Museum Passes

Museum Categories

To limit museum types being displayed, check the corresponding categories:

To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.

Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
617-426-6500   http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
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Founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers’ Bureau, the Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest children’s museum in the world and one of the few that maintain a collection. Designed for both children and families, the Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts, emphasizing hands-on engagement and learning through experience, and employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Technology

Pass Benefits

Important –The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday with two time slots for visits: 10:00am - 12:30pm and 2:00pm - 4:30pm.

To reserve a visit do the following:

1.) Click Reserve A Pass below and choose a date you want to visit

2.) Go to https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing

3.) Review the directions for timed tickets

4.) At the bottom, click on the Discount Programs button

5.) Click the Discounted Program Tickets section 

6.) In the Half Price Library Timed Ticket  section click the + up to 4 times to book up to 4 tickets.

7.) Click Select Date/Time for: Timed Tickets above the Half Price Library Ticket

8.) Click the Timed Tickets button next to one of the available times for the day you reserve the library pass for

9.) Scroll down and click Add to Card

10.) Once in cart, click Checkout

11.) Put in your Name, address, email address, and credit card number and click Submit Order

12.) On the day of, or the day before, your visit, come to the library to pick up your pass.

Notes:

•    The date on the Library Discount Coupon must match the date of the patron’s visit.

•    Once arriving at the Museum, visitors will proceed to the Admissions Scanning Station with their online reservation and the date specific Library Discount Coupon received from the library.

•  If you have any questions about the online ordering system contact Orders@BostonChildrensMuseum.org

Pass admits up to 4 people at half price. 

Funded by We're One Wilmington (WOW)

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Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720
978-264-4200   http://www.discoveryacton.org/
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Acton's Discovery Museum, located on a 4-acre campus, is aimed at providing an environment in which play becomes a conduit for learning about science, technology, and nature. The museum’s building contains a number of galleries dedicated to teaching scientific concepts in a fun, hands-on environment, as well as themed play spaces for younger visitors. Outdoors, Discovery Woods includes a nature playscape with a cargo net climb, nest swing and beaver lodges, as well as a treehouse with an observation deck and a bouncy bridge. There are opportunities to practice orienteering with provided maps and instructions on trails on the property. A museum shop is on the premises. The museum building is fully ADA compliant, with exhibits based on Universal Design principles.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions, you need to reserve a time before reserving this pass. You reserve your time by going to their website,  https://www.discoveryacton.org/ and clicking RESERVE TICKETS. Once you have your tickets, come back here and book that day's pass.

Pass admits 3 people at half price. Click here for current admission prices. Payment is collected at the Discovery Museum.


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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401   http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/
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The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 4 people for $5 per person .

Museum entry is timed and capacity highly restricted. All tickets are for a specific entry time.

1.) Go to the Museum's site: https://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit/know-before-you-go

2.) Click Buy Now

3.) Type MPP76597 in the Promo Code Field

4.) Click Submit

5.) Scroll down and click Museum Admission for the day you'd like to go

6.) Click the Circle next to the time you want

7.) Specify the number of tickets you want to buy for each age

8.) Click Add to Cart

9.) Create an account or log in

10.) Click CHECK OUT

11.) Click Buy Now

12.) Enter your credit card info

13.) Click Buy Now

14.) Reserve the pass for the same day here.

15.) On the day of your visit, pick up the pass from the library.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Wilmington Council for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency

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Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-2200   http://www.massaudubon.org/
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Mass Audubon maintains about 100 wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts, more than half of which may be visited for walks on trails and visits to nature centers and museums. Among these is Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, a working farm with animals and crops, plus exhibits that include native wildlife, such as owls, foxes and deer. A shop on the premises sells items related to nature, such as bird feeders and binoculars.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 4 people at $2 per person (children under two are admitted free) Hours of operation vary by sanctuary. Check on your choice before reserving this pass.

New Reservation Procedures

1.)  Reserve the pass here for the day you want to go.

2.) Go to their site: https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/our-wildlife-sanctuaries/guidelines/timed-ticket-reservations

3.) Click on Reserve Tickets under the Sanctuary you'd like to visit

4.) Click Select a Date

5.) Click Tickets next to the Day and Time you reserved the library pass for.

NOTE: If it's not available for the day you reserved, check to see which days are currently available. Then come back here and reserve the pass for that day. Don't forget to cancel the reservation for the day that wasn't available.

6.) Scroll down to the Mass Audubon Library Pass and choose the number of tickets you want to reserve

7.) Click Checkout

8.) Fill out the form, including your credit card number.

9.) Click Place Order

10.) On the day before or the day of pick up your pass at the library

Funded by the Community Fund

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Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

251 Causeway Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114-2104
617-626-1250   http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/
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The Massachusetts State Parks have locations in all regions of the Commonwealth, from Pittsfield to Boston, and from Gloucester to Provincetown. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, and reservoirs, each with its own unique activities and amenities like hiking, biking, swimming and boating, camping, and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Pass allows free parking at state parks (except Nahant and Nantasket beaches).

Full listing of parks: http://www.massparks.org


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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, in existence since July 4, 1876, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection of almost 500,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary painting, sculpture and video. In addition, there are always special exhibitions on view, opportunities to take advantage of educational programs—some right in the galleries—and a contemplative Japanese garden.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 2 people at $10 per person (price is subject to change). Payment is collected at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Ticketed special exhibits are not included.

