NOTICE: Due to COVID, many museums and venues are either not participating in library passes, have not sent their passes or are still closed. We will include new passes as we receive them. Please call 203-638-3100 to check for availability.
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 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 the 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 available for Trumbull residents only. 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.
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: $9.00 admission rate per person, adult or child for up to 6 people with a limit up to six people in their own family each day.
Discovery Museum and Planetarium - Also available at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch. Check Availability
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Closed Mondays except during July & August
Hands-on science, workshops, special activities, experiments, demonstrations, plus planetarium shows.
Pass: Allows up to 4 children (under age 18) to attend the Discovery Museum at no charge with one paid Adult Admission.
Earthplace -The Nature Discovery Center - Also available at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch. Check Availability
10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880
9am-5pm Monday-Saturday, 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.
EverWonder Children’s Museum - Check Availability
31 Pecks Lane, Unit 11
Newtown, CT 06470
9am-4pm Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-6pm Friday, 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday
Pass: 50% off of regular priced admission for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children, valid during regularly scheduled museum hours. Children under age 1 are admitted free. When visiting, children must be accompanied by an adult, and adults must be accompanied by a child.
New Haven Museum - Only available at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch. Check Availability
114 Whitney Avenue
New Haven CT 06510
The New Haven Museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make available for research the materials which document the history of the greater New Haven area.
Pass: Free admission for up to 4 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: Good for one family ( 2 adults of the household and all children uder 18 at a time free). Families may use pass on Festival weekends to receive 50% discount on admission.
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: One free admission with each purchase of one admission limited to use by one family per day.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art - Check Availability
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
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.
Pass: Free general admission for 2 adults, age 18 and up. Free for ages 17 and younger. Buy one get one free FILM admission.
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: $6.00 off admission for up to four people. NOTE: Fossil Halls including the great Hall of Dinosaurs will close for renovation on Dec. 31, 2019 and the Public Galleries will close entirely on June 30, 2020 and reopen in 2023.
State Parks and Forests Day Pass - Check Availability
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
As of 1/1/2018 there are no longer parking fees at state parks for CT residents. CT registered vehicles are allowed in without a fee. This pass waives entrance fees for the building or museum for 2 adults and 4 children (12 and under) at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks.