**IMPORTANT ~ PLEASE READ** Many museums are closed due to covid-19, or are operating on a limited basis with online pre-registration required, or do not presently accept discount passes. Those that do accept passes may have special procedures for them. It is your responsibility to check with the museum you are visiting before borrowing a library pass to make sure that they are open, accepting library passes, and that you are following their procedures. Regardless of individual museums’ procedures, library policy regarding borrowing passes has not changed.
*Update 8/16/21: Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the Key to NY vaccination mandate for indoor dining, entertainment and fitness. To learn more about this mandate click here.
Planning a visit to NYC? Take advantage of the Library’s museum passes and get in for free!
The Guilford Free Library now has passes to The Frick Collection; Guggenheim; Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex; Museum of the City of New York; and New York Historical Society Museum and Library. Passes may be checked out for 3 days by Guilford residents, 18 and older, with a Guilford library card in good standing.
Reservations can be made for up to 2 weeks in advance in person or by calling the Reference Department at (203) 453-8282. Museum passes are to be returned by the evening of the third day (in the book drop) or in person by 9 am on the morning of the fourth day at the circulation or reference desks to avoid a $5/day late fee. Passes cannot be renewed. Please check museum websites for hours, closings, and events.
The Frick Collection
1 East 70th Street (between Madison & Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY 10021
4 passes total – each good for 1 adult general admission (children under 10 years old are not permitted in the museum).
1071 5th Ave
(between 88th & 89th St.)
New York, NY 10128
2 passes total – each pass is good for 2 adult general admissions. Children under 12 years old are free.
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
W 46th St. & 12th Ave
New York, NY 10036-4103
1 pass – good for general admission for 2 adults and 2 children under age of 18. Must present Guilford Free Library card in addition to museum pass at time of visit.
Museum of the City of New York
1120 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
2 passes – each pass good for free general admission for 1 adult and up to 2 children.
New York Historical Society Museum & Library
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way
New York, NY 10024
1 pass – good for free general admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children.
Looking to stay local? Our Children’s Department offers passes to many Connecticut museums. For more information click here.
Please click here to download the Adult Museum Pass brochure.