Museum Passes

Museum Categories

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

Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon

MA
781-259-9500   https://www.massaudubon.org/
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Mass Audubon has over 55 wildlife sanctuaries and centers throughout Massachusetts where visitors can learn about and interact with nature. More than 38,000 acres of protected land deliver inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms. Visit their website for a list of locations.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

This one day Library Partner Admission Pass admits 1 vehicle OR up to 4 people to a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. At some some sanctuaries there is a $2 admission fee per visitor over the age of 2. 

Visit https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/trails for the latest information, including safety guidelines. 

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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

Passes should be picked up on the date of use and returned by 10am the following morning. Returned passes can be left in our book drop. 

Put this pass in your car for free parking at Mass State Parks.

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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

The Museum is open Saturday – Monday from 10 am–5 pm and Thursday - Friday 10 am – 10 pm.

Children 6 and under are admitted free. Each pass now allows admission for 2 adults at $10 each (general admission and special exhibition) and up to 4 children ages 7–17 at $10 each (special exhibition only). There is no discount for children 7–17 for general admission, currently $10.

Once you reserve your library pass, you will receive a confirmation from Assabet with the promo code attached. Please use this promo code when reserving tickets on mfa.org or in person. Further instructions will be available in your confirmation email. 

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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

This pass will admit up to 4 people at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. Children under 3 are not included in the count of 4 and are always admitted for free but must have a timed ticket.

Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.

YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm). Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your time slot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.

After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.

Please bring both your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.

If you are unable to show your Library confirmation on a phone, you may print out a copy using the link in the confirmation email or request a paper copy from the library.

Please visit the Museum's Code of Conduct page for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 vaccine and mask requirements. https//www.mos.org/visit/code-of-conduct















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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

Library pass holders no longer need to make advance reservations. Tickets cannot be pre-purchased online nor over the phone. The original, dated coupon must be presented at the Aquarium Box office ("General Admission" line) at the time of the visit. Library pass holders will be granted immediate entry after purchasing discounted tickets, even if the Aquarium is sold out to the general public at that time.


Patrons who do not have an original coupon will not receive the discount.

Each coupon admits up to 4 people for a 50% reduction from the regular admission rate, per person. Coupon only applies to adult and child rates. Reduced-rate admission must be paid at the Aquarium Box Office to gain entry. Children under the age of 3 are not included in the admission count and are always admitted free. Please visit neaq.org/coupons for details.

Review the Aquarium's website at www.neaq.org/safety ahead of visiting to ensure a safe and accessible experience.

Library coupons may not be used in conjunction with school or group visits, nor be applied toward Aquarium programs, Simons Theatre tickets, Whale Watch tickets, or combination tickets.

Library coupons or tickets obtained with library coupons may not be sold.

Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Before leaving home, we encourage you to visit our website, www.neaq.org, for details about hours, exhibits, schedules, prices, directions, parking, and safety guidelines.

If you have questions, you may call the New England Aquarium Membership Department at 617-973-6555 (option 6), weekdays, 9am-4:30pm, or email members@neaq.org. 

General Admission: 

Adult: $32
Child (3-11): $23
Senior (60+): $30
Children (>3): Free
Aquarium Members: Free

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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

After reserving your pass, please use the promo code sent to your email address to reserve your ticket on pem.org/tickets, and then select your discounted admission tickets. The promo code is the barcode letter/number combination you see after you select "Print This Pass" in your email confirmation. You do not need to bring the physical barcode to the PEM. 

Admits two patrons for $12 per person. This pass covers 2 people.

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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

Admits two adults and children under 18 for free or reduced admission, depending on the property you are visiting!

Visit https://thetrustees.org/places/ for more information!

Some passes require timed tickets, including Castle Hill, deCordova, and the Fruitlands. Click HERE to find your location and secure your timed ticket with the promo code on your pass. 

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USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-426-1812   https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
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The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days.

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Show the card at the Museum's front desk for free admission. Limited to parties of 9 or fewer. One pass per party. 

Please read the Museum's website here for the most up-to-date rules and procedures regarding COVID-19.

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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

Valid during daytime admission only to Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo.

Timed ticket reservations are no longer required. Patrons can walk up to the Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo admissions booth with your library pass and get a discount when they arrive for their visit. 

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