Museum Passes

Receive free or reduced admission to over 25 museums, zoos, and other attractions through the Meriden Public Library’s Museum Pass program.  Passes are available in one of two forms: printable or non-printable passes.

Scroll down through this page to read more about the special features of each form of pass, and what the benefits are for each cultural attraction.

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Printable Passes
To print a pass, you will need a valid adult library card.
To use the pass at the museum, you will need a valid picture I.D. Name on the pass and I.D must match.

You can reserve a pass by museum.
You can reserve a pass by date.

You will be prompted for your library card number and then you may print the pass, or e-mail it to yourself to print later. If you lose or forget to print the pass, just come into the library. We can reprint it for you.

Printable passes may be reserved up to 60 days in advance.

The printed pass is valid only for the day selected, and specified, on the printed pass. Passes are non-transferable.

To view, print and/or cancel your museum pass reservations, click here.  

 The following museums allow “Print-on-Demand”:

 

Amamerican clock and watch museumerican Clock and Watch Museum
website
Open daily  10 am – 5 pm
100 Maple St. Bristol, CT 06010
860-583-6070
                      FREE – Pass admits up to 2 adults and 3 children

BarnesMuseum

Barnes Museum
website
Open Monday through Wednesday – 1:00pm to 5:00 pm, Thursday – 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Friday – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, The first and last Saturday of the month (through June) – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays
85 N Main St. Southington, CT 06489
860-628-5426
FREE – Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children
 
 
Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center
website and website
Open Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
950 Trout Brook Drive  West Hartford, CT 06119
860-231-2824
Pass admits 1 free touring admission with each paid admission. Maximum of 4
Ticket Prices: Adults – 14.75, Children (ages 2-12) – 13.75
 
CTHistoricalSociety Connecticut Historical Society Museum
website
Open Tuesday–Thursday: 12:00–5:00 pm Friday–Saturday: 9:00 am–5:00 pm. Closed on Sunday & Monday
1 Elizabeth St. Hartford, CT 06105
860-236-5621
FREE – Pass admits a family of 4
 
 
Connecticut's Old State HouseConnecticut Old State House
website
Open Monday-Friday: 10:00AM – 5:00PM
800 Main St. Hartford, CT 06103
                       860-522-6766
                      FREE – Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children
 
CustomHouseMaritimeMuseumCustom House Maritime Museum
website
Open April through Dec., Wednesday – Sunday 1-5 PM
January through March, Thursday – Sunday, 1 to 5 PM
150 Bank St. New London, CT 06320
860-447-2501
FREE – Pass admits 2 people
 
DiscoveryMuseumDiscovery Museum and Planetarium
website
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10am – 5pm
4450 Park Ave. Bridgeport CT 06604
203-372-3521
Pass admits up to 4 children with 1 paid adult admission*
(*Planetarium shows or special exhibits may be an additional charge.)
Adult ticket price – $10
 
EricCarleMuseumEric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
website
September through June: Tuesday – Friday* 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
July and August: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm,  Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
125 West Bay Rd. Amherst, MA 01002
413-559-6300
FREE – Pass admits 2 adults and 4 children
 
FlorenceGriswoldMuseumFlorence Griswold Museum
website
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
96 Lyme St. Old Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-5542
FREE – Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children up to age 12
 
logo_hbscHarriet Beecher Stowe House
website
Open Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, and Sundays: 12:00 – 5:00 pm
77 Forest St. Hartford, CT 06105
860-522-9258
FREEAdmits 2 adults & 2 children under 12
 
 Imagine Nation Museum
website
Open Wednesday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
1 Pleasant St. Bristol, CT 06010
860-314-1400
50% off regular admission for up to 6 people
Ticket prices: Adults & Children – $10
 
MarkTwainMark Twain House
website
Open daily 9:30 am– 5:30 pm
351 Farmington Ave. Hartford, Ct 06105
860-247-0998
Pass admits 1 adult or 2 children’s tickets with purchase of an adult ticket. (Pass not valid on holidays)
Ticket prices: Senior Citizens $16 (ages 65+), Adults $19 (ages 17 – 64), Children $11 (ages 6 – 16)
 
 NNBMAAew Britain Museum of American Art
website
Open Sunday –  Wednesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm,  Thursday 11:00 am –  8:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
56 Lexington St. New Britain, CT 06052
860-229-0257
FREE – admits any 4 people
 
New Britain Youth Museum and New Britain Youth Museum at Hungerford Park
website and website
Open Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am – 4:30 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Summer Hours (June 27 to Labor Day): Monday  Thursday  11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
30 High St.  New Britain, CT 06051
860-225-3020
FREE – admits 4 adults or any combination of persons equal to 4 adult admissions
 
NewHavenMuseumNew Haven Museum
website
Tuesday – Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Free 1st Sundays 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
114 Whitney Ave. New Haven CT 06510
203-562-4183
FREE – Pass admits up to 4 people
 
