Time to Explore.
Passes generously provided by the Friends of the James Blackstone Memorial Library
Passes to museums, historical sites and attractions are available in the Youth Services Department during regular library hours. Pass terms and conditions vary. Please read carefully and contact museums directly with any questions.
- One pass per family
- No reserves
- You can check the availability of a pass by clicking on the museum name below or call the library at 203.488.1441. ext. 323
- Passes circulate for two days
- $2.00 per day for passes returned late
- You must present your library card.
Discounts may be subject to change from time to time; confirm current discount with Youth Services.
Full List of Museum Passes
The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive | West Hartford | 860.231.2824
Pass admits 1 free for every paid admission, up to a maximum of 4 free admissions per day. Closed Mondays, except during school holidays, and July/August.
Connecticut State Parks Pass
860.424.3200 for general info.
Free parking at all State parks and forests. Free admission for 2 adults and 4 children at Fort Trumbull, Dinosaur State Park, and Gillette Castle. Available April — Columbus Day.
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street | New Britain | 860.229.0257
Pass admits 4 people free, no age restriction; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Closed Mondays.
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road | Stamford | 203.322.1646
Free admission for 2 adults and children to museum, nature center, planetarium and observatory. Dogs not allowed. Refer to website for hours.
Thimble Islands Ferry Company
4 Indian Point Road | Branford | 203. 889.8365 office | 203.483.6659 dock
1/2 price round-trip fare for up to 4 passengers to Outer Island. Refer to website for info/schedule.
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue | New Haven | 203.432.5050
$5 off up to 4 admissions (adults $7; seniors $6; children age 3-18 $5). Free individual admission on Thursdays from 2-5pm, September—June. Pass is not valid during the month of February. Refer to website for seasonal hours.
Free Connecticut Museums
Admissions to these museums are FREE, so library passes are not required.
Ballard Institute and Museum
1 Royce Circle | Mansfield | 860.486.8580
Connecticut College Arboretum
270 Mohegan Avenue | New London | 860.439.5020
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
219 Hillside Road | Storrs | 860.486.4460
Davison Art Center
301 High Street | Middletown | 860.685.2500
Knights of Columbus Museum
1 State Street | New Haven | 203.865.0400
Museum of Connecticut History
231 Capitol Avenue | Hartford | 860.757.6535
Submarine Force Museum
1 Crystal Lake Road | Groton | 860.694.3174
735 Nod Hill Road | Wilton | 203.834.1896
William Benton Museum
245 Glenbrook Road | Storrs | 860.486.4520
Yale Center for British Art
1080 Chapel Street | New Haven | 203.432.2800
Yale University Art Gallery
111 Chapel Street | New Haven | 203.432.0600