Museum Passes

Looking for fun? We offer free or discounted admission to over 20 museums and attractions in Massachusetts. Reserve a pass and see how much you can save just by using your library card.

Important Information

  • You must pick-up the museum pass with the library card given at time of reservation. 
  • Passes may be limited to general admission. Special exhibits may not be covered. Inquire about Special exhibits by calling museum directly or visiting their individual web sites.
  • Patrons may lose museum pass borrowing privileges if a pass is lost or returned late more than twice in 6 months.
  • Patrons may borrow one museum pass per day.
  • The fine for a lost or late pass is $10. On the first occurence of a late or lost pass, the patron will be informed that a second late or lost pass in the next 6 months will result in revoked museum pass borrowing privileges for one year.
  • Patrons are responsible for the replacement cost for a lost museum pass.

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You may also call the Circulation Department at 617.972.6431 to reserve or cancel passes.

Museum Passes Offered:

Boston by Foot
May thru October. Pass admits 4 people for free.

Boston Harbor Islands
2-for-1 admission pass for the ferry to Boston Harbor Islands, either Georges or Spectacle Island. Valid for weekdays only. Valid for up to 4 people. Price without the pass, Adults $15.00, and other age groups have different prices.

Children’s Museum
1 pass admits 4 people at a fee of $7 per person (admission fee is half off regular price). Open Friday nights until 9pm.

DeCordova Art Museum and Sculpture Park
This pass admits 4 people. $5 fee per person, children under 12 admitted free of charge. Closed on Mondays; Sculpture park – Daylight hours; Pass admits 4 people

Discovery Museums
Pass admits 3 people at half price ($5.75 per person). Valid only during public hours. Includes Science Discovery Museum and Children's Discovery Museum. Both Museums may not be open at the same time.

Garden in the Woods
2 passes each admit 2 people. Admission fees -50% discount on admission. Children are $1. Please call ahead to the library to book both passes for 4 people.

Gore Place
Unavailable Wednesdays. A pass admits 2 adults and 2 children, ages 5-12. Adult admission is $3, children's admission is free. 
Tours Year Round

Harvard Art Museum
Pass admits 2 adults free of charge. Children always admitted for free.

Harvard Museum of Natural History & Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
Pass admits 2 adults & 2 children at $6 per person. Free on Wednesday afternoons, 3-5pm, September-May and Sunday mornings, 9-12pm year round. Please call the library directly to book passes for up to 8 people.

Institute of Contemporary Art
Pass admits 2 people at $5 each; Children under 17 free. Free admission every Thursday night from 5-9pm. 

Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum
Closed Tuesdays
Pass admits 4 at $5 per person

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum
Pass admits 2 for $3 each, children 12 and under are free. 
Main gallery is closed until March 2015, Special exhibit on Cuban Missile Crisis, open with free admission.

LAUNCH: Watertown's Trampoline Park
Pass is good for $5 off one admission. Admission rates depend on how long you stay in the park.

Massachusetts Audubon Society
Pass admits 2 people at $2.00 each; children under 18 free.

Massachusetts State Parks Pass
Pass valid for 1 passenger vehicle.

Museum of Fine Arts
2 passes admits 2 adults each, $10 per person
Call library to book two passes.

Museum of Science
1 pass admits 4 at $10 per person. Please call the library to book 2 passes for 8 people. Does not include special exhibits. 

New England Aquarium
Pass NOT available July and August
Pass admits 4 people at $10 per person. Please call the library to book 2 passes for 8 people. The Aquarium has changed to a timed ticket system so they offer entrance in 20 minute intervals. Last chance for admission is at 4:40pm. 

Orchard House
Each pass provides free regular guided tours for 2 adults and up to 4 children (ages 6-17).

Peabody Essex Museum
Pass admits 2 people at $5 each; children under 16 free.
Closed on Mondays, except on Monday holidays. Admission for weekends: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays is now $10 a person. 

Salem Witch Museum
Pass admits up to 6 people for $6.25 per Adult/Senior and $4.75 per Child (ages 6-14).

USS Constitution Museum
Pass admits 9, no admission fee

Zoo New England
Pass admits 6 people, at $6 per adult and $4 per child. You can use the pass at the Franklin Park Zoo or the Stone Park Zoo.