To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
American Heritage Museum
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.
Pass admits up to six visitors at half price admission. Regular admission is $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and veterans, and $10 for children under 12. Passes are not valid for special events or the annual WWII re-enactment weekend in October.
Advance tickets are not required at this time, but please visit the museum website for the most up to date information before leaving for the museum.
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.
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.
Online timed-tickets must be purchased in advance at the Children’s Museum website. Be sure to reserve “Half Price Library Timed Tickets” under the “Discount Programs” section at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing. Upon arrival at the museum, you will have to show your tickets and library pass for admission. The date on the pass must match the date of your visit.
This pass can be picked up in person at the circulation desk, or displayed digitally at the museum on a smartphone. A library staff member will email you the pass within 48 hours of receiving your reservation. You may print the attached pass at home, display it on your smartphone, or pick up a printed copy at the library.
Boston Harbor Island Ferry
The largest recreational open space in Eastern Massachusetts, the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is comprised of 34 islands and mainland parks that deliver access to historic sites and provide opportunities to hike and camp. Transportation to the islands is by ferry and, depending on the location, your own boat. Please refer to their website for the most up-to-date information about what is open and how to get there.
Allows for 2-for-1 ferry fees every weekday between May 20 and Labor Day Weekend (excluding Free Ferry Days, July 4th, Labor Day and Columbus Day). After Labor Day, passes are valid 7 days a week until the end of the season in October.
This pass is a digital discount code to be applied during online purchase. You will receive the code via email after reserving it below. All ferry tickets must be purchased online here.
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.
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 Museum Pass" 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. All visitors must also complete a waiver available on the farmland website prior to arrival.
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).
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 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. This is a reservation process only; you will be charged admission when you arrive at the Museum. All discounts (including the library pass) are applied on arrival. See Discovery Museum website for most up to date information.
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.
This pass provides a 50% discount for up to 2 adults and 2 children. Tickets must be reserved online using the discount code on the pass, and the physical pass must be shown at the museum gate. The "Semi-Private Guided Tour Package", which is the only form of admission into the House of Seven Gables, can be reserved here.
Passes are not available for the month of October.
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 provides $5.00 general admission for up to 4 visitors. Regular admission prices are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, $13 for college students with current ID; free for anyone under 18 or anyone named "Isabella".
Tickets must be reserved online at the museum website at least 48 hours prior to your visit. You will need to pick up the pass from the library before reserving online, in order to use the discount code on the pass. You must show both the physical library pass and your tickets at the door for entry.
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.
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 (be sure to choose the library pass ticket option) and bring the pass to the farm.
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 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. Check individual locations for COVID-19 related closures and policies.
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.
Pass entitles each visitor (up to 2) to $10 MFA general admission. Tickets must be reserved online in advance at mfa.org/tickets.
Regular admission for adults is $25, seniors (65+) is $23, students (18+) is $23. *Children aged 6 and under are admitted free at all times. Youth ages 7-17 are admitted for $10 on school days until 3:00pm. At all other times, youth 17 and under are admitted free.
Pass does not allow for discounts on shopping, parking, dining, films, concerts, lectures/seminars, or courses.
This pass is not a physical pass. Reserve the pass, and you will receive an email with a unique promo code within 48 hours. Enter the code while purchasing tickets on the MFA website.
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.
Pass admits up to 4 visitors at a 50% discount. It is valid only for exhibit halls; it does not include admission to Omni Theater, Planetarium/Laser, 3D Digital Cinema, Butterfly Garden, or special exhibits. Regular admission prices are $29 for adults (12+), $25 for seniors (60+), and $24 for children (3-11). Children under 3 are always free but must have a time ticket.
This pass is electronic: you will receive an email with a printable pass after reserving for a given date. You do not need to pick it up from the library.
Tickets must be reserved in advance by calling the museum at 617-723-2500. You will need the library code on the pass before calling in order to receive a discount. At the museum gate, you will need to show your tickets and library pass, both of which can be printed or displayed on your phone.
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.
Each pass grants 50% off regular admission price for up to 4 people. Regular admission rates are $32 for adults (12+), $23 for ages 3-11, and $30 for seniors (60+); children under age 3 are free.
Advance tickets are not required at the aquarium. Library passes can be displayed on a smartphone or printed out at home (or at the library). Reserve here and you will receive an automatic email with your aquarium discount coupon, which can be redeemed at the aquarium ticket booth on the day of your visit. Please be sure to visit the aquarium website before your visit for the most up to date information on aquarium policies.
This pass does not provide discounts to IMAX, whale watch cruises, or special events. For more information go to www.neaq.org.
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.
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.
This pass is not a physical pass. Reserve the pass, and you will receive an email with a unique promo code within 24 hours. Enter the code while purchasing tickets on the PEM website.
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Located in Boylston, MA, and open year-round, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden 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.
Pass admits 2 guests at half price. Regular admission rates are $16 for adults, $11 for seniors, $6 for children 6-18, free for members and children under 5.
Tickets must be booked online in advance at towerhillbg.org/planyourvisit ahead of time, using the access code, LIBDI. Physical pass must be shown for entry at the time of your visit.
This pass was generously donated by the Billerica Garden Club.
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.
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. Admits two adults and children under 18.
Please check here to make sure your desired destination is open on the day you wish to visit: http://www.thetrustees.org/ Advance timed tickets are recommended at this time for DeCordova, Fruitlands, and Castle Hill. When reserving tickets to these destinations, use the promo code GOPASS. You will still need to bring the physical pass to the location.
NOTE: Pass excludes Crane Beach at this time.
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.
This pass provides free admission to the museum for up to 9 people. While advance tickets are not required at this time, please be sure to check the museum website for up to date details that will help you plan your visit. The USS Constitution ship is separate from the museum.
Zoo New England
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.
To use this pass, you will need a paper pass and online reservation.
**Note the pass cannot be used for tickets to ZooLights.**
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.
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: $21.95 for Adults,
$19.95 for Seniors (62+), $14.95 for Children (2-12); children under age
2 admitted free.
Regular admission rates for Stone Zoo: $19.95 for Adults, $17.95 for
Seniors (62+), $12.95 for Children (2-12); children under age 2 admitted