: Beardsley Zoo, Children’s Museum/Roaring Brook Nature Center, Imagine Nation Museum, Maritime Aquarium and Imax, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration, Mystic Seaport, Peabody Museum, and Roger Williams Park and Zoo.
Who may borrow the museum passes?
Patrons must be 18 or over, registered in Library Connection, Portland Library's circulation system, and in good standing to check out museum passes. For more information about registering for museum passes, contact the Portland Library.
How can I make a reservation?
You can make a reservation online, by telephone or in person at the Library.
How do I make an online reservation?
1) To make a reservation, Click here. When a list of the museums appears, click on the graphic for the desired museum.
2) You will then select a date to use the pass. You will need your Library Card Number in order to reserve a pass.
How far in advance may I reserve a pass?
Passes may be reserved up to one month in advance.
What does the pass allow me to do?
The passes allow for a set number of people to attend the museum for a reduced rate or for free admission. Each museum, zoo, or aquarium sets forth its own conditions.
Many of our passes are now available to print when the pass is reserved. A patron may print the printable pass and take it to the museum for entrance or to receive the discounted price. These printable passes do not need to be returned to the Portland Library. If the pass is printable, we will no longer issue a standard pass that needs to be returned. If a patron does not have access to a printer, Library Staff will print out the pass for the patron.
Printable passes: Children’s Museum/Roaring Brook Nature Center, Connecticut’s Old State House, Connecticut River Museum, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Florence Griswold Museum, Imagine Nation Children’s Museum, Lutz Children’s Museum, Mark Twain House, Mystic Seaport, New Britain Museum of American Art, New England Air Museum, New Haven Museum, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Roger Williams Park Zoo, and Wadsworth Atheneum
How do I pick up the nonprintable pass?
You may pick up your pass at the Information Desk after 9:00 am on the day of your reservation (The Library opens at 10:00 am so please ring the Library's bell between 9:00 am and 10:00 am). Your pass may be available after 4:00 pm on the day prior to your trip. If you desire the pass the day prior to your visit, please telephone ahead to ensure availability.
Nonprintable passes: Beardsley Zoo, KidCity Children’s Museum, Maritime Aquarium & Imax, Mystic Aquarium, and No Child Left Inside/State Parks & Forests’ Day Pass
When does the nonprintable museum pass need to be returned?
The pass must be returned by midnight of the reservation day (the day of your visit to the museum). Other patrons may be waiting to use it and a $10.00 per day fine will be charged for late passes. Please contact the Library if you have any questions.
Coupon: Connecticut Science Center. You may pick up the coupon at time after reserving the pass. The coupon does not need to be returned to the Library.
How do I cancel a reservation?
If you reserve a pass and change your plans, please contact the Library in advance to cancel your reservation. Thank you.
May I borrow a pass on a day that the Library is closed?
Yes, if you wish to visit a museum on a day that the Library is closed, please contact the Library to arrange to pick up the nonprintable pass on the day prior to the Library's closed day(s). Printable passes may be printed prior to the visit day. For more information, please contact the Portland Library.
For more information, please contact the Portland Library.