To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Boston Children’s Museum
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.
Each pass admits up to 4 people at 1/2 price admission.
IMPORTANT – NEW INFORMATION! After receiving an email with the library discount pass from the library, you must then reserve your visit online with Boston Children’s Museum.
• NEW - PlaySpace Exhibit Reservations. Online reservations are required to visit PlaySpace.
• The date on the Library Discount Pass must match the date of the your visit.
• Once arriving at the Museum, proceed to the Admissions Scanning Station with your online reservation and the date specific Library Discount Pass received from the library.
You save by using this pass! Admission without this pass is:
Children (1-15): $22
Children (0-12 months): FREE
Generously donated by the Friends of the West Newbury Library.
Cape Ann Museum
Founded in 1873, the Cape Ann Museum is a cultural center that includes galleries (displaying both permanent and temporary exhibitions), an auditorium, library/archives, a children's activity center, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes. The largest collection of works by Fitz Henry Lane, renowned marine artist and native son, may be found there, as well as paintings and sculptures by artists with a connection to Cape Ann. Two historic properties maintained by the museum, The White-Ellery House (1710) and the Captain Elias Davis House (1804) may be visited. The Library & Archives is a major resource for the study of the industrial, social, maritime and art history of Cape Ann. Special events include lectures, walking tours, and youth and family programs. (See website for schedule). A museum shop is on the premises.
Pass admits 2 people for free. Regular admission is $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, Youth under 18 free. Admits access to Library & Archives.
Participants encouraged to wear a mask or face-covering at all times while inside the Museum. Please respect and maintain a distance of six feet or more between unrelated groups.
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire offers opportunities for children and families to explore art, science, and culture through dozens of activities and exhibits. Among these are the Thinkering and Steam Innovation Labs; Dino Detective; Music Matrix & Sound Watch; Naturalist's Study; Cave Explorers; and Post Office. The recently re-opened Dover Adventure Playground features a life-size flat-bottomed vintage gundalow boat; a net climber; swings and slides; a 3-story Garrison tower; a 1,200 pound, 3x8 foot climbable Alewife granite fish sculpture; a splash pad; musical instruments; and a life-sized “whale's tail” sculpture perched on the roof of the Dover Pool. Regularly scheduled special events take place throughout the year, including the Dover Mini Maker Faire; Teddy Bear Clinic + Picnic; Toddlerfest; 5K Road Race + Kid-Venture Course; and Earth Day Celebration; among others. A museum shop is on the premises.
Pass admits 4 people at half-price ($5.50). Regular admission is $11.00, seniors 65+ are $9.00, children under 1 are free.
Current Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 9:00 - Noon or 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Tuesdays and Sundays 9:00 - Noon
Please note: Must pick up signed and dated pass at library. Even if you have reserved an admission pass here through us, you STILL need to go online and reserve the date and time you wish to visit the museum. Please bring pass and email confirmation with you when visiting.
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture is a partnership of museums on the Harvard University Cambridge campus dedicated to the natural world, science, and human cultures. They include the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the Harvard Museum of Natural History (comprised of the Harvard University Herbaria, Mineralogical and Geological Museum, and Museum of Comparative Zoology), the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, all located between Oxford St./Divinity Ave area. Of particular note are the famous glass flowers, models commissioned by Harvard in 1886 to aid in the teaching of botany (and made in Germany over the course of more than eight decades), on display in the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
This pass admits 4 people with a 50% discount. Admission is for the Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East and Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. Regular admission $15.00 for adults, $13.00 for seniors, $10.00 for college students and children 3-18.
Admission to the Harvard Arts Museums is now free.
Paper pass to be picked up at library
Historic New England
Historic New England is a historic preservation organization which owns and operates historic house museums and properties open to the public throughout most of New England. The majority of the 36 properties are in Massachusetts, but locations exist in all NE states but Vermont. These include Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, ME), the Jackson House (Portsmouth, NH), the Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, which (Newbury, MA), Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, CT), the Otis House (Boston, MA), the Lyman Estate (Waltham, MA), Gropius House (Lincoln, MA), and the Arnold House (Lincoln, RI). Styles represented include Federal, Colonial Revival, Victorian, Queen Anne, Arts & Crafts, and Modern, among many others. The website provides much detail, including directions, contact information, and history of each property.
Pass admits 2 people for free to any of the 36 historic homes. Season June 1 to October 15, some homes available all year, please visit web site. Regular admission varies.
Pick up and return at library. Promo Code required.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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.
Pass admits 4 people with a $5.00 co-pay. Closed Tuesdays. Regular admission is $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors 65+, $13.00 for college students with ID, children 17 and under with parent/guardian are free.
The Museum is open and FREE to the public on Martin Luther King Day, President's Day and Indigenous People's Day.
Passes will be issued in electronic format to your email.
Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)
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.
This pass must be picked up and returned at the library. This venue does NOT accept printable passes. The pass is due back at the library at 10am on the day after use.
FOR WEEKEND USE: The weekend pass includes both Saturday and Sunday use. The pass is due back Monday at 10am.
Pass allows 1 car and passengers into state park or beach. Pass is for day use only and CANNOT be used for camping. Pass must be displayed in vehicle at all times while visiting a Massachusetts State Park facility where daily parking fees are charged.
