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6/26/2017 - Southbury Library Offers Passes to Museums and Attractions

Now that summer’s here, it’s time to take advantage of the museums and attractions available here in Connecticut and nearby. The Friends of The Southbury Public Library have purchased passes to help entertain you, your family, and your visitors. Southbury residents are invited to borrow a pass offering free or discounted admission to a wide variety of museums and attractions.

For example, the pass for the Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport offers $5 admission for each guest up to six; regular admission for adults is $15, and $12 for children up to the age of 12. The pass for the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Springfield, MA provides free admission for two adults and four children, a substantial discount from the regular admission of $9 for adults and $6 for children up to 18. The State Parks & Forests pass waives entrance fees for one vehicle. Some passes are child and family oriented (Stepping Stones, The Children’s Museum, EverWonder Children’s Museum), while others may be of more interest to adults and older children such as the New Britain Museum of American Art.

You will find the passes at the Children’s Checkout Desk upstairs. They can be checked out for three days, and are first-come, first-served. Passes are available only to Southbury residents with a valid Southbury Public Library card. Library cards are free to all residents. For a list of discounts and admission policies, please see the library’s website at

Museums and attractions include the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol, American Museum of Natural History, Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport, Children’s Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut Science Center in Hartford, Connecticut’s Old State House in Hartford, Discovery Museum in Bridgeport, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amhurst, MA, Everwonder Children’s Museum in Newtown, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, ImagineNation Museum in Bristol, Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk, Mark Twain House and Museum, Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Mystic Aquarium, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Haven Museum, Peabody Museum in New Haven, Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, State Parks & Forests parking pass, Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk, Wadsworth Museum in Hartford, and White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield.


Anita Barney
Communications Director
Friends of The Southbury Public Library