Trumbull Library's Museum Pass Program provides the opportunity for your family to enjoy a day trip in Connecticut at little or no cost. Funding is provided by the Trumbull Library, and by the Long Hill Garden Club.
Availability of passes can be checked in person, or by calling the Children's Services desk at the Trumbull Library at: 203-452-5197, or the Fairchild Branch at: 203-452-5196. Please note that holds cannot be placed on museum passes. They are loaned on a first come first served basis only.
Passes will be loaned out for 2 consecutive days. A late fee of $5 per day will be charged if the pass is not returned to the Library Circulation Desk by opening time on th 3rd day. Passes must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed. Passes may be put in the bookdrop outside when the library is closed.
Museum passes are free to Trumbull residents. Patrons are responsible for any fees beyond those included with the pass (for example, parking, special exhibit admissions). Patrons will be assessed an additional fee if the pass is lost.
Passes listed below are available at the Trumbull Library, and where indicated, at the Fairchild-Nichols Branch.
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
203-438-4519 Closed Mondays
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is one of the few independent, non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. The museum features works by emerging and mid-career artists.
Pass: Free admission for pass-holder and accompanying family members.
820 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Call for updates.
1875 Noble Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo has been the state’s only zoo for more than 80 years.
The zoo’s 300 animals include endangered tigers and bears.
Pass: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children.
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
At the Old State House, expect to find historically-restored rooms, guided tours, an exhibit blending US History, Connecticut state government, civics and citizenship and an interactive floor dedicated to the history of Hartford.
Pass: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children.
4450 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
203-372-3521 Closed Mondays except during July & August
Hands-on science, workshops, special activities, experiments, demonstrations, plus planetarium shows.
Pass: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children. Children under the age of 2 are free.
10 Woodside Lane
Westport, CT 06880
203-227-7253 Closed Sundays, 1-4pm
Founded in 1958 and accredited by The American Association of Museums, Earthplace maintains a 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, contains an interactive natural history museum, houses live wildlife for public viewing and hosts many public nature programs and events.
Pass: Free admission for one family of four.
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
It’s an aquarium, a maritime history hall, and an IMAX Theater. But most of all, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is about people having fun together while they gain appreciation for a Long Island Sound they’ve never seen.
Pass: Admission for up to 6 people for a $2 off combination ticket. Must purchase both Aquarium & IMAX ticket.
114 Whitney Ave.
New Haven, CT 06510
The New Haven Museum was founded in 1862 as the New Haven Colony Historical Society.
Pass: Admission for up to four people.
170 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06512
The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History was founded in 1866 by philanthropist George Peabody at the urging of his nephew Othniel Charles Marsh, one of the great 19th century scientists and the first professor of paleontology in North America.
Pass: $5 discount off admission for up to four people.
39 Scofieldtown Road
Stamford, CT 06903
Enjoy nature trails, picnic areas, animals at the Heckscher farm, changing exhibits in the Bendel Mansion Museum Galleries.
Pass: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children.
303 West Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
This newly expanded museum features an interactive learning environment.
Pass: Buy one ticket at regular price and get one free; maximum of 3 free admissions per partry, per day.
600 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860-278-2670 Closed Mondays, Tuesdays & major holidays
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest public art museum in the United States, was founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth. It exhibits more than 15 different shows each year.
Pass: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children (ages 6 - 17); children under 6 are free. Special exhibitions may require additional fees and the pass is not valid for annual fundraisers including the Festival of Trees and Traditions of Fine Art & Flower events.
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
This pass waives vehicle entrance fees for State Parks and is valid for 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks.
Trumbull Library, 33 Quality Street Trumbull, CT 06611 (203) 452-5197
Fairchild-Nichols Memorial Library 1718 Huntington Turnpike, Trumbull, CT 06611, (203) 452-5196
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