Museums and COVID-19
In this time of Phase 2 of the State of Connecticut Re-Opening, some museums and zoos have chosen to re-open. Please check the website of the museum you are planning to visit before reserving the pass, as they have made significant changes.
Our passes provide you with the opportunity to visit area museums, attractions, and venues for free or reduced admission prices. Museum & Events passes are funded by the Windsor Library Association.
Now you can go straight to your destination without stopping at the library! Many of our passes allow for printed barcodes that museum or attraction staff can scan. For Windsor residents, simply look for the icon next to the museum name, reserve it, and print it out up to 3 months ahead of time.
For venues that don’t have this icon, Windsor residents can reserve the pass up to 3 months ahead and check it out in the library up to one day before your planned trip.
(For Events Passes, please confirm your show/game date before reserving the Events Pass on our website)
Availability: Only Windsor residents may reserve passes up to 3 months in advance. Non-residents need to use same day service. Same day service is handled on a first come, first served basis regardless of residency status. Generally, passes are used most heavily during summer months, so please consider other patrons before booking any given pass more than once during the summer.
Passes are very popular, so please cancel your reservation if you can’t make it so that another patron can enjoy a visit to the destination.
Check Out / Return: Printed passes do not need to be returned to the library. Checked out passes may be picked up on the afternoon the day before its use. Please return museum passes before 10 am. They are not renewable. For same day service, passes may be picked up after the library opens at 10 a.m. and must be returned the following day.
Overdue & Loss: Overdue fee is $10.00 per day if checked out pass is not returned on time. Patrons are responsible for the full purchase price in the event a pass is lost. These costs range from $65 to $250.
Questions? Call the library at 860-285-1918.
Free Admission for Kids!
It’s time to explore! From July 1 to September 6, Connecticut children age 18 and under plus one accompanying adult can visit participating museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.
The program is part of Governor Lamont’s larger plan to use recovery funds to provide students and families with engaging summer enrichment and learning experiences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
From art and children’s museums and historical sites to zoos, aquariums, and science centers, here’s a list of properties participating in #CTSummerMuseums. Please make sure you check each museum for online advance ticketing and reservations, as they may be required. This program is geared towards families exploring together, not large camp groups.
Connecticut Summer at the Museum is made possible through an investment from the federal COVID-19 recovery funding Connecticut is receiving from the American Rescue Plan Act. The program is administered by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development’s Office of the Arts in partnership with Connecticut Humanities.