Museum Passes

If you’re planning a visit to one of the many great museums, parks, or zoos in the area, take advantage of the Library’s collection of museum passes which offer free or discounted admission to 24 of the most popular cultural destinations in Connecticut and beyond. Many of the Library’s museum passes are generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

How It Works

  • Check out a museum pass using your library card and present the pass when you visit the museum to receive free or discounted admission.
  •  Passes can be checked out by any Connecticut library cardholder for a two day period.
  • Only one pass may be checked out per family at any given time.
  • Passes may not be placed on reserve, but available passes can be held for up to one hour by calling the Circulation Desk at 203-891-2170.

To inquire about availability, please check the library catalog by clicking the links below or call the Circulation Desk at 203-891-2170.

  • Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum*


    Admits up to 5 family members.

  • Barnum Museum


    Admits 2 adults, 4 children.
    Temporarily closed.

  • Beardsley Zoo*
    beardsley zoo


    $6 per person admission for up to 6 people. Limited to 1 family per day.
    Pass temporarily unavailable.

  • Bushnell Park Carousel*


    Admits 4 people.
    Temporarily closed.

  • Children’s Museum

    West Hartford

    1 free touring admission with each paid admission, maximum free admissions 4 per day. Patrons must call museum for a library discount code after reserving or checking out the pass.

  • Connecticut Science Center

    Connecticut Science Center logo

    20% off general admission for up to 4 people.
    Pass temporarily not accepted.

  • Discovery Museum
    Discovery Museum


    Up to 4 free child admissions with 1 paid adult admission.
    Temporarily closed.

  • EverWonder Children’s Museum*


    50% off regular admission for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children.
    Temporarily closed.

  • Florence Griswold Museum
    Florence Griswold Museum

    Old Lyme

    Admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12.

  • The Frick Collection*

    New York

    Admits 1 adult.
    Temporarily closed.

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

    New York

    Admits 6 people.
    To receive complimentary tickets, you must use this link : 

    Intrepid Link for Case Memorial Library

    and scroll to the bottom of the window. You do not need to check out the library membership pass, but you will be required to show your library card.

  • Maritime Aquarium
    The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk


    Grants $2 off price of a combination ticket to the Aquarium and IMAX Theater, for up to 6 people.
    Pass temporarily not accepted.

  • Mark Twain House*
    mark twain house


    Admits 1 adult or 2 children free with purchase of 1 adult admission.
    Pass temporarily unavailable.

  • Mystic Aquarium*
    mystic aquarium


    Admits 2 adults & 2 children at a discounted rate: $6.00 off adult admission, $4 off child admission.
    Pass temporarily not accepted.

  • Mystic Seaport


    50% off admission for 2 adults and 3 children.

  • New Britain Museum of American Art*
    New Britain Museum of American Art

    New Britain

    Admits any 4 people; 1 adult must accompany children under 16.

  • New Britain Youth Museum*

    New Britain

    Free admission for up to 4 people.
    New Britain Youth Museum is temporarily closed. Pass can be used at the Hungerford Park Nature Center.

  • New England Carousel Museum*


    Admits 4 people.

  • New Haven Museum & Historical Society 
    New Haven Museum & Historical Society

    New Haven

    Admits any 4 people.
    Temporarily closed.

  • Peabody Museum of Natural History*
    Peabody Museum of Natural History

    New Haven

    Grants $6 off the price of admission for up to 4 people. Closed for renovation.

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo

    Roger Williams Park Zoo

    Providence, RI

    Admits up to 4 people at a discount of $3 off the price of admission.
    Pass temporarily not accepted.

  • Shore Line Trolley Museum*

    Shore Line Trolley Museum

    East Haven

    Grants 50% off price of admission for up to 6 people.
    Temporarily closed.

  • State Parks & Forests Day Pass


    Waives entrance fees to the museums and historical buildings at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam and Fort Trumbull State Park and Visitor Center in New London. These facilities are temporarily closed.

  • Stepping Stones Museum for Children


    Buy 1 admission, get 1 free.
    Temporarily closed.

  • Wadsworth Atheneum


    Free general admission for 2 adults and 2 children (through age 17). Not valid for “Art After Hours” events.
    Reopening September 5 on a reduced schedule. Admission is free through November 15.  

*Sponsored by the Friends of the Case Memorial Library.