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Museum Passes

This library service is funded by the

Friends of the Prospect Public Library.

Prospect Library Card Holders and out of town patrons who have their local library card in our system can borrow a Museum Pass for three days and be admitted to one of the museums listed here.

Call the library at (203) 758-3001 to check availability of a pass.

If available, the pass may be held for 30 minutes.

Choose from one of these passes:

Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum (Cheshire) — Buy one ticket, get one free.

- Beardsley Zoo — $10.00 admission for up to six guests.

- The Carousel Museum & Museum of Fire History — Free admission for up to four people.

Children’s Museum (West Hartford) — Buy one ticket, get one free.

Mattatuck Museum — Pass admits two adults and two children free.

New Britain Museum of American Art — Pass admits four, no age restriction, free.

Old State House (Hartford) — Pass admits four people for free. (There will be a $5 charge for all-day parking.)

Roaring Brook Nature Center— One free admission with every paid admission up to four.

          Note: This is the same pass as for the Children's Museum.

- The Shore Line Trolley Museum — 50% Discount Pass is valid for up to four individuals, limit once per day and cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons.

State Park Pass — Free parking at state parks, also admits two adults and four children at historical sites & exhibits at Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull, & Gillette Castle State Parks.

Wadsworth Atheneum — Pass provides FREE general admission for two adults, a $30 value. Youth ages 17 and under are free. Passes may be used to register for daily public tours at no cost. Call 860-383-4100 to preregister, as tours currently require a limited capacity.

The following rules apply: Our passes are available to Prospect Library card holders and out of town patrons whose hometown library cards are registered with our library on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons can call to reserve a pass. The pass will then be held for only 30 minutes.


· Limit of one (1) pass per family

· Must be returned in person to circulation desk. NO BOOK DROP RETURNS.

· Three (3) day loan period with no renewals and a $10/day late fine

· Patrons are responsible for any misplaced or lost museum pass

· Replacement cost for each Museum Pass:


- Beardsley Zoo $125 lost fine

- The Carousel Museum & Museum of Fire History

  $100 lost fine

- Children’s Museum $175 lost fine

- Mattatuck Museum $75 lost fine



- New Britain Museum $50 lost fine

- Old State House $100 lost fine

- Shore Line Trolley Museum $100 lost fine

- State Park Pass $100 lost fine

- Wadsworth - $25 lost fine

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