Museum Passes Available for Loan

Passes for reduced price or free admission are available for loan to library card holders who are 18 years of age or older. One pass per family per day may be borrowed. Please note there is a $5.00 per day overdue fine on passes. Passes may be reserved up to one week in advance. Lebanon residents are given first priority for borrowing the passes. Borrower is responsible for abiding by the rules and regulations of the organization issuing the pass. Please check by telephone or internet to confirm hours and openings. All paid museum passes are made available through the generosity of The Friends of the Jonathan Trumbull Library.

CT State Parks and Forests Day Pass
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection


  • Valid Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
  • Waives vehicle entrance fees at all four state park beaches on Long Island Sound
  • Free admission for two adults and four children at state historical sites and exhibit centers at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks.
  • Check out A Shared Landscape in the Library reference section to learn about all 139 State Parks and Forests
  • One pass donated by the CT DEP
  • Two more passes donated by Friends of the Jonathan Trumbull Library
Connecticut's Old State House
800 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
  • Historically restored rooms, guided tours, dress-up stations for children, discovery trunks
  • Open 10-5, Tuesday-Saturday
  • Exhibits blend US History, state government, civics  & citizenship
  • Present garage tickets to be stamped and parking is only $5 for entire day in two nearby garages
  • Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children
  • Pass donated by the Old State House
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
125 West Bay Road
Amherst, MA 01002


  • The Carle collects, preserves, presents, and celebrates picture books and picture book illustrations from around the world.
  • The Carle houses more than 13,000 objects, including 6,600 permanent collection illustrations, three art galleries, an art studio, a theater, picture book and scholarly libraries, and educational programs for families, scholars, educators, and schoolchildren.
  • Hours from September through June
    Tuesday – Friday* 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    *Open Monday through Friday during the Massachusetts February and April school vacation weeks.
    Hours in July and August
    Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Holiday Closures: Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year's.

  • Free admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children

  • Pass donated by Friends of the Jonathan Trumbull Library 

Florence Griswold Museum
Old Lyme, CT
  • Historic center for American art; the home of American Impressionism
  • Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children under 12
  • Open Tues.-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5
  • Pass donated by Friends of the Jonathan Trumbull Library.
Lutz Children's Museum
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040

  • Hands-on exhibits, live animals, classes, events, artifacts & outreach programs
  • Free admission for up to six people
  • Open Tuesday-Friday 9-5, Saturday & Sunday 12-5
  • Pass donated by Friends of the Jonathan Trumbull Library
Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration
Mystic, CT

  • Live penguins, sea lions, dolphins, and a Beluga Whale. Many live sea creatures in in large tanks, a touch pool, and wildlife shows. Exhibits on the Titanic, Amazon rainforest creatures, more.
  • Pass provides $5 off admission for up to four people
  • Open Dec.-Feb. 10-4, March 9-4, April-Oct. 9-5, Nov. 9-4. Please check website to verify.  Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 
  • Pass donated by Mystic Aquarium.
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea
Mystic, CT
  • The largest maritime museum in North America. Staff stationed throughout the 17–acre historic waterfront, including berthed ships, exhibits and historic buildings to answer questions, demonstrate traditional skills and share stories.
  • Pass admits one family (2 adults and 2 children)  50% off regular admisssion.
  • Please check website for hours.  Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Pass donated by Friends of the Jonathan Trumbull Library.
New Britain Museum of American Art
New Britain, CT

  • American art from the 18th century to present day.  Colonial period, Hudson River School, American Impressionists, modern art, more.
  • Free admission for four people
  • Open Tues, Wed., Fri. 11-5, Thurs. 11-8, Sat. 10-5, Sun. 12-5.  Closed Mondays and national holidays.
  • Pass donated by Friends of the Jonathan Trumbull Library
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Providence, RI 401-785-3510
  • The 430-acre Victorian park has a zoo with over 800 animals, a museum of natural history, a planetarium, a carousel, and a Japanese garden. The zoo is home to hundreds of rare and fascinating animals from around the world, including polar bears, snow leopards, giraffes and elephants in naturalistic settings.
  • $3.00 off admission for up to four adults, seniors and/or children
  • Pass not valid Jan.1-Feb.28. (Admission is already half-price.)
  • Open Spring Summer 9-5 weekdays and 9-6 Sat./Sun. Open Fall-Winter 9-4 daily. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Thanksgiving
  • Pass donated by Friends of the Jonathan Trumbull Library
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Hartford, CT 860-278-2670
  • The nation’s oldest public art museum with 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. Café and museum shop.
  • Free general admission for 2 adults and 2 children (additional fees for special exhibitions)
  • Open Wed.-Fri. 11-5, Sat-Sun. 10-5, first Thurs. of month 11-8. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Pass donated by The Wadsworth Atheneum