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!

>>Browse the Passes and Make a Reservation


  • 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
    Storrs, CT

    Connecticut College Arboretum
    New London, CT

    Connecticut State Museum of Natural History & Archaeology Center
    Storrs, CT

    Davison Art Center
    Middletown, CT

    Flanders Nature Center
    Woodbury, CT

    Knights of Columbus Museum
    New Haven, CT

    Museum of Connecticut History
    Hartford, CT

    National Helicopter Museum
    Stratford, CT

    Nautilus and Submarine Force Museum
    Groton, CT

    New England Civil War Museum
    Vernon, CT

    Weir Farm & Burlingham House Visitor Center
    Wilton, CT

    White Memorial Conservation Center
    Litchfield, CT

    William Benton Museum of Art
    Storrs, CT

    Yale Center for British Art
    New Haven, CT

    Yale University Art Gallery
    New Haven, CT