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 CountyConnecticut$5 admission for up to 6 guests.
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
Connecticut Historical Society
One Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 236-5621
Hartford CountyConnecticutFree admission for up to 2 adults & 4 children.
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
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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
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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 2 children.
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. 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 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.
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 
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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.
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 1 family for free.
Pass available at Main Library only
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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
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
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
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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 1 adult and 4 kids. 
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 CountyConnecticut50% off 2 adults, 3 kids. Pass available at: Main Library only
Check availability
whaleMystic Aquarium 
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
(860-572-5955)
New London CountyConnecticut$5 off for up to 4 people.  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 2 adults & kids under 18.
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 England Air Museum
Bradley International Airport
36 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT 06096
(860) 623-3305
Hartford CountyConnecticutAdmits 2 adults/seniors at $6 each and 2 children (ages 6-11) for free.
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 CountyMassachusetts2 admitted at $10 each. Pass available at: Main Library only 
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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
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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