Museum Passes

To borrow a museum pass:

  • The Museum Passes are free to adults with a current library card.
  • Passes will be loaned out for 3 consecutive days from the Main Library Circulation Desk.
  • A late fee of $10 per day will be charged if the pass is not returned to the library’s Circulation Desk by closing time of the 3rd day, this fee will not exceed the replacement cost.
  • Under no circumstances should the pass be returned in the Book Drop.
  • Passes must be returned to the Circulation representative at the Circulation Desk.
  • Failure to do this will result in a fine of $1.00.
  • Replacement cost for a lost pass varies from $75.00 to $610.00
  • Passes are available on a walk in basis only, no reservations are taken online or by telephone and no renewals are allowed. Limited to one pass per family.

Print Museum Pass Brochure

Museum Pass Agreement - this can be printed, filled out and brought to the library when picking up a pass.

Passes available at the Norwalk Public Library:

Beardsley Zoo 
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06610

Hours: daily 9 am – 4 pm - Open Daily except Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day.
Admission: $5.00 per person up to six people. Limited to one family per day.
Check Pass Availability
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

Hours: Monday - Saturday - 9:30 - 5:30 (last tour - 4:30)
Sunday - 12:00 - 5:30 (last tour - 4:30)
Closed - Tuesdays January to March. New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Pass admits 1 Adult free or 2 children free with the purchase of 1 adult ticket. Check Pass Availability
Bruce Museum
Bruce Museum 
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm Last admission 4:30 pm 
Free Admission for a family of 2 adults and their children ages 2 - 17. 
10% discount on Museum Store purchases. 
Check Pass Availability
Mystic Aquarium Seal
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355

Hours: March - November: Sun. - Sat., 9 - 6 December - February: Mon. - Fri., 10 - 5 Sat.; Sun. & Holidays, 9 - 6.
Admits 2 adults and 2 children. Adults save $4 each on admission and children save $3 each on admission. Check Pass Availability
Connecticut's Old State House
Connecticut's Old State House 
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 

Hours: 10:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday 

Historically-restored rooms, guided tours, an exhibit blending US History, state government, civics and citizenship and interactive floor dedicated to the history of Hartford. Children can take their own tour using our special backpack activity at no additional cost. Dress-up stations for children, discovery trunks full of hours of fun and more. 
Free Admission for up to 2 Adults & 2 Children. 
Check Pass Availability

New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052

Hours: Monday - Wednesday & Friday 11 - 5
Thursday 11 - 8, Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 12 - 5.
Free Admission for 4 - children under 16 must be accompany by an adult.
Check Pass Availability
No Child Left Inside
Connecticut State Parks
(No Child Left Inside) initiative by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. 

Hours: Parks and Forests open daily from 8am to sunset.
Pass waives vehicle entrance fees and is valid for private passenger vehicles carrying fewer than 12 passengers.
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New Haven Museum
New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 12 - 5 pm Closed Holidays
Free Admission for up to 4 people.

Three hundred and seventy-five years of history come to life at the New Haven Museum. From the colony’s founding as a puritan village through its growth into a major industrial center and now a thriving metropolitan area, New Haven’s history is brought to life for our visitors, inspiring a rich appreciation of the City’s past, present, and future.
Check Pass Availability
Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Discovery Museum and Planetarium 
4450 Park Ave 
Bridgeport, CT 06604 

Hours: Sept. - June: Tues. - Sat. 10 -5, Sun. 12 - 5. July & Aug. Mon - Sat. 10-5, Sunday 12-5. 

Free admission for up 4 Children with 1 paid adult admission. From a full-dome planetarium and telescopes to our Challenger Learning Center offering unique team-building experiences for corporations and grade-appropriate STEM education, enjoy over 100 exhibit areas and galleries featuring interactive, hands-on explorations of science, technology and ideas. Join us and rediscover the world around you.
Check Pass Availability

Peabody Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Hours: Closed on Mondays, Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.
Sunday, noon – 5 pm
Discounted Rate: $6.00 off (up to 4 admissions).
Admission applies to galleries only.
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Earthplace - Nature Discovery Center
Earthplace - Nature Discovery Center 
10 Woodside Lane, PO Box 165 Westport, CT 06881 Phone: 203-227-7253

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 - 5 pm, Sunday 1 – 4 pm. 

Admits pass-holder and 3 guests entry into Natureplace, the animal hall, and the native plant courtyard. 
Check Pass Availability
Shoreline Trolley Museum
Shoreline Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512

Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Open every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekends only during Sept. & October.
Your fare is good on all trolley cars for the entire day.
Trolley cars depart every half-hour: Beginning at 10:30 & ending at 4:30.
Admits up to 6 visitors at 50% Discount per ticket.
Pass excludes October's Haunted Isle event.
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Fairfield County Maker's Guild
Fairfield County Maker's Guild
327 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT

Hours: Mon, Wed. & Fri - Noon-10 PM
Tuesday & Thursday - 6 PM-10 PM
Sat./Sun. - Varies call ahead 

Admits pass-holder to Fairfield County Makers' Guild for 3 consecutive days.

FCMG is a non-profit, membership-based community workshop and fabrication studio that will provide access to specialized tools and equipment to enable its members to turn their ideas into reality.
Check Pass Availability

Stamford Museum
Stamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofield Road, Stamford, CT 06903, (203-322-1646)

Hours: Farm & Playground 9am to 5pm, Bendal Mansion M-Sat 9am to 5pm Sun 11am to 5pm. Call for Gallery hours.

Admits 2 adults and 2 children (under 18) at no charge.
Check Pass Availability
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
One Intrepid Sq. 12th Ave. & 46th St.
Hours: April 1 - Oct. 31 - Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 6pm. Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 Daily 10am -5pm.

Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Growler submarine. Pass does not include admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

Free Admission for up to 6 people per day.
Check Pass Availability

Stepping Stones Museum
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Matthews Park, 303 West Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850 (203-899-0606)

Hours: Tuesday: 1-5 pm, Wed - Sunday 10 am-5 pm Closed Mondays and Tuesday mornings for school and group tours.

Pass entitles holder to one free admission with each purchase of one admission at regular price. Maximum 3 free admissions per pass per day.

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Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk 
10 North Water St
Norwalk, CT 

Hours: Regular: 10 am to 5 pm Open Daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas

Discounted Rate: $2.00 off combination ticket (Aquarium and IMAX) for up to 6 people Note: Pass does not give any discount for SINGLE tickets to either the Aquarium or IMAX - only combination tickets. 

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Wadsworth Atheneum
Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103-2990 860-278-2670 X3108

Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening hours: first Thursday of most months from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, New Years Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Free Admission for 2 adults, 2 children.
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