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Museum Passes: Connecticut Museums

Art

 

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum advances creative thinking by connecting today's artists with individuals and communities in unexpected and stimulating ways. Ridgefield, CT.

Admits pass-holder and up to four accompanying family members. Passes are valid for general admission to the galleries only and cannot be used in combination with any other offers or for admission to members-only events or programs. If lost, the replacement fee is $100.00.

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The Florence Griswold Museum fosters the understanding of American Art, with emphasis on the art, history, and landscape of Connecticut. Old Lyme, CT.

Admits 2 adults and 2 children under 12, except for special events. If lost, the replacement fee is $135.00. 

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The New Britain Museum of American Art's founding in 1903 entitles the institution to be designated the first museum of strictly American art in the country. The singular focus on American art and its panoramic view of American artistic achievement make th New Britain Museum of American Art a significant teaching resource available to the local, regional, and national public. New Britain, CT.

Free admission for four people. If lost, the replacement fee is $75.00.

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Since opening its doors to the public in 1844, the Wadsworth Atheneum has paved the way for encyclopedic museums across the country, and has a rich legacy of Firsts. It was the first museum in America to purchase works by Caravaggio, Frederic Church, Joseph Cornell, Salvador Dali, and Joan Miro, and was the first in the country to exhibit major surveys of works by Italian Baroque masters, Surrealists, and Picasso. Hartford, CT.

Pass is not valid for group tours or group reservations. During Festival or Trees & Traditions (December) and Fine Art & Flowers (April) a $3.00 fundraising fee is added to all guest and member admissions. If lost, the replacement fee is $60.00.

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History

The Barnum Museum has an extensive collection related to P. T. Barnum and the history of Bridgeport, and is housed in a historic building on the National Register of Historic Places.

Free Admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children age 12 and under. If lost, the replacement fee is $50.00.

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The CHS collection, programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities, and make informed decisions based on our past and present. Hartford, CT.

Admits 2 adults and up to 4 children to the galleries. If lost, the replacement fee is $50.00.

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It is the mission of Connecticut's Old State House to reawaken citizen engagement and awareness by offering an authentic, educational and inspiring visitor experience. Hartford, CT.

Free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Parking tickets from South Street Parking Garage validated - you pay $5.00. If lost, the replacement fee is $100.00.

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The DRM aims to educate the public as to the history of railroading and to the role of the railroads as part of our local and national heritage. Danbury, CT.

Pass is valid for general admission for 2 adults and 4 children. If lost, the replacement fee is $100.00.

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The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, Connecticut was the home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) and his family from 1874 to 1891. While living there, Clemens wrote his best-known works, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, Life on the Mississippi, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, A Tramp Abroad, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

One free adult admission with the purchase of one OR 2 complimentary children admission with the purchase of one adult admission. If lost, the replacement fee is $150.00.

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The Museum's grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and include a recreated 19th-century coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship still in existence. Mystic, CT.

Please note that each pass is valid ONLY for the day of the week printed on it. 50% off admission for 2 adults & 3 children. If lost, the replacement fee is $350.00.

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This museum has a collection of carousel ephemera plus vintage firefighting gear, Greek art & indoor working carousel.  Bristol, CT

Free Admission for immediate members of one family.  If lost, the replacement fee is $93.75.

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Located in the center of Connecticut's largest historic district, the Webb-Dean-Stevens Museum provides the quintessential New England experience. Visitors are immersed in life of the mid-18th and early-19th centuries during informative and entertaining one-hour tours. Wethersfield, CT.

Free admission for 1 immediate family (up to 2 parents and 2 children) for the regular three-hour tour. If lost, the replacement fee is $100.00.

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Nature and Animals

 

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is dedicated to acquainting a diverse public to the delicate balance that exists between living things and their environment. Animal exhibits, plantings, graphics, and Zoo programs are to be represented in such a manner as to give the visitor a sense of awareness and concern for the intricate beauty and fragility of our planet. Bridgeport, CT.

$5.00 admission per person, limit 6 people. Limited to use by one family per day. If lost, the replacement fee is $150.00.

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State and local parks in Connecticut cover many different types of topography and plant life, and many have lakes or ponds with opportunities for boating and paddling. Some are located in cities, deep in the woods, or on the shore, complete with saltwater beaches. The range of opportunities for outdoor sports or just enjoying a pleasant walk, is wide open, in every season of the year. Various Locations.

Pass waives vehicle entrance fees and is valid for private passenger vehicles carrying less than 12 passengers. If lost, the replacement fee is $125.00.  

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Earthplace has been based in Westport, Connecticut since their founding in 1958. The mission of Earthplace is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience, and action. Earthplace envisions a sustainable community where conscious regard for the natural world guides individual actions. Westport, CT.

The pass entitles the bearer and up to 3 guests entry into Natureplace, the Animal Hall and the Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit. Also includes two miles of walking trails. If lost, the replacement fee is $100.00.

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The mission of Mystic Aquarium is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education, and research. Mystic, CT.

$5.00 off admission for up to 4 people per pass. If lost, the replacement fee is $75.00.

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The Stamford Museum & Nature Center is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agriculture sciences, and history. Stamford, CT.

Pass entitles holder admission for 2 adults and 2 children (under age 18) at no charge. If lost, the replacement fee is $100.00.

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Science, Innovation and Discovery

 

The Bruce Museum promotes the understanding and appreciation of Art and Science to enrich the lives of all people. Consistently voted the "Best Museum" by area media, the Bruce Museum is a regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences that encompass regional to global perspectives. Greenwich, CT.

Free admission for 2 adults and related children, 10% discount at the Museum Store. If lost, the replacement fee is $65.00.

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The Connecticut Science Center offers endless exploration for children, teens and adults. From physics to forensics, geology to astronomy,visitors have the sciences at their fingertips. Hartford, CT.

20% off General Admission for up to 4 people. One voucher available per patron per day.

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The Discovery Museum and Planetarium encourages younger learners to ask questions, solve problems, and engineer solutions today, so they are prepared to embrace the challenges of tomorrow. Bridgeport, CT.

Free admission for up to 4 children with 1 paid adult admission. If lost, the replacement fee is $175.00.

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EverWonder Children's Museum offers hands-on exhibits and programming to spark imagination in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  Newtown, CT

50% off admission for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children.  If lost, the replacement fee is $120.00.

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The New England Air Museum is committed to presenting the story of aviation, the human genius that made it possible and the profound effects that it has had on the way in which we live. Windsor Locks, CT.

Please note that each pass is valid ONLY on specific days of the week. Allows the pass holder and up to 5 visitors 50% off regular admission rates. If lost, the replacement fee is $150.00. 

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The mission of the Peabody Museum is to serve Yale University by advancing our understanding of earth's history through geological, biological, and anthropological research, and by communicating the results of this research to the widest possible audience through publication, exhibition, and educational programs.        New Haven, CT.

$5.00 off up to 4 admissions. If lost, the replacement fee is $150.00.

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The Stepping Stones Museum for Children aims to broaden and enrich the educational opportunities for children ages ten and under and enhance their understanding of the world. Norwalk, CT.

Pass entitles holder to 1 free admission with each purchase of 1 regular price admission. Maximum 3 free admissions per pass per day. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Limited to use by one family per day. If lost, the replacement fee is $150.00.

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