeline Bus Route 1 (Warburton Avenue at Shonnard Terrace), by car, via the Saw Mill River Parkway. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and get a combined rail and admission discount ticket.  Click here for Metro-North Deals & Getaways information.

THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM ( is the largest cultural institution in Westchester County and a multidisciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, seeking to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. The Museum collections focus on 19th-century through contemporary American Art; Glenview, an 1876 house on the National Register of Historic Places; Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art, 120-seat planetarium, and a 400-seat outdoor amphitheater. It presents exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.