Museum Passes

Museum Categories

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Museum Pass Availability

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

Concord Museum

Concord Museum

200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
978-369-9763   http://www.concordmuseum.org/
[Details/Reserve]

Founded in 1886, the Concord Museum is a repository of local history and a gateway to the town of Concord. It educates visitors from around the world about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life through permanent and changing exhibits, educational programs and publications. Its collection contains a range of unique items from the area, including a Paul Revere lantern; many objects that once belonged to Henry David Thoreau; a reproduction of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study; and furniture, artwork, and objects from the colonial era on.

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Categories: Family, History

Pass Benefits

This pass is a card pass that is checked out and must be returned. Once reserved, you may pick up the pass the day of use or the afternoon before if the Library is open. Check with the institution for any additional information about the day you plan to visit including safety guidelines and potential timed ticketing requirements.

Each pass admits 4 people at $5 off per person.

All passes that need to be returned must be returned on time to the branch you checked it out from.

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Davis Farmland

Davis Farmland

145 Redstone Hil, Sterling, MA 01564
978-422-6666   https://www.davisfarmland.com/
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Davis Farmland is a seven-generation, working family farm, continuously in operation since 1846 in Sterling, MA. Starting in 1996, Davis Farmland has provided opportunities for discovery and play to families with children 12 years old and younger. It has a Waterspray Park; Imagine-Acres; Adventureland; interactions with farm animals; and a “Mega Maze” in the fall. It is also home to the largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals in North America. Special events include hands-on reptile shows. Hours change with the season. Shop with food and souvenirs on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Zoo

Pass Benefits

This pass is a card pass that is checked out and must be returned. Once reserved, you may pick up the pass the day of use or the afternoon before if the Library is open. Check with the institution for any additional information about the day you plan to visit including safety guidelines and potential timed ticketing requirements.

All patrons must check with the Davis Farmland the morning of their visit to ensure the facility will be open on the day they wish to visit.  Due to weather, they can close suddenly at any time.

Pass admits up to four guests at $5 off the admission price (which varies from season to season).  Pass may not be combined with other discounts or coupons.

Pass may be used at the Davis Farmland Discovery Farm or the Davis Mega Maze (inlcluding BBQ & Brews)

To enter the Discovery Farm, guests must be accompanied by at least one child 12 years old or younger.

This pass must be picked up at the Concord Main branch.  

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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

This pass is fully digital and you can retrieve it via your personal e-mail only. Once reserved, be on the lookout for an e-mail from support@assabetinteractive.com. Check with the institution for any additional information about the day you plan to visit including safety guidelines and potential timed ticketing requirements.

This pass admits up to 3 visitors at 1/2 price admission per person; any additional visitors must pay the regular admission price.

This library discount is NOT a reservation; you must reserve a ticket for a specific day and time prior to coming to the Museum campus; patrons must check into the Museum within one hour of their reservation time, and may stay as long as they like. Tickets are only valid for the date and time selected. Patrons can reserve tickets on our website prior to their visit and pay upon arrival. On-site ticket purchases will only be available if the Museum is not at capacity. No payment will be collected online, you will pay when you arrive. Present the Library pass e-mail with barcode to Admissions staff when checking in and the discount will be applied to the cost of your visit. You may print the pass or show it on your phone.

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-3045   https://hmnh.harvard.edu/
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The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three separate research museums at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA: the Harvard University Herbaria, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology. The museum is home to the famous “Glass Flowers” collection and a collection of “Sea Creatures in Glass,” made by the same artists (a father and son); a collection of meteorite, mineral and gemstone specimens; and various exhibits on life both big and small: from microbes to dinosaurs—and everything in between. There is a gift shop on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Science

Pass Benefits

COVID UPDATE: Prior to your visit, ensure you check with your destination to see what the current safety protocols entail, including possible timed ticketing, holiday closures, mask requirements, vaccination requirement, and other details you will want to know before reserving your pass.

This pass is may be used for up to four visitors to get a 50% discount on regular admission to ONE of the following:

Harvard Museum of Natural History

Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East

Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Hours vary per location so it is up to the pass holder to confirm prior to visiting whether the location is open at the time of their visit.

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Historic New England

Historic New England

141 Cambridge Street, Administrative Offices: Otis House, Boston, MA 02114
https://www.historicnewengland.org/
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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.

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Categories: Architecture, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Up to six guests get FREE admission to most tours offered through Historic New England.

Historic New England encourages pre-booking for all tours and requires a physical pass at the start of all tours.

When booking your pass, you must follow these steps:

1. Confirm your reservation for the day you wish to take a tour on this site.

2. Visit www.historicnewengland.org to reserve your tour time, using the code LIBSCH121 to get your discount.

3. The day before or morning of your tour, pick up the physical pass at the Main Branch of the CFPL.  Historic New England requires the physical pass be presented in addition to the online reservation.

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Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100   https://www.icaboston.org/
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The building that houses the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Fan Pier is the first in the US designed by the architectural firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The museum was founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, though it had no permanent collection until starting one after moving into the new building on the waterfront in 2006. In addition to the collection, changing exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, family activities, and teen programming are offered throughout the year.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music, Dance

Pass Benefits

Timed tickets are required, and advance purchase is recommended.

Discounted Library Pass offers a rate of $9 per ticket ($5 + $4 booking fee).  When booking online, you must select the Library Pass option to get discount.

