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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

Important – for this early reopening period, Boston Children’s Museum will be open five days a week: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

To reserve a visit do the following:

•    Visit https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing 

•    Review the directions for timed tickets

•    Click on the "Discount Programs" & drop down arrow

•    Click on "Half Price Library Timed Ticket " to book

•    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. Patron can present these digitally on a hand held device or as a paper print out.

•    Patrons with questions about the online ordering system should contact Orders@BostonChildrensMuseum.org

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 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

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 . 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.

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.) Select the hour you'd like to go and then 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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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

This pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off.  Please read the instructions below as the process has changed.

Phone Redemption
- Book the pass for the day you want to go.
– Call (617) 973-5206 to speak with Reservations
– Make a reservation and tell them you  have a pass from the Wilmington Memorial Library, code ps111301  and provide payment (credit card only)
– You will receive your tickets via email
– Bring your tickets on the date of your visit (digital is okay)
– Proceed to scan station

Onsite
– Go to the Box office with your pass to reserve a timeslot
– All cash sales need to be onsite


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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

The library does no have ticket 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.

Things to keep in mind:

After months of quarantine, the uplift of stepping into the museum's soaring, sunlit spaces and communing with art and with friends will remind you why you love PEM. Your experience at the museum will be a little different as we have put in place enhanced sanitation measures and environmental health protocols designed to make you feel confident and safe during your visit. Complete details may be found at https://pem.org/safety.

As you make plans to visit:

•    We will be open Thursdays through Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm, as an initial schedule.

•    As a precaution, and aligning with state guidelines, there is limited capacity in the museum overall and in some gallery spaces. Thank you in advance for your patience.

•    The PEM Atrium Café will be open for online ordering from a delicious, limited menu.

We can’t wait to see you in the following open galleries and exhibitions:

•    PEM’s new wing with its suite of galleries devoted to the permanent collections and its adjacent garden will take you on a journey around the world and across time.

•    PEM’s critically acclaimed and timely exhibition Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle has been extended through mid-August.

•    Two fan-favorite installations, Charles Sandison: Figurehead 2.0 and Anila Agha’s All the Flowers Are for Me will draw you back into their immersive realms of light and shadow.

We are so appreciative of your support and look forward to welcoming you back the the museum soon!

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Trustees of the Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Trustees of the Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

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.

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

Reserve the pass, come pick up the pass from the library, and then go https://www.zoonewengland.org/visit/membership/member-reservations/ to reserve your time.

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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