Museum Passes

Museum Passes

Borrow a pass today! The Howard Whittemore Library offers passes for free or reduced admission to museums and other attractions around the state. Museum passes may only be borrowed by adults with library cards that do not have blocks.

The passes are available on a first come, first served basis. Only one pass may be checked out to a household at any given time and must be returned prior to borrowing another. Passes may be borrowed for three (3) days and must be returned to the Children’s Department of the Library by closing on the due date. Passes may not be returned in the book drop. Ask the person at the desk in the Youth Services Department for museum pass availability.

Beardsley Zoo– $10 admission per person, up to 6 people.

Connecticut’s Old State House – Free admission for 4 people.

CT State Parks Pass– Waives entrance fees for up to 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur State Park, Fort Trumbull, and Gillette Castle.

Mattatuck Museum – Free admission for 2 adults and children under 18.

New Britain Museum of American Art– Admits up to 4 people free.

Sacred Heart University’s Discovery Science Center and Planetarium– Free admission for 4 children with purchase of 1 adult.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children– Buy one, get one free.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art– Free admission for 2 adults and 2 youth age 17 and younger. Library pass may not be combined with other discounts, group rate admission, or private group rates. Additional fees apply during annual fundraisers, including Fine Art & Flowers and Festival of Trees & Traditions. Pass does not apply to films or special event ticketing.