Check Out Our Museum Passes!

  • Looking for a new place to visit? 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.

    Click Here to Reserve a Museum Pass

    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.


American Clock and Watch Museum

Bristol, CT
Free admission for 2 adults and 3 children.

The Bushnell Park Carousel

Hartford, CT
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

Hartford, CT
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

Hartford, CT
Free Admission for up to two people.

Maritime Aquarium

Norwalk, CT
$2 off Combination Ticket (Aquarium & Daytime IMAX) good for up to 6 people. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT
$5.00 off admission for up to 4 people. Good on general admission only.

Mystic Seaport

Mystic, CT
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

Bristol, CT
Free for 4 people.

New Haven Museum

New Haven, CT
Free admission for up to four people.

Old State House

Hartford, CT
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.

Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford, CT
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children 17 years and under.