Using the Library

Location & Contact

Memorial Library

2407 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033




Mon, Tue, & Thu 9 am - 9 pm
Wed 12 pm - 9 pm
Fri & Sat 9 am - 5 pm
Sun Closed

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Museum Passes

The library has a versatile collection of museum passes that, depending on the museum, will provide visitors with either discounted or free admission for up to a specified number of people. To help you plan your visit, you may reserve the library's museum passes up to 30 days in advance. In addition, most museum passes are printed on demand as part of the reservation process - from the comfort of your home or while at the library. Several passes must still be borrowed from and returned to the library, but these may also be reserved ahead of time.

The hours and open days of individual museum change frequently due to closings for special events etc. and while we try to maintain an updated calendar, it is HIGHLY recommended that patrons check the museum website for the most current information BEFORE reserving a pass.


  • Available to anyone with a valid Connecticut library card
  • Passes may be reserved up to 30 days in advance
  • Limit of 1 pass per day per family and 4 passes in a 30-day period

Returnable passes

  • 2-day checkout period using your library card
  • Return to library's lending desk, not in book drop or at another library
  • $10/day overdue fine, up to $100 maximum
  • $100.00 for lost pass



Digital or Physical:


The Children’s Museum
West Hartford, CT

Admits 1 touring visitor with each paid admission, up to 4 free admissions.

Digital - Click here to reserve.

Science Dome Planetarium show tickets are an additional fee for library museum pass holders.

The person who checked out the pass must be one of the adults visiting the museum or nature center, and must present a photo ID.

CT DEEP State Parks & Forests

Waives entrance fees for building or museum for 2 adults and 4children ages 6-12 at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull, and Gillette Castle State Parks.

Physical - Visit the library to borrow.

Pass courtesy of the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection.

Cannot be used for camping or special events.

There is no charge for Library Pass holders to tour Gillette Castle however tour tickets should still be reserved in advance to ensure that space is available.

CT Museum of Culture & History
Hartford, CT

Admits 2 adults and 4 children to the museum galleries.

Admission to the museum galleries is free the first Saturday of the month.

Digital - Click here to reserve.


CT River Museum
Essex, CT

Admits 2 adults and their children or grandchildren under age 18.

Digital - Click here to reserve.


CT's Beardsley Zoo
Bridgeport, CT

Admits up to 6 guests at $9 admission each.

Physical - Visit the library to borrow.

Limited to 1 family per day: The zoo requests that pass holders not extend privileges to visitors other than their own family.

CT's Old State House
Hartford, CT

Admits 4 visitors, free of charge.

Digital - Click here to reserve.

Valid for Connecticut's Old State House general admission during regular operating hours only. Not valid for Group Admission (adult or school) or special events.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Amherst, MA

Admits 2 adults and 4 children.

Digital - Click here to reserve.


Florence Griswold Museum
Old Lyme, CT

Admits 2 adults and 2 children (under 12).

**The Museum will be closed until 2/21/24 to change exhibitions and do necessary winter maintenance.**

Surcharge of $5 per person over age 12 during museum's special fall event (whether visiting Wee Faerie Village or not).

In addition to the library's pass reservation, prepaid, timed tickets are required. Click here.

Lutz Children's Museum
Manchester, CT

Admits up to six (6) visitors at half-price.

Digital - Click here to reserve.

Reservations on the museum's website are required for visiting. Click here.

Mark Twain House & Museum
Hartford, CT

2 adult tickets for the price of 1 full price adult ticket for The Mark Twain House Tour (General House Tour)


1 adult and 2 child tickets for the price of 1 full price adult ticket for The Mark Twain House Tour (General House Tour)


Up to 3 Living History Tour (Specialty House Tour) tickets at a discounted rate.

Digital - Click here to reserve.

The pass is valid only for The Mark Twain House Tour and Living History Tour (evening Specialty Tours not included).

The pass can be used once per visit and grants the visitor one discount per visit.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
Ledyard, CT

Half-price admission on 4 regular admissions tickets (up to 2 adult tickets 2 youth tickets OR 1 adult and 3 youth tickets).

Unlimited free admission for children under 6.

**The Museum will be closed until 4/3/24 due to renovations.**


Mystic Seaport
Mystic, CT

Admits 2 adults and 3 children (ages 3-17) at half-off regular admission.

Children ages 2 and under admitted free.

Digital - Click here to reserve.


Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Springfield, MA

Discounted admission ($17 for adults; $15 for seniors; $12 for children) for up to 6 visitors.

Digital - Click here to reserve.


New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT

Admits 4 general admission visitors.

Physical - Visit the library to borrow.

Additional fees may apply to special exhibitions, events, and programs.

Pass may not be used for docent-led tours

Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

New England Air Museum
Windsor Locks, CT

Admits up to 5 visitors at half-off of regular admission rates.

Children ages 3 and under admitted free.

Digital - Click here to reserve.

Not valid for pre-arranged group tours, homeschool programs, special events or open cockpit days.

Norman Rockwell Museum
Stockbridge, MA

Admits 2 adults at discounted rate of $10 each.

Children ages 18 and under admitted free.

10% discount in store and café (seasonal) on day of visit.

Digital - Click here to reserve.


Old Sturbridge Village
Sturbridge, MA

Admits one party of up to four (4) visitors for 50% off regular daytime admission.

Digital - Click here to reserve.

Does not include nighttime admission, special events, programs or performances that require a separate ticket.

Roaring Brook Nature Center
Canton, CT

Admits one (1) touring visitor with each paid admission, up to four (4) free admissions

Digital - Click here to reserve.


Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT

Free general museum admission for 2 adults age 18 and up. Ages 17 and younger admitted free.

Admission is free for families on second Saturday each month if arriving before 1pm.

Digital - Click here to reserve.

The passes may be used to register for daily public tours at no extra cost.

Additional fees apply during annual fundraisers, special exhibitions, films, and special event ticketing.

Pass courtesy of Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

It is recommended that advance reservations be made on the museum's website.

To check the availability of all museum passes and make a reservation, click here.
Most library passes are courtesy of The Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library.