Museum Passes

Passes are checked out of Otis Library under the following conditions:

  • Check out is to Adult cards only
  • Library card must be presented at time of check out
  • Check out of passes is for three days:
    1st day – pick up
    2nd day – use (may also be picked up this day before noon)
    3rd day – due back at Otis Library before closing
  • If it is necessary to cancel a reservation please do so by no later than 10 a.m. of the “use” day.
  • Replacement costs will be charged to patron for lost pass (prices vary).
  • Overdue fine for late passes is $2.00 per day.
  • Passes are for free or reduced admission.
  • Pass must be returned to the Circulation desk. Do not return in the book drop.

Admission prices and museum hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the museum to verify prices before your visit.

Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut
409 Main Street, Niantic, CT 06357
http://childrensmuseumsect.org
(860) 691-1111

The Children's Museum of Southeastern Connecticut is an interactive, hands-on, educational opportunity for the children in your life. They promise to engage, encourage, and challenge children ages 1 through 12 and adults, as well, in the arts, sciences, safety & health, and culture & history.

Admission with Pass:
4 Admissions at half price $3.50
Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Friday 9:30AM - 6:00PM 1st Friday of the month 9:30AM - 8:00PM
Saturday 9:30AM - 5:00PM Sunday 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Hours are subject to change slightly with season.

Connecticut Science Center
250 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103
http://ctsciencecenter.org
(860) 724-3623

There are more than 150 creative workshops or personal research labs. Create your own experiments—test your own prototypes.—all using the hottest high tech tools. Talks & tours at 11AM and 2PM. Children’s StoryTime at 1:15 and 3:30.

Otis Library has a book of coupons worth 20% off general admission for up to 4 people—one coupon per party.

Admission (without discount)
Adult $17.00, Seniors $15.50, Youth (4-17) $14.00, 3 and under Free .

CT State Parks and Forests
Day Pass
http://www.ct.gov/dep

This pass can be used to cover the cost of parking where there is an established parking charge.

Admission with Pass:
Free Admission for 2 adults and 4 children at State historical sites and exhibit centers at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks. Not valid for groups or vehicles carrying more than 12 passengers.
Hours:
Valid from April 19 through Oct. 6, 2008. Connecticut State Parks and Forests are open daily from 8:00 am until sunset.

Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank St., New London, CT 06320
http://www.nlmaritimesociety.org
(860) 447-2501

Here you will be presented with maritime stories of New London, site of the Amistad affair, major 19th-century whaling port, and home of the submarine. Browse permanent and changing exhibitions on your own or join a tour.

Admission with Pass:
Up to 2 Adults Free
Hours:
April through December
Tuesday-Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM
January through March
Thursday-Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Earthplace
10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT 06881
http://www.earthplace.org
(203) 227-7253

Founded in 1958 and accredited by the Am. Assoc. of Museums, Earthplace maintains a 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, live wildlife for public viewing, and many public nature programs and events. Wheels in the woods is a wheelchair-accessible nature trail. Hunt for the five letterboxes. Visit the Butterfly Garden.

Admission with Pass:
Free admission for 4
Hours:
Grounds - Open daily 7AM to dusk
Building - Mon-Sat 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
10 North Water Street, Norwalk, CT 06854
http://www.maritimeaquarium.org
(203) 852–0700

It’s an aquarium, a maritime history hall, and an IMAX theater. Interactive displays and ever changing exhibits allow you to see, hear, and feel the marine life of Long Island Sound.

Admission with Pass:
$2.00 Discount for Combination Ticket (Aquarium and IMAX) for up to 6 people.
Hours:
Regular: 10:00AM - 5:00PM
July & August: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum
110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket, CT 06339
http://www.pequotmuseum.org
(800) 411-9671

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, a new state-of-the-art, tribally owned-and-operated complex, brings to life the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. A glacial crevasse, a caribou hunt of 11,000 years ago, a walk-through, 16th-century Pequot village, a 17th-century Pequot fort, an outdoor, 18th-century farmstead, and a 70 mm. film about the Pequot War are some of the highlights.

Admission with Pass:
$5 off admission (up to 2 adults) $10.00
Seniors $8.00 Children (age 6-15) (up to 2) $5.00
(Children under 5 Free)
10% Discount at Store and Restaurant
Hours:
Wednesday-Saturday 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Closed Thanksgiving Eve and Day, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Eve and Day.

The Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard, Mystic, CT 06355
http://www.mysticaquarium.org
(860) 572-5955

Explore the new Mystic Aquarium and embark upon an exciting adventure that will take you from shallow sunlit seas to the dark reaches of the deep ocean. Five hundred of the most beautiful and exotic fishes in the world share a 30,000-gallon Coral Reef exhibit. Encounter the sensuous dance of hundreds of jellyfish, fascinating African black-footed penguins and magnificent Steller sea lions.

Admission with Pass: Sept.-May
Up to 2 Adults $22.00 Each ($6 discount)
Up to 2 Children $16.00 Each ($4 discount)
Admission with Pass: June-Aug.
Up to 2 Adults $24.00 Each
Up to 2 Children $17.00 Each
Hours:
March to October:
Sun. - Sat., 9:00AM - 6:00PM
November to February:
Mon. - Fri., 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat.; Sun. & Holidays, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Old State House
800 Main St., Hartford, CT 06103
http://www.ctoldstatehouse.org
(860) 522-6766

Expect to find historically restored rooms, guided tours, an exhibit blending history, state government, civics and citizenship and an interactive floor dedicated to the history of Hartford. Children can take their own tour. It’s within walking distance of both the Science Center and the Wadsworth Atheneum. Parking tickets can be stamped.

Admission with Pass:
Free admission 2 adults and 2 children.
Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Summer (July 4 - Columbus Day)
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Closed on Holidays

The Roger Williams Park Zoo
1100 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
http://www.rogerwilliamsparkzoo.org/
(401) 785–3510

Enter an exotic world filled with more than 160 species of rare and fascinating animals, everything from big furry cats to naked mole rats and multi-colored birds all displayed in expansive natural settings.

Not available January and February when zoo gives half price admission to everyone.

Admission with Pass ($3 discount):
Any Combination of Four:
Adults $11.95, Seniors $9.95,
Children (3 to 12) $6.95 (Under 3 Free)
Hours:
Daily 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Closed at 2 p.m. on the last Saturday of June.

The Wadsworth Atheneum
600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103
http://www.wadsworthatheneum.org
(860) 278-2670

The sheer quality and range of fine and decorative arts at the Wadsworth Atheneum place it among the dozen greatest art museums in the United States. Its world-renowned collections include Hudson River School landscapes, Old Master paintings, modernist masterpieces, French and American Impressionist paintings, Meissen and Sevres porcelains, costumes, and textiles, American furniture and decorative arts of the Pilgrim Century through the Guilded Age, and cutting-edge contemporary art.

Admission with Pass:
Free Admission 2 Adults 2 Children (Ages 6-17)
Hours:
Wednesday - Friday 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday - Sunday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Evening Hours: First Thursday of most months until 8:00PM

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