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Glastonbury, CT 06033

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Museum Passes

 

IMPORTANT: Especially given the current pandemic, it is recommended that you check the individual museum's website calendar or call ahead prior to reserving passes or visiting to be certain that the museum or the area of the museum you plan to visit will be open. Many museums are limiting hours or closed at this time. And many require online reservations using their websites.

 

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. So what's new about museum passes? To help you plan your visit, you may now 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.

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To check the availability of museum passes and make a reservation, click here.

Museum Passes-Museum VisitGuidelines:

  • Available to anyone with a valid Connecticut library card
  • Passes may be reserved up to 30 days in advance
  • Limit of one (1) pass per day per family and four (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

 

Beardsley Zoo

1870 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, phone 203-394-6565
Admits up to six (6) guests at $9 admission each. Limited to 1 family per day: The zoo requests that pass holders not extend privileges to visitors other than their own family.

The Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center

Children’s Museum

50 Trout Brook Dr, West Hartford, phone 860-231-2824
Admits one (1) touring visitor with each paid admission, up to four (4) free admissions. Science Dome Planetarium show tickets are an additional fee for library museum pass holders.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of July 8, 2020, after reserving The Children's Museum library pass, visitors must also contact the museum to arrange for a timed ticket by first calling the museum at 860-231-2824 or emailing info@thechildrensmuseum.org for a discount code. Then, visit the museum's website at www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/visit/timed-tickets to purchase a ticket, using the discount code obtained. Upon arrival at the museum's front desk, present the printed library pass, photo ID and timed ticket.

Roaring Brook

70 Gracey Rd, Canton, phone 860-693-0263
Admits one (1) touring visitor with each paid admission, up to four (4) free admissions.

Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library

One Elizabeth St, Hartford, phone 860-236-5621
Admits two (2) adults and up to four (4) children to the museum galleries.

Connecticut River Museum

67 Main St, Essex, phone 860-767-8269
Admits two (2) adults and their children or grandchildren under age 18.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

125 West Bay Rd, Amherst, MA, phone 413-658-1100
Admits two (2) adults and four (4) children.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In addition to the library's pass reservation, advance reservations at the museum are strongly recommended. Click here for more information and to make a reservation at the museum.

Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme St, Old Lyme, phone 860-434-5542
Admits two (2) adults and two (2) children under 12 years. Surcharge of $5 per person over age 12 during museum's special fall event (whether visiting Wee Faerie Village or not); children age 12 and under admitted to the event free, thanks to an anonymous grant.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In addition to the library's pass reservation, prepaid, timed tickets are required. Click here for more information and to make a reservation at the museum.

Hill-Stead Museum

35 Mountain Rd, Farmington, phone 860-677-4787
Admits two (2) adults and two (2) children (under 18) at 50% off general admission. Not valid for special programs and events.

Lutz Children’s Museum

247 S Main St, Manchester, phone 860-643-0949
Admits up to six (6) visitors at half-price. Group using same pass must arrive together.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In addition to the library's pass reservation, the museum requires advance reservations through their website. Click here to reserve your timed ticket. Present the library pass to receive discounted pricing at the museum.

Mystic Seaport ~ The Museum of America and the Sea TM

75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, phone 888-9SEAPORT (888-973-2767)
Admits two (2) adults and three (3) children (ages 3-17) at 50% off regular admission pricing. Children ages 2 and under admitted free.

New Britain Museum of American Art

56 Lexington St, New Britain, phone 860-229-0257
Admits four (4) general admission visitors. 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of July 18, 2020, the New Britain Museum of American Art is reopening to the public at reduced capacity. All visitors are required to make reservations online in advance at nbmaa.org/visit. If using the library's museum pass, register as a member, using "Welles-Turner Memorial Library" as the member name. Upon arrival at the museum's front desk, present the printed pass.

New England Air Museum at Bradley International Airport

Windsor Locks, phone 860-623-3305
Admits up to five (5) visitors at 50% off of regular admission rates. Children ages 3 and under admitted free. Not valid for pre-arranged group tours, homeschool programs, special events or open cockpit days.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Rte 183, Stockbridge, MA, phone 413-298-4100
Admits two (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.

Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge MA, phone 508-347-3362
Admits one party of up to four (4) visitors for 50% off regular daytime admission. Does not include nighttime admission, special events, programs or performances that require a separate ticket. Please visit www.osv.org for current admission prices and hours of operation.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In addition to the library pass reservation, visitors must also contact the museum in advance to make a reservation by calling 508-347-0213 or emailing visitorcenter@osv.org. Upon arrival at the Visitor Center, present the printed library pass for discounted admission.

 

Most library passes are courtesy of The Friends of the Welles-Turner Memorial Library.

 

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