Museum Passes

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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

Each pass admits up to 2 adults & 2 children at 50% discount. Pass is a coupon that does not need returning.

Advanced timed tickets are not available for library pass users. Please contact the Ecotarium for more information. Contact the Ecotarium

All of our guests are currently required to wear masks within the museum and within proximity of certain animals that we have onsite.

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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

Up to two people may visit the ICA per ticket, and each person pays an admission fee of $5 (discounted from the regular fee of $15).

TIMED TICKETS ARE REQUIRED! You may purchase timed entry tickets on our website by selecting the 'Library Pass Coupon' pricing option. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone by calling 617-478-3100. Please note that online and phone orders do incur a $4 service fee per ticket. While tickets may be purchased day-of at the Visitor Services desk, we highly recommend advance tickets, as we cannot guarantee day-of reservations. Your will need to redeem your library pass and present your e-ticket at check-in. E-tickets may be presented on a mobile device or printed out. Library pass discounts may not be used for performances or special events.

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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

YOU MUST REDEEM YOUR MUSEUM PASS AND RESERVE TIMED TICKETS ONLINE OR THROUGH THE BOX OFFICE AT LEAST 48 HOURS PRIOR TO VISITING. To redeem online, simply go to  https://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit . Enter the Promo code MPP76457 in the top right before selecting the date and time of visit. Library pass reservation date and online ticket date must match. You will need to bring your library pass and museum ticket to gain entry.

Please call the box office with any difficulty obtaining tickets. 

 

Each pass admits 4 people at $5 per person. Children under 18 admitted free.

Closed on Tuesdays. Pass is a coupon which does not need returning.

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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 admits up to 8 adults, seniors, college students or youths with a $3.00 copay per person.  Children ages 12 and under are free. Please note this library voucher does NOT guarantee entry.  Advanced ticket reservations are required and can be purchased on the JFK Presidential Library and Museum website https://buy.acmeticketing.com/events/273/list.

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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

Each pass admits entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle at over 50 facilities in the state parks system. Many do not completely open until Memorial Day weekend and therefore do not collect fees until then. Check the websites of the park that interests you.

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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

The Library promo code  IP-1635312  will admit up to 2 adults and 4 youths at $10.00 per ticket for General Admissions or Exhibition tickets. Children under 6 are not included in the count of 4 and are always admitted for free but must have a timed ticket.

     1. The Library promo code  IP-1635312  can only be used on the day you reserve it through the Library.

     2. YOU MUST BOOK A TIMED TICKET ONLINE WITH THE MUSEUM AND USE THE PROMO CODE  IP-1635312  AT THE TIME OF BOOKING.

   In accordance to CDC guidelines, masks are required at the Museum for all visitors.

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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 but must have a timed ticket.

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

     2. YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm). Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your time slot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.

     3. After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.

     4. Please bring both your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.

     5. 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.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, the Museum will require all visitors (5 years of age and older) and staff to wear a mask while inside the Museum

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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

The Aquarium is currently using a timed-ticketing system. Every visitor, including members, must select a time slot when purchasing tickets. Children under three will continue to receive free entry, but they must have a ticket and reserved time slot along with their caregiver. Please note: Due to current capacity limits, Aquarium tickets are non-refundable. Please purchase your ticket ahead of time. https://www.neaq.org/visit/reopen/

This pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off.

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Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
800-733-1830   https://www.osv.org/
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Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Situated on more than 200 scenic acres are more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops. Visitors can see heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff. Special events take place through the year. A gift shop and bookstore are located on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Admits 4 people at half price of standard daytime admission. Please check the museum website for hours. Special events, programs, or performances that require a separate ticket are not eligible. This pass is for standard daytime admission only.

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Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums

21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA 01103
413-263-6800   https://www.springfieldmuseums.org/
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The Springfield Museums offer access to five different museums, including the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, all under a single admission. Always on view is a mix of permanent collections and temporary exhibitions that cover a huge range, everything from archival materials, painting and sculpture to transportation, weaponry, and all things Dr. Seuss, a Springfield native. There is a planetarium in the Science Museum, the Art Discovery Center in the G.W.V. Smith Art Museum, and a museum store on the museum campus.

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Categories: Art, Children, Family, History, Military, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

Buy one full-price admission and receive a 50% discount on the second admission of equal or lesser value. May be used once daily during public hours. Does not apply to special exhibition, program or planetarium fees. Cannot be combined with other discount rates or coupons.  Transaction must be completed in person on the day of visit at the Welcome Center; advance ticket sales not available. The pass cannot be used for groups larger than 6 visitors in total. 

Pass not bookable for Friday and Sunday due to library being closed. For Friday or Sunday use,  please book the day before. 

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505-0598
508-869-6111   http://www.towerhillbg.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Crafts, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

Library Passes allow for up to two admissions to be purchased at a 50% discount. Tickets 

Entry tickets must be reserved online in advance. Due to construction activity in and around our parking lots, a limited number of members and guests will be allowed on the property each day. You must register all visitors, including children. Same-day reservations are permitted as space allows but tickets must still be reserved online. There will be no on-site ticket sales or reservations. Tower Hill is open year-round and tickets will be released on a rolling basis. Choose your date and arrival window. You may arrive at any time during your arrival window and stay until the garden closes. 

Reserve tickets here -->https://www.towerhillbg.org/planyourvisit/ 

RESERVE FULL PRICE TICKET AND THEN USE DISCOUNT CODE: LIBDI AT CHECKOUT

The physical pass from the library must be presented alongside your tickets when you arrive at the garden. Additional tickets may be reserved at full price.

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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

Each GO Pass is a one-time use pass and is valid for admission only. Not every Trustees property charges an admission fee. Pass is good for free or reduced admission at a Trustees' property. For information about the admission at each property, visit us online thetrustees.org.

This is a coupon pass that does not need to be returned.

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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 admits up to 9 people and waives the suggested "donation" of $5-$10 per person. Please note: Pass is for the museum, not the ship. Admission to the ship is free, but the hours differ. Please check the website for hours.

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Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
508-799-4406   http://www.worcesterart.org/
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The Worcester Art Museum is recognized for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media created over the last 5 millennia. Works include those by El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Gauguin, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Paul Revere, and Nam June Paik. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan—including some contemporary art. Of note are the floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (Syria) in the entrance, the Japanese print collection, and the “Arms and Armor” collection. There is a café, museum shop, and library on the premises.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Military

Pass Benefits

50% OFF admission for up 2 adults and/or children. Children 17 and under are FREE! Museum does not accept passes for Flora in Winter, (late January). FREE admission to all visitors on the first Sunday of each month: 10am-4pm. 

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