Museum Passes

Middletown residents with adult full service library cards can borrow a museum pass for 1 day and be admitted to one of the museums listed. This library service is brought to our patrons courtesy of the Friends of Russell Library. Stop by the Check-out Desk in the lobby, call 860-347-2528, or use the online catalog link below to find availability information.

Passes are available in one of two forms: printable or non-printable passes.

  • Limit of 1 (one) pass per day / 4 per month on a Middletown adult library card.
  • Non-printable passes must be returned directly to the Russell Library
  • One (1) day loan period, with no renewals and a $10/day late fine for non-printable passes.
  • Passes are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Prices subject to change; please check Museum or Park website.

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Printable Passes

To print a pass, you will need a valid Middletown adult library card.
To use the pass at the museum, you will need a valid picture I.D. Name on the pass and I.D must match.

  • You can reserve a pass by museum.
    You can reserve a pass
    by date.
  • You will be prompted for your library card number and then you may print the pass, or e-mail it to yourself to print later. If you lose or forget to print the pass, come into the library. We can reprint it for you.
  • Printable passes may be reserved up to 60 days in advance.
  • The printed pass is valid only for the day selected, and specified, on the printed pass. Passes are non-transferable.
  • To view, print and/or cancel your museum pass reservations, click here.  

The following museums allow “Print-on-Demand”:



Terms and Conditions

Basketball Hall of Fame Basketball Hall of Fame
Springfield, MA.

Pass admits 6 people at discounted rate.
Discounted rate: $12 for Adults, $8 for Youths.
10% off any photo purchase.

Beardsley Zoo Bearsdley Zoo
Bridgeport, CT

Valid for $5 admission per person for up to 6 guests
Limited to 1 family per day
Photo ID must be presented

The Children's Museum West Hartford CT The Children's Museum
West Hartford

Pass admits 1 free admission with each paid admission, to Roaring Brook Nature Center in Canton, Connecticut or the Children’s Museum in West Hartford.


Connecticut Historical Society Connecticut Historical Society Museum &


Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children for free.

Connecticut River Museum Connecticut River Museum

Free admission for 2 people and their children OR grandchildren under 18 years of age.


Connecticut's Old Statehouse Connecticut's Old State House

Free admission up to 2 adults and 2 children.

Florence Griswold Museum Florence Griswold Museum
Old Lyme

Pass admits 2 adults & 2 children under 12 for free.
Additional fee may be charged for special events.

Hill-Stead Museum Hill-Stead Museum Farmington

Pass admits 1 adult & 2 children under 18 for free.

Mark Twain House Mark Twain House
Pass admits 1 adult admission or 2 children’s admissions with purchase of adult admission.
Mystic Seaport Mystic Seaport
1 pass for each day of the week.
Pass is valid for 50% of regular admission for 2 adults and 2 children.
Seasonal hours - please check!
NewBritain Museum of American Art New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain
Pass admits 4 people for general admission only (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
New England Air Museum New England Air Museum-
Windsor Locks

Valid for card holder and up to 5 guests at 50% off of regular admission.
Ages 3 and under free.
Not valid for special event days. (i.e. Open Cockpit days)


Wadsworth Atheneneum logo Wadsworth Atheneum

Free general admission for two adults , age 18 and up.
Free for ages 17 and younger.
Excludes fundraisers or special events.


Yale Peabody Museum Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
New Haven
Pass provides $6 off each admission up to 4 people.


Non-Printable Passes

To borrow the following non-printable passes:

  • All borrowers must present a valid Middletown adult library card.
  • Limit one (1) pass per household.
  • Passes circulate for 1 day. Passes are due back by the end of the following day after they are borrowed.
  • Passes are available walk in only.
  • There is a $10 late fee for each day the pass is late.
  • Passes MUST be returned to Russell Library.
  Museum Terms and Conditions
Connecticut Science Center Connecticut Science Center

Coupon available for 20% off general admission for up to 4 people.
While supply lasts.

Connecticut State Parks and Forest Connecticut State Parks and Forest Pass
Throughout Connecticut

Pass admits 1 private passenger vehicle carrying fewer than 12 passengers for free.
Valid for 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks.
Check Availability


Kidcity Children's Museum

Passes admit one family (up to 2 adults and 4 children) for free.
Check Availability 

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk

Each pass is good for $2 off a combination Aquarium & daytime IMAX Theater ticket for up to 6 people.
Check Availability 

Mystic Aquarium Mystic Aquarium

$5 off per person.
Pass admits up to four people.
Check Availability 

PEZ visitor's center PEZ Visitor Center Orange

Coupons for $1.00 Off Adult Admission Price.
While Supply Lasts.


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