NEW BOOKING PROCEDURE:

1.) Go to the MFA site to book at time. Use this link to gain access to our library pass: https://www.mfa.org/tickets/day?utm_source=dm_membership&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=membership&utm_content=092120-wf-mbr-appeal-offer_version_A&promo=IP-1331293

In case the code doesn't carry over it's IP-1331293

2.) Select the day you want to go and click Tickets

3.)  Choose up to 2 tickets in the Library Pass row

4.) Click Add to Cart

5. ) Click Go to Order Summary

6.) If this is your first time, click Create Account

If you already have an account, type your account info and click Login

7.) Click Enter your Payment Information

8.) Put in your Credit Card info and click Complete Order

This
program is supported in part by a grant from the Wilmington Council for
the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts
Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Museum of Science

Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2500   http://www.mos.org/
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The Museum of Science in Boston is located on a piece of land that extends the width of the Charles River, connecting Boston and Cambridge. Dedicated to promoting and educating visitors about science and technology, the museum includes a planetarium, the world’s largest open-air Van de Graaff generator, an IMAX theatre, a butterfly garden, and permanent and changing exhibits on birds, insects and animals; space; dinosaurs; engineering; nanotechnology; math; biology; and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science, Technology, Sky

Pass Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the city-wide vaccine requirements, beginning Saturday, January 15, visitors 12 years and older will be required to provide proof of vaccination to enter the museum..

Pass admits up to 4 people at half price. Children under 3 are always free but must have a ticket.

Payment is due when you make your reservation.Pass does not include Planetarium, Omni or special exhibits.

New COVID Visiting Procedures:

Call the Museum, 617-723-2500, any day between 9 am and 5 pm to reserve your tickets for a specific day/time. The library code you'll need is 25518. The tickets can only be used at that time. You will get a confirmation email.

After you get the confirmation email, book the pass for that day here.

Bring both the confirmation email and the library pass with you. You don't need to stop at the Box Office.

Funded by the Wilmington Community Fund

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
617-973-5200   http://www.neaq.org/
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The New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals, from the giant Pacific octopus to Northern fur seals to little blue penguins. They offer a wide range of exhibits, including a shark and ray touch tank and the Giant Ocean Tank, a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals. In addition, they have an IMAX theatre and run whale watch boat excursions in partnership with Boston Harbor Cruises from April through November.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

As of Saturday January 15th, the following changes will take effect:

Per the mandate, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter the Aquarium, as follows:
•    Saturday, January 15: People 12 years of age and older must show proof of one dose of vaccine.
•    Tuesday, February 15: People 12 years of age and older must show proof of full vaccination.
•    Tuesday, March 1: Children aged 5 to 11 must show proof of one dose of vaccine.
•    Sunday, May 1: People 5 years of age and older must show proof of full vaccination.

The following proof of vaccination is accepted:
•    A CDC vaccination card
•    A digital image of a CDC vaccination card
•    An image or printout of any official immunization record
•    Any COVID vaccine verification app

Proof of vaccination will be confirmed on-site as follows:
•    Library pass holders will continue to go to the Box Office when they arrive on-site to purchase Aquarium tickets. At the Box Office, they will be asked to provide proof of vaccination prior to completing their purchases.

Any guests with medical or religious exemptions will receive a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the City mandate. If your patrons have a medical or religious exemption, please ask them to review the mandate and email reservations@neaq.org prior to visiting.


This pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off. 

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Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783
978-745-9500   http://www.pem.org/
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The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: In keeping with guidelines set by the city of Salem, beginning Saturday, January 15, PEM will require guests to provide proof of vaccination upon entry.

The library does no have tickets for you to pick up. To make use of the library's discount go to https://pem.org/tickets, enter the promo code LIB83120 to reserve two (2) discounted adult general admission tickets, add tickets to the cart, and check out.

To see a list of Frequently Asked Questions go here: https://www.pem.org/your-health-safety

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Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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The Trustees of Reservations preserve and protect more than 100 special properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value—nearly 25,000 acres—all around Massachusetts. From Crane's Beach in Ipswich and World's End in Hingham to The Old Manse in Concord and Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, visitors to Trustees sites enjoy local history and nature in its various forms: beaches, meadows, forests, swamps and more.

In the summer of 2019, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the largest park of its kind in New England, became part of the Trustees. The museum, located in Lincoln, MA, encompasses nearly 30 conserved acres and presents contemporary art from New England—and beyond—with sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions. For a full list of locations, please visit their web site.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 2 adults and children under 18 (some sites are free, some are discounted).

Hours of operation vary by place. Check on your choice before reserving this pass. There are over 100 special places including Crane's Beach, Lyman Reserve, Naumkeag, and Halibut Point. Ask for the guide book at the information desk (in house only) or visit the Trustees of the Reservation website for more information.

Please note: At this time, you may use a GO Pass at sites that require a timed ticket, except Crane's Beach.  Present the pass upon arrival and no timed ticket is needed. If the property is sold out for the day or is too busy to accommodate a GO Pass, the user will be turned away.  To guarantee admission in advance for either deCordova, Fruitlands, or Castle Hill use the Promo Code: GOPASS when checking out on the Trustee website.

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Zoo New England

Zoo New England

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466   http://www.zoonewengland.org/
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Zoo New England operates Franklin Park Zoo, a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, and the Stone Zoo, located on a 26-acre site near Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. In addition to animals, both zoos are engaged in wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.

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Categories: Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child. There is also a 10% discount in the gift shops and on food purchases. Payment is collected at the zoo.  Please check the zoo website for special closings.  

Funded by the Friends of the Library.

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