Museum Passes

To borrow a museum pass:

  • Museum passes are available to Connecticut residents age 18 and older, who have library cards in good standing at Norwalk Public Library.
  • Passes are available at adult circulation desks on a walk-in basis only. 
  • Checkout is limited to one (1) per household. Passes cannot be reserved or renewed. At six (6) days overdue, borrowers will be charged the FULL replacement cost of the museum pass.
  • The charge varies from $75 to $500 depending on which museum pass was borrowed.
  • Museum passes must be returned to the circulation desk of the library from which they were borrowed.
  • Returning them to any place other than the circulation desk will result in a $5.00 fee.
  • Returning museum passes late more than twice will result in losing the privilege of borrowing any pass for (6) months.
  • Due to the popularity and the limited availability of museum passes, patrons and all members of a single household are asked to wait two (2) business days before borrowing another museum pass.

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

 Print Museum Pass Brochure

Passes available at the Norwalk Public Library:

Beardsley zoo

Beardsley Zoo 
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06610

Hours: daily 9 am – 4 pm - Open Daily except for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day.

Admission: $10.00 per person for up to six people. Limited to one family per day.

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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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CT Old stat house

Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 

Tuesday - Saturday 
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Admission free for up 
to four people of any age.

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SHU Discovery

Discovery Museum and Planetarium

4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604

Mon. - Thurs. 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri. - Sun.       10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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.

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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. 

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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
One Intrepid Sq. 12th Ave. & 46th St.

Hours: Apr. 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 now includes admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

Free Admission for up to 6 people per day.

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Lockwood- Mathews Mansion Museum
299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

Hours : Museum Tours and Shop:
 Wednesday - Sunday 12 pm-4 pm

Good for free admission for one adult,
50% off the purchase of one adult ticket
 Any additional tickets must be purchased at full price.
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Stamford Nature center

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.
Free Parking
50% discount on admission to Family Festival Weekends
10% discount at our Museum Gift Shop
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Stepping Stone

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

Matthews Park, 303 West Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850 

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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Wadsworth Atheneum 
Museum of Art 

600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103 

Hours: Thursday - Sunday
Noon - 5:00 pm

Free Admission for 2 adults
Youth ages 17 and under are admitted free of charge.

Daily public tours are included at no extra cost; however, the passes do not apply to films or special event ticketing. May not be combined with other discounts, group rate admission, or private group rates. 

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