Museum Passes

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

American Museum of Natural History
79 Street (at Central Park West)  |  New York City |  212.769.5110
www.amnh.org
Coupon admits free admission for 1. Limited to 1 voucher per family while supplies last.

The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive  |  West Hartford  |  860.231.2824
www.thechildrensmuseumct.org
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.

Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
409 Main Street  |  Niantic  |  860.691.1111
www.childrensmuseumsect.org
1/2 price admission up to 4 people. Closed Mondays, except for school holidays.

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard  |  Hartford  |  860.724.3623
www.ctsciencecenter.org
20% off coupons while supplies last. Closed Mondays, September—June.

Connecticut State Parks Pass
860.424.3200 for general info.
www.nochildleftinside.org
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.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue  |  Bridgeport  |  203.394.6565
www.beardsleyzoo.org
Free admission for 2 adults & 4 children.  Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Connecticut’s Old State House
800 Main Street  |  Hartford  |  860.522.6766
www.ctoldstatehouse.org
Free admission for up to 2 adults & 2 children. Refer to website for seasonal hours.

Discovery Museum & Planetarium
4450 Park Avenue  |  Bridgeport  |  203.372.3521
www.discoverymuseum.org
Up to 4 free child admissions with 1 paid adult admisson.

Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street |  Old Lyme  |  860.434.5542
www.flogris.org
Free  admission for 2 adults & 2 children under 12.

The Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue (at 89th Street)  |  New York City  |  212.434.5542
www.guggenheim.org
Free admission for 4 adults, children under 12 are always free.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street | Hartford  |  860.522.9258, ext. 317
www.harrietbeecherstowecenter.org
Free admission for 2.

The Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water Street  |  Norwalk  |  203.852.0700
www.maritimeaquarium.org
$2.00 off combination ticket for up to 6 people.

Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue  |  Hartford  |  860.247.0998
www.marktwainhouse.org
Admits 1 adult or 2 children with the purchase of 1 adult admission.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum
110 Pequot Trail  |  Mashantucket  |  800.411.9671
www.pequotmuseum.org
$5.00 off admission for up to 2 adults & 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children.
Seasonal closing: December 1, 2014 through early May, 2015

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard |  Mystic  |  860.572.5955
www.mysticaquarium.org
$5 off general admission, up to four people.  Refer to website for seasonal hours.

Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville |  Mystic  |  860.872.5302
www.mysticseaport.org
1/2 off regular admission for 2 adults & 2 children.

New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street  |  New Britain  |  860.229.0257
www.nbmaa.org
Pass admits 4 people free, no age restriction; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Closed Mondays.

New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road |  Windsor Locks  |  860.623.3305
www.neam.org
Admits 2 adults at discounted price of $5 & 2 children (age 4 – 11) free.

Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street |  East Haven  |  203.467.6927
www.shorelinetrolley.org
1/2 price admission for up to 6 visitors. Season runs April—December. See website for seasonal hours.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center
39 Scofieldtown Road  |  Stamford  |  203.322.1646
www.stamfordmuseum.org
Free admission for 2 adults and children to museum, nature center, planetarium and observatory. Dogs not allowed.  Refer to website for hours.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children
303 West Avenue  |  Norwalk  |  203.899.0606
www.steppingstonesmuseum.org
One free admission for every paid admission.

Thimble Islands Ferry Company
4 Indian Point Road  |  Branford  |  203. 889.8365 office  |  203.483.6659 dock
www.thimbleislandsferry.com
1/2 price round-trip fare for up to 4 passengers to Outer Island. Refer to website for info/schedule.

Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street |  Hartford  |  860.278.2670
www.wadsworthatheneum.org
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children; buy 1 get 1 free film admission.
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue  |  New Haven  |  203.432.5050
www.peabody.yale.edu
$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

Weir Farm
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