Museum Passes

IMPORTANT: Especially given the current pandemic, it is recommended that you check the individual museum’s website calendar or call ahead prior to reserving passes or visiting to be certain that the museum or the area of the museum you plan to visit will be open. Many museums are limiting hours or closed at this time. And many require online reservations using their websites.

The Library has a versatile collection of museum passes that, depending on the museum, provide visitors with either discounted or free admission for up to a specified number of people.

What’s new about Museum Passes?
To help plan your visit, you may now reserve Library museum passes up to 30 days in advance. In addition, most museum passes can be printed on demand as part of our new on-line reservation process – from the comfort of your home or while at the library. Note: some passes are designated asReturnable passes and must still be borrowed from and returned to the Library, but these may also be reserved 30 days ahead of time.

Museum Pass Guidelines: 

  • Available to anyone with a valid CT library card in good standing|
  • Limit of one (1) pass per day per family and maximum four (4) passes in a 30-day period
  • Passes may be reserved up to 30 days in advance
  • Returnable passes: 
    • 2-day checkout period using your CT library card
    • Return to Library’s lending desk, NOT in book drop or at another library
    • Daily fine: $2/day, up to $100 maximum
    • $100.00 for lost pass

To check availability of Museum Passes and make a reservation, click HERE

It is recommended that you check the individual museum’s website calendar or call ahead of time to be certain the area of the museum you plan to visit will be open.

 (*Returnable Passes per guidelines specified above.)

*Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 394-6565

Pass admits up to 6 people in one’s own family each day. $9 admission per person, Adult or Child. See pass for further instructions.

The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119
(860) 231-2824
Roaring Brook Nature Center
70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-0263   

Library pass holders do NOT need to pre-register. Please call 860.231.2824 for availability
Click here to for more info

CT Historical Society
Museum & Library

One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621   
Pass admits 2 adults & up to 4 children free
CT’s Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Closed until further notice
*CT State Parks, Centers
& Historic Buildings

Valid at CT State Parks & Forests
(list of CT State parks)
Day Pass covers the following: (click arrow)
    Up to (2) Adults & (4) children (ages 6-12) to those parks where there is an admission fee to enter a building or museum: Dinosaur State Park, Fort Trumbull & Gillette Castle State Park. Pass cannot be used for camping or special events. Pass not req’d to cover parking fees at state park/forests for CT residents as all CT reg’d vehicles are allowed with no fee.
Discovery Museum & Planetarium
4450 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 372-3521

Closed until further notice

Everwonder Children’s Museum
31 Pecks Lane
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 364-4009
For info, hours and tickets, please visit:
 Imagine Nation Children’s Museum
One Pleasant Street
Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 314-1400
Closed until further notice
*Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
10 N. Water St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 852-0700
No discounts at this time
*Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 572-5955
No discounts at this time
The New England Air Museum
Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 623-3305

3 Passes

Advance Tickets required. Admits up to five (5) visitors at 50% off of regular admission rates. Children ages 3 and under admitted free. Not valid for pre-arranged group tours, home school programs, special events or open cockpit days.

New England Carousel Museum
95 Riverside Ave, Rt. 72
Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 585-5411

For info, hours and timed tickets, please visit: 

New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 562-4183

The Museum galleries are open by reservation only. Masks are required at all times.
For event and reservation info, click here 

Peabody Museum
170 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 432-5050
Closed for Renovations
*PEZ Vistor Center
35 Prindle Hill Rd
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 298-0201
1 Pass  General Admission
Up to 4 people per visit
Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512
(203) 467-6927
50% discount for up to 6 people, once per day
Review pass for restricted openings
*Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203) 944-6533
Free for 2 adults of the same household
and their children under age 18
*Stepping Stones Museum
for Children

303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203) 899-0606
Closed until further notice
Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103-2990
(860) 278-2670
1 Pass
2 adults & 2 children (ages 6-17) free
excludes fund-raisers or special events.
USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard – Bldg 22
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 426-1812
Free admission
(Limited to parties of 9 or fewer.
One pass per party)

*Returnable Passes per guidelines specified above.