Discount Passes to Area Museums

Our passes are purchased annually by the Harwinton Library Friends, and the cost to the library remains the same whether they sit in our drawer or are used every day. Any registered Harwinton Public Library patron over the age of 18 whose membership is in good standing for a minimum of one month may borrow a pass. A statement must be signed by the borrower agreeing to assume responsibility for the pass. Circulation periods are limited to two(2) days. We will be happy to place a hold on passes that are out, and reserve passes that are available up to two(2) business days. A brochure explaining the museum pass program is available at the front desk. PLEASE NOTE: Passes may be checked out for 48 hours.

A $20 deposit for each pass is required and will be refunded when the pass is returned. A late fee of $2 per day is charged for each late pass.

Please contact each museum directly for current hours of operation.
As of August 20, 2018 we are pleased to offer the following passes:


Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport) Discounted Admission: $5 per person, max 6 guests Other restrictions may apply.

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Connecticut’s Old State House (Hartford) – Free admission: Up to 4 Visitors

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CT Historical Society Museum & Library (Hartford) – Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children to the galleries only.

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CT State Parks & Forests Day Pass – Valid only at CT State Park & Forest recreation areas. NEW THIS YEAR – all CT registered vehicles will be allowed in without a fee. The pass will be used to waive admission fees only at: Dinosaur State, Gillette Castle, and Fort Trumbull State Park. See pass for more details.

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Flamig Farm (West Simsbury) – Four free admissions. SEASONAL: Open April – November.

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NEW!! Florence Griswold Museum (Old Lyme) – Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 into the museum. Preregister online.

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KidsPlay Children’s Museum (Torrington) – HALF-PRICE ADMISSION FOR UP TO 6 PEOPLE. Must preregister.

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Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury) – 2 adults and their children free

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Mystic Aquarium – Library passes suspended for 2021

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New Britain Museum of American Art (New Britain) – Admits four people (no age restriction). One adult must accompany children under 16. Must preregister.

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USS Constitution Museum (Charlestown, MA) – Free admission for parties of 9 or fewer.

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Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford) – Restrictions apply. Be sure to read the back of this pass! Open with limited hours. No admission charge.

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White Memorial Conservation Center Nature Museum (Litchfield) – Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Nature museum opens Jun 22, 2021.

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Yale Peabody Museum (New Haven) – Closed for renovations.

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