Museum Passes

To borrow a museum pass:

  • You must be an adult and have a current Fairfield Public Library Card.
  • Loan period is 3 days. Due to demand, overdue fines are $10.00 per day; replacement cost for a lost pass varies from $50.00 to $250.00. Passes cannot be renewed.
  • Two passes per family may be checked out at a time.
  • Pass must be returned to the library from which it was borrowed.
  • For more information on passes available at the libraries, call: 203-256-3160 (Main Library) or 203-255-7327 (Fairfield Woods Branch Library).

Additional Info:

  • Please call the museum or visit their website to verify hours.
  • Please access our online catalog or see below to check the status of the Museum Pass in which you are interested.
  • Some passes may not be valid for special events.
  • Passes are available on a walk-in basis only. No reservations are taken. However, if you call us and the pass you are looking for is “IN”, we will hold this pass for you for one hour.
  • The pass may be used only once per day.
Name & LocationCounty or BoroughStateDescriptionAvailable?
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art 
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203-438-4519) 
Fairfield CountyConnecticutAdmits pass-holder and accompanying family members.
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Beardsley Zoo 1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06610
(203-394-6565)
Fairfield CountyConnecticut$5 admission per guest for up to 6 guests.
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Brooklyn Botanic Garden 
900 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-623-7210 
BrooklynNew YorkFree admission for 2 adults and their accompanying children under the age of 17.
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Bruce Museum 
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich CT 06830-7157
(203-869-0376) 
Fairfield CountyConnecticutFree admission for 2 adults and related children, 10% discount at the Museum Store
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The Children's Museum (formerly Science Center of Connecticut)
950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, CT 06119
(860-231-2824)
Hartford CountyConnecticutOne free touring admission with every paid admission. Maximum 4 free admissions per day. 
Pass available at Main Library only. 
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Children's Museum of Manhattan 
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
(212-721-1223)
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for 4 people in total - 1 adult & 3 kids OR 2 adults & 2 kids.
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Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621
Hartford CountyConnecticutFree admission for up to 2 adults & 4 children.
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Connecticut Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103, CT 06103
(1-860-522-6766)
Hartford CountyConnecticutFree admission to 2 adults and 2 kids.
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Connecticut Science Center 
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06102
(860-SCIENCE [724-3623])
Hartford CountyConnecticut20% off General Admission for up to 4 people. 
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Connecticut State Parks and Forests
http://www.nochildleftinside.org/
ConnecticutPass waives vehicle entrance fees and is valid for private passenger vehicles carrying less than 12 passengers.
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Danbury Railway Museum
120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
(203-778-8337)
Fairfield CountyConnecticutFree Admission for up to 6 people
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Discovery Museum 
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203-372-3521)
Fairfield CountyConnecticut4 free child admissions with 1 paid adult admission.
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Earthplace: The Nature Discovery Center
10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06880, (203) 227-7253
Fairfield CountyConnecticutGood for free admission for family of 4 to Animal Hall, Birds of Prey, Natureplace Interactive Natural History Museum, Trails and Gardens.
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Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
325 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 658-1100
Hampshire CountyMassachusettsFree admission for 2 adults and 4 kids.
Pass available at Main Library only
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EverWonder Museum
31 Pecks Ln,
Newtown, CT 06470
203-364-4009
Fairfield CountyConnecticut50% off regular admission for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children, Children under age 1 are free.
Pass available at Fairfield Woods Branch Library Only
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Fairfield Museum and History Center 
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203-259-1598) 
Fairfield CountyConnecticutFree admission for 2 adults and 2 children.
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Florence Griswold Museum 
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860-434-5542) 
New London CountyConnecticutAdmits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 
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Frick Collection 
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212-288-0700)
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for one adult. NOTE: Children under 10 NOT ADMITTED. 
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Guggenheim Museum 
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
(212-423-3618)
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for 4 adults or students, bypass the ticket lines, 10% discount in the Museum Store and Cafe, and reciprocity with the Brooklyn Museum for 2 adults. Please note that The Guggenheim offers reciprocity with many other museums, including The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Fallingwater, & The Worcester Art Museum.
