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Museum Passes

lil bcmBoston Children’s Museum

Pass admits 4 people for half the price of admission.




dcr logoDCR Mass Parks Parking Pass

This is a parking pass that allows you to park for free at any of over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts state parks system. Please see the park lists to see where you can use this pass. This is a pass that MUST be returned, whereas most other passes are a paper coupon that do not need to be returned.




hmnh logoHarvard Museum of Natural History

Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children at $1 per person. It has a mission to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the natural world and the human place in it, sparking curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages.



isabellaIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Pass admits four people at $5 per person. The Gardner Museum is closed on Tuesdays. The Gardner Museum is an eclectic display of paintings, sculpture, and tapestry housed in an Italianate palace with an indoor courtyard featuring a seasonal display of flowers.



mfaMuseum of Fine Arts

The Library has two passes that each admit two adults at $10 per person. If you wish to reserve both passes, you must call the library to make your reservation.  The Museum of Fine Arts has two hundred galleries, including exhibits of Egyptian mummies, musical instruments, period rooms and Impressionist paintings.


mosMuseum of Science

Pass admits four people at $7 per person. Pass is not valid for the Omni Theatre and the Planetarium. The Museum of Science presents opportunities to learn – from archaeology to technology, dinosaurs to space exploration.



neaNew England Aquarium

Pass admits four people at $10 per person.




pem logoPeabody Essex Museum

Pass admits two adults at $5 per person.




usscon logoU.S.S. Constitution Museum

Pass admits up to 9 people in one party for free. The U.S.S. Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of “Old Ironsides” and the people associated with her.



zoo iconZoo New England

Pass admits up to 6 people at $6/adult and $4/child.





Currently you can request a pass in one of two ways: in person, or over the phone. An online request system is in the works!

For all passes, you are strongly encouraged to put in your request at least 5 days in advance to ensure availability.


Not a pass:

At the Wheelock Family Theater you can mention that you have a library card here and you can get a Buy One Get One deal. (They may ask to see the card!)