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Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
617-426-6500   http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Technology

Pass Benefits

Museum passes for the Boston Children's Museum admit up to 4 people at half price. This is an ePass that can either be presented on a mobile device or as a print-out to receive the discounted admission rate.

Check museum website for current daily hours and visitation guidelines. 

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Cape Ann Museum

Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
978-283-0455   http://www.capeannmuseum.org/
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Founded in 1873, the Cape Ann Museum is a cultural center that includes galleries (displaying both permanent and temporary exhibitions), an auditorium, library/archives, a children's activity center, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes. The largest collection of works by Fitz Henry Lane, renowned marine artist and native son, may be found there, as well as paintings and sculptures by artists with a connection to Cape Ann. Two historic properties maintained by the museum, The White-Ellery House (1710) and the Captain Elias Davis House (1804) may be visited. The Library & Archives is a major resource for the study of the industrial, social, maritime and art history of Cape Ann. Special events include lectures, walking tours, and youth and family programs. (See website for schedule). A museum shop is on the premises.

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Categories: Architecture, Family, History

Pass Benefits

The Cape Ann Museum pass admits 2 adults for free. Youth under 18 always admitted free of charge.  This is a physical pass that must be picked-up at the library and returned by 10 am the day following your visit. Passes cannot be returned to the book drop outside of Market Basket. A fine of $5 per day will be charged for late pass return.

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Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

6 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820
603-742-2002   http://www.childrens-museum.org/
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The Children's Museum of New Hampshire offers opportunities for children and families to explore art, science, and culture through dozens of activities and exhibits. Among these are the Thinkering and Steam Innovation Labs; Dino Detective; Music Matrix & Sound Watch; Naturalist's Study; Cave Explorers; and Post Office. The recently re-opened Dover Adventure Playground features a life-size flat-bottomed vintage gundalow boat; a net climber; swings and slides; a 3-story Garrison tower; a 1,200 pound, 3x8 foot climbable Alewife granite fish sculpture; a splash pad; musical instruments; and a life-sized “whale's tail” sculpture perched on the roof of the Dover Pool. Regularly scheduled special events take place throughout the year, including the Dover Mini Maker Faire; Teddy Bear Clinic + Picnic; Toddlerfest; 5K Road Race + Kid-Venture Course; and Earth Day Celebration; among others. A museum shop is on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Music, Science, Technology

Pass Benefits

This pass admits up to four people at 50% reduced admission. Children under the age of one are free. 

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire currently has limited capacity. All guests must make a reservation online HERE before visiting. If you'd like to use any discounts to pay for admission, please still reserve your play session online for free and follow the directions for reserving with discounts. We will confirm your discount at the door and accept payment then. Please bring the physical library pass with you.

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Currier Museum of Art

Currier Museum of Art

150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144   http://currier.org/
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The Currier Museum of Art, located in Manchester, NH, features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O'Keeffe, Calder, John Singer Sargent, Frank Lloyd Wright, Andrew Wyeth, and Sol LeWitt. Special exhibitions provide opportunities to present work by contemporary and/or local artists, as well as take in-depth looks at certain objects or areas of the Museum's collection. Public programs include tours, live classical music and “Family Days” which include activities for all ages. The Museum also offers tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House, now listed on the Register of Historic Places (reservations required). There is a museum store on the premises.

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Categories: Architecture, Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Each pass provides 50% off general admission for up to 2 adults (18+). All youth 17 and under are admitted free. This is a physical pass that must be picked up at the library, but return is not required.

Tours of the Zimmerman House are a separate charge and require pre-paid reservations. 

For additional information and COVID procedures, please visit the Currier Museum website HERE.

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The House of Seven Gables

The House of Seven Gables

115 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-0991   https://www.7gables.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

This coupon pass admits up to four people at 50% off admission price. Advance ticket purchases are required. All purchases are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled. Learn about COVID regulations HERE. Each person in a party counts, regardless of age, and tickets are required for each person.

The House of the Seven Gables is open daily (please visit website for hours as they change seasonally). The Museum Store will be open during operating days and hours.

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Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100   https://www.icaboston.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music, Dance

Pass Benefits

The Institute of Contemporary Art Library pass permits (2) two adults at $5.00 each. This is an ePass that can either be presented on a mobile device or as a print-out to receive the discounted admission rate.

