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.
This pass admits up to 6 people at half price.
Good on general admission only; not valid for special event weekends or driving or ride experiences.
Also valid for $20 off a new Family Annual Membership or $10 off an individual membership.
Pass must be returned by 9am the day after use.
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.
Admits 4 people at half price.
ONLINE PASS ONLY:
Pass will be emailed to you and can either printed or shown on your smartphone or other device.
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.
Each pass admits 3 people at 1/2 general admission price per person.
Closed Mondays during school year/open 7 days in summer.
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.
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.
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
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.
Coupon admits up to 4 visitors at half price, and does not need to be returned to the library.
Please note that museum admission is free to Massachusetts residents every Sunday morning (year-round) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (September through May). Proof of residency required.
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.
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 MPP76457HG 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 confirmation (sent to the email address we have on file for you) 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.
John F. Kennedy Library & Museum
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.
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.
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.
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.
Massachusetts State Police Museum & Learning Center
The Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center is located on the site of an old state police barracks built in 1931 in in Grafton, MA. Visitors may explore the agency's past, as well as learn about current law enforcement methods and public safety efforts. Exhibits include a range of State Police-related items and historic memorabilia.
Pass admits 2 adults for Free (Children under age 16 are always free)
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.
The Museum of Fine arts offers a promo code to book discounted tickets online. Please reserve the pass to obtain the discount code. Pass may be used on-site to reserve same-day tickets, but you must present an e-mail from the library with the code to receive the discount. We encourage everyone to reserve their tickets in advance, if possible, as it allows for easier admission into the Museum when you arrive.
Children 6 and under are admitted free. Each discount code now 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.
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.
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 on the day of your visit, please call 617-723-2500 (9:00am - 5:00pm 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.
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
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.
Advance reservations are no longer required for library patrons with coupons. Library patrons should present their printed coupons or emailed confirmation on-site at the Aquarium ticket booth. Once tickets are issued, library patrons will be admitted to the Aquarium. Please note: The discount is valid only for the date you've reserved.
This pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off.
Free admission for ages 3 and under.
New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
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.
Library Passes allow for up to two admissions to be purchased at a 50% discount. Tickets
Entry tickets may be reserved online in advance, but this is no longer required. You may just bring the physical pass from the library with you, and purchase tickets at the gate with the discount.
Reserve tickets here -->https://www.nebg.org/planyourvisit/
If purchasing tickets in advance: 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 purchased at full price.
Old Sturbridge Village
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.
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.
Plimoth Patuxet Museums
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.
Pass admits up to 6 people at $16.00 per adult and $10.00 per child.
Salem Witch Museum
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.
Pass provides discounted admission rate for up to six visitors. Please visit https://salemwitchmuseum.com/ to purchase your tickets and enter the code LIBRARY22 into the coupon code box to receive discount.
Pass not valid in October
Pass must be presented to receive discounted tickets at the museum: Printable passes are NOT accepted
Adult - $13.50
Child (3-14) - $11.25
*subject to change
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.
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.
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.
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.
Worcester Art Museum
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.
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.
This pass provides discounted, year-round admission for up to six guests to both Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo.