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Museum and Park Passes

The Library offers passes to great Vermont museums, parks, historical sites, and points of interest!

Call the Children’s Library to reserve a pass and make your next family outing cheaper, smarter, and more fun.

Passes sign-out for a three day period and are not renewable. Check with the Children’s department for availability and to make a reservation.

Note that some venues are only open seasonally. Passes offer free admission unless otherwise noted.

Partner Museums and Parks

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American Precision Museum

Engaging audiences in the stories of human ingenuity through the lens of manufacturing —learning from yesterday, exploring today, and imagining tomorrow.

Windsor, Vermont
Free admission for 2 adults and 2 children.

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Craftsbury Chamber Players

Chamber music, performing works of composers of the classical, romantic, 20th century to contemporary

Includes 2 passes equaling free admission for 2 people at any Craftsbury Chamber Players events, Summer Music Festival.

See website for more details.

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

ECHO is the premiere science and nature museum on Lake Champlain. ECHO’s mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain.

Burlington, VT

Reduced price admission to $7 each for 4 people.  Open 10 AM to 5 PM daily except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.  Does not include ASTC benefits.

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Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is a combination natural science museum, history museum, and planetarium.

St. Johnsbury, Vermont

Free admission for the Library patron and their family for the museum and regular presentations in the Lyman Spitzer Jr. Planetarium. Does not include ASTC benefits.

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Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms is an education nonprofit on a mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future. Our entire historic campus is a living classroom that invites program participants, visitors, and overnight guests to learn, grow, and be inspired.

Shelburne, Vermont

Free admission for up to 2 adults and their children under 18 years to the walking trails and children’s farm barn. Farm barn open seasonally. Walking trails open year-round.

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Shelburne Museum

Learn with Shelburne Museum. Experience the delight, whimsy, and pleasure of art, history, and design.

Shelburne, Vermont

50% off admission for 2 adults and 4 children .

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Vermont Granite Museum

Located within an authentic turn-of-the-century granite manufacturing plant, the museum’s mission is to create stimulating, interactive environments for learning about the geology, technology, history, and art of Vermont’s unique granite heritage art, industry, capabilities and cultural heritage.

Visit https://www.vtgranitemuseum.org/ for hours and more info.

Vermont Historic Sites

The Vermont Division for Historic Preservation’s State-Owned Historic Sites Program encourages the discovery and appreciation of our rich heritage through the stewardship and interpretation of historic sites that evoke an authentic sense of time and place.

Free admission for up to 8 people in 1 vehicle. Most sites open seasonally. Check www.historicsites.vermont.gov for hours and more info.

Vermont History Museum

The Vermont History Museum is Central Vermont’s destination to learn about the history of the Green Mountain State. Located in the Pavilion Building in downtown Montpelier, it showcases the Vermont Historical Society’s collections through its exhibits and educational programming.

Montpelier, Vermont

Free admission for 1 family to the History Museum and the Vermont Heritage Galleries.

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Vermont State Parks

If you’re looking to go for a swim, cool off by the lake, take a hike, have a picnic or just kick back and read a book, Vermont State Parks’ day use areas are a great option!

(Day use, seasonal) – Free admission to Vermont State Parks with day use areas for up to 8 people in 1 vehicle. Most parks open seasonally.

Check www.vtstateparks.com for hours and more info.

VINS

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 47-acre nature center located in Quechee, Vermont offering environmental education with live birds, educational exhibits, wild bird rehabilitation, in-school science education, and the new Forest Canopy Walk.

Quechee, VT

Reduced price of admission to $5 each for 4 people. Check vinsweb.org to see daily and upcoming happenings the Nature Center has planned.

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