Museum Passes

New Museum Pass Procedures and Guidelines Announced

Effective May 4, 2017, all museum passes can be reserved online.  The Beardsley Zoo and Mystic Seaport are now conveniently printable passes.  Only a half-dozen passes, including the Forest Park Zoo, Kidcity Children's Museum and the Connecticut State Parks and Forests Day Pass, are still non-printable, requiring a patron to physically come into the library to borrow and return them.

Call the Tomie dePaola Children's Library at 203-630-6347 with any questions.

Receive free or reduced admission to over 25 museums, zoos, and other attractions through the Meriden Public Library’s Museum Pass program.  You can reserve both printable and non-printable passes through the online LibraryInsight system. 

Non-printable passes must be physically picked up from and returned to the Children’s Library, and are borrowed for a period of two (2) days.

Printable passes are marked with the following symbol, printondemand.  Printable passes may be printed from home and are valid for one (1) day only.  Printable passes do not need to be returned to the Children’s Library.

Your options:

  • View available passes and reserve a pass by date
  • View available passes and reserve a pass by museum
  • View, print or cancel your printable museum pass or museum pass reservation
    OR
  • Call the Tomie dePaola Children’s Library at (203) 630-6347 for assistance.

Need more information? Check out our Museum Pass Frequently Asked Questions.

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American Clock and Watch Museum
website
Open daily  10 am - 5 pm
100 Maple St. Bristol, CT 06010
860-583-6070
F
REE - Pass admits up to 2 adults and 3 children

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

 
Beardsley 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
 
 
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
 
Children'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
 
 
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 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
 
 
Connecticut State Parks and Forest Day Pass
website
Hours vary by location
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.
 
 
Custom 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
 
 
Discovery 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
 
Eric 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
 
 
Florence 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
 
 
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
 
 
Harriet 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
FREE - Admits 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
 
 
KidCity 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
 
 
Maritime 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
 
 
Mark 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)
 
 
Mystic Aquarium
website
April –Labor Day 9:00 am –5:50 pm, September 8th –November 9:00 am -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
 
 
Mystic 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
 
 
New 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 to 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
 
New 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
 
 
Old 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
 
 
Peabody 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
 
 
Roger 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
 
 
Stepping 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
 
 
Wadsworth 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
Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Main Number 203.238.2344 Fax 203.238.3647