Patrons under the age of 18 are free without the pass.  

Face coverings are required inside the ICA for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with Boston city mandate. To protect the health of visitors and staff, individuals who remove or decline to wear masks will be asked to leave the museum. The ICA will provide disposable face coverings as needed.

Beginning January 15, people age 12+ must show proof of a Covid-19 vaccine to enter the ICA.

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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

COVID UPDATE: Prior to your visit, ensure you check their website to see what the current safety protocols entail, including possible timed ticketing, holiday closures, mask requirements, vaccination requirements, and other details you will want to know before reserving your pass.

Each pass admits 4 adults for $5 each.

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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/
[Details/Reserve]

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

COVID UPDATE: Prior to your visit, ensure you check their website to see what the current safety protocols entail, including possible timed ticketing, holiday closures, mask requirements, vaccination requirements, and other details you will want to know before reserving your pass.

This Library Partner Admission Pass admits 1 vehicle OR up to 4 people to a Mass Audobon wildlife sanctuary. Some sanctuaries have a $2 admission fee per visitor over the age of 2. You must use the pass on the date you reserved the 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/
[Details/Reserve]

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

COVID update: Prior to your visit, ensure you check their website to see what the current safety protocols entail, including possible timed ticketing, holiday closures, mask requirements, vaccination requirements, and other details you will want to know before reserving your pass.

Pass valid for free parking for one passenger vehicle at over 50 MA State Parks that charge a parking fee. 

All passes that need to be returned must be returned to the branch you checked it out from.

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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

Once reserved, you will get an e-mail that contains the discount code (which will be displayed under a barcode and start with the letters 'IP').  You must book the tickets on the MFA website to get the discounted rate.  The e-mail is not your pass.

Promo code in e-mail entitles visitors up to (2) Library Pass rate tickets for adults and (4) Library Pass Youth tickets per order.  Tickets will be discounted to $10 each.

Pass entitles each visitor to upgrade to a special exhibition ticket for an additional cost, same day only, subject to availability.

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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

Passes are now digital only!  You must enter an e-mail address and have the pass e-mailed to you.  No pickup required!

    *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.

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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

FOWLER BRANCH PICKUP ONLY

NOT CURRENTLY AT THE MAIN LIBRARY

COVID update: As of 6/21/22, library pass holders are guaranteed admittance even if general admission tickets are sold out for the day. You will not be able to make an advance reservation. If you have questions, email members@neaq.org. You will receive an automated response with up-to-date guidelines and typically a response to other questions within a few days.

Prior to your visit, ensure you check their website to see what the current safety protocols entail, including possible timed ticketing, holiday closures, mask requirements, vaccination requirements, and other details you will want to know before reserving your library pass.

Each pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off the regular admission price. Pass only valid for the day you have reserved, no exceptions.

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New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505-0598
508-869-6111   https://www.nebg.org/
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Located in Boylston, MA, and open year-round, the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill features carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, with a number of trails that traverse the 132-acre property. In addition, there are many programs and events, including classes, lectures, art exhibits and concerts. The Garden is run by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States.

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Categories: Art, Crafts, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

COVID UPDATE: Click here to book your tickets online and view their Covid-19 protocols. Use promo code LIBDI to receive the library discount. You must present both your ticket AND the physical library pass when you arrive.  Tower Hill is now allowing walk-ins so you no longer need to get your tickets in advance, but you always need to present the pass.

Pass valid for 2 guests at half-price.

All passes that need to be returned must be returned to the branch you checked it out from.

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Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
800-733-1830   https://www.osv.org/
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Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Situated on more than 200 scenic acres are more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops. Visitors can see heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff. Special events take place through the year. A gift shop and bookstore are located on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, History

Pass Benefits

COVID update: Prior to your visit, ensure you check their website to see what the current safety protocols entail, including possible timed ticketing, holiday closures, mask requirements, vaccination requirements, and other details you will want to know before reserving your pass.

RETURNABLE CARD PASS (Discount pass must be returned to the Library before we open the day after your visit).

The Old Sturbridge Village Library passes offer patrons 50% off standard daytime admission at Old Sturbridge Village for one party of up to four individuals on a given day. This pass is not valid for special events.

All passes that need to be returned must be returned to the branch you checked it out from.

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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

Each pass allows admission for 2 people for $12.00 per person Thursday through Sundays.

Reserving this pass is a two step process. 

STEP ONE:  Reserve the discount code here, via the Concord Free Public Library reservation page.  You will get an e-mail to "print passes" which will contain the discount code located below a barcode.  Use this code during step two.  The e-mail from our library is NOT your pass.

STEP TWO: Reserve your admission timed tickets here: pem.org/tickets

 - When placing your order from their list of options, you must first enter the unique promo code at the top of the page.  Select 1 or 2 tickets from the 'Library Discount' option only.  When you do these steps in order your price will be $12 per ticket.

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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

Trustees GOPASS admits 2 adults & children under 18 at the Family Level admission rate which varies by the location you visit.  Valid at more than 100 Trustees properties that collect an admission fee (including Fruitlands, deCordova, and The Old Manse).

Be sure to check with the destination you hope to visit to see if additional timed ticketing is required, as well as any other COVID protocols.

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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 valid for admission for up to 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child at the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.

There are no promo codes on the pass! Just come in, pick up your pass, and show the coupon at the Box Office to get the discount.

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