Through the generosity of The Friends of the Wethersfield Library we have a number of passes available to various museums.
About the Passes
As the state of Connecticut slowly reopens attractions as part of its phased opening plan, many places are severely limiting the usage of library passes. We are contacting each attraction to confirm if they are open or not, and if they are accepting library passes at this time. As we continue to gather this information and confirm each place’s status, we will make the available passes visible and reservable. You can see them by clicking on the “View and Reserve…” links below. Please call us at 860-257-2811 to make a reservation for a physical pass, and an appointment to pick it up. In addition, you will need to call the attraction itself to confirm their hours of operation and any new rules and restrictions they might have due to COVID-19.
You will need a valid library card to make a museum pass reservation. In general, most passes can be checked out once per week and a maximum of twice per month. A total of two passes can be reserved and checked out each week.
Printable passes can be printed at home. If you are unable to print at home, please call us at 860-257-2811 to arrange printing and an appointment to pick it up.
Passes may be picked up Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday evenings, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. All physical passes must be returned by 10:00 a.m. on the next day the library is open (usually the day after you use it). Passes may be placed in the bookdrop any time.
Passes must be returned to Wethersfield Library. There is a $10.00 per day fine if the pass is returned late, or returned to another library. You will be billed replacement costs for lost passes.
Museum passes must be checked out by adults (18 years of age and older) using their own library card.
These institutions currently allow free admission with a museum pass:
American Clock & Watch Museum
Connecticut River Museum
Connecticut Trolley Museum
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Florence Griswold Museum
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
New Britain Youth Museum At Hungerford Park
Shore Line Trolley Museum
These institutions currently allow reduced admission with a museum pass:
Basketball Hall of Fame
Children’s Museum and Roaring Brook Nature Center
New England Air Museum
These institutions do not currently accept museum passes (and may not be open):
Connecticut Historical Museum and Library
Connecticut Old State House
Connecticut Science Center
Connecticut State Parks and Forests (includes Dinosaur and Gillette’s Castle)
Discovery Museum and Planetarium
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Lutz Children’s Museum
Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk
Mark Twain House and Museum
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Haven Museum
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Stepping Stones Museum for Children