To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
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
Each pass admits up to 4 people at half-off admission per person.
Once you have reserved your pass, pre-purchase your discounted tickets online at the museum's website. The library pass and your tickets from the museum (either printed out or shown on a device) must be brought to the museum on the day of your visit.
Brewster Historical Society/Cobb House
739 Lower Road, Brewster, MA 02631
The Cobb House, located in Brewster, MA, is a museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally constructed in 1799, the building has been renovated to reflect the era in which it was built and includes the original exterior shutters, found in a barn on the property. Exhibits, both permanent and rotating, display historical artifacts collected by the Brewster Historical Society, including home furnishings, textiles, tools, and clothes, among other things—and art. A number of these items are related to the seafaring business of original homeowner Captain Elijah Cobb, including a heavy anchor and an exploding harpoon. Please check the website for schedule.
Categories: Architecture, Family, History
Each pass allows free admission for up to 2 people.
This pass will be available again when Cobb House opens for the 2023 season.
Cahoon Museum of American Art
4676 Falmouth Road, Route 28, Cotuit, MA 02635
Founded in 1984, the Cahoon Museum of American Art was the vision of art historian and art collector Rosemary Rapp. Housed in the former 18th century home and studio of Cape Cod artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon, the museum has a collection of over 400 works of art. This includes art and ephemera by the aforementioned artists, and pieces by 20th century artists of the Cape Ann and Provincetown art colonies, including Edna Choate Hodgkins, Daisy Margaret Hughes, Margaret Jordan Patterson, as well as a broad selection of contemporary New England artists. Exhibitions are drawn from both the permanent collection and outside the museum. There is a gift shop on the premises.
This pass allows free admission for up to 2 Adults and 4 Children.
Please use the discount code on the pass (below the barcode) to pre-register for general admission, or bring the pass to the museum.
Cape Cod Children's Museum
577 Great Neck Road South , Mashpee, MA 02649
Located in Mashpee, MA, the Cape Cod Children's Museum was founded in 1990 by a group of mothers to provide an environment for learning through playing. Includes a number of hands-on experiences like a pirate ship, grocery store, puppet theatre, kitchen, and more. There is a toddler play area for younger children, and a gift shop on the premises.
Each pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off regular admission per person.
Winter Hours: Sept 1 - June 30
Tu. - Fri. 9-1
Closed Sundays & Mondays
Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA 02638
The Cape Cod Museum of Art, located in Dennis, MA, was founded by artists in 1981. Seven galleries at the museum display changing exhibitions as well as pieces from the permanent collection, which includes work by Hans Hoffman, Alexander Calder, Red Grooms, and Edwin Dickinson. A sculpture garden surrounds the building. There is a museum shop, a library, a film screening room, and spaces for classes and workshops on the premises.
Each pass allows free admission for up to 2 people. Not valid for special events or program admission. You may print this pass or come to the library and a pass will be printed for you. Please call the museum at 508-385-4477 or check their website for hours.
The Edward Gorey House
8 Strawberry Lane, Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
The house is a 200-year-old-plus former sea captain's home that is the site of a museum dedicated to the life and work of the author, illustrator, playwright, set and costume designer Edward Gorey who lived there from 1986 until he died. His visual style was thoroughly unique and recognizable—his subject matter sometimes reflected his interest in animals, particularly cats. The house and its annual exhibits are open to the public from April through December.
Each pass allows up to 2 visitors at half off regular admission price. Reservations are required to visit. Tickets are paid for upon arrival to the House.
The House closes at the end of December and reopens in April.
Heritage Museums & Gardens
67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
Heritage Museums & Gardens is located on 100 acres on the banks of Shawme Pond in Sandwich, MA. The gardens feature internationally important collections of rhododendrons, a comprehensive collection of hydrangeas, a collection of over 1,000 varieties of daylilies, hostas, herb, heather gardens, and more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers along paths. An outdoor “Nature Explore Classroom” facilitates encounters with nature and STEM concepts for children ages 2 through 10. In addition, three gallery buildings house permanent exhibits of world-class automobiles, a working vintage carousel, American folk art, and special exhibitions. There is a cafe and gift shop on the premises.
Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature
Heritage will open on Saturday April 22 for its next Regular Season!
Pass allows up to 6 individuals at 50% off the entry admission.
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
Each pass admits up to 2 people with a co-pay of $10.00 per person. Youth 18 and under are FREE.
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
Paper Pass (no return needed).
Each pass admits up to 4 people with the co-pay of $5.00 per person.
This pass must be picked up at the library. The pass will be collected at the museum.
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
Physical Pass (must be returned).
This vehicle hangtag pass is valid for free parking for one passenger vehicle that is registered in Massachusetts. It must be displayed in the vehicle at all times while visiting a Massachusetts State Park facility where daily parking fees are charged.
The Parks Pass can be picked up at the library on the reserved date. The pass needs to be returned to the library before the opening of the next day. Passes can be placed in the book drop after hours.
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
Each pass 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. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Patrons are encouraged to use the promo code on the pass to reserve tickets online prior to visiting.
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 pass allows 50% off admission to the New England Aquarium for up to 4 people.
Discounted admission applies only to adult and child pricing.
Present the original, dated coupon pass (or show it on your phone or other device) at the Aquarium Box Office ("General Admission" line) at the time of the visit. Library pass holders will be granted immediate entry after purchasing discounted tickets.
Please call 617-973-5200 or check the Aquarium website for museum hours, safety information, and other details. The coupon may not be used in conjunction with school or group visits, nor be applied toward Aquarium programs, Simons Theatre tickets, Whale Watch tickets, or combination tickets. Coupons or tickets obtained with them may not be sold, altered, or copied, and have no cash value.
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
Pass allows up to 6 individuals at the reduced rate of $16 per adult, $10 per child ages 5-17.
Plimoth Patuxet museum sites and exhibits are closed for the season and will reopen on Saturday April 1, 2023.
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
Physical Pass (must be returned).
Pass allows he bearer a discounted admission rate for up to six visitors of $13.25 per Adult and $10.75 per Child.
After picking up pass from the library, patron will need to purchase online tickets from the museum website. Both Library Pass and online ticket receipt must be presented on day of visit. Library Pass must be returned following the visit.
Sandwich Glass Museum
129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
The Sandwich Glass Museum is dedicated to the history of the town in which it is located, with a special emphasis on the glass that made it famous in the 19th century. Thirteen galleries display their collection of old and modern examples of glass objects, including roughly 6,000 pieces produced at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company in the 1800s on the site where the museum sits today. In addition, the museum hosts live demonstrations of glass-blowing. There is a gift store on the premises, which includes work by local glass-blowers.
Categories: Children, Family, History
Each pass allows free admission for up to 2 adults and 3 children.
USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
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
Museum pass allows free admission for up to 9 people.
Whydah Pirate Museum
674 MA-28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
This museum in West Yarmouth is home to the largest collection of pirate artifacts recovered from a single shipwreck—the Whydah Gally—anywhere in the world. Originally a slave ship, the pirate vessel sank off the coast of Wellfleet in 1717. The museum contains multiple exhibit wings, the Bell Theater room, a walk-through partial replica of the Whydah Gally, and the SeaLab and Learning Center—the museum's onsite conservation laboratory. Exhibits display artifacts of the slave trade and pirate life, early maps of the Atlantic and the Caribbean, and imagery of the 18th-century world. Fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. There a gift shop on the premises.
Categories: Children, Family, History, Ocean
This pass provides for discounted admission for up to 4 people at $12 per ticket.
Once the pass is printed, you will need to call the Whydah Pirate Museum to purchase timed tickets in advance. On the day of visit, you will need to show the printed library pass along with the receipt of the purchased time tickets.