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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. Please note that holds cannot be placed on museum passes. They are loaned on a first come first served basis only.

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.

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

Call for updates.

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

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: $5 off admission for up to 6 people.

Connecticut’s Old State House Check Availability
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

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 4 children with 1 paid adult. 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.

Everw?nder Children's Museum Check Availability
31 Pecks Lane
Newtown, CT 06470

EverWonder Children's Museum cultivates a lifelong love-of-learning in children by encouraging them to think, inquire, and wonder about the world around them. We offer hands-on exhibits and programming to spark imagination in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Pass: Free admission for two adults and up to five children.

Mystic Aquarium Check Availability
55 Coogan Blvd
Mystic, CT 06355

Pass: Save $5 per person up to 4 people.

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

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

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

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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