Museum Passes

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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

This pass admits 4 people at half price admission. Children under age 1 are admitted free.

Library Coupons are not valid for Sunday afternoons (Admission is $1 per person on Sundays
from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

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Historic New England

Historic New England

141 Cambridge Street, Administrative Offices: Otis House, Boston, MA 02114
https://www.historicnewengland.org/
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Historic New England is a historic preservation organization which owns and operates historic house museums and properties open to the public throughout most of New England. The majority of the 36 properties are in Massachusetts, but locations exist in all NE states but Vermont. These include Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, ME), the Jackson House (Portsmouth, NH), the Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, which (Newbury, MA), Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, CT), the Otis House (Boston, MA), the Lyman Estate (Waltham, MA), Gropius House (Lincoln, MA), and the Arnold House (Lincoln, RI). Styles represented include Federal, Colonial Revival, Victorian, Queen Anne, Arts & Crafts, and Modern, among many others. The website provides much detail, including directions, contact information, and history of each property.

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Categories: Architecture, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Pass holder will receive free admission to Historic New England sites for two adults and their children.

Please check Historic New England's website for particular location's hours.

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Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100   https://www.icaboston.org/
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The building that houses the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Fan Pier is the first in the US designed by the architectural firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The museum was founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, though it had no permanent collection until starting one after moving into the new building on the waterfront in 2006. In addition to the collection, changing exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, family activities, and teen programming are offered throughout the year.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music, Dance

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 2 people at $5.00 per person.

Youth ages 18 and under admitted free.

Beginning on February 1, 2023, admission per person will cost $10 per person. Youth ages 18 and under will still be free.

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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

This pass admits 4 people at $5 per person. Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free.

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John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
617-514-1600   https://www.jfklibrary.org/
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated to the memory of the nation’s thirty-fifth president, is located on a ten-acre park which overlooks the sea in an building designed by I.M. Pei. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President, all through permanent and changing exhibits. The Library is available to students and scholars to conduct research using its collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of the institution’s namesake.

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Categories: Family, Governance, History

Pass Benefits

This pass is valid for admission to the Museum for up to four adults, seniors, college students, or youths, with a $3.00 copay per person.Children ages 12 and under receive free admission.

PLEASE NOTE: This voucher does not guarantee entry. Advanced ticket reservations may be required, based on the Museum’s current COVID safety policies. Please visit https://www.jfklibrary.org/visit-museum/visit/plan-your-trip for more details.

Tickets can be purchased with this pass in person or online. Advanced timed entry tickets are available and encouraged, and can be reserved through the museum's ticketing portal. Select date, time, and Public Library Museum Pass Program admission versions (Adult, Senior, and Youth), costing $3.00 each (up to 4 per pass)- you will not need to enter a code. Visitors may reserve these tickets via the museum's website, but will be required to bring with them the Museum Pass Program voucher from Tufts Library to enter the Museum, either in print form or digitally from a device.  Last admission is at 2:30.

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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/
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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

This pass allows the bearer to obtain free parking at DCR facilities that charge a parking fee. (Available to Weymouth residents only.) Your driver's license and vehicle must both be registered in Massachusetts. (Not valid for Quabbin Reservoir, the Squantum Point, North Point, or Draw Seven Commuter Lots, or for camping.) Check out https://www.mass.gov/guides/alphabetical-list-of-massachusetts-state-parks for a full listing of DCR locations and this link for a list of fees for each facility. 

Parking is first come, first served, and a pass does not guarantee a parking space on any given date. This pass is applicable to DCR lots only.

Passes are available year-round, but most sites do not charge for parking year-round. Check this DCR link to see if you will need a pass before reserving it. In 2023, Nantasket Beach Reservation charges for parking beginning May 13.

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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 2 adults for $10 each (general admission and special exhibition) and up to 4 children 7 – 17 for $10  each (special exhibition only). There is no discount for children 7-17 for general admission as the regular price is $10. Children 6 and under are always free.

 Click this link for more information on Covid-19 safety requirements.


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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.

1. Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.

2. Please bring your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) when you visit.

3. 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 if you 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).

4. 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 (applies to adult and child pricing only) for up to 4 people and is not a ticket. ***

Redeem this coupon in the General Admission line at the Aquarium's ticket booth for discounted admission.***

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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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

Pass provides discount code which admits 2 people to general museum admission at a reduced fee of $12 per person. Youth 16 and under receive free admission.

Admission to Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese House, and special ticketed exhibitions require the pass holder to pay a separate fee.

Once you receive your promo code via email, visit pem.org/tickets reserve passes online or call the PEM reservation line at 978-542-1511 to purchase your admission..

A discount code from reservation does not guarantee a reservation. Patrons should reserve a spot with PEM immediately after receiving the discount code.

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Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360
508-746-1622   http://www.plimoth.org/
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Plimoth Patuxet Museums offers a living history that tells the story of the English colonists who became known as “Pilgrims” and the Native Americans with whom they interacted. A big draw is the re-creation of the original settlement, populated with interpreters in period dress with whom one may interact that are based on actual historical figures. Native People from various nations in historically accurate dress provide information about the Wampanoag—the first tribe the Pilgrims encountered—at a home site based on how the group would have lived in the 17th century. In addition to the two settlements, the museum includes a visitor center, the Craft Center, barns that contain rare and heritage animal breeds, and a grist mill that manufactures cornmeal. Plymouth Patuxet Museums is also responsible for the replica of the Mayflower, the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, History

Pass Benefits

This coupon must be presented to Plimoth Patuxet Museums guest services staff upon arrival at the Museum for Weymouth Public Library patrons to purchase a Heritage Pass, Combination Pass, or Plimoth Patuxet Only pass for up to six individuals at the reduced rate of $16 per adult; $10 per child ages 5-17.

This coupon is for one time use only by the patron.

Visit plimoth.org/plan-your-visit for up to date visitor information including new safety protocols, or call 508-746-1622 for hours, directions or other information.

Valid until 7/31/2022

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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

Use at Trustees properties for free or reduced admission for Trustee properties across the state.

GO Pass admission is equivalent to the admission benefit of a Trustees Family level Membership: two adults and children under 18 at Trustees properties that charge an admission fee.

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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 to the Franklin Park Zoo located in Dorchester or the Stone Zoo in Stoneham at $9.00 per adult and $6.00 per children (2-18 yrs).  Valid for general daytime admission only.

Please click here for the zoo's COVID-19 updates.

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