Museum Passes

The Friends of the Essex Library purchases passes to a number of museums in the area. The discounts off the original entry fees vary according to the individual museum’s policy. Passes may be borrowed for three days and there is a $1 overdue fine for each day that the pass is late up to 10 days for a total of $10. Due to the popularity of these passes, they may not be reserved. They may be borrowed on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to one per family.

Clicking on the museum title will take you to their website for more information.

Connecticut River Museum – Essex, CT
Pass allows up to 2 adults and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18 FREE admission to the museum.
Check our catalog to see if this pass is available.

Florence Griswold Museum – Old Lyme, CT
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under 12.
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New Britain Museum of American Art – New Britain, CT
Free admission for 4 people.
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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Hartford, CT
Free general admission for 2 adults ages 18 and up, free for ages 17 and younger. Please note that this pass is not valid for “Art After Hours” events, usually held after 5 p.m. every other month. 
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Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History – New Haven, CT
$6 off admission for up to 4 people.
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