Museum Passes

  • All of our museum passes have been donated as gifts to the community by P.A.L.S.
  • To borrow a pass, you must be an adult and have a valid library card.
  • Some of the passes permit free admission, while others offer discounted admission.
  • You may borrow 1 pass per family at a time.
  • Passes are available for check out on a first-come basis and are checked out for a 2 day period.
  • Passes may not be reserved but will be held for one hour by calling the library.
  • The overdue charge is $5.00 per day.  If a pass is lost, the borrower will be liable for replacing it at full cost.
  • Prices and hours are set by the museums and are subject to change. Some museums close for special events. Please consult museum website or call museum to confirm hours.
  • Please return passes inside the library.



Connecticut River Museum
67 Main Street, Essex
2 Adults and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18 half price admission
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm ( Monday June-August)


Connecticut State Parks and   Forests Day Pass  

Valid at all Connecticut   State Parks and Forests
  entrance fee for one passenger vehicle carrying fewer than 12 passengers
Valid for 2 adults and 4   children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks
Not for commercial use
Hours: 8:00am – Sunset


The Children’s Museum   (formerly Science Center of Connecticut)

(Please note that this is   the same pass for the Roaring   Brook Nature Center)
950 Trout Brook Dr., West Hartford
One free admission with every paid admission

Science Dome show tickets   are an additional fee
Limit of 4 free admissions per pass
Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 11:00 am-4:00pm
Open Mondays during West Hartford school holidays, and July and August


Florence Griswold   Museum
96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme
2 Adults and 2 Children under 12 years free
Hours:  Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 1:00 pm-5:00pm 


Harriet Beecher Stowe   Center
77 Forest Street, Hartford
860-522-9258 ext. 317

Admission for 2 guests for a free tour of the center, Stowe House or Child’s tour.

Hours: Wednesday – Friday   9:30am – 4:30pm
Saturday – 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sunday Noon – 5:30 pm
Closed January 1, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and December 24,25


Maritime Aquarium at   Norwalk
10 North Water Street, Norwalk

Discounted $2.00 off admission for up to 6 people

Hours: Daily 10:00am – 5:00pm
July & August 10:00am – 6pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day and   December 25


Mark Twain House   & Museum
351 Farmington Ave, Hartford

Admission for 1 adults or 2 children with the purchase of 1 adult admission

Hours: Monday – Saturday9:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday Noon – 5:30 pm
Closed Tuesdays January – March
Closed January 1, Easter Sunday, July   4th, Thanksgiving Day and December 24,25


Mystic Aquarium

55 Coogan Blvd, Mystic
Exit 90 from I-95, Mystic
Discounted $6 off adult & $4 off children

Hours:  December-February 10:00am-4:00pm
March 9:00 am-4:00 pm
April – October 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
November 9:00 am – 4:00 pm


Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville, Mystic

Admission 50% off for 2   adults & 2 children
Hours: November 25 – December 23, 2012 open Thursday – Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00   pm
Closed December 24 & 25
December 26 – January 1, 2013 open   daily 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
January 2 – February 13 closed
February 14 – March 29 open Thursday –   Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
March 30 – October 27 open daily   9:00 am – 5:00 pm


New Britain Museum of   American Art
56 Lexington Street, New Britain
general admission for 4 people – one adult must accompany children under 16

Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 11:00am   – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am   – 5:00pm
Sunday noon – 5:00pm


New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
2 Adults or seniors at $5.00 each (12 & up) & 2 Children (4-11) Free
Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Sunday


Peabody Museum
170 Whitney Ave., New Haven
Discounted $5.00 admission for up to 4 people Not valid in February
One adult must accompany children under 16
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday   Noon-5:00pm


Roaring Brook Nature   Center
(Please note that this is the same pass for The Children’s Museum)
70 Gracey Road, Canton
One Free   admission with every paid admission
Limit of 4 free admissions per pass
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Open   Mondays July and August


Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main St., Hartford
Free   general admission 2 Adults & 2 Children (to age 17)
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm
Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
First Thursday of each month 11:00am-8:00pm
Not valid on special exhibits like the Christmas Tree Fundraiser