Museum Passes

To borrow a museum pass:

  • Museum passes are available to Norwalk residents age 18 and older, who have Norwalk Public Library cards in good standing.
  • Passes are available at adult circulation desks on a walk-in basis only. 
  • Checkout is limited to one (1) per household. Passes cannot be reserved or renewed. At six (6) days overdue, borrowers will be charged the FULL replacement cost of the museum pass.
  • The charge varies from $75 to $500 depending on which museum pass was borrowed.
  • Museum passes must be returned to the circulation desk of the library from which they were borrowed.
  • Returning them any place other than the circulation desk will result in a $5.00 fee.
  • Returning museum passes late more than twice will result in losing the privilege of borrowing any pass for (6) months.
  • Due to the popularity and the limited availability of museum passes, patrons and all members of a single household are asked to wait two (2) business days before borrowing another museum pass.
Museum Pass Agreement - this can be printed, filled out and brought to the library when picking up a pass.

Print Museum Pass Brochure

Passes available at the Norwalk Public Library:

Beardsley Zoo 
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport CT 06610

Hours: daily 9 am – 4 pm - Open Daily except Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day.
Admission: $5.00 per person up to six people. Limited to one family per day.
Check Pass Availability
The Mark Twain House & Museum
The Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

Hours: Monday - Sunday: 10AM - 4:30PM (last tour - 3:30)

Pass admits 1 Adult free or 2 children free with the purchase of 1 adult ticket.
  Check Pass Availability
bruce museum

Bruce Museum
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830
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


Museum Of The City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Hours : Open daily 10 am - 6 pm (closed Thanksgiving Day/ Christmas Day/New Year's Day)

Unlimited free admission for two adults and up to four children (two membership cards)
20% discount in the Museum Shop and Chalsty’s Cafe. Subscription to the Program Calendar.
Ability for library patrons to purchase discounted tickets to public programs
Free admission to family programs
10% discount on Courses for kids
Check Pass Availability

Children's museum
roaring brook nature center
Children's Museum                                    950 Trout Brook Drive
  West Hartford, CT 0611
  (860) 231-2824
  Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 am-4 pm
               Sunday 11 am- 4 pm
Roaring Brook Nature Center
70 Gracey Road Canton, CT 06019
 (860) 693-0263
 Hours: Tuesday- Saturday 10 am - 5 pm                 Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm

One free touring admission with each paid admission
Maximum of 4 free admissions per day, per card.
Check pass Availability

Mystic Aquarium Seal
Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355

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
No Child Left Inside
Connecticut 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
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington Street
New Britain, CT 06052

Hours: 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
Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Discovery 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 4 Children with 1 paid adult admission. From a full-dome planetarium and telescopes to our Challenger Learning Center offering unique team-building experiences for corporations and grade-appropriate STEM education, enjoy over 100 exhibit areas and galleries featuring interactive, hands-on explorations of science, technology and ideas. Join us and rediscover the world around you.
Check Pass Availability

New Haven Museum
New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday 12 - 5 pm Closed Holidays
Free Admission for up to 4 people.

Three hundred and seventy-five years of history come to life at the New Haven Museum. From the colony’s founding as a puritan village through its growth into a major industrial center and now a thriving metropolitan area, New Haven’s history is brought to life for our visitors, inspiring a rich appreciation of the City’s past, present, and future.
Check Pass Availability
Earthplace - Nature Discovery Center
Earthplace - 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
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum of Natural History
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Hours: Closed on Mondays, Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm.
Sunday, noon – 5 pm
Discounted Rate: $6.00 off (up to 4 admissions).
Admission applies to galleries only.
Check Pass Availability
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
One Intrepid Sq. 12th Ave. & 46th St.
Hours: April 1 - Oct. 31 - Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm; Sat. & Sun. 10am - 6pm. Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 Daily 10am -5pm.

Admission to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Growler submarine. Pass does not include admission to the Space Shuttle Pavilion.

Free Admission for up to 6 people per day.
Check Pass Availability

Stamford Museum
Stamford 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
lockwood mansion

Lockwood- Mathews Mansion Museum
299 West Ave, Norwalk, CT 06850

Hours : Museum Tours and Shop:
 Wednesday - Sunday 12 pm-4 pm

Good for free admission for one adult
50% off the purchase of one adult ticket
 Any additional tickets must be purchased at full price.
Check Pass Availability


New York Transit Museum 
99 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn NY 11201

Hours :
Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Mondays and major holidays

Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children under age 18 as well as a code good for $5 off public programs and excursions.
Check Pass Availability

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
Maritime Aquarium
10 North Water St
Norwalk, CT 

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

Stepping Stones Museum
Stepping 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.

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Wadsworth Atheneum
Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103-2990

Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Admission for 2 adults, 2 children.
Check Pass Availability