Museum Passes

PrintablePassesUsing a printable pass:

  • You must have a valid adult library card to reserve a pass
  • You may reserve and print a pass up to 60 days in advance
  • Present your printed pass at the museum or attraction
  • You cannot reserve the same pass twice in one month but you can reserve up to 5 different passes in a month. Click here to cancel or reprint an existing reservation.
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Please Note: Museums or attractions not using printable passes must be checked out at the library. Please call or stop in to check the availability of these passes (203) 389-3434.

Museum/ Attraction Printable or Library Checkout Discount
Children's Museum / Roaring Brook Nature Center
This pass allows one free touring admission with every paid admission to a maximum of four free admissions per pass per day. Please note that Science Dome show tickets are an additional fee.
Connecticut's Old State House Free regular admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The pass does not cover admission for after-hour events. 1796 National Historic Landmark is one of the nation's oldest state houses; features an interactive, multimedia exhibit which tells the story of Hartford and the importance of history in our lives.
Discovery Museum and Planetarium Pass admits up to 4 children free with one paid adult admission. An interactive science museum with hands-on displays, permanent and traveling exhibits, gift shop, and food court.
Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop Weekend walk in projects only. 2 adults and 2 kids.
Florence Griswold Museum This pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12. The Florence Griswold is an art museum centered on the home of Florence Griswold (1850-1937)
Mark Twain House and Museum Buy one (1) adult admission, get one (1) adult OR two (2) children for no charge. The Mark Twain House & Museum, a National Historic Landmark in Hartford, CT
New Britain Museum of American Art Free general admission for up to 4 people. The New Britain Museum of American Art is the first museum of strictly American art in the country.
New England Air Museum Admits card holder and up to 5 guests at 50% off of regular admission. The New England Air Museum, located in Windsor Locks, houses one of the world's most outstanding collections of historic aviation artifacts.
New Haven Museum Free admission for four people. The New Haven Museum preserves and shares the history of the greater New Haven community through museum exhibitions, public programs and library resources. Explore 300 years of New Haven's colorful past!
Peabody Museum of Natural History $6 off admission for up to 4 people. The Peabody is among the oldest and largest university natural history museums in the world. It was founded in 1866 and is most known for its Great Hall of Dinosaurs and has permanent exhibits dedicated to human and mammal evolution, wildlife dioramas and Egyptian artifacts.
Shore Line Trolley Museum Pass grants 50% off admission for up to 6 people. The Shore Line Trolley is the oldest operating trolley museum in the United States. It was founded to preserve the heritage of the trolley car. The museum includes exhibits on trolley history and offers rides on restored trolleys along its 1.5 mile track.
Wadsworth Atheneum Free admission for 2 adults. Children are always free. Additional fees apply during annual Festivals. Not valid for group tours or with other discounts. Not valid during "Art After Hours" events. The nation's oldest public art museum. World-renowned collections include Hudson River School landscapes, Old Masters, Impressionist paintings, modern and contemporary masterpieces, American furniture, and decorative arts.
Beardsley Zoo This is pass is valid for $5 admission per person for up to 6 guests. Limited to 1 family per day. The Beardsley Zoo is the only AZA accredited zoo in the state of Connecticut. It includes one of the few carousels in the state. Please call or visit library for availability.
Connecticut State Parks Pass This pass covers the cost of parking at state parks and forests where there is a charge. This includes beach state parks as well as inland parks. The pass also covers admission for two adults and four children at state historical sites and exhibit centers at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks. Please call or visit library for availability.
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk This pass is good for $2 off for up to 6 people. This sizable aquarium offers 30+ fresh and saltwater exhibits, including a touch tank, theater and cafe as well as seal and bird spotting cruises along Long Island Sound at an additional cost. Please call or visit library for availability.
Mystic Aquarium $4 off general admission for up to 4 people. The Mystic Aquarium is one of two aquariums located in Connecticut. The Aquarium is one of three U.S. facilities holding Steller sea lions and it has the only beluga whales in New England.
Stepping Stones Museum Buy one, get one free. Valid for one free admission with each purchase of one admission. Not to be combined with other discounts. Limited to use by one family per day.