Museum Passes

Museum Categories

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Museum Pass Availability

To limit the museum pass availability by location available, check the corresponding branches or places:

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

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. 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/
[Details/Reserve]

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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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/
[Details/Reserve]

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

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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/
[Details/Reserve]

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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