Passes to Local Attractions

Otis Library offers passes to a variety of local attractions. 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 Front desk. Do not return in the book drop.

Admission prices and hours are subject to change without notice. Please call the venue to verify prices before your visit. See website for hours.

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
 

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 $21.95, Seniors $19.95, Youth (3-17) $14.95, 2 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:
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
 

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
 

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.
 

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 $24.95 Each
Up to 2 Youth (13-17) $20.95 Each
Up to 2 Children $16.00 Each
Admission with Pass: June-Aug.
Up to 2 Adults $24.00 Each
Up to 2 Children $17.00 Each

 

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.
 

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)
 

The Slater Memorial Museum

108 Cresent Street, Norwich, CT 06360
http://www.slatermuseum.org
(860) 887–2506

Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum is a source of rich and diverse human experience through art and history. The adjacent Converse Art Gallery hosts changing exhibitions.

Admission with Pass
Free

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)