Museum Passes

View a printable copy of the Museum Pass Brochure.

The Bloomfield Libraries offer patrons free or discounted admission to many area attractions!

Rules for Borrowing:

  • Available on a first-come, first-served basis with a valid library card.
  • No reservations, but a pass may be held for one hour.
  • One pass per record, per day.
  • May be checked out in the Children’s Department or McMahon Wintonbury Library.
  • Each pass circulates for 2 days and cannot be renewed.
  • $10.00/day overdue fine.
  • If lost, the patron will be charged the replacement cost of the pass.
  • Return to a library staff member – Do not put passes in the Book Drop.
  • Cannot be combined with any coupon or discount offer.

The list of available passes is below. An asterisk* in the list indicates that the P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library also has a pass for the museum.

For museum pass availability, check the library catalog or call 860-243-9721.

Free Passes

Connecticut State Parks & Forest
Pass waives vehicle entrance fees at CT State Park & Forest Recreation areas. Free admission for 2 adults and 4 children at Fort Trumbull, Dinosaur State Park, and Gillette Castle

Connecticut Trolley Museum (East Windsor)
Valid for up to 2 adults/4 children. Free for regular admission.

Connecticut’s Old State House (Hartford)
Valid for up to 2 adults/2 children for general admission

Florence Griswold Museum (Old Lyme)
Admits 2 adults/ 2 children (under 12) Closed Monday. $5 surcharge applies for special events. (Oct-Nov)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Hartford)
Admits 2 people.

Lutz Children’s Museum (Manchester)
Admits up to 6 people. Closed Monday.

New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain)
Admits up to 4 people. One adult must be present.

*Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford)
Admits 2 adults/ 2 children (through age 17) Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Reduced Rate Passes

*Basketball Hall of Fame (Springfield, MA)
$12 adult/ $8 child up to 6 people.

Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport)
$ 5 discounted admission. Limit 6.
General admission is $14 for Adults (ages 12 & under) and $10 for Children (ages 3-11).
Children 2 & under are FREE. Limited to use by one family per day.

*The Children’s Museum (West Hartford)
1 free admission with every paid admission. Maximum of 4 admissions per day, per card.

*Connecticut Science Center (Hartford)
20% off admission up to 4 people.

Imagine Nation Museum (Bristol)
Admits 6 at half price per person.

*Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk)
$2 off aquarium & classic IMAX ticket for up to 6 people.

Mark Twain House & Museum (Hartford)
Admits 1 adult or 2 children with the purchase of 1 adult admission.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum (Mashantucket)
Pequot Museum is closed Nov. 30th-May 1st.

*Mystic Aquarium (Mystic)
$5 off general admission, up to four people. Refer to website for seasonal hours.

Mystic Seaport (Mystic)
1/2 off regular admission for 2 adults & 2 children.

New England Air Museum (Windsor Locks)
Admits 2 adults or seniors at discounted price of $6 and 2 children (ages 4 – 11) free.

Peabody Museum of Natural History (New Haven)
$6 off up to 4 admissions.

*Roaring Brook Nature Center (Canton)
1 free admission with every paid admission. Maximum of 4 admissions per day, per card.

The Bloomfield Public Libraries are grateful for the generosity of the following organizations that have donated museum passes for this program:

Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Connecticut’s Old State House
Friends of the Bloomfield Public Libraries
Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford

Free Connecticut Museums

Admissions to these museums are FREE, so library passes are not required.

Ballard Institute and Museum
1 Royce Circle | Mansfield | 860.486.8580

Connecticut College Arboretum
270 Mohegan Avenue | New London | 860.439.5020

Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
219 Hillside Road | Storrs | 860.486.4460

Davison Art Center
301 High Street | Middletown | 860.685.2500

Knights of Columbus Museum
1 State Street | New Haven | 203.865.0400

Museum of Connecticut History
231 Capitol Avenue | Hartford | 860.757.6535

Submarine Force Museum
1 Crystal Lake Road | Groton | 860.694.3174

Weir Farm
735 Nod Hill Road | Wilton | 203.834.1896

William Benton Museum
245 Glenbrook Road | Storrs | 860.486.4520

Yale University Art Gallery
111 Chapel Street | New Haven | 203.432.0600