To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Boston by Foot
Boston By Foot has presented walking tours of Boston since 1976. Dedicated to promoting public awareness and appreciation of Boston's rich history and architectural heritage, their guided tours and programs are conducted by a dedicated corps of over 200 volunteer tour guides. Check their website for a list of available tours, most of which take 90 minutes.
Each pass provides free admission for groups of up to four on Boston By Foot's Classic Tours:
* Back Bay *Boston by Little Feet *Beacon Hill *Dark Side of Boston *Heart of the Freedom Trail *Hub of Literary America *North End: Gateway to Boston *Reinventing Boston: A City Engineered *Road to Revolution
Pre-registration is required for all tours. Reserve pass for discount code.
Please consult www.bostonbyfoot.org for tour details.
Currently there is no coupon to pick up for Boston by Foot.
Boston Children’s Museum
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.
Admission with this pass is half price with up to four (4) people.
For the most current Covid-19 safety protocols, visit the museum website here: https://bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
The Butterfly Place
A winding pathway through an atrium filled with flowers, koi fish, and quail allows visitors to walk among butterflies from all over the world. Staff members are available for questions and “show and tell” demonstrations. A continuously running video explains the butterfly life cycle, and exhibits enable visitors to observe eggs, caterpillars, cocoons and chrysalides with information about each species. A gift shop is on the premises. There is a public picnic area and free parking is available.
Pass admits 1 visitor free of charge.
Open Monday to Sunday 10 to 4pm from 2/14- 10/10.
For ticket pricing and hours, please refer to The Butterfly Place website. https://butterflyplace-ma.com/schedule/
This pass can be picked up one week in advance.
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.
This pass admits 3 visitors at 1/2 price admission per person; any additional visitors must pay the regular admission price.
This pass is NOT a reservation; visitors must reserve a ticket for a specific day and time prior to coming to the Museum campus; they 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. Library patrons can reserve tickets on the museum's 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 this pass to Admissions staff when checking in and the discount will be applied to the cost of your visit.
The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the museum offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.
This pass admits 2 adults and 2 children at 1/2 price admission per person. Children under 2 are free.
Pass does not cover the cost for tickets to the Alden Digital Planetarium, the Explorer Express Train, or special ticketed events.
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture is a partnership of museums on the Harvard University Cambridge campus dedicated to the natural world, science, and human cultures. They include the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the Harvard Museum of Natural History (comprised of the Harvard University Herbaria, Mineralogical and Geological Museum, and Museum of Comparative Zoology), the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, all located between Oxford St./Divinity Ave area. Of particular note are the famous glass flowers, models commissioned by Harvard in 1886 to aid in the teaching of botany (and made in Germany over the course of more than eight decades), on display in the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Pass provides 50% off regular admission rates.
Limit of four visitors per coupon; one member of party must be a MA resident.
Includes access to all four HMSC museums: the Harvard Museum of Natural History, the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.
The passes are non-transferable and may not be combined with other offers.
The House of Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables, one of the oldest surviving timber-framed mansion houses in continental North America, was the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne's famous 1851 novel of the same name. The historic site which includes the house (a National Historic Landmark District) includes a guided tour of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion (the House of the Seven Gables) and visits to the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, the Colonial Revival seaside gardens, and the Counting House, with a maritime discovery zone called “Kids' Cove at The Gables.” (An audio tour of the gardens, grounds, and waterfront is available through the UniGuide App.) Lectures and seasonal living history labs are scheduled throughout the year, and a changing annual exhibition examines various aspects of the institution's 350 years of history. There is a gift shop on the premises. The website has virtual field trips and interactive exhibitions that can provide helpful background information before a visit.
Each pass admits up to four people at 50% off.
It is highly suggested to purchase tickets in advance.
Patrons are required to bring their library passes when they check in at the Admissions desk for their visit.
This pass can be picked up a week in advance.
Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)
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.
Pass admits up to 4 persons with a copayment of $2.00 per person. (The 4 persons at one time include adults, seniors, or children age two or older). Children under two are admitted free.
This pass is valid at all 19 Mass Audubon Society Sanctuaries, including Drumlin Farm in Lincoln. Each location has its own operating schedule. For nature centers that use timed ticketing, the library pass is NOT your ticket.
Drumlin Farm's trails, barns, and grounds are open to visitors with paid tickets.
The sanctuary is open Tuesday–Sunday from 9 am-5 pm. We are closed on Mondays, except on Monday holidays. Indoor public bathrooms are available.
This pass can be picked up one week in advance.
Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)
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.
The Parks Pass allows free parking to all Massachusetts State Parks that charge a parking fee. The Parks Pass is not valid for camping or at the following locations - Quabbin Reservoir, Squantum Point, North Point or Draw Seven Commuter lots. Some Massachusetts state parks do not charge a parking fee.
Please check website for updated information regarding hours and closings of the many Massachusetts State Parks prior to using Pass. https://www.mass.gov/info-details/find-a-park
This pass can be picked up the day before (if available) or day of reservation.
This pass must be returned to the library by opening on the day after use.
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.
* 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.
*Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.
*Please bring your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) when you visit.
* When you arrive at the Museum, stop at the Box Office to exchange your library pass and purchase your Exhibit Halls tickets at the discounted rate. If you have any questions or would like to reserve your Exhibit Halls passes in advance to avoid waiting in line the day of your visit, please call 617-723-2500 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily).
*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.
New England Aquarium
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.
· This coupon 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.
North Shore Children's Museum
Located in downtown Peabody, MA, the North Shore Children's Museum offers 15 hands-on exhibits geared towards explorative and imaginative play for children ages 2 to 8. A child may become a superhero in the Comic Room, a builder in the Gross Motor Room, an artist in the Makerspace, and more. All exhibits are in ADA-accessible spaces.
The pass allows admission for up to five (5) people at 50% off. Pass is not accepted on Saturdays.
Pass is NOT available on Saturdays.
Tickets are available in-person on a first-come, first-serve basis for all visitors, regardless of discount or membership used. Online ticket reservations are strongly encouraged for library pass users, as well as members and non-members alike due to our museum capacity.
Go to https://www.nschildrensmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets/ to purchase tickets in advance. Please choose the library pass discount rate when purchasing five tickets or less. This rate will be honored at the door, provided you bring the library pass with you. Please check the museum calendar for changes in openings and the most current hours.
You must bring the library pass and your ticket to receive a discounted admission. This pass can be picked up one week in advance.
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Founded in 1872, the 40-acre zoo is one of the nation’s oldest. It’s home to over 100 species of rare and interesting animals from all over the world presented in naturalistic settings, including many endangered species. Themed programs and events are offered throughout the year, some of them focused on hands-on conservation. Nearby, within the park, is an operational Victorian-style carousel.
Pass gives a $3.00 discount off each paid ticket for up to four tickets.
Timed advanced ticketing is required and discount codes and only be redeemed online.
Salem Witch Museum
Based on actual trial documents and using life-size stage sets with figures, lighting, and narration, the museum's principle exhibit examines the 1692 Salem witch trials. In a second exhibit, “Witches: Evolving Perceptions,” guides take you through changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes, witchcraft practice today, and witch hunting. A gift shop is on the premises.
Pass allows a discounted admission rate for up to six visitors.
Tickets for the Museum are available online ONLY and are sold ONLY for same day. Please check the museum site at https://salemwitchmuseum.com/ for current hours and ticket availibity.
This pass can be picked up the day before (if available) or day of reservation. This pass must be returned to the library by opening on the day after use.