Museum Passes

NOTICE:  Due to pandemic related issues, 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. 

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. Passes cannot be renewed.

Museum passes are available for residents and non-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.

Museum Passes

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

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

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.

Connecticut Old State House

800 Main Street

Hartford, CT 06103


Learn the stories of the Amistad trial, Prudence Crandall, Joseph Steward's Museum of Curiosities, and more as you explore the chambers of this National Historic Landmark. From the beautifully restored historic halls of state government to the current office of Connecticut's Kid Governor, Connecticut's Old State House features fascinating exhibits and programs for all ages that focus on history, civics, and government.

Pass: Free admission for up to 4 visitors adults or child with a limit up to four people each day.

Discovery Museum and Planetarium

4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
 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

10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880
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 up to five guests into the outdoor Connecticut Bird of Prey Exhibit, Animal Hall, and Natureplace.

EverWonder Children’s Museum

31 Pecks Lane, Unit 11
Newtown, CT 06470

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. Cannot be combined with any other offers, not valid for special events.

Please note that EverWonder requires advanced reservations for all visitors. To schedule a visit go to to schedule the visit.

Stamford Museum and Nature Center 

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 under 18 at a time free).  Families may use pass on Festival weekends to receive 50% discount on admission and a 10% discount in the Museum Store.

 The Stepping Stones Museum for Children

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. Not to be combines with other discounts.

 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art 

600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

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.  Not vaild for ticketed programs, group tours, or with other discounts. Additional fees apply during Fine Art & Flowers and Festival of Trees & Traditions.

 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.