July 11 update:

Due to COVID 19, openings and closings may fluctuate. Please check the museum’s website or call us at 773-1860 for details. Here are the details as of July 11, 2020.

Museum/ Park Pass Date of reopening
American Precision Museum Saturday May 23, 2020
Billings Farm & Museum Saturday June 27, 2020
ECHO Register for discount online. Info & hours below
Hildene Open June 11
Shelburne Farms (Walking trails are still open)
Shelburne Museum *Closed summer 2020
VT State Parks Friday June 26, 2020
VT Historic Sites Wednesday July 1, 2020
VT History Museum Wednesday July 1, 2020
Wonderfeet Kids Museum Friday June 19, 2020
VINS Monday June 15, 2020

*Date unknown

passes at RFL

All passes offer free entrance except as noted:

American Precision Museum–The Museum preserves the heritage of the mechanical arts, celebrates the ingenuity of our mechanical forebears, and explores the effects of their work on our everyday lives.

Billings Farm & Museum — Woodstock agricultural museum located on a working farm.

ECHO — Lakefront science center in Burlington.

On July 10th, ECHO will open with summer hours –  Friday through Monday from 10am to 3pm. Timed tickets are required and available for two slots: 10 am – 12 pm or 1 – 3 pm for fast and contactless entry. More information can be found at https://www.echovermont.org/plan-your-visit/reopening-information/

If you are interested in checking out the ECHO pass, please contact ECHO at guestservices@echovermont.org or 802-864-1848.

If you would like to register yourself online, you can visit the ticketing website and use the code VTLib2020 to receive the discount.

In terms of pricing, the structure has changed for the summer hours: ages 0-17 are free and adults 18+ are $12. With the library discount, adults 18+ are $6 per person. Echo wants to make sure that people know they need to register for timed ticketing ahead of time as we have a limit on the number of people who can be in the building at one time.

Additionally, we know that in the past we haven’t allowed more than one card per library. For now, the card can be “checked out” as many times as people want. ECHO is happy to accommodate and welcome more than one family from your library on the same day. We are dedicated to staying accessible and supportive of all Vermonters.

Hildene — Robert Todd Lincoln’s family home and grounds.

Mass MoCA — North Adams, Mass., home of contemporary art

Shelburne Farms  — Walking trails, children’s farmyard and cheese making.

Shelburne Museum–1/2 price pass

Vermont State Parks — Summers only — (Any cardholder in good standing can borrow a VT State Park pass if one is available. **Special Note: Veterans and individuals 62 or older can get a lifetime Green Mountain passport.  Those interested need to fill out an application at the City or Town Clerk’s office and pay a one time fee of $2.00.  https://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/YF_Green%20Mountain%20Passport.pdf


Vermont Historic Sites  — Educational enjoyment

Vermont History Museum — Next to the Statehouse in Montpelier.

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum — Just down Center St., right here in Rutland. Full of activities & learning play.

VINS — Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee. In a word: Birds!

Museum & park passes are borrowed like a book or DVD, but for 4 days. Passes are good for free or reduced admission (most are for 2 adults /2 children, but can vary by site). Details available at the front desk or by calling 802-773-1860. Book ahead as they often go fast!

If a reserved pass is not picked up on the first day of the reservation, the pass will be made available to other patrons.

Late fees for passes: $10 per day. More information is available by calling us at 802-773-1860

For hours and information on sites please click on the link(s) above.

Passes are subject to availability, and some restrictions apply. Please consult our front desk for details.