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Changes to the Museum Passes Program Due to COVID-19

Many of the museums that Darien Library usually offers passes for have yet to reopen or are not accepting library passes. Below are the museums that are open. We have also updated our museum passes program:

  • Museum passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis to Darien residents, those who work in Darien, or a Friend at the $300 level.
  • Pass borrows must be 18 and up who have a Darien Library card.
  • The passes are available at the Welcome Desk when you first enter the building.
  • You may call us at 203-669-5239 to inquire if a pass is available. If yes, we will hold it for you until the end of the day.
  • Online reservations are not available.
  • It is your responsibility to check the museum's hours and when necessary, make an appointment.
  • View the rest of the instructions

The Frick Collection (NYC)

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.

View the latest exhibits

Guggenheim Museum (NYC)

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

View the latest exhibits

  • Check hours
  • Advanced tickets are not required for library pass borrowers.
  • Each pass admits four adults or students.
  • Children under 12 are admitted free.

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (NYC)

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.

View the exhibits

  • Hours: Thursday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • This pass is for free admission for up to six people per day.

Museum of Modern Art (NYC)

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.

View the latest exhibits

  • Check hours
  • Each pass admits five adults (children under 16 are free).
  • Each pass allows entrance to MoMA one hour before the museum opens to the public.

Museum of the City of New York

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.

View the latest exhibits

  • Check hours
  • Timed tickets are recommended. Use the discount code that comes with the pass.
  • This pass admits two adults and four children.
  • Includes a 10 percent discount at the gift shop.

Stamford Museum & Nature Center

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.

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  • Check hours
  • Pass allows free admission for two adults, of the same household, and their children under the age of 18.
  • Masks are required for everyone ages 2 and up.
  • Heckscher WILD! and the Meadow Restrooms are closed at this time.
  • Free admission to the Museum and its grounds, Bendel Mansion & Galleries, Heckscher Farm, Nature's Playground, and access to Animal Embassy's live exotic animal exhibit.
  • Free admission to the Observatory and Astronomy Nights programs.
  • Free parking.
  • 50% discount on admission to all Family Festival Weekends.

Wadsworth Atheneum

The nation's oldest public art museum, the Wadsworth Atheneum houses more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. Collections include Renaissance and Baroque paintings, African-American art and Hudson River School.

View the latest exhibits

To Check Out a Library Pass

  • All passes are to picked up and returned to the Welcome Desk.
  • Passes circulate for three days including the date the pass is borrowed.
  • The pass is due by 5 p.m. on the due date.
  • Only one pass per family is allowed at a time.
  • You may not borrow the same pass more than once a week.
  • Late fines are $10 per day. If a pass is lost, you will need to pay the full replacement cost.

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