- Summer is here and our new online Print-on-Demand museum pass program makes visiting local museums and attractions easier than ever! Most of our passes are available as print-on-demand, which means that you are able to print out the museum pass from home. These passes do not need to be returned to the Library.
- Passes may be borrowed by an adult with a valid library card.
- Some passes permit free admission, while others offer discounted admission.
- Passes may be reserved online up to 30 days before your planned museum visit.
- Physical museum passes must be picked up and returned at the Durham Public Library circulation desk. Passes may be picked up one day ahead of your planned museum visit and must be returned no later than closing time the day following your visit.
- Print-on-Demand passes can be printed from home. They do not need to be picked up or returned to the library!
The following passes cannot be printed, but can be reserved online and picked up at the Library: the Connecticut State Park Pass, the Mystic Aquarium, and the Norwalk Maritime Aquarium. Coupons for the Connecticut Science Center must be picked up at the Library but do not need to be returned.
Please note: Prices and hours are set by museums and are subject to change. Some museums close for special events. Consulting the museum website or calling museum to confirm hours is recommended.
All museum passes have been donated as gifts to the community by PALS: The Friends of the Durham Public Library.
MUSEUM PASSES AS OF February 2019
American Clock and Watch Museum
Free admission for 2 adults and 3 children.
The Bushnell Park Carousel
Free for 4 people.
The Children’s Museum & Roaring Brook Nature Center
West Hartford, CT
One free admission with each paid admission. Maximum 4 free admissions per day.
Planetarium shows have an additional fee.
Connecticut State Parks
Valid for 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull & Gillette Castle State Parks.
Effective 1/1/18, admission to all other State Parks is free for Conn. residents.
The Connecticut Historical Society Museum and Library
Free for 2 adults and 4 children. Research Center is not included.
Connecticut Trolley Museum
East Windsor, CT
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children, including unlimited trolley rides. Does not cover admission to seminars, tours, etc.
Florence Griswold Museum
Old Lyme, CT
Discounted admission for adults, seniors, and students; children under 12 years free.
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Free Admission for up to two people.
$2 off Combination Ticket (Aquarium & Daytime IMAX) good for up to 6 people. Cannot be combined with other offers.
$5.00 off admission for up to 4 people. Good on general admission only.
50% off regular admission for 2 adults and 3 children ages 17 years and under
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT
Free admission for any 4 people, one adult must accompany children under 16 years.
New England Carousel Museum & Museum of Fire History
Free for 4 people.
New Haven Museum
New Haven, CT
Free admission for up to four people.
Old State House
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children .
Peabody Museum (Yale)
New Haven, CT
$6 off up to 4 admissions, one adult must accompany children under 16 years.
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children 17 years and under.