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.
LogoName & LocationCounty or BoroughStateDescriptionAvailable?
imageAldrich Museum of Contemporary Art 
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203-438-4519) 
Fairfield CountyConnecticutAdmits pass-holder and accompanying family members 
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
imageAmerican Museum of Natural History 
Central Park West at 79th Street,
New York, NY 10024
(212-769-5100)
ManhattanNew YorkA maximum of two vouchers may be checked out per family. One voucher admits one person.
Pass available at: Main Library only
Please call to check availability
eagleBeardsley Zoo 1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06610
(203-394-6565)
Fairfield CountyConnecticutFree Admission for a family of 2 adults and 4 children 
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
Bruce MuseumBruce 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
Pass available at:Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
Connie, the whaleThe 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 
Check availability
cmomChildren's Museum of Manhattan 
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
(212-721-1223)
ManhattanNew York Free admission for 4 people in total - 1 adult & 3 kids OR 2 adults & 2 kids.
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
Birdcraft Museum buildingConnecticut Audubon Society Birdcraft Museum
314 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203-259-0416)
Fairfield CountyConnecticutFree admission for six 
Pass available at: Main Library only 
Check availability
Old State HouseConnecticut's Old State House 
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860-522-6766)
Hartford CountyConnecticut Free Admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Parking tickets from South Street Parking Garage validated - you pay $5.
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library 
Check availability
CT Science CenterConnecticut Science Center 
250 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06102
(860-SCIENCE [724-3623])
Hartford CountyConnecticut20% off General Admission for up to 4 people. 
Pass available at Main Library & Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
no child left insideConnecticut 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.
Pass available at: Main Library only
Check availability
rocketDanbury Railway Museum
120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
(203-778-8337)
Fairfield CountyConnecticutFree Admission for up to 2 adults, 4 children
Pass available at: Main Library only
Check availability
rocketDiscovery Museum 
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203-372-3521)
Fairfield CountyConnecticut4 free child admissions with 1 paid adult admission. Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
 
EarthplaceEarthplace: 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.
Pass available at: Main Library only
Check availability
logoEric 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
Check availability
logoFairfield Museum and History Center 
370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203-259-1598) 
Fairfield CountyConnecticutFree admission for 2 adults and immediate children. 10% discount on purchases over $10 in the Museum Shop.
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
logoFlorence Griswold Museum 
96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
(860-434-5542) 
New London CountyConnecticutAdmits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 
Pass available at: Main Library only
Check availability
museum buildingFrick Collection 
1 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212-288-0700)
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for one adult, 10% discount at the Museum Shop, NOTE: Children under 10 NOT ADMITTED. 
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
museum buildingGuggenheim Museum 
1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
(212-423-3618)
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for 2 adults and up to 3 additional guests, 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.
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
logoHarriet Beecher Stowe Center 
77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105
(860-522-9258) 
Hartford CountyConnecticutAdmits 2 people
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
Hill-Stead MuseumHill-Stead Museum 
35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032
(860-677-4787)
Hartford CountyConnecticutAdmits 1 adult and 2 children 
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
museum building Imagine Nation Museum 
One Pleasant Street
Bristol, CT 06010 (860-314-1400)
Hartford CountyConnecticutDiscounted rate: 50% off 6 tickets. Pass available at Fairfield Woods Branch Library only 
Check availability
museum buildingIntrepid 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 and a $10 discount on parking 
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library 
Check availability
 
KatonahKatonah Museum of Art
134 Jay Street - Route 22 Katonah, NY 10536
(914-232-9555)
Westchester CountyNew YorkAdmits 2 adults and up to 6 kids for free.
Pass available at Main Library only
Check availability
Dining Room at Lockwood-MathewsLockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum 
295 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203-838-9799)  
Fairfield CountyConnecticutAdmits immediate family for tours. 
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library 
Check availability
sharkMaritime Aquarium at Norwalk 
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854 
(203-852-0700)
Fairfield CountyConnecticutDiscounted Rate: $2.00 off combination ticket (Aquarium and IMAX) for up to 6 people. Note: Pass does not give any discount for SINGLE tickets to either the Aquarium or IMAX - only combination tickets.
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library 
Check availability
 
Mark Twain House 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
Check availability
wigwamMashantucket Pequot Museum 
110 Pequot Trail
Mashantucket, CT 06338
(860-396-6838) 
New London CountyConnecticutDiscounted Rate: $5.00 off admission price to the permanent exhibits for 2 adults and 2 children (or 1 adult and 3 children).
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
museumMuseum of the City of New York 
1220 Fifth Avenue
NY, NY 10029
(212-534-1672)
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for six people. 
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
 
Mystic SeaportMystic Seaport 75 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355
(860-572-5339)
New London CountyConnecticutDiscounted Rate: 50% off for 2 adults & 2 kids 
Pass available at: Main Library only
Check availability
whaleMystic Aquarium 
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
(860-572-5955)
New London CountyConnecticutDiscounted Rate: Prices vary by season. 
Check the library catalog for specifics. 
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
neubergerNeuberger Museum of Art at Purchase College
735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577
(914.251.6100)
Westchester CountyNew YorkFree admission for up to 8 individuals from one family.
Pass available at Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
MNew 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
Check availability
New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510
(203.562.4183)
New Haven CountyConnecticutFree general museum admission for up to 4 people.
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
Norman Rockwell MuseumNorman Rockwell Museum 
9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
(413-298-4100 x221)
Berkshire CountyMassachusettsAdmits up to 4 people and a 10% discount in the museum store (25% in December) 
Pass available at: Main Library only 
Check availability
cmom 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. 
Pass available at: Main Library only
Check availability
OSV
Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
(1-800-733-1830)
Worcester CountyMassachusetts50% discount on admission for 4 visitors.
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
dinosaurPeabody Museum of Natural History 
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
(203-432-5050) 
New Haven CountyConnecticutPASSES NOT VALID IN FEBRUARY. 
Discounted Rate: $5.00 off (up to 4 admissions). Free on Thursdays 2-5 pm (September to June)
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
 
owlRoaring 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
Check availability
pig
Shore Line Trolley Museum
17 River Street, East Haven, CT 06512
(203-467-6927)
New Haven CountyConnecticut50% discount for up to 6 individuals.
Pass available at: Main Library only
Check availability
pigStamford 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.
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
Color Coaster Stepping Stones Museum for Children 
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
(203-899-0606)
Fairfield CountyConnecticutPass entitles holder to one free admission with each purchase of one regular price admission. Maximum 3 free admissions per pass per day.
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library
Check availability
 
Wadsworth AtheneumWadsworth Atheneum 
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
(860-278-2670)
Hartford CountyConnecticutFree Admission for 2 adults, 2 children 
Pass available at: Main Library and Fairfield Woods Branch Library 
Check availability