Museum Passes

Both libraries carry passes that allow free or discounted access to nearby institutions.   Museums may change the terms of their passes, so please check with the library staff at the time you borrow them for the most current information. See museum pass rules below.

Plumb Passes:

The Children’s Museum/Roaring Brook Nature Center: Buy 1 pass and get 1 free. Max of 4 passes/day/borrower.

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Valid for $5 admission per person for up to 6 guests. Limited to 1 family per day. Photo ID should be presented with this pass.

Connecticut Science Center: Coupons available for 20% off general admission for up to 4 people.

Connecticut State Parks: Pass waives entrance fees for private passenger vehicles carrying fewer than 12 passengers.  Valid for 2 adults and 4 children at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull, and Gillette Castle State Parks.

Danbury Railway Museum:  Pass entitles up to 2 adults and 4 children to free admission.

Discovery Museum: Up to 4 free child admissions with 1 paid adult.

Earthplace: Free admission for bearer and 3 guests.

Imagine Nation: a Museum for Children and Families: Half price admission for a family of up to 6 people.

Mystic Aquarium: $5 off per person for up to 4 people.

New Britain Museum of American Art: Free admission for 4, not including tours or special events.

The New England Air Museum:  Valid for cardholder and up to 5 guests.

New Haven Museum: Valid for free admission for up to 4 people.

Norwalk Maritime Aquarium: $2 discount per person for up to 6 people on combination admission (daytime IMAX and aquarium).

Stamford Museum and Nature Center: Provides free admission for 2 adults  and children under age 18 (from the same household).

Stepping Stones Museum for Children: This pass is a “buy one, get one free” offer. Maximum of 3 free admissions per day.

Wadsworth Atheneum: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children.

White Memorial Conservation Center: Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children.

Yale Peabody MuseumAs of 7/1/15 – $6 off admission for up to 4 people. 1 adult must accompany children under 16. Closed Mondays.

Branch Passes:

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo: Valid for $5 admission per person for up to 6 guests. Limited to 1 family per day. Photo ID should be presented with this pass.

Discovery Museum: Up to 4 free child admissions with 1 paid adult.

Mystic Aquarium: $5 off per person for up to 4 people.

New Haven Museum: Valid for free admission for up to 4 people.

Norwalk Maritime Aquarium: $2.00 off per person for up to 6 people on combination admission (Daytime IMAX and Aquarium).

Stepping Stones Museum for Children: This pass is a “buy one, get one free” offer. Patrons can gain one free admission for every purchased admission for the museum. Max of 3 offers per day.

USS Constitution Museum (Boston, MA): Free admission to Exhibit Galleries for up to 9 people.

Yale Peabody Museum: As of 7/1/15 – $6 off admission for up to 4 people. 1 adult must accompany children under 16. Closed Mondays.

Pass Rules:

  • Borrowers must be Shelton residents (except for CT State Parks Pass), at least 18 years old, and have a valid adult Shelton library card which will be used to borrow a museum pass.
  • Each family may borrow one pass at a time. Passes are loaned for a 2-day period.
  • Passes may not be renewed.
  • Overdue charges are $2.00 per day.
  • Borrowers are permitted to reserve a museum pass up to 2 weeks ahead.
  • If a pass is not picked up by the end of the first day of the reservation, the pass may be loaned to another member if it does not interfere with another reservation.
  • One pass may be reserved at a time. A second pass may be reserved when the first is returned.
  • Passes must be returned inside the library they were borrowed from. They must be returned to the Children’s Department at Plumb (for Plumb passes), or the Circulation Desk at the Branch (for Branch passes). The pass may not be returned to other Connecticut libraries, the book drops, or the video drops.
  • A fine of $5.00 will be charged if the pass is not returned to the owning library.
  • If the pass is damaged or lost, the borrower is responsible for the replacement cost, plus any fines that have accumulated.
  • The borrower will abide by the rules established by each museum.