Westport Library’s Amazing Museum Freebies

You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant. Excepting Alice…

You can also get anything you want at the Westport Library. Including passes to the Guggenheim, Intrepid Sea Air & Space Complex, Mystic Aquarium and Seaport, New York Historical Society and Discovery Museum.

Plus 22 other museums, science and nature centers, and attractions all over Connecticut and New York. There’s even one in Massachusetts.

Who knew?

Apparently, tons of people.

The program began in 2013. Residents and non-residents can go to the library, and borrow a pass for up to 3 days. You’re allowed 1 pass per adult library card at a time.

But that one pass is gold. At the Guggenheim, for example, there’s free admission for 2 adults and up to 3 additional guests. You also bypass ticket lines — and get a 10% discount in the Museum Store and Cafe.

The fine print: You can’t reserve passes. And if you lose one, you’re out anywhere from $50 to $350.

Go to the Guggenheim. It’s free!

The collection of passes changes, based on user feedback. Right now, the 5 most popular passes are to Earthplace, Beardsley Zoo, Guggenheim, Stamford Museum & Nature Center, and Stepping Stones.

And you thought the library was only good for its Maker Space, Blu-Ray Discs and coffee.

(For more information — including a complete list of all 27 museums — click here. Hat tip: JP Vellotti)

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