To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)
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.
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.