Museum Passes

IMPORTANT: 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. Some 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 per family each day for $9 admission / person, (Adult or Child).
See pass for further info.
Note: “Sold-out” message on Zoo’s social media or website does not apply to library patrons.

The Carousel Museum
& Museum of Fire
95 Riverside Ave, Rt. 72
Bristol, CT 06010
(860) 585-5411

Pass admits (4)  individuals for free. 

CT Historical Society
Museum & Library

One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621   


Pass admits (2) adults and up to (4) children free.


CT’s Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 522-6766

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)
    • 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.

CT reg’d vehicles park *free* at all parks.
Discovery Museum & Planetarium
4450 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 372-3521

Pass allows free admission for up to (4) Children (under age 18) with (1) paid Adult admission
(Planetarium/Demos not included) 

Everwonder Children’s Museum
31 Pecks Lane
Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 364-4009
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.
New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 562-4183

Admits four (4) visitors.

Peabody Museum
170 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 432-5050
Closed for Renovations
*PEZ Visitor Center
35 Prindle Hill Rd
Orange, CT 06477
(203) 298-0201
1 Pass  General Admission
Up to 4 people per visit
*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
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
Charlestown Navy Yard – Bldg 22
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 426-1812

Free admission
(Limited to parties of 9 or fewer.
One pass per party)

Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103-2990
(860) 278-2670

2 adults free. All children (ages 6-17) free
excludes fund-raisers or special events.

*Returnable Passes per guidelines specified above.