Museum Passes

Attention: Due to demand and to ensure fairness to all of our patrons, we are unable to Reserve or Renew any passes.  If you call and a pass is currently available, we will hold it in your name for one (1) day only, after that it will be made available for others to use.

Free or Reduced Fee Passes available at the Preston Public Library

ART Pass  Wadsworth Atheneum Art Museum   2 passes, expires 12/31/2020 Free general museum admission for 2 adults, age 18 and up. Free for ages 17 and younger.  (Not valid for ticketed programs, group tours, or with other discounts. Additional fees apply during Fine Art & Flowers and Festival of Trees & Traditions.)  Buy one get one free film admission. The Atheneum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut-1  pass, –currently unavailable Half price admission for up to 4 people.

Connecticut’s Old State House-
  1 pass –currently unavailable. Free admission for 2 Adults  and 2 Children. Pass valid for general admission during regular operating hours only. Not valid for group (adult or school) admission or admission to special or after-hours events. Parking is located at the State Street South Parking Garage, $5.00 all day with stamp validation, available at welcome desk.

CT Science Center-  expires, 2/28/2020   20% off General Admission; up to 4 people-Offer does not include discounted admission to Butterfly Encounter, movies, special programs, events, or traveling exhibits. Only one coupon per party and per transaction may be used.

Custom House Maritime Museum-  pass good indefinitely,  Bearer of the pass receives 2 FREE passes.  This is not good for special events. Summer hours: Tues-Sun: 1 pm-5 pm. Winter Hours: Thur-Sun 1p-5p or by Appointment call 860-447-2501.

Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center-   2 passes exp. 1/31/2021, Free museum admission for up to five (5) people. Access to Nature Center Museum and live animal exhibits, including amphibians, reptiles and birds of prey.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art – 1 pass, expires 4/13/2020 Free museum admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children. Also, a 15% discount in the museum shop.

Florence Griswold Museum Library Pass- 1  pass, expires – 12/31/2020   This pass admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12 into the museum. May not be combined with other coupons or passes. Does not include special event fees when applicable. Please note that Florence Griswold Museum charges an event surcharge of $5 per person over 12 (even with free pass) during our 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.

 Lyman Allyn ART MUSEUM   1 pass, expires 6/30/2020 Free Family admission. Admits 2 Adults and 2 Children (children 12 and under are always free.) 

Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk   4 passes, expire on 12/31/2020    $2.00 off of Aquarium admission, Good for up to 6 people.  Can’t be combined with other offers.

Mystic Aquarium-   4 passes, expire on 12/31/2020    $4.00 off per person for up to 4 people. Good on general admission only.

Mystic Seaport Museum-    7 day-specific passes, expires on 6/30/2020  50% off  admission for 2 Adults 3 Children.   (“Specific day” pass means you must check out a pass for “Friday”,  if you are going on a “Friday”)

Roger Williams Zoo-    7 day-specific passes, expires on 12/31/2019 $3.00 off General admission for any combination up to 4 Adults, Seniors, and/or Children.   (“Specific day” pass means you must check out a pass for “Friday”,  if you are going on a “Friday”)  The pass is NOT valid during Winter Wonder Days, January 1, 2019-February 28, 2019.  The pass may not be combined with any other discount offers. Pass is not valid for fundraising or special events.  For hours, directions, and special events please call (401)785-3510.

Slater Memorial Museum at the Norwich Free Academy– expires August 2019, 4 passes. Each pass admits 2 people. Free admission to Slater museum, Discounted admission to Slater Lectures and Demonstrations.

Connecticut State Parks and Forests Day Pass- Please note that as of January 1, 2018 there are no longer parking fees at state parks and forests for CT residents, as all CT registered vehicles are allowed in without a fee.

There are still entrance fees to the museums and historical buildings at Dinosaur State Park in Rocky Hill, Gillette Castle State Park in East Haddam and Fort Trumbull State Park and Visitor Center in New London.

This pass is valid only at the following Connecticut State Park locations from January 1-December 31, 2019: Dinosaur,  Fort Trumbull,  and Gillette Castle State Parks.

This pass waives entrance fees for the building or museum for two adults and four children, 12 and under. This pass cannot be used for camping or special events.
For hours and directions to Connecticut State Parks & Forests visit:
For education programs:
For a listing of State Parks:

Thanks go out to our Friends of the Preston Library, an organization which has purchased many of these passes for our patrons to use with their library card.  There is no charge to use the passes; some provide a discount and some will allow free admission depending on the venue.