The museum passes below are available at the Adult Circulation Desk. The loan period for museum passes is 3 days. Late fee for museum passes marked "Premium" is $50/day. Late fees for all other museum passes is $1/day. One pass per patron/family at a time. Please return passes to the Adult Circulation Desk when the library is open.
THE FRICK COLLECTION [PREMIUM], 1 EAST 70th Street, New York, NY, frick.org: FREE admission for 2 adults. Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, The Frick Collection is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. The collection was assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue. One of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions, it provides a tranquil environment for visitors to experience masterpieces by artists such as Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Goya, and Whistler. The museum opened in 1935 and has continued to acquire works of art since Mr. Frick’s death.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM AND FOUNDATION [PREMIUM], 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, guggenheim.org: Free admission for 2 adults. An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-evolving institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond
INTREPID SEA, AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM [PREMIUM], One Intrepid Square, 12th Avenue & 46th Street, New York, NY, intrepidmuseum.org: Free admission for up to 6 people, access to the Intrepid Museum and submarine Growler, and access to the Express Members-only line. New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MoMA) [PREMIUM], 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY, moma.org: Free admission and priority entrance for the cardholder and up to 4 guests. The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. The Museum seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children
WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT, wadsworthatheneum.org:FREE admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The Wadsworth Atheneum's permanent collection features a wealth of treasures sure to keep you coming back. The museum’s collection has grown to hold approximately 50,000 works of art that span 5,000 years. Highlights include the Morgan collection of Greek and Roman antiquities and European decorative arts; world-renowned Baroque and Surrealist paintings; an unsurpassed collection of Hudson River School landscapes; European and American Impressionist paintings; Modernist masterpieces; the Serge Lifar collection of Ballets Russes drawings and costumes; the George A. Gay collection of prints; the Wallace Nutting collection of American colonial furniture and decorative arts; the Samuel Colt firearms collection; costumes and textiles; African American art and artifacts; and contemporary art
Museum Passes for Children & Families
The passes below are available at the Youth Services Circulation Desk. The loan period for museum passes is 3 days. Late fee is $1/day. One pass per patron/family at a time. Please return passes to the Youth Services Circulation Desk when the library is open.
AUDUBON GREENWICH, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT, greenwich.audubon.org: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Enjoy seven miles of hiking trails, children’s nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year at the National Audubon Society’s 285-acre sanctuary
BEARDSLEY ZOO, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, beardsleyzoo.org: Admission is discounted to $5 per person for up to 6 guests. See more than 300 different animals at Beardsley, representing primarily North and South American species. Featuring a South American rainforest with free-flight aviary; a prairie dog exhibit; a New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, and sheep; and a trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer, and more
CONNECTICUT STATE PARKS AND FORESTS PASS, nochildleftinside.org: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children to Dinosaur State Park, Gillette Castle, and Fort Trumbull. As of January 1, 2018, parking is free at CT State Parks and Forests for all CT registered vehicles. Pass may now be used to cover entrance fees to the museums and historical buildings at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam, and Fort Trumbull State Park in New London. Pass cannot be used for camping or special events
DISCOVERY MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, discoverymuseum.org: Free admission for up to 4 children with the purchase of one adult admission. A hands-on interactive museum for all ages, with over 65 exhibit areas featuring "see, hear and touch" explorations of science, technology and ideas. Connecticut's premiere science museum and planetarium. Reciprocal admission with the Discovery Museum pass to the Bruce Museum, the Lutz Children's Museum, and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
EARTHPLACE: THE NATURE DISCOVERY CENTER, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT, earthplace.org: Free admission for a family of 4. A 62-acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, plus an interactive natural history museum with wildlife dioramas and live wildlife
MARITIME AQUARIUM, 10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT, maritimeaquarium.org: $2 off admission tickets (combination Aquarium/classic IMAX movie) ticket for up to 6 people. Watch sharks, jellies, sea turtles, and more than 1,000 other marine animals-- and enjoy a film in the IMAX movie theater
MYSTIC AQUARIUM, 55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT, mysticaquarium.org: $5 off admission price for up to 4 people. Reach in and touch a ray, go beak-to-nose with a penguin and feel the splash of a beluga whale. Watch the California sea lions during a live show, and meet a variety of animals, from African penguins and Steller sea lions to sharks and blue-tongued skinks
STAMFORD MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, stamfordmuseum.org: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The SMNC includes a 10-acre working farm, a maple sugar house, vegetable garden, and farm animals; a museum featuring both a permanent collection and rotating exhibits; an otter pond; and a playground built with nature themes
STEPPING STONES MUSEUM, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, steppingstonesmuseum.org: Buy one ticket, get one free-- one free admission with each regular paid admission (for a maximum of three free admissions). Exhibits and educational programs help expand the child's world. With four main galleries, a toddlers-only gallery and over 100 hands-on activities, Stepping Stones offers children ten and under plenty to explore and discover. Get 50% off admission with pass at museums listed as participating in the American Children’s Museum Reciprocal Network