Museum Passes

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American Heritage Museum

American Heritage Museum

568 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
978-562-9182   https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/
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The American Heritage Museum, located in Hudson, MA, is dedicated to military history. Exhibits examine conflicts from the Revolutionary War through 9/11 and the “War on Terror.” A good portion of the museum is focused on the sizable Littlefield collection, which includes many rare items from the U.S. and other countries. Among other artifacts, visitors to the museum will encounter aircraft, tanks, guns, and automobiles, some dating from the beginning of the 20th century.

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Categories: Family, History, Military

Pass Benefits

This pass admits six visitors for half price to the American Heritage Museum. Valid on General Admission only. Cannot be used for special events or driving or ride experiences.

Advance tickets are strongly recommended by the museum. Please refer to the Museum website for hours and tickets: https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/plan-your-visit/hours-admission/

Patrons must bring the library pass to the museum along with your tickets to be admitted with the discount.

The pass may also be used to receive $20 off a new Family Membership or $10 of a new Individual Membership.

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 the day after use.

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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

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/

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The Butterfly Place

The Butterfly Place

120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA 01886
978-392-0955   https://www.butterflyplace-ma.com/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 1 visitor free of charge.

Open 10am to 4pm from Valentine's Day to Columbus Day.

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. 

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Concord Museum

Concord Museum

200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
978-369-9763   http://www.concordmuseum.org/
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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.

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Categories: Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to four people at $5.00 off each. Children under five and active military are free.

The Museum is open 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday. For current exhibits and directions please visit their webiste. https://concordmuseum.org/

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.

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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 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.



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EcoTarium

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
508-929-2700   http://www.ecotarium.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

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.

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Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-1638   https://hmsc.harvard.edu/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

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.

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The House of Seven Gables

The House of Seven Gables

115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-0991   https://www.7gables.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits up to four people at 50% off.

 Advanced ticket purchase is required. Visit the museum's website for hours and tickets.

 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.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401   http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music

Pass Benefits

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.

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Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Larz Anderson Auto Museum

15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA 02445
617-522-6547   https://www.larzanderson.org/
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The museum is located in an imposing carriage house built in 1888 (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) on the grounds of beautiful Larz Anderson Park. In addition to 14 autos from “America's Oldest Car Collection,” originally assembled by the Andersons, the museum features revolving annual exhibits, horse-drawn carriages and sleighs, a vintage bicycle collection, and changing lawn exhibits of show cars that typically include Italian, German, British, American, Custom, Tuner, Alternative Fuels, Trucks, Hot Rods and European Motorcycles from May to October. (Check the website for the schedule.)

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Categories: Architecture, Family, History, Technology

Pass Benefits

Pass allows free admission for up to 4 visitors to the museum, including Lawn Events.

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.

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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

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.

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

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.

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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

* 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.

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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

 · 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.











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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/
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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

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.

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North Shore Children's Museum

North Shore Children's Museum

10 Main Street, Peabody, MA 01960
978-538-5765   https://www.nschildrensmuseum.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

The pass allows admission for up to five (5) people at 50% off.

Tickets are available in-person on a first-come, first-serve basis for all visitors, regardless of discount or membership used. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended but not required.

Go to https://www.nschildrensmuseum.org/visit/buy-tickets/ to purchase tickets in advance. Please choose the Library Museum 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.

This is an ePass that can be presented on a mobile device or as a print-out to receive the discounted admission rate in-person.

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Orchard House

Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
978-369-4118   http://www.louisamayalcott.org/
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Categories: Children, Family, History, Tours

Pass Benefits

Valid for a 50% discount for up to 2 Adults/Seniors/College Students and up to 4 Youths per pass.

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Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783
978-745-9500   http://www.pem.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

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. 

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Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum

19 1/2 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-1692   http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass allows a discounted admission rate for up to six visitors.

Discounted rates are $13.50 per adult/senior and $11.25 per child. (Regular rates are $17.50 for adults, $16.00 for seniors, and $14.50 for children). Library passes are not accepted in the month of October.

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 availability. To receive the discounted rate, enter Coupon Code Library22.

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 physical pass MUST be shown at the museum or visitors will be charged full price at the door.

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Trustees of the Reservations

Trustees of the Reservations

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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The Trustees of the 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.

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Categories: Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Pass is valid at any Trustees property that charges admission, including (but not limited to): deCordova Sculpture Park, Fruitlands, the Old Manse, and Castle Hill on the Crane Estate.

Pass admission is equivalent to the admission benefit of a Trustees Family Level Membership for two adults and children under 18.

Please check the Trustees' website for information on properties, admission rates, parking, and other regulations: https://thetrustees.org/

The Trustees passes are valid for admission only; not valid for discounts at parking kiosks, stores, cafes, inns, campgrounds, special events and programs, on any equipment rental, or in place of any other permits or passes.  To use GO Passes at Fruitlands, deCordova, or Castle Hill, please enter the promo code "GOPASS" when securing a timed ticket. Tickets are available at https://thetrustees.org/content/passes/. You must bring the library pass and your ticket to receive a discounted admission.

This pass can be picked up one week in advance.

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USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-426-1812   https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
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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.

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

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.

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Zoo New England

Zoo New England

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466   http://www.zoonewengland.org/
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Zoo New England operates Franklin Park Zoo, a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, and the Stone Zoo, located on a 26-acre site near Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. In addition to animals, both zoos are engaged in wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.

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Categories: Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

This pass admits 6 people at $9.00 per Adult and $6.00 per Child to the Franklin Park and Stone Zoo.
Children under 2 are free
.

Visit https://www.zoonewengland.org/ for hours and ticket status for Zoo New England. You must bring the library pass for discounted admission.

Pass does not cover admission to the Zoo's Holiday Lights.

This pass can be picked up one week in advance.

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