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 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 admits4 people at $9/adult and $8/children (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 ($6.25 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
One pass admits one adult at a 50% discount. Admission for children (age 3 to 17) with a museum pass is $1. Children under 3 are admitted free.

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. 

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 4 people at $2.00 each; children under 2 free.

Massachusetts State Parks Pass
Pass valid for 1 passenger vehicle.

Museum of Fine Arts
One pass admits 2 adults each, $10 per person

Museum of Science
1 pass admits 4 at $10 per person. Does not include special exhibits. 

New England Aquarium
Pass NOT available July and August
Pass admits 4 people at $10 per person. 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 $6.50 per Adult/Senior and $5 per Child (ages 6-18).

USS Constitution Museum
Pass admits 9, no admission fee

Zoo New England
Zoo New England Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo pass admits 6 people at $9.00 per person, and Children's rates are $6.00 per person.