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Museum Passes

The Friends of the Cranston Public Library sponsor the Museum Membership Program to allow library patrons discounted or free admission to the following museums and cultural societies.

Click here to reserve a pass online (link opens in a new tab)

For assistance please contact the Reference Desk at 401-943-9080 x3 (link places a telephone call) or central@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email).



Participating Museums

Providence Children's Museum (opens in new tab)

  • $6.00 discount off the regular ticket price for up to four general admission tickets ($12 regular price; children under 12 months are free).
  • This is a physical pass that you can pickup at the Central Library Reference Desk the day before or the day of your visit.
  • NOTE: You do not need to reserve tickets online before your visit. The museum has walk-in tickets available for library pass users.
  • Passes are due back to the Central Library the same day as your visit. Passes (in their case) may be returned to the bookdrop, provided each pass is back at the library prior to opening the following day.

RISD Museum (opens in new tab)

  • Admits two. All children 18 and under free.
  • This is a paper pass that you can pickup at the Central Library Reference Desk the day before or the day of your visit.
  • Pass does not need to be returned to the library

Roger Williams Park Zoo (opens in new tab)

  • $3.00 discount off the regular ticket price for up to four (4) daytime zoo general admission tickets purchased online
  • Within 24 hours after reserving your discount pass, you will be emailed a special discount code to apply when you purchase your tickets through the Zoo's website.
  • Pass does not need to be returned to the library

Museum Pass Program Rules

  • Passes may be reserved up to thirty (30) days in advance.
  • You must present your library card to borrow.
  • An individual may borrow passes for each museum up to four (4) times per year.
  • One set of passes may be borrowed per family/per day.
  • Physical passes are due the same day they are borrowed unless otherwise instructed by the librarian.
  • Physical passes must be returned to the Cranston Public Library (Central Library) on Sockanosset Cross Road.
  • Physical passes, in their cases, may be returned to the bookdrop, provided each pass is back at the library prior to opening the following day. (No later than 8:30 am)
  • If the pass has to be returned, the fine for overdue passes is $5 per day/per pass.

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