Library Passes- Get discounted or free admission to:
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) ~ give a family of 4 free admission.
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, research and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus, adjacent to Quechee State Park, features 17 state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, 4 exhibit spaces, 2 classrooms, and ¾ miles of interpretive nature trails. For more information on what is happening at VINS, please visit http://www.vinsweb.org/index.php/home
Echo Lake Aquarium & Science Center ~ With this pass, you will only pay a $4.00 (per person) admission fee when you visit the Echo Center. This pass admits 2 adults and 3 children at this discounted price.
ECHO stands for Ecology, Culture, History and Opportunity. Check out the pass and discover over 60 species of fish, amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles at the Echo Center in downtown Burlington. There are also many hands on exhibits, traveling exhibits, live animal feedings and more.For more information on what is happening at Echo, please visit http://www.echovermont.org/
Shelburne Museum ~ This day pass admits one family for free to the Museum grounds.
Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 39 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. For more information on Shelburne Museum and upcoming exhibitions, please visit http://shelburnemuseum.org/visit/
Shelburne Farms~ This pass admits two adults and their children under 18 years of age to the Walking Trails and Children’s Farmyard at no charge.
Shelburne Farms is a 1,400 acre working farm with walking trails, children’s farmyard, inn and restaurant on the shores of Lake Champlain. The farm hosts many special events throughout the year. For more information on what is happening at Shelburne Farms, this summer please visit: http://www.shelburnefarms.org/calendarofevents/index.shtm
Vermont State Parks ~ This pass provides day admission for up to 8 people in one vehicle.
Nothing feels as good as a dip in clear, clean water on a hot summer day. Vermont State Parks have some great options, whether you want to swim in a lake, river or even a swimming pool. There are big lakes like Lake Champlain, Bomoseen and Lake Carmi, or smaller, quieter lakes like Silver Lake or Lake St. Catherine. There is a brand new kid-friendly swimming pool with slide at Button Bay State Park and Salmon Hole on the West River is a great place to cool off at Jamaica State Park. For more information on State Park locations across the state, please click on any of the highlighted parks above, or visit www.vtstateparks.com
St.Albans City Pool~ Cool off and enjoy free admission to the City Pool for you and your family.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum~ Step aboard replica 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II docked at our scenic Lake Champlain waterfront. Explore some of the lake’s 300+ historic shipwrecks in our Nautical Archaeology Center and chat with nautical archaeologists at our Conservation Laboratory. Learn what made this area so pivotal to Benedict Arnold’s fleet during the American Revolution in our Key to Liberty exhibit. Discover the lives of the Native Americans and the early French explorers in the Contact of Cultures exhibit. LCMM’s replica 1862 schooner Lois McClure travels to ports throughout the region. Highlights of LCMM’s collection of canoes, kayaks, and wooden boats are on display in the new Hazelett Watercraft Center. Learn about some of the 26 steamboats of Lake Champlain, the historic Champlain Bridge, and see our collection of more than 50 vintage outboard motors from the late Raymond R. Unsworth in our Steam to Gasoline exhibit. For more information, please visit: www.lcmm.org/museum
The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is much more than Northern New England’s museum of natural history — it is a place to marvel at the wonders of our world. Perfect for families and visitors of all ages, the Fairbanks Museum invites you to explore your universe. http://www.fairbanksmuseum.org
Vermont’s Historical Society Museum ~ Vermont’s History Museum is a multimedia exhibit presenting Vermont’s history from 1600 to the present day. There is one permanent exhibit aptly named “Freedom and Unity One Ideal, Many Stories”, which has been on display since 2004 that enables visitors to walk through time and experience a full sized Abenaki wigwam, a re-creation of the Catamount Tavern where the Green Mountain Boys gathered, a railroad station complete with a working telegraph and a WWII living room furnished with period music and magazines.For more information on the museum, please visit: http://www.vermonthistory.org/
Birds of Vermont Museum ~ This pass provides free admission for one family
The Birds of Vermont Museum is a delightful place where visitors can learn about birds and their roles in the earth’s ecosystems.
A private, non-profit organization, the Museum features over 497 carved wooden birds, representing 258 species. Here, natural history meets art. For more information on the Birds of Vermont Museum, please visit http://www.birdsofvermont.org/
* Two (2) day checkout. Passes are due back at the library by closing time (6:00pm weekdays and Noon on Saturdays) 2 days from checkout.
* You may reserve a pass by calling the library at 868-3970. You will be put on the wait list and contacted when it is available. The library cannot reserve the pass for specific dates.
* You will have 1 day from the time and date the library calls you for pass pick-up. After 1 day the pass will be made available to the next person in line.
* Fee for the late return of any Pass: $5.00 per day late
* Fee for a lost pass: $50.00