UPDATE 5/1/2021  Covid has changed how you may use these passes. The updated information is posted in blue. Some passes are not available.

Don't forget - you can also explore some virtual museums from home.

Museum Passes

Reserve a library pass by phone or in person, then pick it up at the library when it's ready.

The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, CT 06119

Roaring Brook Nature Center

70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT 06019


Open Wednesday-Sunday.  Timed tickets required.

After checking out the pass -  please call the museum at 860-231-2824 to buy your ticket at the discounted rate. Everyone must have a ticket even those under 2 (under 2 are free). Timed tickets are for 9:30-12:00 or 1:00-3:30. 

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103

  • One-time use coupon.

  • 20% off admission for up to 4 people. 

  • Open Wenesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • A timed ticket must be purchased prior to arrival.

Discount is not available at this time!

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

  • Free admission up to 2 adults and 2 children.

  • The Old State House will validate parking tickets from the South Street Parking Garage. The cost after validating is $5. The ticket will be stamped once admission is paid at the museum and is good all day.

Closed until further notice.

CT State Parks and Forests 

Buildings are not open!

Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088

  • Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Must purchase timed tickets online under library membership at ct-trolley.org.  Arrive 15 minutes before your time.

  • Library pass users may only reserve time on SUNDAY at 4pm DURING FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS.

Open weekends.  Passes available

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002

  • Free admission for 2 adults and 4 children.

  • Reserve a time slot online at ericcarlemuseum.org

  • Open Thursday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

  • Closed Monday- Wednesday.

  • Face masks required and social distance.

Forest Park Zoo

302 Summer Avenue
Springfield, MA  
413-733-2251  ONE DAY checkout

  • Click "Buy Tickets

  • Select Zoo Admission and click Book.  Select date and time.

  • Select Members ticket type and add up to 5 guests

  • For each member ticket enter the code MEMBER21 to reserve free ticket (case sensitive)

  • Everyone must have a ticket, wear a face mask and social distance.  Tickets will appear in your email.

  • Please bring ID and pass

  • The parking is available through the City of Springfield, so the pass does not apply.  Fee is $5.

Lutz Children’s Museum
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

  • Half price for up to 6 people.

  • Closed Mondays.  

Passes not allowed.

New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096

  • Up to five visitors 50% off.  Children under 3 are free.

  • The pass does not apply to special events.

  • New hours are 10 a.m-3 p.m. 

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT

  • $4 off per person, up to four people.

  • General admission only.

Passes not allowed.

Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

  • Free admission for 2 adults and 2 youth (17 and younger). 

  • Buy one get one film admission free.

  • Does not apply to Art After Dark or group tours.

  • The $3 surcharge for the Festival of Trees and Fine Arts & Flowers still applies.

Check website for available dates.