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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

The Boston Children's Museum pass offers half price admission for up to four (4) people.

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Concord Museum

Concord Museum

200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
978-369-9763   http://www.concordmuseum.org/
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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.

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Categories: Family, History

Pass Benefits

This pass admits up to 4 at $5-off each.

This pass MUST be returned to Acton Memorial Library before the library opens the day after use. It can be placed in the outside book drop if the library is closed. Overdue passes are subject to a fine of $10 per day.

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Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720
978-264-4200   http://www.discoveryacton.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

This pass admits up to three (3) people at half price.

This pass MUST be returned to the library it was checked out from (either Acton Memorial Library or West Acton Citizens' Library) before the library opens the day after use. It can be placed in the outside book drop if the library is closed. Overdue passes are subject to a fine of $10 per day.

This pass is provided by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. 

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EcoTarium

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
508-929-2700   http://www.ecotarium.org/
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The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the museum offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

This pass offers a 50% discount admission for up to two (2) adults and two (2) children in one vehicle. Children under two are admitted for free.

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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

This pass allows admission for up to four (4) people at $5 per person. Children under the age of 18 are always free.

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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 if valid for admission to the Museum for up to eight (8) 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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Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-2200   http://www.massaudubon.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

This pass admits one 1 vehicle OR up to 4 people to Drumlin Farm and other Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries for $2 per visitor over the age of 2.

This pass is a coupon and does not need to be returned to Acton Memorial Library.

This pass is provided by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. 

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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

This pass allows admission for two (2) adults at $10 each. There is no discount for children ages 7-17 for general admission, as the cost is already $10. Children 6 and under are free.

The pass is good ONLY for the date listed. It cannot be used on another date. 

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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 always admitted for free but must have a timed ticket.

This pass is provided by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. 

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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

Library pass holders no longer need to make advance reservations. Tickets cannot be pre-purchased online nor over the phone. The original, dated pass must be presented at the Aquarium Box Office (“General Admission” line) at the time of the visit. Library pass holders will be granted immediate entry after purchasing discounted tickets, even if the Aquarium is sold out to the general public at that time.

Passes can be scanned directly off the phone or other device OR may be printed. Barcode must be included.

Patrons who do not have an original pass will not receive the discount.

Each coupon admits up to 4 people for a 50% off reduction from the regular admission rate, per person. Coupon only applies to adult and child rates. Reduced-rate admission payment must be paid at the Aquarium Box Office to gain entry. Children under the age of 3 are not included in the admission count and are always admitted free. Please visit neaq.org/coupons for details.

Review the Aquarium’s website at www.neaq.org/safety ahead of visiting to ensure a safe and accessible experience.

Library coupons may not be used in conjunction with school or group visits, nor be applied toward Aquarium programs, Simons Theatre tickets, Whale Watch tickets, or combination tickets.

Library coupons or tickets obtained with library coupons may not be sold.

Hours of operation are subject to change without notice. Before leaving home, we encourage you to visit our website, www.neaq.org, for details about hours, exhibits, schedules, prices, directions, parking, and safety guidelines.

If you have questions, you may call the New England Aquarium Membership Department at 617-973-6555 (option 6), weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or email members@neaq.org.

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New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505-0598
508-869-6111   https://www.nebg.org/
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Located in Boylston, MA, and open year-round, the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill features carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, with a number of trails that traverse the 132-acre property. In addition, there are many programs and events, including classes, lectures, art exhibits and concerts. The Garden is run by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States.

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Categories: Art, Crafts, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

This pass offers a 50% discount on general admission for up to two (2) people.

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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 pass offers discounted tickets of $12 for up to two (2) people.

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Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

The DeCordova and Fruitlands Museums are included in the list of Trustees of the Reservations Properties. For a full list of all Trustees of the Reservations properties, please go to thetrustees.org.

The GO Pass admits two adults and children under 18 at the family membership admission price (at Trustees properties that charge an admission fee). GO Passes are valid for admission only. Not valid for discounts at parking kiosks, stores, cafes, inns, campgrounds, special events and programs, equipment rentals, or in place of any permits or passes. 

This pass is provided by the Friends of the Acton Libraries. 

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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 pass allows free admission for up to 9 people per day.  

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Zoo New England

Zoo New England

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466   http://www.zoonewengland.org/
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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.

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Categories: Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Provides discounted admission for a group of up to 6 individuals per pass to the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. Admission costs with the pass are $9 per adult and $6 per child.

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