Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please confirm hours and procedures with the museum before visiting.
The Museum Pass Program provides passes to library patrons with a valid library card to area museums and attractions. Many of our Museum Passes participate in our Print-on-Demand program. Print-on-Demand means that you are able to print out the museum pass from home or a local printer. These passes do not need to be returned. These passes MUST be presented in PRINTED format – electronic versions (on smartphones or tablets) will *NOT* be accepted by participating program partners.
- All museum passes have been donated as gifts to the community by PALS: The Friends of the Durham Public Library
- Passes may be borrowed by an adult with a valid library card.
- Some passes permit free admission, while others offer discounted admission.
- Physical museum passes must be picked up and returned at the Durham Public Library circulation desk. Passes may be picked up one day ahead of your planned museum visit and must be returned no later than closing time the day following your visit.
- Print-on-Demand passes can be printed from home. They do not need to be picked up or returned to the library!
Prices and hours are set by museums and are subject to change. Some museums close in the winter or for special events. Consulting the museum website or calling museum to confirm hours is recommended.
MUSEUM PASSES AS OF NOVEMBER 2022
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 of $17 per adult, $15 per senior and $12 per child. Additionally, the pass is valid for 10% off any photo purchase at the “HOOPSHOTS” Photo Center.
Valid for $9 admission rate per person, Adult or Child, limit up to 6 people in your own family each day. No other discounts or coupons permitted when using pass while at Beardsley Zoo. This is a physical pass and must be picked up and returned at the Library. Digital print out of the library passes or photocopies or downloads on telephones, tablets or other devices will not be honored.
The Children’s Museum & Roaring Brook Nature Center
West Hartford, CT
One free admission with each paid admission. Maximum 4 free admissions per day.
Planetarium shows have an additional fee.
Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library
Complimentary Family admission to the galleries. Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children. Edgar F. Waterman Research Center not included.
Connecticut River Museum
Free admission for 2 adults and their children or grandchildren under 18
Connecticut State Parks
Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children 12 and under to Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull & Gillette Castle State Parks. Please note that Gillette Castle is currently closed for renovations. Admission to all other State Parks is free for Connecticut residents. This is a physical pass and must be picked up and returned at the Library.
Florence Griswold Museum
Old Lyme, CT
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under 12. Additional fees may apply for special programs.
Mark Twain House and Museum
One free adult admission OR two free child admissions with the purchase of one adult admission. This pass can be used once per visit and grants the visitor one discount per visit.
50% off regular admission for 2 adults and 3 children ages 17 years and under. Children 2 and under are free.
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT
Free admission for any 4 people, one adult must accompany children under 16 years.
New England Air Museum
Windsor Locks, CT
Valid for 50% off the regular admission price for up to 6 people. Children 3 and under are free.
New Haven Museum
New Haven, CT
Free for up to 4 people.
Old State House
Free admission for up to 4 people.
The Shore Line Trolley Museum
East Haven, CT
50% off up to 6 individuals. Cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children 17 years and under.