Museum Passes

A variety of passes to local children’s museums and other area attractions are available to cardholders through the Young Minds Department. Some are also available at our branches. Each individual museum determines how many people its pass will allow, what the discount amount is and what days and times it can be used.

Passes may be checked out for two days and are subject to $1 per day late fee. Passes that are currently checked in can be reserved via the phone (203.946.8129 for the Children’s Department) and will be held for one hour only. Passes must be returned directly to the branch they were checked out from and cannot be renewed. Only one pass may be checked out per card at one time.

Long Wharf Theater – now available at all 5 NHFPL branch locations!!
222 Sargent Drive, New Haven
Admit two for free

Shore Line Trolley Museum 
17 River Street, East Haven
Admits party of six at 50% discount

Beardsley Zoo 
1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport
Free admission for two adults and four children

Mystic Aquarium
Exit 90 off I-95, Mystic
Discounted admission for up to two adults ($6 off) and two children ($4 off)

Peabody Museum
170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven
Up to four free admissions

New Haven Museum -Also available at the Fair Haven and Stetson branches.
114 Whitney Ave., New Haven
Up to four free admissions

Wadsworth Atheneum  *Currently Unavailable*
600 Main St., Hartford
Free general museum admission for two adults and two children/Buy one, get one free film admission

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum -Also available at the Mitchell branch.
258 Main St., Ridgefield
Admit pass-holder and accompanying family members

Connecticut State Parks and Forests Pass  
Vehicle entrance fees waived for one vehicle carrying up to twelve people. Also covers the admission fee for two adults and four children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk - Also available at the Mitchell Branch.
10 North Water St., Norwalk
$2 off a combined Aquarium/IMAX ticket

Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank St., New London
Two free passes

Connecticut’s Old State House - Also available at the Mitchell branch.
800 Main St., Hartford
Free admission for up to two adults and two children

Connecticut Science Center - Also available at branch locations.
250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford
20% of general admission for up to four people

FREE CONNECTICUT MUSEUMS

Admission is free at these locations with no pass required.

Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
Storrs, CT
Connecticut College Arboretum
New London, CT
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Archeology Center
Storrs, CT
Davison Art Center
Middletown, CT
Flanders Nature Center
Woodbury, CT
Knights of Columbus Museum
New Haven, CT
Museum of Connecticut History
Hartford, CT
National Helicopter Museum
Stratford, CT
Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum
Groton, CT
New England Civil War Museum
Vernon, CT
Weir Farm & Burlingham House Visitor Center
Wilton, CT
White Memorial Conservation Center
Litchfield, CT
William Benton Museum of Art
Storrs, CT
Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, CT