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Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06850
Fax: 203-866-7982
South Norwalk Branch
10 Washington St.
Norwalk, CT 06854
Museum Passes
To borrow a museum pass:
  • The Museum Passes are free to adults with a current library card.
  • Passes will be loaned out for 3 consecutive days from the Main Library Circulation Desk.
  • A late fee of $10 per day will be charged if the pass is not returned to the library’s Circulation Desk by closing time of the 3rd day, this fee will not exceed the replacement cost.
  • Under no circumstances should the pass be returned in the Book Drop.
  • Passes must be returned to the Circulation representative at the Circulation Desk.
  • Failure to do this will result in a fine of $1.00.
  • Replacement cost for a lost pass varies from $50 to $250.
  • Passes are available on a walk in basis only, no reservations are taken online or by telephone and no renewals are allowed. Limited to one pass per family.

Museum Pass Brochure 

Museum Pass Agreement - this can be printed, filled out and brought to the library when picking up a pass.

Passes available at the Norwalk Public Library:

 Aldrich Contemporary Art MuseumThe Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (203-438-4519)
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm, Closed on Mondays, and New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Special Holidays: The Museum is open on the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Pass admits pass-holder and accompanying family members.         Check Pass Availability
 Mark Twain House and MuseumThe Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105
Hours: Monday - Saturday - 9:30 - 5:30 (last tour - 4:30)
Sunday - 12:00 - 5:30 (last tour - 4:30)
Closed - Tuesdays January to March. New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 
Pass admits 1 Adult free or 2 children free with the purchase of 1 adult ticket.   Check Pass Availability

 Beardsley ZooBeardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport CT 06610 (203-394-6565)
Hours: daily 9 am – 4 pm
Open Daily except Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day
Free Admission for a family of 2 adults and 4 children.   Check Pass Availability
 Mystic AquariumMystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355 (860-572-5955)
Hours: March - November: Sun. - Sat., 9 - 6 December - February: Mon. - Fri., 10 - 5 Sat.; Sun. & Holidays, 9 - 6.
Admits 2 adults and 2 children. Adults save $4 each on admission and children save $3 each on admission.     Check Pass Availability
  New Britain museum of American Art New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street, New Britain, CT 06052  (860-229-0257)
Monday - Wednesday & Friday 11 - 5
Thursday 11 - 8, Saturday 10 - 5, Sunday 12 - 5.
Free Admission for 4 - children under 16 must be accompany by an adult.
Check Pass Availability
 Bruce MuseumBruce Museum
1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830 Phone: 203-869-0376
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Last admission 4:30 pm
Free Admission for a family of 2 adults and their children ages 2 - 17.
10% discount on Museum Store purchases.
Check Pass Availability
 New Haven Museum
New Haven Museum114 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203-562-4183
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 12 - 5 pm Closed Holidays
Free Admission for up to 4 people.
Check Pass Availability
 Connecticut's Old State HouseConnecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 (860.522.6766)
Hours: 10:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday
Historically-restored rooms, guided tours, an exhibit blending US History, state government, civics and citizenship and interactive floor dedicated to the history of Hartford. Children can take their own tour using our special backpack activity at no additional cost. Dress-up stations for children, discovery trunks full of hours of fun and more.
Free Admission for up to 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Check Pass Availability
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum170 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511 Phone: 203-432-5050
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm. Sunday, noon – 5 pm
Discounted Rate: $5.00 off (up to 4 admissions).
Admission applies to galleries only.
Check Pass Availability
 Connecticut State ParksConnecticut State Parks (No Child Left Inside) initiative by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.
Hours: Parks and Forests open daily from 8am to sunset.
Pass waives vehicle entrance fees and is valid for private passenger vehicles carrying fewer than 12 passengers. Check Pass Availability
 The Shore Line Trolley Museum  
Sorry this pass is temporarily unavailable.
Shore Line Trolley Museum17 River Street, East Haven, CT 06512 Phone: 203-467-6927
Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Open every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Weekends only during Sept. & October. Your fare is good on all trolley cars for the entire day.Trolley cars depart every half-hour: Beginning at 10:30 & ending at 4:30.  Admits up to 6 visitors at 50% Discount per ticket. Pass excludes October's Haunted Isle event. 
 discovery museum.bmpDiscovery Museum and Planetarium
4450 Park Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Hours: Sept. - June: Tues. - Sat. 10 -5, Sun. 12 - 5.
July & Aug. Mon - Sat. 10-5, Sunday 12-5. Free Admission for up to 2 Adults & 4 Children     Check Pass Availability
 Stamford MuseumStamford Museum and Nature Center
39 Scofield Road, Stamford, CT 06903, (203-322-1646)
Hours: Farm & Playground 9am to 5pm, Bendal Mansion M-Sat 9am to 5pm Sun 11am to 5pm. Call for Gallery hours. Admits 2 adults and 2 children (under 18) at no charge.    Check Pass Availability
 Earthplace - Nature CenterEarthplace - Nature Discovery Center
10 Woodside Lane, PO Box 165 Westport, CT 06881 Phone: 203-227-7253 Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 - 5 pm, Sunday 1 – 4 pm.
Admits pass-holder and 3 guests entry into Natureplace, the animal hall, and the native plant courtyard.
Check Pass Availability
 Stepping Stones MuseumStepping Stones Museum for Children
Matthews Park, 303 West Ave. Norwalk, CT 06850 (203-899-0606)
Hours: Tuesday: 1-5 pm, Wed - Sunday 10 am-5 pm Closed Mondays and Tuesday mornings for school and group tours. Pass entitles holder to one free admission with each purchase of one admission at regular price. Maximum 3 free admissions per pass per day.   Check Pass Availability
 MaritMaritime Aquariumime Aquarium at Norwalk 
10 North Water St, Norwalk, CT (203-852-0700)Hours: Regular: 10 am to 5 pm Open Daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas Discounted Rate: $2.00 off combination ticket (Aquarium and IMAX) for up to 6 people Note: Pass does not give any discount for SINGLE tickets to either the Aquarium or IMAX - only combination tickets. 
Check Pass Availability
 Wadsworth Atheneum
Wadsworth Atheneum600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103-2990 (860-278-2670 X3108)
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening hours: first Thursday of most months from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, New Years Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. Free Admission for 2 adults, 2 children.
Check Pass Availability