Museum Passes

Museum Passes

The Fairfield Public Library offers discounted passes for Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. Every institution offers a different discount. Please remember to check each museum’s website for information on hours and ticketing information before planning your visit.

To borrow a museum pass:

  • You must be an adult and have a current, adult 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. Pass must be returned inside the building and handed to a staff member, not inside a book or video drop. Passes returned in the drop are considered late and will be assessed a $10 late charge.
  • For more information on passes available at the libraries, call: 203-256-3160 (Main Library) or 203-255-7308 (Fairfield Woods Branch Library).

Additional Info:

  • Please call the museum or visit their website to verify hours or to find out more information.
  • 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. 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$10 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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Children's Museum of Manhattan 
The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 721-1223
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for 6 people in total - 2 adult & 4 kids.
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Connecticut Museum of Culture and History
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
(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. 
Call to confirm availability:
Main 203.256.3160
Branch 203.255.7308
Connecticut State Parks and Forests
ConnecticutPass waives vehicle entrance fees and is valid for private passenger vehicles carrying less than 12 passengers.
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Earthplace: The Nature Discovery Center
10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 227-7253
Fairfield CountyConnecticutGood for free admission for up to 6 people to Animal Hall, Birds of Prey, Natureplace Interactive Natural History Museum, Trails and Gardens.
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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.
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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 

MUSEUM CLOSED until 02/20/24
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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 CountyConnecticutFree admission for 2 people.
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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 2 adults and 2 children.
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The Jewish Museum 
1109 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
(212) 423-3200
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for 2 people.
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Lyman Allyn Art Museum
625 Williams Street
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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Museum of the City of New York 
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
(212) 534-1672
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for 2 adults and 4 children. 
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Metropolitan Museum of Art 
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
(212) 535-7710
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for the card holder and 1 guest.
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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 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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Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame 
1000 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, MA 01105
(877) 466-6752
HampdenMassachusettsUp to 6 discounted tickets
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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 City Fire Museum 
278 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 691-1303
ManhattanNew YorkFree admission for 2 adults & 3 children under the age of 18. 
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New York Historical Society Museum & Library 
170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way
New York, 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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New York Transit Museum 
Corner of Boerum Pl. & Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(917) 633-0736
BrooklynNew YorkFree admission for 2 adults & 2 children. 
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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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SHU Discovery Science Center and Planetarium 
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 372-3521
Fairfield CountyConnecticut4 free child admissions with 1 paid adult admission.
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Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 263-6800
Hampden CountyMassachusettsBuy one, get one half off for up to 6 tickets.
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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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