Museum passes allow a specified number of people to visit a museum or attraction for a reduced rate or free admission. All admission stipulations are determined by the individual museum or attraction.
Making a Reservation
You may reserve a pass in person at the Library, from home through the links on this page, or you may call the Library at 203-245-7365. Passes may be reserved using an adult Scranton Memorial Library card. You may reserve passes up to 30 days in advance. Museum passes may be checked out by non-Madison library card holders if available. Come in and see what we have!
- When can I pick up my pass?
Your reserved pass should be available after 5:00 p.m. on the day before your reservation. For Saturday and Sunday reservations, the pass should be available after 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to the reserve date. During summer hours, Sunday passes can be picked up after 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. All efforts will be made to contact you if your reserved pass has not been returned on time by the previous user. However, the Library cannot take responsibility for passes that are returned late.
- Is there a limit to the number of passes I may borrow?
You may reserve up to one pass per family per day, and five passes per month, but you may not exceed two passes per week. If you fail to pick up a pass that you have reserved, you will be blocked from reserving another pass for thirty days. If you return a pass late, you will have to pay a $5 late fee. If you lose a pass, you will be charged the replacement cost set by the individual museum. The Library reserves the right to change loan limits during busy times of the year, such as school and summer vacations.
- When do I need to return a pass?
Return the pass by NOON on the day following your reservation. During summer hours, please return passes borrowed on Friday by 10:00 a.m. Saturday. The pass may be returned in the Book Return if the Library is closed.
- What if I need to cancel my pass reservation?
If you reserve a pass and change your plans, you may cancel your own reservation by clicking on the appropriate museum from the Museum Passes page, or you may call the Library. A pass that is not picked up or cancelled will be counted as a no-show and will result in you being blocked form reserving additional passes for the next 30 days.
Free Connecticut Museums
- Admission is free at these locations. No library passes required.
Ballard Institute and Museum
Connecticut College Arboretum
New London, CT
Davison Art Center
Flanders Nature Center
Knights of Columbus Museum
New Haven, CT
Museum of Connecticut History
National Helicopter Museum
Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum
New England Civil War Museum
Weir Farm & Burlingham House Visitor Center
White Memorial Conservation Center
William Benton Museum of Art
Yale Center for British Art
New Haven, CT
Yale University Art Gallery
New Haven, CT