Museum Passes

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To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.

Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

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

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

Admits 4 with pass, admission is half price. Please visit the venue website for further details

To Reserve Timed Ticketing: (Walk-Ins are not allowed)

Online timed-tickets must be purchased in advance at the Children’s Museum website. Be sure to reserve “Half Price Library Timed Tickets” under the “Discount Programs” section at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing.

Upon arrival at the museum, you will have to show your tickets for admission. The date on the pass must match the date of your visit. 

You will receive a pass by email when you reserve it.

This pass is a pdf that can be printed at home or displayed on the smartphone at the museum gate.


This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

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Boston Harbor Island Ferry

Boston Harbor Island Ferry

15 State Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02109
617-223-8666   http://www.bostonharborislands.org/
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The largest recreational open space in Eastern Massachusetts, the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is comprised of 34 islands and mainland parks that deliver access to historic sites and provide opportunities to hike and camp. Transportation to the islands is by ferry and, depending on the location, your own boat. Please refer to their website for the most up-to-date information about what is open and how to get there.

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Categories: Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Buy one Get one free to the Boston Harbor Ferry

Admits up to 4 patrons

The spring season is 7 days a week until June 16

The summer season is Monday-Friday

The fall season is 7 days a week after Labor Day

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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

Remote Learning Opportunities at: https://mailchi.mp/concordmuseum/historyathome 

Pass admits 4 at $5 off. Please visit venue website for additional information.

Pick up/return physical pass to Library

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

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Davis Farmland

Davis Farmland

145 Redstone Hil, Sterling, MA 01564
978-422-6666   https://www.davisfarmland.com/
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Davis Farmland is a seven-generation, working family farm, continuously in operation since 1846 in Sterling, MA. Starting in 1996, Davis Farmland has provided opportunities for discovery and play to families with children 12 years old and younger. It has a Waterspray Park; Imagine-Acres; Adventureland; interactions with farm animals; and a “Mega Maze” in the fall. It is also home to the largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals in North America. Special events include hands-on reptile shows. Hours change with the season. Shop with food and souvenirs on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 4 guests to either farmpark with a savings of $5 off the general admission rate. Discount only applied at gate, not on timed tickets

Please visit venue website at www.davisfarmland.com for details and weather closings

Pick up/return pass to the Library

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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

Pass admits 3 visitors at 1/2 price admission per person; any additional visitors must pay the regular admission price.

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

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Griffin Museum of Photography

Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890
781-729-1158   http://www.griffinmuseum.org/
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Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum of Photography presents exhibitions, programs and lectures that support their mission of encouraging a broader understanding and appreciation of the art of photography. Three galleries are dedicated to changing exhibitions of photography by well-known, emerging, and student photographers. (Three additional satellite galleries can be found in various locations in the Boston area.)

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Categories: Art, Family

Pass Benefits

Per mandate by the Town of Winchester and for the safety of our staff and our visitors, masks are required for all while visiting inside the museum.

Remote Learning Opportunities at

https://griffinmuseum.org/exhibitions/

Pass admits 2 with no copay. Please visit the venue website for further information.

Pick up/return pass to library

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

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Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-1638   https://hmsc.harvard.edu/
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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 Semitic Museum, 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.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

Redeemable coupon pass valid for four admissions to the  Harvard Museum of Natural History or Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, or Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East or Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (addresses vary) at 50% off of regular museum admission rates. Hours of museums vary, please consult individual websites.

One member of the party must be a Massachusetts resident. Not for group, institutional or corporate visits. 

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Historic New England

Historic New England

141 Cambridge Street, Administrative Offices: Otis House, Boston, MA 02114
https://www.historicnewengland.org/
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Historic New England is a historic preservation organization which owns and operates historic house museums and properties open to the public throughout most of New England. The majority of the 36 properties are in Massachusetts, but locations exist in all NE states but Vermont. These include Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, ME), the Jackson House (Portsmouth, NH), the Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, which (Newbury, MA), Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, CT), the Otis House (Boston, MA), the Lyman Estate (Waltham, MA), Gropius House (Lincoln, MA), and the Arnold House (Lincoln, RI). Styles represented include Federal, Colonial Revival, Victorian, Queen Anne, Arts & Crafts, and Modern, among many others. The website provides much detail, including directions, contact information, and history of each property.

