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Museum Passes
Burlington Library Association pays for library membership to 18 museums/attractions.  Library card holders can borrow these passes as they would a book. You must be 18 years or older to take out a museum pass.

Please click the following for more details, or you can jump down to Frequently Asked Questions.  Clicking the museum's name will take you to their web site.

The Children's Museum

West Hartford, CT   860-231-2824  Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm.
Monday 10 am - 5 pm during July and August and on West Hartford School holidays. Pass admits 1 child free with purchase of adult admission.


Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo

Bridgeport, CT 203-394-6565, Zoo hours: 9 am - 4 pm daily. Pass valid for $5 admission per person for up to 6 guests.

Connecticut Science Center

Hartford, CT 860-724-3623, Receive a coupon for 20% off general admission for up to 4 people. Only one coupon per party per library visit. Hours Tuesday through Sunday 10 am - 5 pm.

Connecticut State Parks

Various locations: Visit the “No Child Left Inside” website at www.nochildleftinside.org for a complete listing of all 137 of Connecticut’s state parks and forests.
Pass provides free parking for one vehicle at all state parks and forests, and admits two adults and four children free at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull, and Gillette Castle State Parks. 

Flaming Farm

West Simsbury, CT  860- 658-5070, Hours: April through November: 10AM—5 PM
Pass admits up to a family of 5 (2 adults, 3 children)

Hill-Stead Museum

Farmington, CT 860-677-4787. Open: Tues – Sun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. year around. Closed on Mondays and major holidays. Pass admits 1 adults and 2 children (under 18).

Imagine Nation Children's Museum

Bristol, CT 860-314-1400. Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm. Hours vary seasonally, check website before trip. Pass is good for half price for up to six people for general admission only. They are not accepted for 1st Friday Festivals, classes, or special events.

KidsPlay Children's Museum
Torrington, CT     (860) 618-7700
Museum hours: Wednesday— Sunday 10AM—4PM. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Pass admits a family of 4 for free.

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Norwalk, CT   203-852-0700    Daily 10am - 5pm  (6pm summer)
DISCOUNTED PASS $2 off aquarium/IMAX combination tickets for up to 6 people.

Mark Twain House

Hartford, CT  860-493-6411  Hours Monday - Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Sunday 12 noon - 5:30 pm. Closed Tuesday from January through March. Closed major holidays. Pass admits 1 adult or 2 children with purchase of 1 adult pass.


Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT   (860) 572-5955    Open: April - Labor Day 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, September 2 - November 9:00 am to 4:00 pm,
December - February 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, March 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Pass is good for $5.00 off general admission for up to four people per visit.


New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain, CT  (860) 229-0257  Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Closed Mondays. Pass admits four people free. One adult must accompany children under 16.

New England Air Museum

Windsor Locks, CT   (860) 623-3305  Fall/Winter - Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Summer - Monday thourgh Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Pass admits up to five visitors 50% off the regular admission rates.

Peabody Museum of Yale

New Haven, CT   (203) 432-5050    Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12 - 5pm. DISCOUNTED PASS $6 off up to four admissions. Admission applies to Museum galleries only. Special exhibitions, events and programs may require a fee. The Peabody Museum has free admission on Thursday from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm September through June.

Roaring Brook Nature Center

Canton, CT   (860) 693-0263   Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1 - 5pm during July and August. . Pass admits 1 child free with purchase of adult admission.

Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford, CT   (860) 278-2670    Wednesday - Friday 11am - 5pm, Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.
Pass admits 2 adults (ages 18 and up) free. Admission is free for ages 17 and younger. General admission only - special events not included.

White Memorial Conservation Center Nature Museum

Litchfield, CT    860-567-0857. Museum hours: Monday—Saturday 9AM—5PM; Sunday 12 noon—5PM. Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children for free.

The Zoo in Forest Park

Springfield, MA 413-733-2251. Monday – Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. Pass admits 5 visitors. (It does not apply to parking in Forest Park which is $5.00.) The Zoo is closed November 1 until end of April, reopening in May when the temperature becomes appropriate for most of the animals to be outside again. The Zoo may be open some weekends in April prior to the official reopening. Please call or check their website to confirm they are open when planning your trip.



How do I get a pass?

Library patrons with a current/active library card can sign out a pass at the main desk.  Although we cannot reserve passes we will hold a specific pass for 1 hour if you call 860-673-3331 first.  

What does the pass allow me to do?

The passes allow for a set number of people to attend the museum at a reduced or free admission.  A patron must abide by the conditions each museum sets forth.

When does the pass need to be returned?

Passes are charged out for two days.  There is a $10 per day fee if it is late.  Please respect other patrons who are waiting for the pass. There is a $250.00 fee for a lost or destroyed pass.

Page updated, May 10, 2017 DMR


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