Museum Passes

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CT SUMMER AT THE MUSEUM  Free Admission for children under 18 plus one accompanying  adult.

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

UPDATED 6/20/2021.   Some passes are still not available.

The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, CT 06119
www.TheChildrensMuseumCT.org
860-231-2824

Roaring Brook Nature Center

70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT 06019

roaringbrook.org
860-693-0263

Open Monday-Saturday. Timed tickets required.  Masks for everyone 2 and over.
Pass must be brought to the museum

 

Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
www.cga.ct.gov/osh/
860-522-6766

  • 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.

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. 

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

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
www.ctsciencecenter.org
860-science

  • 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!

CT State Parks and Forests 

Connecticut Trolley Museum
58 North Road
East Windsor, CT 06088
www.ct-trolley.org/
860-627-6540

  • 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.

  • Masks required for the unvaccinated.

  • Open 10 am-4:30 pm.

Open Tuesday-Saturday.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002
https://www.ericcarlemuseum.org/
413-559-6300

  • 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 are required for the unvaccinated.

Forest Park Zoo

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

Open 10 am-4 pm daily.
http://www.forestparkzoo.org/buytickets 

  • 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.

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT
www.mysticaquarium.org
860-572-5955

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

  • General admission only.

Passes not allowed.

Lutz Children’s Museum
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
www.lutzmuseum.org
860-643-0949

Tues – Fri  9:00-noon  or 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Sat, Sun 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Masks for everyone age 2 and up

Timed Tickets.

  • Half price for up to 6 people.

  • Closed Mondays.  

Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
www.thewadsworth.org
860-278-2670

  • 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.

New England Air Museum
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
www.neam.org
860-623-3305

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

  • The pass does not apply to special events.

  •  Hours are 10 a.m-4 p.m. daily.