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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

Pass admits up to 4 people at half price. Click here for current admission prices. Payment is collected at the Children's Museum.

Funded by the Elementary School PACs.

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deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-8355   http://www.decordova.org/
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Established in 1950, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England, encompassing 30 acres in Lincoln, MA, 20 miles west of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming.

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Categories: Art, Family

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 4 people for $5. Children under 12 admitted free of charge.

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The Discovery Museums

The Discovery Museums

177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720
978-264-4200   http://www.discoverymuseums.org/
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The Discovery Museums is an institution dedicated to inspiring enduring curiosity and love of learning, with two buildings on a 4-acre campus. At the Children’s Discovery Museum, younger children (toddlers through early grades) learn while they play. At the Science Discovery Museum, children and adults of all ages explore scientific concepts and hands-on creativity.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

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

Funded by the Elementary School PACs.

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Einstein’s Workshop

Einstein’s Workshop

25 Adams Street, Burlington, MA 01803
781-202-5645   https://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/
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Einstein’s Workshop provides hands-on STEAM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) for children K-8 at weekly classes and a drop-in exploration space. The drop-in space has a variety of tools and toys, which include LEGOs, K’nex, Zome, Snap Circuits, Kapla blocks, Anker blocks, MagnaTiles, and more. Access to innovative tools, such as 3D printers and a laser cutter, is provided through classes and workshops on such topics as robotics, electronics design, Minecraft engineering and architecture, and 3D design and programming.

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Categories: Children, Science, Technology

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 children at no charge.

Funded by Einstein's Museum.

Only
open Saturday from mid-June to after Labor Day. Check website for hours
of operation as they vary depending on the day of the week.

During school vacation weeks and holidays check website for special hours.

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Imajine That

Imajine That

354 Merrimack St, Bldg. 1, Entrance A, 2nd Floor, Lawrence, MA 01843
978-682-5338   http://www.imajinethat.com/
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Established in 2005, Imajine That is a family and child interactive museum located at the Riverwalk in Lawrence, with programs on-location and in the community. A 12,000 square foot play space offers an environment where families can create and learn together at “Imagination Stations.” These include a child-sized Whole Foods grocery store, a huge dinosaur climbing structure, Between the Lions literacy area, Peep and the Big Wide World Science Station, Lowell General Hospital Doctors Office play area, and an arts and crafts area, among others. Short workshops, all aligned with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks & Guidelines for Preschool Learning Experiences, are scattered throughout the calendar.

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Categories: Art, Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 2 children for $3.00 (per child) and 2 adults for free. Please check the event calendar or call (978) 682-5338 to verify holiday hours and weather-related closings.

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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 . Payment is collected at the Gardner Museum.

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) to such places as Drumlin Farm, Museum of American Bird Art, and Wellfleet Bay. 

Hours of operation vary by sanctuary. Check on your choice before reserving this pass.

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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.

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

Pass admits up to 4 people at $10 per person. Payment is collected at the Museum of Science.

Pass does not include Planetarium, Omni or special exhibits.

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

Pass admits up to 4 people at $10 per person. Payment is collected at the Aquarium.

Funded by the Wilmington Sons of Italy.
Pass is not available between July 1st  and Labor Day.

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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

Pass admits 2 people at $6 per person Tuesday-Friday and on Saturday,
Sunday, and holiday Mondays will be $12. Children 16 and under are free.

Ticketed special exhibits are not included.

Funded by the Friends of the Library

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Trustees of the Reservations

Trustees of the Reservations

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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The Trustees of the 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.

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Categories: 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 Resrve, Naumkeag, and Halibut Point. Ask for the guide book at the information desk (in house use only) or visit the Trusees of the Reservation website for more information.

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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.

Funded by the Friends of the Library.

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