Museum Passes for Adults
- NEW! AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (AMNH), 200 Central Park West, New York, amnh.org. Vouchers to the American Museum of Natural History are available for pickup at our Circulation Desk. Unlike our museum passes, the vouchers are not meant for repeated use. They are one-time use only, are not listed in our catalog, and are not meant to be “checked out.” The limit is 4/family. Each voucher admits one adult/child to the Museum. In addition, each voucher provides admission to one special exhibition or show of your choice. The vouchers are available to all registered Perrot Library members. Residency is not required. AMNH is now open only 5 days per week (Wednesday through Sunday) instead of the usual 7. Also, visitors will need to book their reservation online in advance at tickets.amnh.org/select. When making reservations, choose the voucher option. Upon arriving at the Museum, proceed to the Membership Desk to exchange library vouchers for timed-entry tickets to the exhibit or film of their choice. For more information on this new service, please call our Circulation Desk at 203-637-1066.
- BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN, 1000 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, bbg.org: The Library’s two museum passes each admit two adults and accompanying children ages 17 and under with advanced reserved tickets. The pass also gives the holder a 10% discount at the Garden Shop and BBG’s cafe. Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an urban botanic garden that connects people to the world of plants, fostering delight and curiosity while inspiring an appreciation and sense of stewardship of the environment.
- THE FRICK COLLECTION, 1 East 70th Street, New York, frick.org:
The Frick Collection Mansion is currently closed for renovation. The renovation is expected to take several years. The Museum is operating from its temporary location: Frick Madison, 945 Madison Avenue, Corner of 75th Street, New York, NY. With very few exceptions, Frick Madison includes the Museum’s Permanent Collection. Visiting hours are: 10 AM-6 PM (Last entry is at 5:30 PM), Thursday-Sunday. For more information or to plan your visit, call 212-547-6849. The Library’s two museum passes each admit two persons for free. Internationally recognized as a premier museum and research center, The Frick Collection is known for its distinguished Old Master paintings and outstanding examples of European sculpture and decorative arts. The collection was assembled by the Pittsburgh industrialist Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) and is housed in his former residence on Fifth Avenue. One of New York City’s few remaining Gilded Age mansions, it provides a tranquil environment for visitors to experience masterpieces by artists such as Bellini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gainsborough, Goya, and Whistler.
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM AND FOUNDATION, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, https://www.guggenheim.org/: The Library’s museum pass includes 2 museum membership cards, each of which admits one person for free. An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum in New York is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums. Visitors can experience special exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, lectures by artists and critics, performances and film screenings, classes for teens and adults, and daily tours of the galleries led by museum educators. Founded on a collection of early modern masterpieces, the Guggenheim Museum today is an ever-evolving institution devoted to the art of the 20th century and beyond.
- INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM, One Intrepid Square, W. 46th Street and 12th Avenue, New York, www.intrepidmuseum.org: The Library’s museum pass provides daily admission for 2 adults and 2 children; access to the express, members-only admission line; discounted guest tickets: $18 adult, $13 child; and a 10% discount on Family Memberships for library patrons. Patrons must bring their unexpired library card with them for admittance to the museum. New York City’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex is an educational and cultural non-profit institution centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. The mission of the Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science, and service through its collections, exhibitions, and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth.
- KATONAH MUSEUM OF ART, 134 Jay Street, Katonah, NY, katonahmuseum.org: Free admission for up to 2 adults and children under age 12. The Katonah Museum of Art (KMA), one of the most celebrated small museums in the country, was founded over 60 years ago by volunteers from local communities as an exhibition venue for fine arts. The KMA curates and hosts traveling shows, lectures, and workshops. Throughout the year, KMA mounts three major exhibitions, interlaced with smaller attractions. Among a stand of magnificent Norwegian spruce trees, the Sculpture Garden provides refuge and visual pleasure. The Katonah Museum also offers outdoor concerts, “artful” parties, international travels, and trips to other museums and private collections. Reciprocal admission with the KMA pass to The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Barnum Museum, Bruce Museum, Hudson River Museum, Hudson Valley MOCA, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center
- THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY; metmuseum.org: The library’s five passes each grant free admission for the pass holder and 1 guest to The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters, as well as 10% Discounts at The Met Store, all public restaurants and venues at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters, and access to the Balcony Lounge and Patrons Lounge. The largest art museum in the U.S., the Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy.
- THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MoMA), 11 West 53rd Street, New York, https://www.moma.org/: The Library’s two museum passes (one to a patron\family) provide free admission and priority entrance for the cardholder and up to four guests. The Museum of Modern Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of modern art in the world. The Museum seeks to create a dialogue between the established and the experimental, the past and the present, in an environment that is responsive to the issues of modern and contemporary art, while being accessible to a public that ranges from scholars to young children.
- WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART, 600 Main Street, Hartford, CT, www.thewadsworth.org/: Free admission for up to 2 adults (age 18 and up) and free for children ages 17 and younger. The Wadsworth Atheneum’s permanent collection features a wealth of treasures sure to keep you coming back. The Wadsworth is also America’s oldest public art museum!
Museum Passes for Children & Families
The passes below are available at the Youth Services Circulation Desk. If a pass is available, we can hold it pass for you at the Desk for 1 hour. The loan period for museum passes is 3 days. Late fee is $1/day. One pass per family at a time. Please return passes to the Youth Services Circulation Desk when the library is open.
- AUDUBON GREENWICH, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich, CT, greenwich.audubon.org: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Enjoy seven miles of hiking trails, children’s nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year at the National Audubon Society’s 285-acre sanctuary
- BEARDSLEY ZOO, 1875 Noble Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, beardsleyzoo.org: Admission is discounted to $9 per person for up to 6 guests. See more than 300 different animals at Beardsley, representing primarily North and South American species. Featuring a South American rainforest with free-flight aviary; a prairie dog exhibit; a New England Farmyard with goats, cows, pigs, and sheep; and a trail featuring bison, pronghorn, deer, and more
- BRUCE MUSEUM, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT, brucemuseum.org: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The Bruce Museum highlights art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The permanent galleries feature the natural sciences
- DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, shudiscovery.org: Free admission for up to 4 children with the purchase of one adult admission. A hands-on interactive museum for all ages, with over 65 exhibit areas featuring “see, hear and touch” explorations of science, technology and ideas. Connecticut’s premiere science museum and planetarium
- EARTHPLACE: THE NATURE DISCOVERY CENTER, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT, earthplace.org: Free admission for a family of 4. A 62-acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, plus an interactive natural history museum with wildlife dioramas and live wildlife
- STAMFORD MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER, 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT, stamfordmuseum.org: Free admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The SMNC includes a 10-acre working farm, a maple sugar house, vegetable garden, and farm animals; a museum featuring both a permanent collection and rotating exhibits; an otter pond; and a playground built with nature themes
- STEPPING STONES MUSEUM, 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, steppingstonesmuseum.org: Buy one ticket, get one free– one free admission with each regular paid admission (for a maximum of three free admissions). Exhibits and educational programs help expand the child’s world. With four main galleries, a toddlers-only gallery and over 100 hands-on activities, Stepping Stones offers children ten and under plenty to explore and discover