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Categories: Architecture, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Remote Learning Opportunities at

https://www.historicnewengland.org/

Free admission for 2 adults to 36 historic properties. Please visit venue websites for further information

Use Promo Code LIBSCH121

Both Timed Ticket and physical pass is required for admittance.

Pick up/return pass to the library

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

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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

Valid for 2 admissions at $5 off. 

Paid timed ticket and pass - online and phone orders  incur a $4 covid fee per ticket.


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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

Discount for 4 adult admissions, $5 copay.

Timed ticketing and coupon pass required.

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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 one-day Library Partner Admission Pass admits 1 vehicle OR up to 4 people to a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary.
At some sanctuaries there is a $2 admission fee per visitor over the age of 2

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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/
[Details/Reserve]

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

Entitles bearer to free parking for one vehicle at over 50 Massachusetts state park day-use facilities.

Please visit specific venue website for further information.

Parking placard is required for admittance.

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Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

50 East Merrimack, Lowell, MA 01852
978-654-4678   http://www.mrt.org/
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The Merrimack Repertory Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Begun in 1979, it has a seven-show season that runs from September through May, which is focused on contemporary plays. The theatre has 279 seats and free parking.

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Categories: Family, Theatre

Pass Benefits

50% off seats in zones A-C

Zone D is excluded

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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

Remote Learning Opportunities at https://www.mfa.org/

Advance timed tickets required. Use Promo Code: provided in PDF ticket

Each pass allows admission for 2 adults at $10 each (special exhibition + general admission) and up to 4 children 7 – 17 $10 each (special exhibition + general admission). There is no discount for children 7-17 for general admission. Children 6 and under are free.

Please visit venue website for further information

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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

Pass admits 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.


         

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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

Remote Learning Opportunities at

https://www.neaq.org/

https://www.neaq.org/tag/first-friday-facebook-live/

50% off admission for up to 4 people. Timed ticketing/ advanced reservations will no longer be required for Library pass holders.

Please visit venue website for further information.

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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

Pass admits 2 individuals at 1/2 price.

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New England Quilt Museum

New England Quilt Museum

18 Shattuck St., Lowell, MA 01852
978-452-4207   http://www.nequiltmuseum.org/
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The New England Quilt Museum, part of the Lowell National Historic Park, is fittingly located not far from the old textile manufacturing plants that made the city famous during the industrial revolution. Since its opening in 1987, it has been committed to both craft and fine arts quilts, with a permanent collection, special exhibitions, a library and resource center, classrooms, and a gift shop.

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Categories: Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Remote Learning Opportunities at

https://www.neqm.org/on-view-index

Admits 2 patrons, no co-pays.

Please visit venue website for further information.

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Orchard House

Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
978-369-4118   http://www.louisamayalcott.org/
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Categories: Children, Family, History, Tours

Pass Benefits

Valid for 50% discounts for 2 Adults/Seniors/College Students and up to 4 youths per pass, not redeemable for cash

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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

Pass admits 2 patrons, $12 co-pay per person for general admission.


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Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907
401-785-3510   http://www.rwpzoo.org/
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Founded in 1872, the 40-acre zoo is one of the nation’s oldest. It’s home to over 100 species of rare and interesting animals from all over the world presented in naturalistic settings, including many endangered species. Themed programs and events are offered throughout the year, some of them focused on hands-on conservation. Nearby, within the park, is an operational Victorian-style carousel.

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Categories: Children, Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Discount for 4 daytime admission tickets,  $3 per ticket

This pass is sponsored by the Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Inc.

   

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Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum

19 1/2 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-1692   http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass valid for discounted admissions for 6 visitors

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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

Free and reduced admission to Trustee properties across the state.

Both Timed Ticket and physical pass are required

For deCordova, Fruitlands and Castle Hill

Use Promo Code: GOPASS

Please visit venue website for further information.

Pick up nonreturnable coupon at the library.

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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

Pass provides free admission to the museum for up to 9 people.

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Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
508-799-4406   http://www.worcesterart.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Military

Pass Benefits

50% off admission for 2 adults and/or 2 children (4 admittance total).  Children 17 and under are free.

Not valid for special programs

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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

Valid for general daytime admission for 6 patrons at $9 per adult/$6 per child.

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