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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 $75.00 to $610.00
  • 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.

Print 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

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

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
 Mystic AquariumMystic 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

  BruBruce Museumce Museum 
1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830

ours: 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 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

Connecticut's Old State House Connecticut's Old State House 
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

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

 New Haven MuseumNew 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
Connecticut State Parks 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.
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 PeabodPeabody Museumy 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.
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 Discoverydiscovery museum.bmp 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. - See more at:

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Shoreline Trolley Museum Shoreline Trolley Museum
17 River Street
East Haven, CT 06512

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. 
Earthplace - Nature 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. 

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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

Makers' Guild Fairfield County Maker's Guild
327 Main Ave.
Norwalk, CT

Hours: Mon, Wed. & Fri - Noon-10 PM
Tuesday & Thursday - 6 PM-10 PM
Sat./Sun. - Varies call ahead

Admits pass-holder to Fairfield County Makers' Guild for 3 consecutive days.

FCMG is a non-profit, membership-based community workshop and fabrication studio that will provide access to specialized tools and equipment to enable its members to turn their ideas into reality.
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. 

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Intrepid MuseumIntrepid 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.
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 Wadsworth MuseumWadsworth Atheneum 
600 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. 
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Maritime Aquarium Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk 
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. 

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White Memorial Conservation Center White Memorial Conservation Center  Nature Museum
 80 Whitehall Rd.
 Litchfield, CT 06759

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm.
Sunday - 12 pm - 5 pm.

Family Pass - Free Admission for 2 Adults & 2 Children

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Maker's Guild