 ZOldSturbridgeVillageOld Sturbridge Village
website
Open Daily 9:30am – 5:00pm
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd. Sturbridge, MA 01566
800-733-1830
Pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off daytime admission (night programs excluded)
Ticket prices: Adults $28.00, Seniors (55 and over) $26.00, Youths (3-17) $14.00
 
 PeabodyPeabody Museum
website
Open Tuesday –  Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
170 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-5050
$5.00 off admission for up to 4 people (FREE admission (without pass) on Thursdays after 2pm from September through June) Pass not valid in February
Ticket Prices: Adults $13.00, Senior citizens (65+) $9.00, Children ages 3 through 18, and college students with ID $6.00
 
RogerWilliamsZooRoger Williams Zoo
website
Open daily April – September 10:00 am – 5 :00 pm. October – March 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
1000 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI 02905
401-785-3510 
$3.00 discount for up to 4 people
Ticket prices Adults $14.95, Children (2 – 12) $9.95, Seniors (62+) $12.95
 
 ZSteppingStonesMuseumforChildrenStepping Stones Museum
website
Open Memorial Day – Labor Day: Monday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Labor Day – Memorial Day: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
303 West Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850
203-899-0606
Pass admits 1 child free with 1 paid adult (max 3)
Ticket prices: Adults $15.00, Children $15.00,  Seniors (62+) $10.00
 
 WadsworthAtheneumWadsworth Atheneum Museum
website
Open Wednesday – Friday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
600 Main St. Hartford CT, 06103
860-278-2670
FREE – admits 2 adults and 2 children ages 6-17
  

Non-Printable Passes

To borrow the following non-printable passes:

  • All borrowers must present a valid library cards and picture I.D.
  • Limit one (1) pass per household.
  • Passes circulate for 2 days. The only exception is when a holiday falls on the date of return.
  • Passes are due back by 3pm on the day they are due. If you are running late, please call (203) 630-6347.
  • Passes can only be put on hold if they are checked in. We can hold them for up to two hours.
  • Call the library at (203) 630-6347 to check the status of a pass, and to place an available pass on hold.

LATE FEES/FINES:

There is a $5 late fee if the pass is returned after 3pm
There is a $10 late fee for each day the pass is late.
There is a $50 replacement fee if the pass is lost or stolen.

Passes MUST be returned to a Children’s Library staff member.

 The following passes are NOT printable.

(You will need to come into the Children’s Library to pick them up.)

ZBeardsleyZooBeardsley Zoo
website
Open daily 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
1875 Noble Ave. Bridgeport, CT 06610
203-394-6565
$5.00 admission per person for up to 5 people.
Ticket prices: Adults $15.00, Children (3-11) $12.00, Senior (62+) $11.00
 
ZChildrensMuseumSoutheasternCTChildren’s Museum of Southeastern CT
website
Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Summer Hours ( (June 20, 2016 – August 22, 2016):  Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
409 Main St. Niantic, CT 06357
860-691-1111
Pass admits 4 people half off 
Ticket prices: Children and adults – $7.00
 
ZCTStateParksandForestsConnecticut State Parks and Forest Day Pass
website
FREE – Pass waives vehicle entrance fees. Admits 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Park.  CT State Parks and Forests Directory available at the Children’s Library for circulation WITH the pass.
 
ZZooinForestPark Forest Park Zoo
website
Open Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
293 Sumner Ave. Springfield, MA 01108
413-733-2251
FREE – Pass admits up to 5 people. Pass does not include vehicle entrance fee to Forest Park
Ticket prices: Adult $9.00, Senior (Age 62+) $7.00, Children (Ages 5-12) $6.00, Children (Ages 1-4) $3.75
 
ZKidCityChildrensMuseumKidCity Children’s Museum
website
Open Sunday  – Tuesday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
119 Washington St. Middletown, CT 06457
860-347-0495
FREE – Admits 2 adults and 4 children
Ticket prices: Adults & children $9.00
 
ZMaritimeAquariumMaritime Aquarium
website
Open daily 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10 North Water St. Norwalk, CT 06854
203-852-0700
$2.00 off combination ticket (Aquarium and Daytime IMAX) for up to 6 people
Ticket prices:Adults $22.95, Child (age 3-12) $15.95, Youth (age 13-17) $20.95, Senior (age 65+) $20.95
 
ZMysticAquariumMystic Aquarium
website
April – Labor Day 9:00 am – 5:50 pm, September 8th – November 9:00 am to 4:50 pm, December – February 10:00 am – 4:50 pm, March  9:00am – 4:50pm
55 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT 06355
860-572-5955
$5.00 off regular admission for up to 4 people
Ticket prices: Adult $34.99, Senior (age 60+) $29.99, Youth (13-17) $28.99, Child (age 3 – 12) $24.99
 
ZMysticSeaportMystic Seaport
website
Open daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
75 Greenmanville Ave. Mystic, CT 06355
888-973-2767
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children 50% off regular admission
 Ticket Prices: Adult $26.00, Senior (ages 65+) $24.00, Youth (ages 6-17)  $17.00
 
 
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