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Museum Passes

Museum Passes are available for Hamden residents through the generosity of the Friends of the Hamden Library. Hamden residents only. One pass per family. Passes cannot be reserved. Museum passes are due before closing on the day after they are checked out. Please be courteous and return your pass at the Info Desk on time. Passes are not renewable. Pass may be returned in the video drop in a clearly marked envelope. Overdue fines for a late pass are $10 per day. Replacement cost for a lost pass varies from $75 to $250.

 

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
203-438-4519

Galleries include a screening room, sound gallery, performance space, museum shop; sculpture garden.
Admits passholder and accompanying family members free


Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06610
203-394-6565

The state's only zoo features primarily North and South American animals, including several endangered species, a tropcal rain forest with free-flight aviary, New England farmyard and carousel.
Pass provides FREE admission for 2 adults and 4 children


The Children's Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive, West Hartford, CT 06119
860-231-2824

Hands-on exhibits, live animals, digital planetarium shows, science demonstrations and a variety of educational programs. 
Pass provides FREE admission for one child with every paid adult.


Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
860-522-6766
1796 National Historic Landmark is one of the nation’s oldest state houses; features an interactive, multimedia exhibit which tells the story of Hartford and the importance of history in our lives
FREE regular admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The pass does not cover admission for after-hour events.


Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford, CT 06103
860-727-3623

More than 150 hands-on exhibits, a 3D digital theater (separate admission), four labs, and daily live science programs 
Coupon offers 20% off general admission for up to four people. Does not include discounted admission to movies, special programs, events or traveling exhibits.


Discovery Museum
4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

203-372-3521
An interactive science museum with hands-on displays, permanent and traveling exhibits, gift shop, and food court. Challenger Learning Center featuring computer-simulated space missions; planetarium shows. 
Pass admits 2 adults and 4 children free.


Earthplace
10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06881

203-227-7253
62-acre wildlife sanctuary with trails. Museum with natural science exhibits, hands-on activities, and live animal hall. 
Pass provides FREE admission for up to four people.


Eli Whitney Museum
915 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
203-777-1833
Pass offers $2 discount for walk-in-projects. Walk-in projects offered during the winter on Saturdays 10-3, and Sundays from 12-5. During the summer, starting June 9 through Labor Day, walk-in-projects are offered Saturday and  Sunday from 11-4.

 


Florence Griswold Museum
96 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-5542
Located on an 11-acre site in the historic village of Old Lyme, the Florence Griswold Museum is known as the Home of American Impressionism.
The pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 for free.


Imagine Nation Museum
One Pleasant Street, Bristol, CT 06010

860-314-1400
Explore a world of wonder and imagination at this hands-on interactive museum for children age 10 and under. Education programs, camps, family events. 
Pass admits six people to the museum at half price per person.


Long Wharf Theatre
222 Sargent Dr., New Haven, CT.
Box Office Phone Hours: Mon.: 10-5,Tue-Fri, 10-one hour before curtain, Sat-Sun.: noon– one hour before curtain.
Each pass voucher is good for 2 free adult tickets. Each pass voucher is valid for two days. Call box office (203)787-4282 to have your tickets reserved within this two day period. Only one voucher per day can be handed out during the theatre season, Oct. 7 through the end of June.


Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
10 North Water Steet, Norwalk, CT 06854

203-852-0700
Come nose-to-nose with sharks, inches away from seals, river otters, sea turtles, jelly fish and more.
Pass provides discounted Rate: $2.00 off combination ticket (Aquarium and IMAX) for up to 6 people


Mark Twain House and Museum
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105

860-247-0998
This elaborate Victorian mansion with rare interiors by Louis Comfort Tiffany was the author's home for 17 years (1874-1891). 19 furnished rooms including many of Twain's possessions. 
Pass entitles the visitor to either one complimentary adult admission OR two complimentary child admissions with purchase of one adult admission.


Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355

860-572-5955
Visit a wonderful variety of animals from beluga whales to Steller sea lions, African penguins, blue tongued skinks and more. 
Each pass enables patrons to save $5 off admission for up to four people.


Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355
860-572-0711 
Mystic Seaport is the nation's leading maritime museum. Discover American maritime history first-hand as you climb aboard tall ships, stroll through a 19th-century coastal village, explore exhilarating exhibits, and watch a working preservation shipyard in action. 
Pass offers 50% off regular admission for 2 adults and 3 children.


New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052
860-229-025
Founded in 1903, it is the first museum of strictly American art in the country. Over 5,000 American works of art from 1740 to the present. 
Pass admits four people free (no age restriction; one adult must accompany children under 16).


New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510
203-562-4183
The New Haven Museum preserves and shares the history of the greater New Haven community through museum exhibitions, public programs and library resources. Explore 300 years of New Haven’s colorful past!
Pass admits two people for free.


New England Air Museum
Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT 06096
860-623-3305
Largest aviation museum in the Northeastern United States. Eighty aircraft featured in three display buildings.
Pass is valid for 2 adults/and or seniors at a discounted rate of  $6.00 per person. Child (3 & under): free. Youth (4-11yrs): $6.50


Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
203-432-5050
Great Hall of Dinosaurs, live animals, exhibits on Native America, Ancient Egypt, human origins, birds, minerals, meteorites. 
Pass provides $5.00 off each ticket for up to four people. Admission is FREE on Thursdays from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, no pass required. Passes are not honored during February.


Roaring Brook Nature Center
70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT 06019

860-693-0263
The center houses displays on local flora and fauna as well as changing seasonal exhibits. Includes a replica of an Eastern Woodland Indian longhouse, a wildlife attraction area, outdoor flight cages, and a small collection of live animals. 
Pass provides FREE admission for up to two adults and four children.


 

The Shore Line Trolley Museum 
17 River Street, East Haven, CT 06512
203-467-6927 

Vintage trolley cars take you on a three mile round trip through scenic woods and open wetlands. The museum houses exhibits and artifacts. 
Pass offers a 50% discount for up to six visitors.


State Parks and Forests Day Pass
various locations
This pass is covers the cost of parking at state parks and forests where there is a charge. This includes beach state parks as well as inland parks. The pass also covers admission for two adults and four children at state historical sites and exhibit centers at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks. The pass is not valid for groups or vehicles carrying more than 12 passengers.


Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Matthews Park
303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT.
203-899-0606

Pass offers Buy One Get One Free. Adult admission $15, Child Admission $15 (children under 1 free), Seniors (over 62) $10.


Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
860-278-2670

The nation’s oldest public art museum. World-renowned collections include Hudson River School landscapes, Old Masters, Impressionist paintings, modern and contemporary masterpieces, American furniture, and decorative arts. 
Pass provides FREE admission for up to two adults and two children (ages 6 - 17).


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