To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
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 four people with a co-payment of $5.00 per person. Children under the age of 18 are admitted free.
When reserving Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum timed entry tickets online, you will:
1. Go to https://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit
2. Submit the promo code in the box at the top of the screen
3. Select the visit date and a time to enter
4. Add desired number of tickets to the basket. The discount only works for up to 4 Adult priced tickets and any additional ticket will be normally priced (Children under 18 are always free and should be reserved as child tickets)
5. Login or create an account
6. Finish checking out (discount is applied only at checkout)
Need more online help? Use our How to Book Using a Library Pass Online step-by-step guide.
This library pass does not guarantee a reservation to the Museum. If you have any issues reserving your tickets, you can call the Gardner Museum's Box Office at 617-278-5156.
You must bring the library pass and your ticket to receive a discounted admission.
There is no pass to pick up for this museum.
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.
Each pass allows admission for 2 adults at $10 each (general admission and special exhibition) and up to 4 children ages 7–17 at $10 each (special exhibition only). There is no discount for children 7–17 for general admission, currently $10. Children 6 and under are admitted free.
The Museum of Fine Arts strongly encourages you to reserve your tickets online in advance—check mfa.org for the most up-to-date availability. Special ticketed exhibitions still require a timed-entry ticket.
To reserve discounted tickets online, visit Tickets, select the date and type of ticket, and enter the promo code on the top right corner of the next page, which will activate the reduced admission rate. You will need to create a free user account at mfa.org if you do not already have one.
This is not a physical pass. Reserve the pass, and you will receive an email with a unique promo code within 48 hours.
New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
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.
This pass provides half-priced admission for 2 people.
The physical membership card must be brought to the Garden to receive the discount even if online tickets have been purchased before your visit. The membership card must be returned to the library after your visit.
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.
This pass admits two people at a discounted price.
You must first reserve your library pass to receive your promotional code to purchase PEM tickets.
USS Constitution Museum
The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days.
Pass holders will receive free admission to the museum. One pass allows free admission for up to 9 people. One pass per party.
See the museum's website for hours and details https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org .
This digital pass can be printed, or shown to museum staff on the patron's phone.