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Museum Passes

Darien Library offers free passes or discounted rates to museums, Beardsley Zoo, and nature centers.

  • Passes are available to Darien residents, those who work in Darien, or Friends of the Library.
  • Reserve the pass for the date you will visit the destination.
  • Pick-up the pass at the Welcome Desk after 3 p.m. the day before or anytime on the day of your reservation.

If you have trouble making a reservation, please call 203-669-5239 or email us at welcomedesk@darienlibrary.org

What else should you know about checking out a pass?
  • Please check the museum's website for the latest hours and requirements (e.g. reservations).
  • Passes circulate for three days including the date the pass is borrowed.
  • Your confirmation notice will include the due date. All passes must be returned by 12 noon on the due date.
  • Return the pass to the Welcome Desk. Late fines are $10 per day. If a pass is lost, you will need to pay the full replacement cost.
  • Only one pass per family is allowed at a time.
  • You may not borrow the same pass more than once a week.
  • You can reserve passes 90 days in advance.
  • You must be 18 or older to reserve a pass.

Wednesday January 19, 2022

This pass is not a membership pass to the zoo. It only allows entrance to the grounds. Pass is valid for $9 admissions per person for up to 6 guests.

Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Closes at 12 noon on the days before these holidays, with the last ticket sold at 12 noon.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is one of Connecticut's top family attractions with over 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species.

        [1 available ]

Each pass admits two adults and their children under the age of 18. Children under 5 are admitted for free.

Closed Mondays and major holidays.

A regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The Bruce Museum has reciprocal agreements with several museums.

        [2 available ]

Each pass admits one adult. Children under 10 are not permitted.

Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The collection includes masterpieces of European painting, sculptures and furniture. The main building is under renovation, so the current location is Frick Madision at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street.

        [0 available ]

Each pass admits four adults or students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Open Thursday through Monday. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A modern art museum housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright building. The Guggenheim offers reciprocity with The Brooklyn Museum of Art.

        [0 available ]

This pass allows free admission for up to six people per day.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Visit American military ships and explore maritime history at Intrepid. You'll visit an aircraft carrier, a space shuttle, a submarine, and a record-breaking British Airways Concorde.

        [1 available ]

Each pass admits five adults (children under 16 are admitted for free).

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

MoMA's renowned collection of modern and contemporary art includes Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night and Andy Warhol's Gold Marilyn Monroe, along with works by Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, and many other great artists of our time.

        [3 available ]

This pass admits two adults and four children.

Open Friday through Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

The museum contains a wealth of city history and includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, military and naval uniforms, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, ship models, and rare books.

        [2 available ]

This pass offers free admission for two adults and four children under the age of 18.

Open Friday through Sunday.

Founded in 1804, the museum is New York's first museum. It works to preserve and share the multi-layered society and history of one of America's oldest cities.

        [2 available ]

Pass allows free admission for two adults of the same household and their children (under the age of 18).

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Enjoy a day at the museum, manision, galleries, Heckscher Farm, playground, and Animal Embassy's live exotic animal exhibit. They are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history.

        [3 available ]

The museum is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is a hands-on museum for children up to 10-years-old.

        [1 available ]

Thursday January 20, 2022

This pass is not a membership pass to the zoo. It only allows entrance to the grounds. Pass is valid for $9 admissions per person for up to 6 guests.

Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Closes at 12 noon on the days before these holidays, with the last ticket sold at 12 noon.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is one of Connecticut's top family attractions with over 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species.

        [1 available ]

Each pass admits two adults and their children under the age of 18. Children under 5 are admitted for free.

Closed Mondays and major holidays.

A regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The Bruce Museum has reciprocal agreements with several museums.

        [2 available ]

Each pass admits one adult. Children under 10 are not permitted.

Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The collection includes masterpieces of European painting, sculptures and furniture. The main building is under renovation, so the current location is Frick Madision at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street.

        [2 available ]

Each pass admits four adults or students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Open Thursday through Monday. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A modern art museum housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright building. The Guggenheim offers reciprocity with The Brooklyn Museum of Art.

        [2 available ]

This pass allows free admission for up to six people per day.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Visit American military ships and explore maritime history at Intrepid. You'll visit an aircraft carrier, a space shuttle, a submarine, and a record-breaking British Airways Concorde.

        [1 available ]

Each pass admits five adults (children under 16 are admitted for free).

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

MoMA's renowned collection of modern and contemporary art includes Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night and Andy Warhol's Gold Marilyn Monroe, along with works by Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, and many other great artists of our time.

        [3 available ]

This pass admits two adults and four children.

Open Friday through Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

The museum contains a wealth of city history and includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, military and naval uniforms, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, ship models, and rare books.

        [2 available ]

This pass offers free admission for two adults and four children under the age of 18.

Open Friday through Sunday.

Founded in 1804, the museum is New York's first museum. It works to preserve and share the multi-layered society and history of one of America's oldest cities.

        [2 available ]

Pass allows free admission for two adults of the same household and their children (under the age of 18).

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Enjoy a day at the museum, manision, galleries, Heckscher Farm, playground, and Animal Embassy's live exotic animal exhibit. They are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history.

        [3 available ]

The museum is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is a hands-on museum for children up to 10-years-old.

        [1 available ]

Friday January 21, 2022

This pass is not a membership pass to the zoo. It only allows entrance to the grounds. Pass is valid for $9 admissions per person for up to 6 guests.

Open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Closes at 12 noon on the days before these holidays, with the last ticket sold at 12 noon.

Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo is one of Connecticut's top family attractions with over 300 animals representing primarily North and South American species.

        [1 available ]

Each pass admits two adults and their children under the age of 18. Children under 5 are admitted for free.

Closed Mondays and major holidays.

A regionally based, world-class institution highlighting art, science and natural history in more than a dozen changing exhibitions annually. The Bruce Museum has reciprocal agreements with several museums.

        [2 available ]

Each pass admits one adult. Children under 10 are not permitted.

Closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The collection includes masterpieces of European painting, sculptures and furniture. The main building is under renovation, so the current location is Frick Madision at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street.

        [2 available ]

Each pass admits four adults or students. Children under 12 are admitted free.

Open Thursday through Monday. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A modern art museum housed in a Frank Lloyd Wright building. The Guggenheim offers reciprocity with The Brooklyn Museum of Art.

        [2 available ]

This pass allows free admission for up to six people per day.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Visit American military ships and explore maritime history at Intrepid. You'll visit an aircraft carrier, a space shuttle, a submarine, and a record-breaking British Airways Concorde.

        [0 available ]

Each pass admits five adults (children under 16 are admitted for free).

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

MoMA's renowned collection of modern and contemporary art includes Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night and Andy Warhol's Gold Marilyn Monroe, along with works by Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, and many other great artists of our time.

        [3 available ]

This pass admits two adults and four children.

Open Friday through Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

The museum contains a wealth of city history and includes paintings, sculptures, photographs, military and naval uniforms, theater memorabilia, manuscripts, ship models, and rare books.

        [2 available ]

This pass offers free admission for two adults and four children under the age of 18.

Open Friday through Sunday.

Founded in 1804, the museum is New York's first museum. It works to preserve and share the multi-layered society and history of one of America's oldest cities.

        [2 available ]

Pass allows free admission for two adults of the same household and their children (under the age of 18).

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Enjoy a day at the museum, manision, galleries, Heckscher Farm, playground, and Animal Embassy's live exotic animal exhibit. They are dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of art and popular culture, the natural and agricultural sciences, and history.

        [3 available ]

The museum is open Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Stepping Stones Museum for Children is a hands-on museum for children up to 10-years-old.

        [1 available ]