Museum Passes

We now have printable passes available through Museum Key!
Passes that are available to be printed at home will specify and have a link to Museum Key. You will need your library card in order to make a reservation.

Physical and Printable passes are available to reserve on Museum Key.

Please note that due to COVID-19 precautions many museums have reduced hours and capacity, are closed to the public, or may not be accepting the Lirbary Pass. This information can change regularly, but here is our current updated list.

To Reserve a Physical or Printable Pass using Museum Key:

  1. Choose either to search “By Museum” or “By Date”:
    • If by Date, you will choose your date and then see a list of museum passes available that day and click “Reserve Now”.
    • If by Museum, you will choose your museum and then “Check Dates” to see a list of dates available for that pass.
  2. To check out a museum pass on your chose day, click “Reserve Now”.
  3. You will need your library card number to check out a pass.
  4. If it is a printable pass, you can then print at that moment. It will also email you a copy of your pass.
  5. If you reserved a physical pass you can pick it up the day before your reservation after 3pm.

Museum Pass Policies:

  • Limit of 1 per household per visit
  • The same pass cannot be borrowed by the same patron more than twice per month.
  • All passes can be reserved up to 60 days in advance.
  • All reservations require a library card in good standing.
  • Physical Passes (passes that are not available as a printable pass):
    • Circulate for 2 days and must be back by close of business on the second day.
    • A $5 late fee is assessed for passes returned after 3pm. After that, it is $10/day that the pass is late.
    • Borrower is responsible for the replacement fee if the pass is lost or stolen. Replacement fees vary from $50 – $300, depending on the Museum.

Museum Pass Info:

*We are currently renewing museum passes for the 2023 season. During this time, some museum passes will be unavailable as we await the 2023 pass.

American Clock and Watch Museum
Printable Pass available
FREE – Pass admits up to 2 adults and 3 children
Open Wednesday- Sunday 10am- 5pm
100 Maple St. Bristol, CT 06010

Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum Printable Pass available 1188 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT Buy one admission ticket, get one admission ticket FREE. 1188 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410 (203) 272-2357 Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 11am to 5pm Closed Sunday- Tuesday

Barnes Museum
Printable Pass available
Museum Open! Open Wed-Fri 1:00pm – 4:00 pm. Also open By Appointment
FREE – Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children
85 N Main St. Southington, CT 06489

Beardsley Zoo
Pass Available at Meriden Public Library
Pass offers $10 admission for up to 6 people in one family. Purchase tickets at Beardsley Zoo EBT/LIBRARY/MEMBER  window. Discounted price is not available with online ticket purchase.  ​ Open daily 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
1875 Noble Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06610

Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center
Printable Pass available
Pass admits 1 free touring admission with each paid admission. Maximum of 4.
Museum: Open Wed 10 am – 5 pm; Thur & Fri Sat 10 am – 3 pm; Sat 1 pm – 5 pm; Sun 10 am – 4 pm
180 Mohegun Dr. West Hartford, CT 06117 (NEW LOCATION) Nature Center: Open Wed-Sat 10 am – 4 pm; Sun 1 pm – 4 pm 70 Gracey Rd. Canton, CT 06019
Ticket Prices for Museum and Nature Center: Adults – $15, Children (ages 2-12) – $15, Under age of 2 – Free. Tickets are not sold online. *Photo ID required with pass. The person who checked out the pass must be one of the adults visiting the museum or nature center.

Connecticut Historical Society Museum
Printable Pass available
FREE – Pass admits a 2 adults and 4 children
Open Sun, Tues, Wed, Fri 12 – 5 pm; Thursdays 12 – 8 pm; Saturday 9 am – 5 pm;  CLOSED Mondays
Saturday 9am–5pm
1 Elizabeth St. Hartford, CT 06105

*CT State Parks & Forests Pass available at Meriden Public Library Pass offers free entry to centers and historic buildings at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, and Fort Trumbull State Park in New London

Connecticut Old State House
Printable Pass Available Pass admits 4 visitors of any age at no charge.                      Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 pm -5:00 pm 800 Main St. Hartford, CT 06103

*Custom House Maritime Museum
Printable Pass available
Open: Wednesday – Sunday 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Also open by appointment 
FREE – Pass admits 2 people
150 Bank St. New London, CT 06320

Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Pass available at Meriden Public Library Pass gives up to 4 children admittance with 1 paid adult admission.
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm & Friday- Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm. 4450 Park Ave. Bridgeport CT 06604

*Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Printable Pass available Hours:  Thursday & Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 pm -5:00 pm
FREE – Pass admits 2 adults and 4 children 125 West Bay Rd. Amherst, MA 01002

Florence Griswold Museum
Printable Pass available
FREE – Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children up to age 18
Hours:  Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Closed Mondays
96 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT 06371

Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Printable Pass Available Pass admits 2 people at No Charge Hours:  Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Sat 9:30 am – 5:30 pm.  Closed Tuesday & Wednesday 77 Forest St. Hartford, CT 06105

Lutz Children’s Museum
Printable Pass available
Pass admits up to 6 people half price.
Open: Tuesday – Friday 9:00 am -12:00 pm; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.   Reservation with Timed Tickets for museum required.  247 South Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040

Mark Twain House
Printable Pass available
Pass admits 1 adult free with the purchase of an another adult ticket OR 2 free children’s tickets with purchase of an adult ticket. (Pass not valid on holidays)
*Please call Mark Twain House for instruction on using the Library Discount Pass
Open Daily 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
351 Farmington Ave. Hartford, Ct 06105
Ticket prices: Senior Citizens $16 (ages 65+), Adults $19 (ages 17 – 64), Children $11 (ages 6 – 16)

Mystic Seaport
Printable Pass available
Discount 2 adults & 3 children 50% off regular admission
Hours: Open Daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
75 Greenmanville Ave. Mystic, CT 06355
Ticket Prices:  Adult $27, Youth (13-17) $23, Child (3-12) $19, Seniors (65 up) $25, Children 2 and under are free.
Tickets must be purchased on site.

New Britain Museum of American Art Printable Pass available Pass admits 4 people at No Charge 56 Lexington St., New Britain, CT  (860) 229-0257

New Britain Youth Museum & Hungerford Nature Center Printable Pass available New Britain Youth Museum 30 High St., New Britain, CT(860) 225-3020 Open Thursday & Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sat & Sun 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Hungerford Nature Center 191 Farmington Ave., Kensington, CT 
(860) 827-9064
Open Tuesday -Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Pass of Youth Museum and Nature Center is good for 4 Adults at No Charge or any combination of persons equal to 4 adult admissions.

New England Carousel Museum Printable Pass Available Pass admits four individuals for free. Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm Sunday: 12 Noon – 5 pm CLOSED Monday & Tuesday Bushnell Park Carousel is CLOSED

New Haven Museum
Printable Pass Available Pass admits up to 4 people at No Charge
Hours:  Wednesday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 pm 114 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06510

Old Sturbridge Village
Printable Pass available
Pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off daytime admission (night programs excluded). KIDS FREE now through November.
Open Wednesday – Sunday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd. Sturbridge, MA 01566
Ticket prices: Adults $28.00, Seniors (55 and over) $26.00, Youths (3-17) $14.00

Peabody Museum
*CLOSED for renovations until further notice
170 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT 06511

Roger Williams Zoo
Printable Pass Available but discount code is needed.
1000 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI 02905
Ticket prices:  Adults:  $19.95, Children (2 -12) $13.95, Seniors (62+) $16.95
Open Daily 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  Call Reference Desk at Meriden Public Library for Library Discount Code. (203) 630-4622

Shore Line Trolley Museum
Printable Discount Pass
Summer Hours: July 1st – Sept 1st Open: Wednesday – Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512
203-467-6927 Pass admits up to 4 people to visit the museum and unlimited trolley rides at a 50% off discount. Cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.

Springfield Museums Pass Available at Meriden Public Library Buy one full price admission and receive a 50% discount on the second admission of equal or lesser value. Does not apply to special exhibition, program or planetarium fees. Cannot be combined with other discount rates or coupons. Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5; Sun 11-5 Museums included with pass: Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield Science Museum, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, and The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum & Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden

Stepping Stones Museum
Printable Pass Available    Open Daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
303 West Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850
Pass admits 1 child free with 1 paid adult (max 3)

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum
Library Pass: 2 Adults Free Printable Pass available  Pass admits 2 adults Free 17 and under are Free.    Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12:00 pm -5:00 pm.
600 Main St. Hartford CT, 06103

The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center Printable Pass Available Free admission for 5 people. Parking fee not included ($5 for CT residents) Hours:  Open April 1-November 30. See website for seasonal hours.