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.
  • Check museum website for holiday closings. 
  • 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 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

www.bostonbyfoot.com
Free admission for groups of up to 4 people. Available seasonally from April- November, rain or shine. Regular admission: ranges from $10-$20 depending on tour.

Boston Island Tours

www.bostonharborcruises.com/harbor-islands/
Reduced, 2-for-1 admission for up to 4 people. Available seasonally from April- October, not valid on weekends. Regular admission: $17 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for children.

Children’s Museum

www.bostonkids.org
Half-price admission for up to 4 people. Regular admission: $16 for adults, $16 for children, and children under 12 months are free. Use the Member’s Express line when visiting.

DeCordova Art Museum and Sculpture Park

www.decordova.org
Reduced $5 admission for up to 4 people. Seasonal hours: park open every day from June- September; closed Monday and Tuesday from October- May. Sculpture park only open during daylight hours. Regular admission: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students, and children under 12 are free. 

Discovery Museums

www.discoverymuseums.org
Half-price admission for up to 3 people at $6.25 per person. Valid at Children’s Discovery Museum, Science Discovery Museum, and Discovery Woods. All museums are closed on Monday year-round but open on Mondays in July and August. Regular admission: $12.50 for adults, $11.50 for seniors, $12.50 for children, and children under 12 months are free. 

Garden in the Woods

www.newfs.org
Half-price admission for up to 2 people. Available seasonally from April- October, including holidays. Regular admission: $12 for adults, $9 for seniors, $6 for children, and children under 3 are free. 

Gore Place

www.goreplace.org
Reduced admission for up to 2 adults at $3 each and 2 children under 12 for free. Closed on Sundays. Regular admission: ranges from $12- $15 depending on the tour. 

Harvard Art Museum

www.harvardartmuseums.org
Free admission for up to 2 adults. Regular admission: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for non-Harvard students, and youth under 18 are free.

Harvard Museum of Natural History & Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

www.hmnh.harvard.edu
Reduced admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children at $6 per person. Also valid for the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. Regular admission: $12 for adults, $10 for non-Harvard students, $10 for seniors, $8 for youth (3-18), and children under 3 are free.

Inside Playground

www.bostonindoorplayground.com
Reduced admission for up to 4 people at $6 per child and $2 per adult. Pass valid on weekday drop-in hours only, check website or call for any holiday closings. Regular admission: $12 for children (8 months- 12 years old), $2 for adults, and children under 8 months are free.

Institute of Contemporary Art

www.icaboston.org
Reduced admission for up to 2 adults at $5 per person. Closed on Mondays except for any major holidays. Regular admission: $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students (with ID), and youth under 17 are free.

Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum

www.gardnermuseum.com
Closed Tuesdays
Reduced admission for up to 4 people at $5 per person. Closed on Tuesdays. Regular admission: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for college students (with ID), and youth under 18 are free.

John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

www.jfklibrary.org
Reduced admission for up to 2 people at $3 per person. Regular admission: $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $12 for students (with ID), $10 for teens (13-17), and children under 12 are free.

LAUNCH: Watertown's Trampoline Park

www.launchwatertown.com/
Reduced admission for $5 off jump time for one person. Pass valid on weekdays only. Check website or call for specific toddler jump times, timed rates, and special attractions.

Massachusetts Audubon Society

www.massaudubon.org
Reduced admission for up to 2 adults and 2 children at $2 per person. Pass valid for multiple farms and sanctuaries, check website or call for specific tours, trails, advisories, and special events. Open year-round.

Massachusetts State Parks Pass

www.mass.gov/dcr/
Free parking for 1 car. Pass valid for multiple farms and sanctuaries, check website or call for specific tours, trails, advisories, and special events. Open year-round.

Museum of Fine Arts

www.mfa.org
Reduced admission for up to 2 people at $10 per person. Regular admission: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $23 for students (18+ with ID), youth 7-17 are free, and children 6 and under are free. Pass valid for galleries and special exhibitions.

Museum of Science

www.mos.org
Reduced admission for up to 4 people at $10 per person. Regular admission: $25 for adults, $21 for seniors, $20 for youth (3-11), and children under 3 are free. Pass not valid for planetarium, Mugar Omni theatre, butterfly garden, or 4-D theatre.

New England Aquarium

www.neaq.org
Reduced admission for up to 4 people at $10 per person. Available year-round except during July and August. Regular admission: $26.95 for adults, $24.95 for seniors, $18.95 for youth (3-11), and children under 3 are free. 

Orchard House

www.louisamayalcott.org
Free admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children. Regular admission: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $8 for college students (with ID), $5 for youth (6-17), and children under 6 are free.

Peabody Essex Museum

www.pem.org
Reduced admission for up to 2 people at $5 per person. Museum closed on Mondays. Regular admission: $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for students (with ID), Salem residents (with ID) and youth under 16 are free.

Salem Witch Museum

www.salemwitchmuseum.com
Reduced admission for up to 6 people at $6.50 per person. Passes not valid on weekends in October or on Halloween day. Regular admission: $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $7 for youth (4-13), and children under 4 are free.

USS Constitution Museum

www.ussconstitutionmuseum.org
Free admission for up to 9 people. Pass only valid for the museum, and not the ship. Regular admission: suggestion donations of $5-$10 for adults, $3-$5 for children, and $20-$25 for families.

Zoo New England

www.zoonewengland.com
Reduced admission for up to 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child. Valid for Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. Regular admission for Franklin Park: $19.95 for adults, $16.95 for seniors, $13.95 for children (2-12), and children under 2 are free. Regular admission for Stone Zoo: $16.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors, $11.95 for children (2-12), and children under 2 are free.