Museum Passes

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Museum Pass Availability

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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

To use this pass, you must follow the steps below.

1. Borrow the paper pass from the library.

2. Visit https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing

3. Review the directions for timed tickets

4. Click on the "Discount Programs" & drop down arrow

5. Click on "Half Price Library Timed Ticket " to book

6. The date on the Library Discount Coupon must match the date of your visit

Once arriving at the Museum, visitors will proceed to the Admissions Scanning Station with their online reservation and the date specific Library Discount Coupon received from the library. Patron can present these digitally on a hand held device or as a paper print out.

Patrons with questions about the online ordering system should contact Orders@BostonChildrensMuseum.org

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Pass admits up to 4 visitors at half-price admission.

Regular admission rates are $18.00 for adults, $18.00 for children 1-15, Children under one year old are free.

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Davis Farmland

Davis Farmland

145 Redstone Hil, Sterling, MA 01564
978-422-6666   https://www.davisfarmland.com/
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Davis Farmland is a seven-generation, working family farm, continuously in operation since 1846 in Sterling, MA. Starting in 1996, Davis Farmland has provided opportunities for discovery and play to families with children 12 years old and younger. It has a Waterspray Park; Imagine-Acres; Adventureland; interactions with farm animals; and a “Mega Maze” in the fall. It is also home to the largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals in North America. Special events include hands-on reptile shows. Hours change with the season. Shop with food and souvenirs on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 4 visitors at the current group rate. During the pandemic, all tickets must be purchased in advance on the Davis Farmland website. To receive the pass discount, book "library guest tickets" online and bring the physical pass to the farm. Adults must be accompanied by a child 12 or younger when visiting Davis Farmland. Pass is not valid on Monday Holidays or night events.

Both Davis Farmland & Mega Maze are only open weather permitting. Weather decisions are made daily by 8am and posted on the Davis Farmland website and phone message (978-422-6666).

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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 three (3) people at half price. Additional people in your party pay the regular admission price: Adult: $15.50
; Senior (60+): $14.50 ; Child: $15.50 ; Under 1 year old: Free ; Teachers are always free!

Tickets must be reserved online in advance, but all discounts (including the library pass) are applied on arrival. See Discovery Museum website for most up to date information.

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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

This pass is valid for up to four people at one time (adults, seniors or children age two or older; children under two are admitted free). Each person will be charged a $2.00 admission fee for entry into any Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. Regular admission for Drumlin Farm is $9 for adults and $6 for children 2-12 and senior (65+). Reserve tickets online at the Mass Audubon website and bring library pass to the farm. 

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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

The MassParks Pass is your passport to adventure! Explore mountain tops, inland and coastal beaches and scenic areas across the Commonwealth by using the library park pass to obtain free parking at MassParks facilities that charge a parking fee. (Pass is not valid for camping).

For a list of park locations go to www.mass.gov/dcr

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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

Admits two (2) adults at $12.00 per person for general admission.

Regular admission rates are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (age 65+), and $12 for students; children under 16 and all residents of Salem, MA are admitted free. There is an additional $6.00 admission for the tour of the Yin Yu Tang Chinese House.

Reserve tickets in advance at https://pem.org/tickets, enter the promo code
LIB83120 to reserve two (2) discounted adult general admission tickets,
add tickets to the cart, and check out. Pick up your pass at the library and bring it to the museum to ensure that you receive your discount.

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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 for one-time use at any of the 100+ properties that collect an admission fee.  Pass holder will pay a fee equivalent to that of a Trustees Family level Membership.  Valid for admission only.

Please check here to make sure your desired destination is open on the day you wish to visit: http://www.thetrustees.org/

NOTE: Pass excludes Crane Beach at this time.

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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. (Check website for schedule.)

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

1. Borrow a pass from the library. NOTE: Patrons are REQUIRED to purchase timed tickets online in advance. 

2. Visit ussconstitutionmuseum.org/tickets

3. Click “Reserve now” and select a date and time for your visit

4. When choosing the quantity of adult and child tickets, there will be a link above saying “Enter promo code.” Click this link to display the promo code box and enter the promo code usscmlibrary to receive a discount.

5. Patrons are required to show the physical Library Pass to Museum staff at the admission desk. The staff member will not touch the pass, but rather just ask to see it through the plexiglass divider.
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This pass grants up to 9 visitors free admission to the USS Constituion Museum.

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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

To use this pass, you will need a paper pass and online reservation.

Here are the steps:

    1. Pick up reserved Library Pass (with its unique discount/gift code.)

    2. Patrons are then REQUIRED to purchase timed tickets online.

    3. Visit zoonewengland.org and use the “Visit” tab to choose tickets for either the Franklin Park Zoo or the Stone Zoo.

    4. Read the guidelines for Non-Member tickets.  Once you have read and accepted the guidelines, click “Purchase timed tickets.”

    5. On Desktop, select the “Promo Code” tab.  On mobile devices, select the “menu” button to find the Promo Code box.

    6. Enter Promo code “LIBRARYPASS.”  You will then see a screen with a calendar.  Choose your day and time of entry.  You may purchase up to six (6) tickets at a discounted rate.

    7. When you have added your tickets, click “Next.”  You will then need to enter the unique gift code on your Library pass.  Once entered, click “Finish” to be taken to the billing screen.

    8. Once tickets have been purchased, you will be sent an e-mail with confirmation.  You may print your tickets or display them on your mobile device when you get to the Zoo.

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Pass admits up to 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child

Pass is accepted at both Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham.

Regular admission rates for Franklin Park Zoo:  $19.95 for Adults,
$16.95 for Seniors (62+), $13.95 for Children (2-12); children under age
2 admitted free.

Regular admission rates for Stone Zoo:  $15.95 for Adults, $13.95 for
Seniors (62+), $11.95 for Children (2-12); children under age 2 admitted
free.

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