At the Museums…

A Guide to Using Library Museum Passes during COVID19

Hamden Public Library provides passes to many museums and other attractions throughout the state and beyond. Unfortunately, not all of the venues are currently open to visitors and some that are do not yet accept library passes. To make it easier for you to plan a family fun day, here is a list of the places that currently accept library passes with information on their hours and restrictions including links to their current COVID-19 guidelines plus a link to the library pass. All of the passes can be printed out from your home computer. There is no need to come to the library for a pass, but you must have a valid Hamden Library card to print out the pass. If you don’t currently have a card you can obtain one here.

Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center
Open Friday-Monday 9:30-12 and 1-3:30
Must have a timed ticket
Guidelines
Library pass

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Open Thursday-Friday 10-3, Saturday-Sunday 12-4
Guidelines
Library pass 

Florence Griswold Museum
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-4
You must obtain your tickets online 24 hours in advance
Guidelines 
Library pass

Mark Twain House and Museum
Open Monday-Sunday 10-4:30
must have timed ticket
Guidelines
Library pass 

Mattatuck Museum
Open Monday-Friday 9-3 pm, First weekend of the month 1-4 pm Saturday and Sunday
By appointment only
Guidelines
Library pass

Mystic Seaport
Open Monday-Friday 10:30 – 4 pm, Saturday-Sunday 10 – 4 pm
Online ticket purchase recommended
Guidelines 
Library pass 

New Britain Museum of American Art
Advance ticket purchase required
Open Wednesday-Sunday 10-1, 2-5
Guidelines 
Library pass 

New England Air Museum
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-3 pm
Guidelines 
Library pass 

Wadsworth Atheneum
Advanced registration required.
Timed tickets  
Open: Friday-Sunday noon- 5 pm

Guidelines 
Library pass