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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center 
77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860-522-9258) 
Hartford CountyConnecticutAdmits 2 people
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Hill-Stead Museum 
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032
(860-677-4787)
Hartford CountyConnecticutAdmits 1 adult and 2 children 
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Imagine Nation Museum 
One Pleasant Street
Bristol, CT 06010 (860-314-1400)
Hartford CountyConnecticutDiscounted rate: 50% off 6 tickets. Not valid for special event days. Check website.
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Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum 
Pier 86, 12th Ave. & 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
(877-957-7447 or 212-245-0072)
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for up to 6 people.
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Katonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street - Route 22 Katonah, NY 10536
(914-232-9555)
Westchester CountyNew YorkAdmits 1 family for free.
Pass available at Main Library only
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Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 
295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203-838-9799)  
Fairfield CountyConnecticutAdmits immediate family for tours. 
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Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams St,
New London, CT 06320
(860) 443-2545 ext. 129
New London CountyConnecticutAdmits 2 adults and 2 children. (Children under 12 are always free.)
Pass available at Main Library only
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The Mark Twain House and Museum 
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105
(860-247-0998)  
Hartford CountyConnecticutAdmits 1 adult or 2 children free with 1 paying adult 
Pass available at: Main Library only
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Mashantucket Pequot Museum 
110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(860-396-6838) 
New London CountyConnecticutDiscounted Rate: 50% off admission for 2 adults and 2 children.
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Museum of the City of New York 
1220 Fifth Avenue
NY, NY 10029
(212-534-1672)
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for 1 adult and 4 kids. 
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Museum of Modern Art 
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for up to 5.
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Mystic Aquarium 
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
(860-572-5955)
New London CountyConnecticut$5 off for up to 4 people.
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Mystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355
(860-572-5339)
New London CountyConnecticut50% off 2 adults, 3 kids.
Pass available at: Main Library only
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New Britain Museum of American Art 
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052
(860) 229-0257
Hartford CountyConnecticutAdmits 4 people (one adult must accompany children under 16) 
Pass available at: Main Library only
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New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510
(203.562.4183)
New Haven CountyConnecticutFree general museum admission for up to 4 people.
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New York Historical Society Museum & Library 
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way
NY, NY 10024
(212-873-3400)
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for 2 adults & children under the age of 18 to the New York Historical Society Museum & Library and the DiMenna Children's History Museum. Discount at the Museum Shop and Restaurant. 
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Norman Rockwell Museum 
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
(413-298-4100 x221)
Berkshire CountyMassachusetts2 admitted at $10 each.
Pass available at: Main Library only 
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Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
(1-800-733-1830)
Worcester CountyMassachusetts50% discount for 4 daytime admissions.
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Peabody Museum of Natural History 
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
(203-432-5050) 
New Haven CountyConnecticutPASSES NOT VALID IN FEBRUARY. 
Discounted Rate: $6.00 off (up to 4 admissions). Free on Thursdays 2-5 pm (September to June)
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PEZ Visitor Center 
35 Prindle Hill Road
Orange, CT 06477
(203-298-0201) 
New Haven CountyConnecticutFree general admission for 4.
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Roaring Brook Nature Center 
70 Gracey Road
Canton, CT 06019
(860-693-0263)
Hartford CountyConnecticutOne free touring admission with every paid admission. Maximum 4 free admissions per day. 
Pass available at: Main Library only
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Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512
(203-467-6927)
New Haven CountyConnecticut50% discount for up to 6 individuals. The museum is closed seasonally from January through April.
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Stamford Museum and Nature Center 
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
(203-322-1646)
Fairfield CountyConnecticutPass entitles holder to entry for 2 adults and 2 children (under 18) at no charge.
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Stepping Stones Museum for Children 
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203-899-0606)
Fairfield CountyConnecticutone free admission with each purchase of one regular price admission. Maximum 3 free admissions per pass per day.
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Wadsworth Atheneum 
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860-278-2670)
Hartford CountyConnecticutFree Admission for 2 adults, 2 children 
 
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