To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
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.
The coupon is good for 4 people at half off admission.
After receiving a library discount coupon from the library via the website, patrons must then reserve their visit online with Boston Children’s
Museum. There is no physical pass to collect from the library.
* Patrons must first reserve a dated coupon from their library's website.
* Visit https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing
* Review the directions for timed tickets
* Click on the "Discount Programs" & drop down arrow
* Click on "Half Price Library Timed Ticket " to book
* The date on the Library Discount Coupon must match the date of the patron’s visit.
* Select time slot, and number of tickets (max. 4), add to cart, then checkout and complete payment.
* Once arriving at the Museum, visitors will proceed to the Admissions Scanning Station with their online
reservation and the date specific Library Discount Coupon received from the library. Patron can present these
digitally or as a paper print out.
* Patrons with questions about the online ordering system should contact Orders@BostonChildrensMuseum.org
The Children's Piazza
Located in Peabody, MA, The Children's Piazza is a space is designed for young children—aged 0 to 6—to learn through unstructured play. Organized to optimize social, cognitive and motor development, areas include a large room with a climbing structure, slides, and swings; an arts and crafts room; a room with a train table; a lunch area with appropriately sized furniture; a glow-in-the-dark planet room; among others. There is a coffee shop and free Wi-Fi on the premises. Please check the website for the requirements of entry.
Coupon covers 1 parent and 1 child admission for free. If a family of four visited, they would be admitted for $8. (Regular cost would be $20 for 4.) This pass is available on weekdays only.
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.
Park free at over 50 facilities in the MA State Park system that charges a day use parking fee. Pass does not guarantee a parking space but allows you to park free. Passes can be picked up on Thursday, Friday or Saturday for all weekend use. This pass will be circulated with an envelope so it can be returned to the drop box on Monday.
Hang tag directly on your rearview mirror.
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.
Each pass admits 2 people at the General Admission price of $10.
The Museum of Fine Arts offers a promo code IP-1511724 that may be used online to purchase tickets at a discounted price.
You do not need to pick up anything from the library.
How to use pass:
- Reserve pass through our online reservation site and write down or copy promo code on final confirmation page
- Timed museum entry via online reservation for exhibits only is required.
- Select a day and click "Tickets." The next page will have a box labeled "Promo Code" in the upper-right corner. Enter the promo code into the box and click "Submit" to apply the discount.
- Select, the number of tickets you would like, then click "Add to cart."
- You will be asked to create an account before checking out.
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. ** Starting January 15, 2022, all visitors to the museum over age 12 must show proof of vaccination to enter the museum. **
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.
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.
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 2 people onMonday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Visit pem.org to verify current hours and admission requirements. This pass grants you a promo code when you reserve your pass, then go to pem.org/tickets and enter the code, and then select discounted admission tickets. There is no pass to collect from the Library.
Call the reservation line for assistance 978-542-1511
Wenham Museum is a history museum celebrating the treasures of childhood and New England family life across four centuries, with an emphasis on the North Shore. The museum's collections feature a world-renowned doll collection and dollhouses, costumes and textiles, model trains, antique toys, historic photographs, and the interactive Family Discovery Gallery. Admission includes a tour of the historic Claflin-Gerrish-Richards House, built at the end of the 17th century. In addition, there are rotating special programs and exhibitions. A gift shop is on the premises.
This pass admits 4 at half price admission. Reserve your timed entry online and choose "library pass" as your admission rate.
There is no physical pass to retrieve and return to the library - print the pass or show it on your phone at the admissions desk.
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.
Pass admits up to 6 people: $9 per adult, $6 per child. Valid for general daytime admission to Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo.
Timed ticketing is not required.