Check museum website for current daily hours and visitation guidelines. 

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401   http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music

Pass Benefits

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum pass admits (4) visitors for general admission at a cost of $5.00 per person. Children under age 18 are admitted free. This is a physical coupon pass that must be picked-up at the library to received discounted admission. No return necessary. 

The pass is not valid for lectures, concerts, or other public programs. 

Check museum website for current daily hours and visitation guidelines. 

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John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
617-514-1600   https://www.jfklibrary.org/
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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.

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Categories: Family, Governance, History

Pass Benefits

This pass is valid for admission to the Museum for up to eight adults, seniors, college students, or youths, with a $3.00 copay per person. Children ages 12 and under receive free admission.

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Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

251 Causeway Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114-2104
617-626-1250   http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

The Massachusetts State Parks Pass admits (1) vehicle at no cost per person. 

This is a physical pass that must be picked-up at the library and returned by 10 am the day following your visit. Passes cannot be returned to the book drop outside of Market Basket. A fine of $5 per day will be charged for late pass return.

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

The Museum of Fine Arts Library pass allows admission for 2 adults at $10 each (general admission and special exhibition) and up to 4 children ages 7–17 at $10 each (special exhibition only). There is no discount for children 7–17 for general admission, currently $10. Children 6 and under are admitted for free. Passes are not applicable toward discounts on parking, shopping, films, lectures, concerts, courses, or other public programs. This is an ePass that can either be presented on a mobile device or as a print-out to receive the discounted admission rate.

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Museum of Science

Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2500   http://www.mos.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science, Technology, Sky

Pass Benefits

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.

Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.

YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm). Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your time slot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.

After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.

Please bring both your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.

If you are unable to show your Library confirmation on a phone, you may print out a copy using the link in the confirmation email or request a paper copy from the library.

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
617-973-5200   http://www.neaq.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

The New England Aquarium Library pass is good for up to 4 people for 50% off adult and child pricing.  This is a digital pass that will be sent to your email.

Check museum website for current daily hours and visitation guidelines. 

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Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783
978-745-9500   http://www.pem.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

The Peabody Essex Museum Library pass admits 2 visitors for $12.00 per person. This is an ePass that can either be presented on a mobile device or as a print-out to receive the discounted admission rate.

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Seacoast Science Center

Seacoast Science Center

570 Ocean Boulevard, Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870
603-436-8043   http://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/
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Located within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, the Seacoast Science Center has been providing educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks since 1992. The center includes hands-on science exhibits (undersea exploration to marine debris), live animal exhibits which feature creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem; and many special events, like “Music-by-the-Sea” concerts and “Sippin' for Seals” (dancing and drinks to support the Marine Mammal rescue Program).

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

The Seacoast Science Center Library pass admits up to (2) two adults at a cost of $5.00 per person, and up to (4) four children at a cost of $2.50 per person. This is an ePass that can either be presented on a mobile device or as a print-out to receive the discounted admission rate.

Pass does not include admission to Odiorne Point State Park, charged April-September.

Check museum website for current daily hours and visitation guidelines. 

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Strawbery Banke Museum

Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-433-1100   http://www.strawberybanke.org/
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Strawbery Banke Museum is located in the South End Historic District of Portsmouth, NH, on a 10-acre campus that features more than 37 restored buildings built between the 17th and 19th centuries. Visitors may visit the historic buildings, some with staff in period dress engaged in traditional crafts such as boat-building, coopering, and wood-working; enjoy interactive exhibits about the history of the neighborhood and its preservation; and stroll and appreciate the heritage gardens and orchards, various heirloom breeds, and beehives. Themed centers provide different pathways for understanding the history. A museum store and a couple of restaurants are on the premises.

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Categories: Architecture, Children, Crafts, Family, History

Pass Benefits

The Strawberry Banke Museum Library pass admits up to (2) two adults at no cost per person, and up to (4) four children at no cost per person. This is an ePass that can either be presented on a mobile device or as a print-out to receive the discounted admission rate.

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USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-426-1812   https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
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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.

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

The USS Constitution Museum Library pass admits adults and children at no cost. Pass is good for free admission for parties of 9 or fewer. One pass per party.

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Museum Hours: Daily 10am-5pm

Ship Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm | Closed on Mondays

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