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Museum and Park Passes


The Friends of the Bethany Library provide museum and park passes for all visitors to Clark Memorial Library. Borrow a pass using your library card. Passes go out for three days and cannot be renewed. If you want to find out whether or not a pass is in use, call the library or search our catalog. In the catalog search either with the name of park or museum.

List of Museum and Parks: Click on the museum to learn more about it


Beardsley Park Zoo: One pass good for five dollar admission for 2 adults & four children

IWadsworth Atheneum Museum: Pass is good for two free adults and two free children’s admission [up to age 17]

CT State Parks and Forests : No Child Left Inside: Covers cost of parking at state parks and forests. Pass can also be used to cover the admission fee for two adults and four children at state historical sites and exhibit centers at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks.

Mattatuck Museum of Art:  Pass is good for free admission of up to four people.

Mystic Aquarium: Pass is good for discount admission: $6 off for adults and $4 off for child. Good for general admission for two adults and two children ages 3-17.

New Britain Museum of Art:  Pass is good for four free admissions.

New Haven Museum: Up to four free admissions

Peabody Museum of Natural History:  Pass is good for $6 dollar admission for up to four people.

Connecticut’s Old State House: Free admission for up to two adults and two children.

USS Constitution Museum: Free for up to eight people. For families with younger kids, pass holders will receive a free activity at the front desk.

Eli Whitney Museum: Free admission for up to four people.


FYI…Some free destinations. Admission and Parking fees may change.

The Peabody Museum of Natural History offers free admissions on Thursday afternoons from 2 – 5 p.m. Free parking is available in the Yale lot adjacent the museum.

The New Britain Youth Museum is free for all.

Submarine Force Museum ~ Home of the Historic Ship Nautilus is free. Parking is also free.

Housatonic Museum of Art is free.

Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art are both free.

Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium at Yale offers free planetarium shows every Tuesday evening and Sunday afternoon. When skies are clear visitors are invited to view the heavens with the telescope.