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 as “Returnable 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.)
1875 Noble Ave.
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Pass admits up to 6 people per family each day for $9 admission / person, (Adult or Child).
|CT Historical Society
Museum & Library
One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Pass admits (2) adults and up to (4) children free.
|CT’s Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Free admission up to (4) visitors
|*CT State Parks, Centers
& Historic Buildings Day Pass
Valid at CT State Parks & Forests
(list of CT State parks)
Day Pass covers the following: (click arrow)
CT reg’d vehicles park *free* at all parks.
|Discovery Museum & Planetarium
4450 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Pass allows free admission for up to (4) Children (under age 18) with (1) paid Adult admission
|Everwonder Children’s Museum
31 Pecks Lane
Newtown, CT 06470
Pass grants 50% off of regular priced admission for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children.
Children under age 1 are admitted free.
|The New England Air Museum
Bradley International Airport
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
3 Passes, each admits pass holder and up to (5) visitors at 50% off regular admission rates. Children ages 3 and under free.
|New England Carousel Museum
95 Riverside Ave, Rt. 72
Bristol, CT 06010
Pass admits four individuals for free.
|New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510
Admits four (4) visitors.
170 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
|Closed for Renovations|
|*PEZ Visitor Center
35 Prindle Hill Rd
Orange, CT 06477
|1 Pass General Admission
Up to 4 people per visit
|Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512
|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
|Free for 2 adults of the same household
and their children under age 18
|*Stepping Stones Museum
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
|Buy 1, Get 1 Free! Valid for one free admission with each purchase of one admission at regular price (max 3 free admissions / pass / day). Limited to use by one family per day.|
USS Constitution Museum
|2 adults free. All children (ages 6-17) free
excludes fund-raisers or special events.
*Returnable Passes per guidelines specified above.