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American Heritage Museum
568 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
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.
Categories: Family, History, Military
Use this pass to get 1/2 price admission for up to 6 visitors. Good on general admission only.
Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
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.
Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Technology
Pass admits up to 4 people for half price per person. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Pass not valid if reservation is cancelled. Please visit the website for current visiting hours. www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org
Capron Park Zoo
201 County Street, Attleboro, MA 02703
The Capron Park Zoo, located on eight acres in Attleboro, MA, is home to about 100 animals from around the world. The zoo includes a building for viewing nocturnal animals, an indoor rainforest exhibit, and a water playground. The grounds are fully handicapped accessible, and there is a gift shop on the premises.
Categories: Children, Family, Zoo
Pass admits 2 adults and four children under 18 from the same household. HOPKINTON RESIDENTS ONLY. PROOF OF ADDRESS REQUIRED AT THE ZOO.
177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720
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.
Categories: Children, Family, Science
This pass admits three (3) visitors at 1/2 price admission per person; any additional visitors must pay the regular admission price.
222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
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.
Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science
Pass allows 50% discounted admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children in one vehicle. Open Wednesday through Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. http://www.ecotarium.org
The Hall at Patriot Place
One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035
The Hall at Patriot Place is an interactive museum and home to the New England Patriots Hall of Fame. Located next to Gillette Stadium, the Hall’s ten galleries tell the story of the team through interactive exhibits, video, and historic artifacts. A feature is the film Patriots Way, which plays on a 45-foot wide panoramic screen in a 150-seat theatre. A shop selling exclusive Patriots merchandise is on the premises.
Categories: Family, History, Sports
Pass admits two (2) people free for Tuesday through Sunday. Closes during special events - Please check the venue website before reserving a pass.
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
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.
Categories: Art, Family, Music, Dance
Pass admits up to two (2) visitors at a discounted price of $10 per admission. You will need to present both your e-ticket (either on a mobile device or as a print-out) and the library pass at check-in to verify their discount. https://www.icaboston.org
Beginning Feb 1, 2023 they no longer require timed entry for admission to the museum, however, advance tickets are strongly recommended.
1. Patrons must acquire a valid library pass through the library reservation system.
2. Advance tickets are recommended and can be arranged online: https://www.icaboston.org/
3. Click on “Buy Tickets” and select your chosen date for ICA General Museum Admission
4. Click on “Library Pass Coupon” ticket price. Anyone 18 and under receives complimentary admission and should use the ticket price “Youth (0-12)” or “Youth (13-18)”
5. Follow steps to complete order. Your ICA tickets will be emailed to you.
6. When you arrive at the ICA, proceed to the visitor services desk with your tickets and your library pass. The library pass will be collected at this time (if physical) or shown to the staff member at the desk (if digital). If you have questions about the online ordering system, contact email@example.com.While tickets may be purchased day-of at the Visitor Services desk, ICA highly recommends advance tickets, as we cannot guarantee "day-of" reservations.
Library pass discounts may not be used for performances or special events.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
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.
Categories: Art, Family, Music
Pass gives a discounted adult admission price of $5.00 each up to four people. Children under 18 are free. Please check with the museum for any admission or hour changes before your visit. www.gardnermuseum.org
Mass Audubon has over 55 wildlife sanctuaries and centers throughout Massachusetts where visitors can learn about and interact with nature. More than 38,000 acres of protected land deliver inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms. Visit their website for a list of locations.
Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation
Pass is valid for 1 vehicle or up to four (4) persons at one time. At some sanctuaries there is a $2 fee per visitor over the age of 2.
Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)
251 Causeway Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114-2104
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.
Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation
Pass entitles the bearer to free parking for one vehicle at over 50 day-use facilities in the MA state parks system that charge a parking fee. Saturday and Sunday pass may picked up on Friday. Pass MUST be returned the day of use. Lost pass fee is $60
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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.
Categories: Art, Family, History
Pass provides a ticket price for two adults at $10 each and up to 4 children ages 6-17 at $10 each (special exhibition only) Children 6 and under are admitted free.
Museum of Science
1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
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.
Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science, Technology, Sky
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 the day of your visit, please call 617-723-2500 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 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.
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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.
Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean
· This coupon allows 50% off admission to the New England Aquarium.
· Only applies to adult and child pricing.
· This is not a ticket.
· Redeem this coupon in the General Admission line at the Aquarium’s ticket booth for discounted admission for up to 4 people.
· Please visit http://www.neaq.org/coupons for details.
· Review the Aquarium’s website at http://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.
New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505-0598
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.
Categories: Art, Crafts, Family, Nature
Pass entitles half price admission for two (2) people. Children under five are free. Passes are not available for Monday.
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
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.
Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, History
Pass gives a 50% discount off regular daytime (not valid for evening programs) admission for up to 4 people per visit. Cannot be combined with other offers. Special events or performances are not eligible.
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783
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.
Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean
Pass admits 2 adults for a discounted price. Children under 16 are free.
Plimoth Patuxet Museums
137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360
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.
Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, History
This coupon must be presented to Plimoth Patuxet Museums guest services staff upon arrival at the Museum for Hopkinton 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.
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
Founded in 1872, the 40-acre zoo is one of the nation’s oldest. It’s home to over 100 species of rare and interesting animals from all over the world presented in naturalistic settings, including many endangered species. Themed programs and events are offered throughout the year, some of them focused on hands-on conservation. Nearby, within the park, is an operational Victorian-style carousel.
Categories: Children, Family, Zoo
Patrons save $3.00 on tickets for up to four general admission tickets.
Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
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.
Categories: Children, Family, History
Pass provides a discounted rate for up to 6 people. Adults ($13.25) and children ($10.75) Please pick up your pass at the library PRIOR to purchasing tickets. Timed tickets must be purchased online at www.salemwitchmuseum.com. Discounts cannot be applied after purchase. Library Pass must be presented at the museum to receive your tickets. The Museum recommends waiting until you are in Salem to purchase your timed ticket to avoid missing your timed entry due to delayed arrival.
Pass not valid in October.
Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)
The Trustees of 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.
In the summer of 2019, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the largest park of its kind in New England, became part of the Trustees. The museum, located in Lincoln, MA, encompasses nearly 30 conserved acres and presents contemporary art from New England—and beyond—with sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions. For a full list of locations, please visit their web site.
Categories: Art, Family, History, Nature, Recreation
Pass is valid for one time use at any of 100+ properties that collect an admission fee. Pass holder will pay an admission fee equivalent to that of a Trustees Family level membership. Pass is not valid for use at parking kiosks, stores, cafes, inns or campgrounds.
Worcester Art Museum
55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
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.
Categories: Art, Family, History, Military
Pass entitles up to two adults and/or children (17 and under) to 50% admission. Children 3 and under free. Open Wednesday through Sunday. Also admits to the Museum Library and Collections as a resource. Please refer to museum website for Library hours. Pass not valid for special events such as Flora in Winter