Museum passes may be picked up at the library only on the day they are to be used, and must be returned that evening (in the book drop) or by 9:00 the following morning (Monday morning if applicable), to avoid a $5/day late fee. Passes may not be reserved; first come, first served only.
Beardsley Zoo-Bridgeport, CT; Pass will admit six patrons for $5 each. One family per day.
Children’s Museum of Southeastern CT-Niantic, CT; Pass grants $3.50 off regular admission price and is for a family of four.
Connecticut’s Old State House-Hartford, CT; Good for free admission for up to two adults and two children.
Connecticut Science Center-Hartford, CT; Grants 20% off up to 4 admissions.
Eric Sloane Museum & Kent Iron Furnace – Kent, CT; Free admission for two adults and two youths (6-17 years); part of the Four Connecticut Museums pass.
Florence Griswold Museum – Old Lyme, CT; Pass admits two adults and two children into the Museum.
Henry Whitfield State Museum – Guilford, CT; Free admission for two adults and two youths (6-17 years); part of the Four Connecticut Museums pass.
Hungerford Park Nature Center – New Britain, CT; Free admission for up to 4 people. Combined pass with New Britain Youth Museum.
The Maritime Aquarium-Norwalk, CT; $2 off a combination aquarium and IMAX admission for up to six people.
Mystic Seaport – Mystic, CT – Save 50% off regular admission up to two adults and three children; discounts at various restaurants and seaport stores.
Mystic Marine Life Aquarium-Mystic, CT- Save $5.00 off admission for up to four people.
New Britain Museum of American Art – New Britain, CT; Pass admits up to four people free.
New Britain Youth Museum – New Britain, CT; Free admission for up to 4 people. Combined pass with Hungerford Park Nature Center.
New Haven Museum – New Haven, CT – Admits up to four people free.
Old New-Gate Prison & Copper Mine – East Granby, CT; Free admission for two adults and two youths (6-17 years); part of the Four Connecticut Museums pass.
Peabody Museum-New Haven, CT; Pass gives $6 off on up to four admissions. Please note that the museum is open for free on Thursdays from 2-5pm. Passes not valid in February.
Prudence Crandall Museum – Canterbury, CT; Free admission for two adults and two youths (6-17 years); part of the Four Connecticut Museums pass.
Shore Line Trolley Museum – East Haven, CT; Admits up to 6 individuals at half price. Regular admission is Adults $10.00, Seniors $8.00 and Children $6.00.
State Parks and Forests Day Pass – Free admission for 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull, and Gillette Castle State Park Museums. Parking for CT registered vehicles is now free for 2018 at all CT state parks.
Wadsworth Atheneum-Hartford, CT; Admits two adults and two children(through age 17) free.
The library now offers passes to the following adult out-of-state museums: The Frick Collection, Guggenheim, Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York Historical Society Museum & Library. Loan rules vary from children’s passes. See the staff at the upstairs reference desk in the adult department or visit the information page here for more information.