Museum Passes

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Museum Pass Availability

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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 50% off admission price per person; children under 12 months free.

This is an e-ticket, valid only for one day. You can either print it out or display the pass on your phone or mobile device. Please be sure that the pass barcode is visible. Print, email, or text your e-ticket at the time reservation is made. Please contact the museum for assistance.

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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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Gore Place

Gore Place

52 Gore Street, Waltham, MA 02453
781-894-2798   https://www.goreplace.org/
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Gore Place is a historic 19th century country house located in Waltham, MA. Indoor and outdoor tours of the 50-acre estate—which boasts a magnificent Mansion, an authentic 1793 Carriage House, a working farm, and beautiful grounds—are available; check the website for the schedule. Special events include an annual sheepshearing festival and a summer concert series. There is a museum shop on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Tours

Pass Benefits

Gore Place offers a combined Mansion Tour and Take-a-Walk Backpack Library Pass.

Each pass permits two adults and two accompanied children to tour the 1806 Gore Mansion at the reduced rate of $5 per adult and free for the accompanying children--regularly $16 per adult and $11 for children ages 6-16. The pass also permits passholders to rent a Take-a-Walk backpack at a reduced rate of $2–regularly $5.

Please note: The Mansion Tour pass is good for daytime Mansion tours only and may not be used during evening or special themed tours or during special events such as the Sheepshearing Festival at Gore Place.

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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

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/
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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

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. You can pick up the pass the day before or the day of your reservation.

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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

Must provide valid e-mail address to book as this coupon is digital as of 9/1/2022.  E-mailed digital pass 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.

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