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Boston Children’s Museum
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.
Admits up to 4 people at half price per person.
Founded in 1886, the Concord Museum is a repository of local history and a gateway to the town of Concord. It educates visitors from around the world about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life through permanent and changing exhibits, educational programs and publications. Its collection contains a range of unique items from the area, including a Paul Revere lantern; many objects that once belonged to Henry David Thoreau; a reproduction of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study; and furniture, artwork, and objects from the colonial era on.
Each pass admits up to 4 visitors at $5-off each; valid year-round including during the Family Trees program.
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Established in 1950, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England, encompassing 30 acres in Lincoln, MA, 20 miles west of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming.
The SCULPTURE PARK is OPEN and a library GOPASS is required for admittance. Two adults and children under 18 included in admission with one Trustees GOPASS coupon.
PLEASE NOTE THE TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE INDOOR GALLERIES (THROUGH 2026):
The Sculpture Park remains open, and no other facilities, programs, events, or activities are affected, including the store or cafe. The temporary suspension allows us to upgrade our HVAC and climate control systems to ensure that our indoor exhibition spaces meet The Trustees’ and the museum industries’ stringent standards. We expect this process to take two-three years (through 2026).
Acton's Discovery Museum, located on a 4-acre campus, is aimed at providing an environment in which play becomes a conduit for learning about science, technology, and nature. The museum’s building contains a number of galleries dedicated to teaching scientific concepts in a fun, hands-on environment, as well as themed play spaces for younger visitors. Outdoors, Discovery Woods includes a nature playscape with a cargo net climb, nest swing and beaver lodges, as well as a treehouse with an observation deck and a bouncy bridge. There are opportunities to practice orienteering with provided maps and instructions on trails on the property. A museum shop is on the premises. The museum building is fully ADA compliant, with exhibits based on Universal Design principles.
Patrons using library passes will pay 1/2 price admission per person (for each of the three people) which still allows access to the Discovery Museum, as well as Discovery Woods. Any people accompanying the 3 pass users will still pay the regular admission fee.
Gore Place is a historic 19th century country house located in Waltham, MA. Indoor and outdoor tours of the 50-acre estate—which boasts a magnificent Mansion, an authentic 1793 Carriage House, a working farm, and beautiful grounds—are available; check the website for the schedule. Special events include an annual sheepshearing festival and a summer concert series. There is a museum shop on the premises.
Each pass permits two adults and two accompanied children to tour the 1806 Gore Mansion at the reduced rate of $5 per adult and free for the accompanying children--regularly $16 per adult and $11 for children ages 6-16.
Harvard Museums of Science and Culture
The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture is a partnership of museums on the Harvard University Cambridge campus dedicated to the natural world, science, and human cultures. They include the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the Harvard Museum of Natural History (comprised of the Harvard University Herbaria, Mineralogical and Geological Museum, and Museum of Comparative Zoology), the Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, all located between Oxford St./Divinity Ave area. Of particular note are the famous glass flowers, models commissioned by Harvard in 1886 to aid in the teaching of botany (and made in Germany over the course of more than eight decades), on display in the Harvard Museum of Natural History.
Each coupon admits up to 4 visitors at 50% off regular museum admission rates. Includes access to all four HMSC museums:
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology
Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East - closed Saturdays
Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments - closed Saturdays
One member of party must be a MA resident.
Not for group, institutional, or corporate visits.
May not be combined with other offers.
The House of Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables, one of the oldest surviving timber-framed mansion houses in continental North America, was the setting of Nathaniel Hawthorne's famous 1851 novel of the same name. The historic site which includes the house (a National Historic Landmark District) includes a guided tour of the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion (the House of the Seven Gables) and visits to the Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace, the Colonial Revival seaside gardens, and the Counting House, with a maritime discovery zone called “Kids' Cove at The Gables.” (An audio tour of the gardens, grounds, and waterfront is available through the UniGuide App.) Lectures and seasonal living history labs are scheduled throughout the year, and a changing annual exhibition examines various aspects of the institution's 350 years of history. There is a gift shop on the premises. The website has virtual field trips and interactive exhibitions that can provide helpful background information before a visit.
A one-use library pass gives patrons 50% off admission for up to four people.
Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
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.
Each library discount coupon admits up to 2 visitors at the discounted admission price of $10 per admission when redeemed at the Holly and David Bruce Visitor Center.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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.
Each coupon reduces admission to $5 per person for up to four visitors for general admission only.
Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free.
John F. Kennedy Library & Museum
The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated to the memory of the nation’s thirty-fifth president, is located on a ten-acre park which overlooks the sea in an building designed by I.M. Pei. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President, all through permanent and changing exhibits. The Library is available to students and scholars to conduct research using its collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of the institution’s namesake.
A pass is valid for admission to the Museum for up to two adults, seniors, college students, or youths, with a $3.00 copay per person.
Children ages 12 and under receive free admission.
PLEASE NOTE: advanced ticket reservations are encouraged but not required. Please visit for https://www.jfklibrary.org/visit-museum/visit/plan-your-trip more details and to reserve ticket in advance. Last admission sale is at 3:30 p.m.
Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium
200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library at the Christian Science Publishing Society building in Boston, the Mapparium is a three-story, stained-glass globe representing the world as configured in 1935. A bridge traverses the interior, allowing visitors to view the world from within. A presentation combines words, music, and LED lights to illustrate the transformation of the world over time and geography. The Library also features the exhibit “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” which provides some background on the construction and history of the globe.
Each pass admits up to four people for general admission (Adult, Youth 6-17, Students, and Seniors).
Admission for children 5 and younger is free.
Not valid for special events or for public programming.
Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)
Mass Audubon maintains about 100 wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts, more than half of which may be visited for walks on trails and visits to nature centers and museums. Among these is Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, a working farm with animals and crops, plus exhibits that include native wildlife, such as owls, foxes and deer. A shop on the premises sells items related to nature, such as bird feeders and binoculars.
A one-day Library Partner Admission Pass admits up to 4 people to a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary.
With this pass, admission is discounted to $2.00 per visitor over the age of 2.
Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)
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.
This ParksPass affords free parking at DCR facilities that charge a parking fee. (The ParksPass is not valid for parking at Quabbin Reservoir; the Squantum Point, NorthPoint, or Draw Seven Commuter Lots; or for camping.)
This ParksPass must be displayed on the rearview mirror in your vehicle at all times while visiting a DCR facility where daily parking fees are charged.
Please check www.massparks.org for a list of applicable parks.
Museum of Fine Arts
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.
A pass admits two adults and four children, 7 - 17, for $10 per person. Children aged 6 and under are admitted free. Two passes available per day.
Library passes are not applicable toward discounts on shopping, parking, dining, films, concerts, lectures, courses, or any public programs.
Discount admission may not be combined with other offers.
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.
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 but must have a timed ticket.
New England Aquarium
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.
This coupon allows 50% off admission to the New England Aquarium.
Only applies to adult and child pricing.
This is not a ticket.
Redeem this coupon in the General Admission line at the Aquarium's ticket booth for discounted admission for up to 4 people.
Please visit neaq.org/coupons for details.
Review the Aquarium's website at www.neaq.org/safety ahead of your visit to ensure a safe and accessible experience.
Valid only for Aquarium admission.
This coupon does not provide any other discounts and cannot be applied to combo tickets.
Library coupons or tickets obtained with library coupons may not be sold.
Void if altered or copied. No cash value.
Hours of operation are subject to change.
Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Situated on more than 200 scenic acres are more than 40 original buildings, including homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops. Visitors can see heritage breed farm animals and interact with authentically costumed staff. Special events take place through the year. A gift shop and bookstore are located on the premises.
A pass is valid for 50% off standard daytime admission for one party of up to four individuals.
Special events, programs or performances that require a separate ticket are not eligible.
This discount cannot be combined with other offers.
Peabody Essex Museum
The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.
Each pass admits a maximum of two adult visitors at a reduced admission fee of $12 per person any day the Museum is open.
Children under age 16 are admitted free.
Admission to Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese House, and special ticketed exhibitions require the pass holder to pay a separate fee.
Plimoth Patuxet Museums
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.
A pass admits up to 6 individuals at the reduced rate of $16 per adult and $10 per child ages 5 - 17.
One pass available per day.
Salem Witch Museum
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.
Library member rates 2022:
Adult/Senior - $13.25
Child (3-14) - $10.75
Library Passes are not accepted in the month of OCTOBER.
Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)
The Trustees of Reservations preserve and protect more than 100 special properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value—nearly 25,000 acres—all around Massachusetts. From Crane's Beach in Ipswich and World's End in Hingham to The Old Manse in Concord and Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, visitors to Trustees sites enjoy local history and nature in its various forms: beaches, meadows, forests, swamps and more.
In the summer of 2019, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the largest park of its kind in New England, became part of the Trustees. The museum, located in Lincoln, MA, encompasses nearly 30 conserved acres and presents contemporary art from New England—and beyond—with sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions. For a full list of locations, please visit their web site.
Patrons enjoy free or reduced admission to Trustees properties across Massachusetts. See www.trustees.org
USS Constitution Museum
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.
Pass holders will receive free admission to the museum.
One pass allows free admission for up to 9 people per day.
One pass per party, please.
Worcester Art Museum
The Worcester Art Museum is recognized for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media created over the last 5 millennia. Works include those by El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Gauguin, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Paul Revere, and Nam June Paik. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan—including some contemporary art. Of note are the floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (Syria) in the entrance, the Japanese print collection, and the “Arms and Armor” collection. There is a café, museum shop, and library on the premises.
One pass admits 2 adults and 2 children (3-17) at half-price. Kids 3 and under admitted free.
Zoo New England
Zoo New England operates Franklin Park Zoo, a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, and the Stone Zoo, located on a 26-acre site near Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. In addition to animals, both zoos are engaged in wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.
Admits 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child.
Library passes are not valid for Boston Lights or Zoolights.