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

We have an on-line museum pass reservation system called TixKeeper. 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! For Boundless card holders, the TixKeeper system will not recognize your Student ID number. Please call the library directly and a staff member can reserve a pass for you. Non-residents cannot reserve passes in advance but may check out a pass for same day use by calling or visiting the library. 

Check with each museum directly to confirm their operating hours as sometimes they change without notice.

For a printable list of all our passes, click here.

Hartford Stage tickets--click here




Printable Passes

American Clock and Watch Museum

This pass admits 2 adults and 3 children free of charge.

Basketball Hall of Fame

This pass allows up to six admissions to the Hall of Fame at the reduced admission rates stated on the pass. Additionally, the pass is valid for 10% off any photo purchase at the "HOOPSHOTS" Photo Center.

Children's Museum/Roaring Brook Nature Center

Pass provides one free admission with every paid admission to the Children's Museum or Roaring Brook Nature Center. Maximum of four free admissions per day. 

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History 

Formerly known as the Connecticut Historical Society. The pass admits up to two adults and four children free of charge.

Connecticut River Museum

The pass admits two adults and any children under the age of 18 free of charge.

Connecticut’s Old State House

The pass is valid for general admission for up to four visitors. It cannot be used for admission to special or after-hours events

Connecticut Trolley Museum

This pass allows two adults and two 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.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Pass admits two adults and four children free of charge.

Eric Sloane Museum

Pass admits two adults and four children free of charge. Open seasonally May-Oct

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. 

Hartford Stage

Two free tickets to a performance. 

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Two free tickets to select performances. 

Henry Whitfield State Museum

Pass admits two adults and four children free of charge. Open seasonally May-Oct.

Hill-Stead Museum

Pass provides 50% off general admissions tickets for up to two adults and 2 children (under age 18).

Lutz Children's Museum

Pass provides half-off the cost of admission for up to six people. Children under one are always free.

Mark Twain House & Museum

Buy two adult tickets, get one adult ticket free (2 for 1) OR buy one adult ticket and two child tickets for the price of one full price adult tickets (3 for 1) for the Mark Twain House Tour (General House Tour.)


Buy up to three Living History Tour (Specialty House Tour) tickets at a discounted rate.

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 Britain Youth Museum/Hungerford Nature Center

This pass provides four free admissions to the New Britain Youth Museum and/or the Hungerford Nature Center. Children under two enter free at the Museum and children under three for the Nature Center.

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.

New England Carousel Museum and Museum of Fire History

Pass admits four individuals for free.

Noah Webster House

Admits up to two people for guided tours during regular museum hours (children under age 6 are admitted for free and all children must be accompanied by an adult). FYI, some days a guide may not be available, so a self-guided tour with a tablet is offered. This pass does not cover admission to special programs and events.

Old New-Gate Prison and Copper Mine

Pass admits two adults and four children free of charge. Open seasonally May-Oct.

Peabody Museum

Remodeled museum is now FREE admission.

Prudence Crandall Museum

Pass admits two adults and four children free of charge. Open seasonally May-Oct


Two free tickets to a performance.

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 program to offer free admission to all Hartford residents. To find out how the program works visit the museum’s website

 White Memorial Conservation Center and Nature Museum

Family pass allows two adults and up to four children (under 6 years are free) to tour the grounds and museum for free.



The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center

Admits up to five visitors for free and offers a 10% discount in the gift shop. 


Passes that must be picked up at the Library

Connecticut Science Center

20% off general admission for up to four people. This is a coupon that can be picked up at any library and does not need to be returned. 

Connecticut State Parks, Centers, adn Historical Buildings

This pass covers entrance fees for two adults and four children to Gillette Castle, Dinosaur State Park, and Fort Trumbull State Park. Please note there are no longer parking fees for CT registered vehicles at any state park.

This pass cannot be reserved in advance. It must be picked up and returned to the Park St. Library @ the Lyric. It checks out for two days. Please call for more information and availability 860-695-7500.