Museum Passes are available for Hamden residents through the generosity of the Friends of the Hamden Library. Hamden residents only. One pass per family. Only two passes may be reserved per week. The same pass may only be reserved twice per month.
Many of our museums now participate in our Print-on-Demand program!
Print-on-Demand means that you are able to print out the museum pass from home or a local printer. These passes do not need to be returned. Simply make your reservation, print the pass, and you’re good to go! If you do not have access to a printer, you may visit the library and we will print the pass for you. Printed passes are good only for the day they are reserved for. These passes MUST be presented in printed format – electronic versions (on smartphones or tablets) will NOT be accepted by museums.
Museums that accept Print-on-Demand passes include:
Children's Museum / Roaring Brook Nature Center
Connecticut's Old State House
Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Florence Griswold Museum
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Mark Twain House
Mashantucket Pequot Museum
New Britain Museum of American Art
New England Air Museum
New Haven Museum
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
White Memorial Conservation Center
For museums that do not participate in the Print-on-Demand program, most other passes may reserved online. You should make your reservation for the day you wish to visit the museum, but you can pick the pass up after 3:00 PM on the day before your visit.
Passes that may be reserved online but must be picked up at the Library include:
Connecticut Science Center
Connecticut State Parks and Forest Recreation Areas
Long Wharf Theatre (the Long Wharf Theatre season runs until the end of May - currently all the available vouchers have been booked online)
Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Shore Line Trolley Museum
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
The Beardsley Zoo pass is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be reserved.