20 Freestone Avenue
Portland, CT 06480
The Friends of the Portland Library sponsors
the Museum Pass program. Stop by and pick up a flyer.
to view a list of museums, then select a date to visit.
to view a calendar, select a date to visit, then the system will show all
available museum passes for that date.
Frequently Asked Questions
What passes may I use?
Connecticut's Old State House,
Florence Griswold Museum, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center,
Nation Museum, Kidcity
Lutz Children’s Museum, , Mystic
Britain Museum of American Art, New England
Air Museum, New Haven Museum, No
Child Left Inside, and
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
Children’s Museum/Roaring Brook
Maritime Aquarium and Imax, The Mark Twain House &
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center,
Mystic Aquarium and Institute for Exploration,
Peabody Museum, and
Roger Williams Park and Zoo.
The Portland Library has received a booklet
of coupons for a 20% discount off general admission to the Connecticut
Science Center for up to four people. The Library received 50 coupons, and
they are valid while supplies last. Patrons may
reserve the coupons up to one month before their planned visit and unlike
the passes, they need not be returned. The Connecticut Science Center is
participating in the Connecticut Library Consortium’s Library Pass Program
and every CLC public library received one complimentary coupon booklet.
Who may borrow the museum
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,
When a list of the museums appears, click
graphic for the desired museum.
2) You will then select a date to use the pass. You will need your
Number AND your PIN/Password in order to reserve a pass.
If you have not
changed it, the automatically assigned PIN is "CHANGEME". If you have changed
it and you
don't remember your PIN/Password, please contact the Portland Library.
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
rate or for free admission. Each museum, zoo, or aquarium sets forth
How do I pick up the pass?
You may pick up your pass at the Information Desk after 9:00 am on the
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
please telephone ahead to ensure availability. You must be 18
or over with a
library card in good standing to check out a museum pass.
How do I cancel a reservation?
If you reserve a pass and change your plans, please contact the
advance to cancel your reservation. Thank you.
When does the 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.
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,
contact the Library to arrange to pick up the pass on the day prior
Library's closed day(s).
For more information, please contact the Portland