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With your library card you can borrow a pass to visit museums and attractions just as you would a book or video!

We have a NEW on-line museum pass reservation system. Use it to reserve a pass with an HPL adult or teen card up to 60 days in advance. Most of our passes are printable, meaning you can make a reservation and then print a confirmation page from home or the library to bring with you to the museum. No need to return anything to us! Out-of-town patrons may borrow a pass for same-day use only and must come into a branch to check it out. 

                           

 

Printable Passes

Bushnell Park Carousel

This pass allows four visitors to unlimited rides on the Bushnell Park Carousel. Children one year-old and under are free.

Connecticut’s Old State House 

The pass is valid for general admission for up to two adults and two children, during regular operating hours. It cannot be used for admission to special or after-hours events.

Connecticut River Museum

The pass allows up to 2 adults and any children under the age of 18 free admission

Connecticut Trolley Museum

This pass allows two adults and four children free admission to the Connecticut Trolley Museum including unlimited trolley rides and the Connecticut Fire Truck Museum. This pass does not provide entrance to seminars, tours, lectures, movies, picnics, or demonstrations. During special events such as Winterfest and Pumpkin Patch, HALF-PRICE admission prevails. This pass CANNOT be used for Rails to the Darkside.

Florence Griswold Museum

Pass admits two adults and two children under 12 years old for free. May not be combined with other coupons or passes. Fees may apply for special exhibits. The museum charges an event surcharge of $5 per person over 12 (even with the pass) during their special fall event Wee Faerie Village (dates vary yearly). This charge is applied whether visitors intend to see the faerie houses or not. Children under 12 are admitted free thanks to an anonymous grant. 

 

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

This pass is only available to Hartford residents. This pass admits two people for a free Harriet Beecher Stowe House tour. 

Hill-Stead Museum

Pass admits one adult and 2 children (under age 18) free of charge. Not valid for special programs and events 

Imagine Nation Early Learning Center

Admits up to 6 people at 1/2 price per person during regular museum hours. Not valid for special events.

New Britain Museum of American Art

Pass admits four people free with no age restrictions, however, one adult must accompany children under age of 16. Valid for general admission only. Additional fees may apply to special exhibitions, events, and programs. Library pass cannot be used for Docent-led tours.

 

New England Air Museum

This pass will allow the pass holder and up to five visitors 50% off regular admission rates. Children 3 and under are always admitted for free. This pass is not valid for pre-arranged group tours, our home school program (September 25, 2017 & April 30, 2018) or Space Expo (April 7, 2018).

New England Carousel Museum

Pass admits four individuals for free.

Wadsworth Atheneum

ATTN HARTFORD RESIDENTS: Through a partnership with the City of Hartford and the museum’s longtime corporate partner Aetna, the Wadsworth Atheneum developed Wadsworth Welcome, a new program to offer free admission to all Hartford residents. To find out how the program works visit the museum’s website www.thewadsworth.org/wadsworth-welcome. Library staff will be glad to help you find the information as well.

Out-of-town patrons may borrow this pass directly from the library on the same day as your visit. 

 

Passes that must be Picked Up and Returned to the Library

Connecticut State Parks and Forests Day Pass

The pass waives the vehicle entrance fees for private passenger vehicles carrying no more than 12 people. The pass admits up to two adults and four children at Dinosaur State Park, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Park.

 

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk 

This pass offers a $2.00 discount ONLY if you buy the combined Aquarium and Classic IMAX ticket. It is good for up to six people.

 

Mystic Aquarium

Valid for $5 off up to four admissions (4 people). Children 2 and under are admitted for free. This pass cannot be combined with any other offers and is valid for general admission only (no special events and/or programs).

 

Connecticut Science Center

This pass is a tear-off coupon that must be picked up at any library branch. It does not need to be reserved or returned to the library. 20% off general admission for up to four people. Children 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.