Disclaimer: Many of these museums are letting people in by appointment only via online tickets. They may not be accepting passes. Please call the museum before visiting. Scroll down for links to virtual tours and online activities.

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.  Stop by the Check-out Desk in the lobby, call 860-347-2528, or check our online catalog for availability information.

This library service is brought to our patrons courtesy of the Friends of Russell Library. Click here for more information about the Friends.

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.

Click on the title of each pass to visit the museum’s website.

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 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.  

Print-on-Demand Passes

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.
Click here to Reserve

The Children's Museum

West Hartford, CT
Watch live animal demos everday day at noon on Facebook.

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.
Click here to Reserve

Connecticut Historical Society

Hartford, CT
Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children for free.
Click here to Reserve

Connecticut River Museum

Essex, CT
Free admission for 2 people and their children OR grandchildren under 18 years of age.
Click here to Reserve

Connecticut's Old State House

Hartford, CT
Free admission up to 2 adults and 2 children.
Click here to Reserve

Florence Griswold Museum

Old Lyme, CT

View the museum’s online collection.

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

Hill-Stead Museum

Farmington, CT

For the foreseeable future, the gardens and grounds will remain open from 7:30 a.m. to sunset for all to enjoy. The museum itself is closed.

Pass admits 1 adult & 2 children under 18 for free.
Click here to Reserve

Mark Twain House

Hartford, CT

Take the virtual tour.

Pass admits 1 adult admission or 2 children’s admissions with purchase of adult admission.
Click here to Reserve

Middletown Skating Rink at Veteran's Memorial Park

Middletown, CT
This pass allows 6 household members free admission and free skate rentals. Open Saturday & Sunday,  12-4pm.  Last Saturday of each month open 12-7pm. Note: This pass is seasonal.
Click here to Reserve

Mystic Seaport

Mystic, CT

Virtual tours and galleries.

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!
Click here to Reserve

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain, CT
Pass admits 4 people for general admission only (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Click here to Reserve

New England Air Museum

Windsor Locks, CT

Click here for virtual tours and online exhibits.

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)
Click here to Reserve

New England Carousel Museum

Bristol, CT

Watch video tours of the museum and its collection.

Pass admits 4 guests to the Carousel Museum, The Museum of Fire History in Bristol, and unlimited free rides on the Carousels at both the Carousel Museum & the Bushnell Park Carousel in Hartford.
Click here to Reserve

Wadsworth Atheneum

Hartford, CT
NOTE: Free admission through November 15th. Museum hours: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, noon-5pm. Advance registration required.  For times & ticketing visit: thewadsworth.org.

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

Non-Printable Passes

Beardsley Zoo

Bridgeport, CT

Distance learning with the Beardsley Zoo.

Valid for $6 admission per person for up to 6 guests. Limited to 1 family per day.
Check availability

Connecticut State Parks & Forests

Valid for 2 adults & 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull, and Gillette Castle State Parks. There is no longer a parking fee at state parks & forests for Connecticut-registered vehicles.
Check Availability

Kidcity Children's Museum

Middletown, CT
NOTE: Because of the current COVID-19 outbreak, KidCity is closed until further notice.
Passes admit one family (up to 2 adults and 4 children) for free.
Check Availability

Maritime Aquarium

Norwalk, CT

Virtual programs from the Maritime Museum.

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

Mystic Aquarium

Mystic, CT

Live stream of the penguin habitat.

$4 off per person.
Pass admits up to four people.
Check Availability