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.

mouse Russell Library Museum Passes Catalog Link
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pdf Museum Passes Printable Brochure

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.

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.

Click to select Harbor Park Ice Rink Harbor Park Ice Rink
This pass allows 6 household members free admission and free skate rentals to the new Harbor Park Ice Rink. Saturday and Sunday from 11 am-3 pm. Opens November 24, 2018. Last Saturday of the month also open from 5-8 pm with a fun theme.
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)


Carousel Horse, New England Carousel Museum

New England Carousel Museum,
Museum of Fire History

Bushnell Park Carousel

Provides 4 guests access to The New England Carousel Museum and The Museum of Fire History in Bristol. Also provides unlimited free rides on the Carousels at both the Carousel Museum and the Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford.

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
Beardsley Zoo Bearsdley Zoo
Bridgeport, CT

Valid for $5 admission per person for up to 6 guests
Limited to 1 family per day

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

Valid for 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks.

The pass will no longer be needed to cover parking fees at state parks and forests for CT residents, as all CT registered vehicles will be allowed in without a fee.
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

$4 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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