Please check the state's web site for current hours, rules, and restrictions.
Museum of Fine Arts
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.
Pass admits 2 adults for $10 each (general admissions and special exhibition) and 4 children 7-17 with $10.00 co-pay (special exhibitions). Regular admission is $27.00 for adults. Youths 7–17 are $10. Children 6 and under admitted free. Patrons will use promo code on confirmation to receive reduced rate.
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.
Museum of Science (e-voucher)
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.
Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.
Please bring your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) when you visit.
When you arrive at the Museum, stop at the Box Office to exchange your library pass and purchase your Exhibit Halls tickets at the discounted rate. If you have any questions or if you would like to reserve your Exhibit Halls passes in advance to avoid waiting in line the day of your visit, please call 617-723-2500 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily).
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.
New England Aquarium
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.
This coupon allows 50% off admission to the New England Aquarium. Only applies to adult and child pricing.
This is not a ticket.
Redeem this coupon in the General Admission line at the Aquarium’s ticket booth for discounted admission for up to 4 people.
Please visit neaq.org/coupons for details.
Review the Aquarium’s website at www.neaq.org/safety ahead of your visit to ensure a safe and accessible experience.
Valid only for Aquarium admission.
This coupon does not provide any other discounts and cannot be applied to combo tickets.
Library coupons or tickets obtained with library coupons may not be sold.
Void if altered or copied. No cash value.
Hours of operation are subject to change.
Peabody Essex Museum
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.
Pass admits 2 adults at $12.00 per person. Regular admission is $20.00 for adults, $18.00 for seniors 65+, $12.00 for students, children 16 and under admitted free. Additional fee for Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese House.
Open Thursday through Monday 10 - 5. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Seacoast Science Center
Located within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, the Seacoast Science Center has been providing educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks since 1992. The center includes hands-on science exhibits (undersea exploration to marine debris), live animal exhibits which feature creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem; and many special events, like “Music-by-the-Sea” concerts and “Sippin' for Seals” (dancing and drinks to support the Marine Mammal rescue Program).
Pass admits 2 adults and up to 4 children or grandchildren at 50% off the cost of regular admission. Regular admission is $12 for children & adults 12 and up, $8 for children ages 3-11, $10 for seniors. Under 3 are free. Please note patrons are must pay for admission to Odiorne Point State Park: $4 adults, $2 children over age 5. Please show pass to tollbooth attendant and Science Center greeter.
Pass holder receives a 10% discount in the Nature Store
Open Wednesday thru Monday 10 - 4.
Pick up dated pass at library.
Strawbery Banke Museum
Strawbery Banke Museum is located in the South End Historic District of Portsmouth, NH, on a 10-acre campus that features more than 37 restored buildings built between the 17th and 19th centuries. Visitors may visit the historic buildings, some with staff in period dress engaged in traditional crafts such as boat-building, coopering, and wood-working; enjoy interactive exhibits about the history of the neighborhood and its preservation; and stroll and appreciate the heritage gardens and orchards, various heirloom breeds, and beehives. Themed centers provide different pathways for understanding the history. A museum store and a couple of restaurants are on the premises.
Pass provides free admission for 2 adults and children under 17. Regular admission is $23.00 for adults and $10.00 for youths ages 5-17.
Free museum admission for up to 2 families per day from May 1 through October 31
Free admission for up to 4 individuals to Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke, Ghosts on the Banke, and Candlelight Stroll (excludes the Member Preview Night)
50% discount on admission to Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond
10% off purchases at Pickwick's at the Banke (Museum gift shop) and merchandise in the Lawrence J. Yerdon Visitors Center
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.
Valid for free or reduced admission to Trustees properties across the state. Valid for admission only; not valid for discounts at parking kiosks, stores, cafes, inns, campgrounds, at special events or programs, on equipment rentals, or in place of any permits or passes.
Admission is equivalent to a Trustees Family Membership admission price at Trustees properties that charge an admission fee
Good for Crane Estate. Not good for Crane's Beach.
Pick up pass at library.
Wenham Museum is a history museum celebrating the treasures of childhood and New England family life across four centuries, with an emphasis on the North Shore. The museum's collections feature a world-renowned doll collection and dollhouses, costumes and textiles, model trains, antique toys, historic photographs, and the interactive Family Discovery Gallery. Admission includes a tour of the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House, built at the end of the 17th century. In addition, there are rotating special programs and exhibitions. A gift shop is on the premises.
Pass admits 4 people at half-price, $5.00 for adults, $4.00 for children. Regular price is $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for children. Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, Sundays (except during summer) and on select Monday holidays.
Face coverings optional.
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. (Closed Sundays May 14 - September 10)
Show pass on your phone or print out.
Zoo New England
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.
Valid at the Franklin Park Zoo, Dorchester and the Stone Zoo, Stoneham. Pass admits 6 people at $9.00 per adult and $6.00 per child. Pass redeemed at ticket gate; do not need advance reservations. Not good for Zoolights or Boston Lights.
Regular admission is $22.95 for adults, $20.95 for seniors (62+) and $15.95 for children (ages 2-12) at the Franklin Park Zoo
and $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors (62+) and $13.95 for children (ages2-12) at the Stone Zoo. Children under 2 are free.
Pick up pass at library.