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Museum Passes

Trumbull Library's Museum Pass Program provides the opportunity for your family to enjoy a day trip in Connecticut at little or no cost. Funding is provided by the Trumbull Library, and by the Long Hill Garden Club.

Obtaining a Museum Pass
Availability of passes can be checked in person, or by calling the Children's Services desk at the Trumbull Library at: 203-452-5197, or the Fairchild Branch at: 203-452-5196.

Passes will be loaned out for 2 consecutive days. A late fee of $5 per day will be charged if the pass is not returned to the Library Circulation Desk by opening time on th 3rd day. Passes must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed. Passes may be put in the bookdrop outside when the library is closed.

Museum passes are free to Trumbull residents. Patrons are responsible for any fees beyond those included with the pass (for example, parking, special exhibit admissions). Patrons will be assessed an additional fee if the pass is lost.

Passes listed below are available at the Trumbull Library, and where indicated, at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch.

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Check Availability
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203-438-4519
Closed Mondays
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is one of the few independent, non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. The museum features works by emerging and mid-career artists.
Pass: Free admission for pass-holder and accompanying family members.

Barnum Museum Only available at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch. Check Availability
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-331-1104

Call for updates.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo - Also available at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch. Check Availability
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
203-394-6565

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has been the state’s only zoo for more than 80 years.
The zoo’s 300 animals include endangered tigers and bears.
Pass: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children.

Connecticut’s Old State House Check Availability
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860-522-6766

At the Old State House, expect to find historically-restored rooms, guided tours, an exhibit blending US History, Connecticut state government, civics and citizenship and an interactive floor dedicated to the history of Hartford.
Pass: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium - Also available at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch.Check Availability
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-372-3521 Closed Mondays except during July & August

Hands-on science, workshops, special activities, experiments, demonstrations, plus planetarium shows.
Pass: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children. Children under the age of 2 are free.

Earthplace-The Nature Discovery Center - Also available at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch. Check Availability
10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880
203-227-7253 Closed Sundays, 1-4pm

Founded in 1958 and accredited by The American Association of Museums, Earthplace maintains a 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, contains an interactive natural history museum, houses live wildlife for public viewing and hosts many public nature programs and events. 
Pass: Free admission for one family of four.

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Check Availability
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
203-852-0700

It’s an aquarium, a maritime history hall, and an IMAX Theater.  But most of all, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is about people having fun together while they gain appreciation for a Long Island Sound they’ve never seen.
Pass: Admission for up to 6 people for a $2 off combination ticket. Must purchase both Aquarium & IMAX ticket.

New Haven Museum Check Availablity
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510
203-562-418

The New Haven Museum was founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society.
Pass: Admission for up to four people.

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Check Availability
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06512
203-432-5050

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History was founded in 1866 by philanthropist George Peabody at the urging of his nephew Othniel Charles Marsh, one of the great 19th century scientists and the first professor of paleontology in North America.
Pass: $5 discount off admission for up to four people.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center - Only available at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch Check Availability
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
203-322-1646

Enjoy nature trails, picnic areas, animals at the Heckscher farm, changing exhibits in the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries.
Pass: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children.

The Stepping Stones Museum for Children Also available at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch. Check Availability
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
203-899-0606

This newly expanded museum features an interactive learning environment.
Pass: Buy one ticket at regular price and get one free; maximum of 3 free admissions per partry, per day.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Check Availability
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860-278-2670 Closed Mondays, Tuesdays & major holidays

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest public art museum in the United States, was founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth. It exhibits more than 15 different shows each year.
Pass: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children (ages 6 - 17); children under 6 are free. Special exhibitions may require additional fees and the pass is not valid for annual fundraisers including the Festival of Trees and Traditions of Fine Art & Flower events.

State Parks and Forests Day Pass Check Availability
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
This pass waives vehicle entrance fees for State Parks and is valid for 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks.

 


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