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Museum and Cultural Site Passes

Thanks to generous donations by the Friends of the Canton Public Library, we are able to offer passes to many museums and cultural sites. Passes allow a designated number of people to visit various attractions for free or for reduced rates. Passes may be borrowed just as one would check out a book. All you need is a valid public library card from any town or city in Connecticut.

We invite you to borrow one of our passes. Please note the following loan information:

  • Any patron age 18 or over may borrow a pass at the Circulation Desk.
  • Families may borrow only 1 pass per site at once, but they may borrow passes for up to 2 separate sites at the same time.
  • Passes may be reserved up to 3 months in advance of the date of borrowing.
  • Borrowing patrons must abide by the conditions set forth by each institution on its pass.
  • Passes are charged out for 3 library business days (Sundays excluded).  There is an overdue fine of $5.00 per day per pass if they are returned late.
  • If a pass is lost or stolen, the borrower will be held responsible for the full cost of replacing the pass.

For questions or to reserve a pass, call the library at 693-5800.

Passes are available for the following sites (Note that special events may require an additional fee):

American Clock and Watch Museum Admits 2 adults and 3 children.

Beardsley Zoo Valid for $5 admission per person up to 6 guests.

Children's Museum (West Hartford)/Roaring Brook Nature Center One free admission with every paid admission. Maximum 4 free admissions per day.

Connecticut Science Center Coupon for 20% admission for up to 4 people. Coupon cannot be combined with any other coupon or discount offer and must be presented prior to payment. Only one coupon per party and per transaction.

Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children.

Florence Griswold Museum Admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12.

Hancock Shaker Village Free admission for two adults and two youths (13-17) Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Admits 2 guests for a free tour.

Hill-Stead Museum Free admission for 1 adult and 2 children.

ImagineNation Museum Half-price admission for up to 6 people.

The Maritime Aquarium (Norwalk) $2 off Combination Ticket (Aquarium and Daytime IMAX). Good for up to six people.

Mark Twain House and Museum Free admission for 1 adult OR 2 children with the purchase of 1 adult admission.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum $5 off admission for 2 adults and 2 children, OR 1 adult and 3 children.

Mass MoCA Admits up to 2 adults and 2 children (under 16).

Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration $5 off admission for up to 4 people. $10 off a new Family or Grandparent Membership.

Mystic Seaport 50% off regular admission for 2 adults and 3 children. Mystic Seaport members receive free admission and discounts at Mystic Seaport Museum stores and restaurants.

New Britain Museum of American Art Free admission for 4 people.

New England Air Museum 2 adults OR 2 seniors $6 each and 2 free admissions for children. Free admission for children under age 3.

Noah Webster House Admits 2 visitors for guided tours.

Norman Rockwell Museum Admits 2 adults at the discounted rate of $10 each.

Old State House The Old State House is currently closed due to state budget cuts..

Old Sturbridge Village Valid for 4 half-price daytime admissions..

Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale $6 off up to 4 admissions.

State Parks and Forests Free entrance to any state park for 1 vehicle with fewer than 12 passengers. Free admission for 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull, and Gillette Castle State Parks. Check DEEP website for dates and hours of operation.

Wadsworth Atheneum Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children. Buy 1 get 1 free film admission.

White Memorial Conservation Center Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children.


Canton Public Library * 40 Dyer Avenue * Canton, CT 06019 * 860-693-5800 * Fax 860-693-5804
Email the Library: smccusker@cantonpubliclibrary.org