Museum Passes

We now have printable, in addition to physical, passes available through Museum Key

You can navigate to passes by museum or by date. You will need your valid Meriden Public Library card in order to make a reservation and print a pass. If reserving a pass by date, you will choose your date and then see a list of museum passes available that day and click “Reserve Now.” If reserving a pass by museum, you will choose your museum and then click “Check Dates” to see a list of dates available for that pass. To check out the pass on your chosen day, click “Reserve Now.” 

Printable passes will specify “date of use'' and “valid until,” and send you a confirmation email where you can print the pass. 

Physical passes will specify a pickup date and a due date. You must go to the Information Desk to check out a physical pass and bring the pass back by the due date.

*Note: Please call our Information Desk at (203) 630-4734 for assistance with reserving a Mystic Seaport pass.*

Otherwise, feel free to call the Information Desk for assistance with reserving any pass. 

The Museum Pass program is brought to us by the Friends of the Meriden Public Library.

Please note the Museum Pass policies: 

  • Limit of 1 pass 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 will be assessed for physical passes returned one day after the due date.
  • After that, a late fee of $10 per day will be assessed. 
  • 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 Passes

American Clock & Watch Museum

The American Clock & Watch Museum celebrates the innovation and artistry of the clock and watch industries.

Barker Museum logo

Barker Character, Comic, & Cartoon Museum

The Barker Museum houses the personal collection of Gloria and Herbert Barker, an accumulation of almost 80,000 items that took more than seventy years to create.

Children's Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center

The Children’s Museum’s mission is to provoke lifelong experiential learning and innovation among children, adults, and their communities.

Connecticut DEEP State Parks & Forests (TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE)

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.

Pass Available at Meriden Public Library 


Connecticut Science Center logo

Connecticut Science Center

The Connecticut Science Center does NOT participate in the Museum Pass program. Instead, they offer a coupon good for 20% off of general admission up to 4 people. Coupons are available for pick-up at the Information Desk while supplies last. One coupon per family/party.   

Coupon available at Meriden Public Library 

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

​Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo is dedicated to acquainting a diverse public to the delicate balance that exists between living things and their environment.

Pass Available at Meriden Public Library 


Connecticut's Old State House

Connecticut’s Old State House: the place where history and civics meet!

Custom House Maritime Museum

Saving our local maritime heritage sites through education, advocacy, & preservation.

Discovery Science Center & Planetarium Museum

The Discovery Science Center is a children's center with rich programming, dynamic exhibits, and special events. It features hands-on activities, daily full-dome planetarium shows, live science demonstrations, and fun for the whole family. With interactive exhibits, a toddler pre-school area, children's workshops, and numerous special events throughout the year, the Discovery Science Center offers plenty to explore and discover.

Florence Griswold Museum

The Museum fosters the understanding of American art, with emphasis on the art, history, and landscape of Connecticut.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center preserves and interprets Stowe’s Hartford home and the Center's historic collections; promotes vibrant discussion of her life and work; and inspires commitment to social justice and positive change.

Mark Twain House & Museum

A house with a heart and a soul. 

Discount code is needed. Call Information Desk at (203) 630-4734 for Library Discount Code.

Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport Museum or Mystic Seaport: The "Museum of America and the Sea" in Mystic, Connecticut, is the largest maritime museum in the United States. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-century seafaring village.

Pass Available at Meriden Public Library 

New Britain Museum of American Art

Explore American art through our permanent collection, special exhibitions, and incredible programs.

New Britain Youth Museum & Hungerford Nature Center​

The Youth Museum is a fun, interactive space that offers programs on culture and arts for children and young adults. The Hungerford Nature Center in Kensington is home to many domestic animals and native wild birds. There is a farm-yard, indoor exhibits, walking trails, and a picnic and play area.

New England Air Museum logo

New England Air Museum

The New England Air Museum houses over 80 aircraft in three large hangars and an outdoor display area, as well as an extensive collection of engines, instruments, aircraft parts, uniforms, and personal memorabilia. Plan a visit today to check out exciting aircraft, displays, exhibits, and programs that are perfect for all ages!

New England Carousel Museum

A collection of carousel ephemera plus vintage firefighting gear, Greek art, & an indoor working carousel.

New Haven Museum

The New Haven Museum is a vibrant center for exploring the people, places, events, and ideas that shape and define the Elm City!

"Newport Art Museum" in white, with a navy blue background

Newport Art Museum

The museum's mission is to share a diversity of art and experiences that spark reflection, inspiration, discovery, and connection within their Newport community and beyond.

Old Sturbridge Village

When you visit Old Sturbridge Village, you will see costumed historians throughout the Village, working in trade shops, on the farm, or cooking in front of a fire.

Roger Williams Park Zoo

The Roger Williams Park Zoo is home to more than 100 rare and fascinating species from around the world.

Discount code is needed. Call Information Desk at (203) 630-4734 for Library Discount Code.

Shore Line Trolley Museum

The oldest continuously running suburban trolley line in the USA.

Springfield Museums

Admission to the Springfield Museums covers five world-class museums of art, history, science, and Dr. Seuss.

Pass Available at Meriden Public Library

Stepping Stones Museum for Children

We provide exceptional, playful learning opportunities for children that foster an understanding and appreciation of the world.

Pass Available at Meriden Public Library 

Wadsworth Atheneum

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is home to a collection of nearly 50,000 works of art, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing European art from antiquity to contemporary, as well as American art from the 1600s through today.

Zoo in Forest Park logo

Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center

The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center is a non-profit organization governed by the Forest Park Zoological Society. Situated in Forest Park, a 735 acre woodland park in Springfield, The Zoo features exotic and native animals representing a large variety of species.