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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.
Children under 1-yr-old free
Pass admits up to 4 visitors at half-price admission.
Open Monday - Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm
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. There are 2 daily time slots, 9 am-12:00 pm and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm.
Bring tickets and museum pass to museum.
Masks required (ages 2+)
The Butterfly Place
A winding pathway through an atrium filled with flowers, koi fish, and quail allows visitors to walk among butterflies from all over the world. Staff members are available for questions and “show and tell” demonstrations. A continuously running video explains the butterfly life cycle, and exhibits enable visitors to observe eggs, caterpillars, cocoons and chrysalides with information about each species. A gift shop is on the premises. There is a public picnic area and free parking is available.
Seniors (65+) $12
Children (3-12 yrs) $10
Children 2 and under are free
Pass admits 1 visitor free of charge.
Open Monday to Sunday 10 to 4pm.
Purchase tickets at Butterfly Place. No need to reserve tickets in advance.
Please visit https://www.butterflyplace-ma.com/ for updated COVID policies
Currier Museum of Art
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.
Senior (65+) $13
Youth (13-17) $5
Members and children younger than 13 are always free.
Each pass provides 50% off general admission for up to 2 adults and all youth family members.
Open Thursday - 10am-8pm
Open Friday - Sunday 10am-5pm
Purchase tickets at museum. Bring museum pass to museum.
Please visit http://currier.org/ for updated COVID policies
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.
April Vacation (4/16 - 4/24) - $25.95/person
Spring Rates (4/25 - 6/18)
Spring (WED - FRI) - $27.95/person
Spring (SAT - SUN) - $29.95/person
Summer Rates (6/18 to 9/5): $31.95/person
Pass admits up to 4 people with a savings of $5 off General Admission prices.
Do not purchase tickets in advance. Bring pass with you to Davis Farmland to receive discount.
Know Before You Go! Check the Davis Farmland website for the most up-to-date information and mask policies.
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.
$15.50 per person Adults and Children
$14.50 for Seniors 60+
Pass admits 3 visitors for 50% off.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm.
Summer Hours start 6/27
Reserve tickets online and pay when you arrive.
Masks are required indoors* (2+) and encouraged outdoors (2+)
*See website for more details
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.
Children/Youths (2-18) $14
Seniors (65 and older) $14
Children under 2 free
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children in one vehicle at a 50% discount.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am- 5 pm Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm
Tickets need to be purchased onsite with museum pass.
Please visit http://www.ecotarium.org/ for updated COVID policies.
Garden in the Woods (Native Plant Trust)
The Garden in the Woods (Native Plant Trust) displays rare and common native New England plants in a naturalistic setting at its location in Framingham, Massachusetts, attracting visitors from all over the world. Set on 45 acres, it includes two miles of paths that meander over glacier-sculpted ridges and through narrow valleys. A pond, a wooded bog, several springs, and a brook bring a diversity of wildlife into the garden. The garden is maintained by the Native Plant Trust, which works throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and bank seeds for biological diversity, control invasive species, conduct research, and educate the public.
Adult - $16
Seniors (65+) - $12
Students with ID - $12
Children (5 to 17) - $6
Children under 5 - Free
Pass allows one adult 50% off admission and children (5 to 17) $1 admission.
The Garden is open mid-April to October 15.
Check websites for exact dates and hours before visiting.
Harvard Art Museums
The Harvard Art Museums include three different institutions, all located near each other on the Cambridge campus of the university. The Fogg Museum’s holdings include Western paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Busch-Reisinger Museum contains Austrian Secession art, German expressionism, 1920s abstraction, and materials related to the Bauhaus, as well as late-medieval sculpture, eighteenth-century art, and noteworthy postwar and contemporary art from German-speaking Europe. The Arthur M. Sackler Museum is dedicated to works from Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.
Seniors (65+): $18
Sundays: Free to all
Harvard ID Holders: Free (+ 1 guest)
Non-Harvard Students with ID: Free
Youth (Under 18): Free
Pass admits up to 2 visitors for free
Open Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm. Reserve tickets online.
Please visit http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/ for updated COVID policies.
Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three separate research museums at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA: the Harvard University Herbaria, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology. The museum is home to the famous “Glass Flowers” collection and a collection of “Sea Creatures in Glass,” made by the same artists (a father and son); a collection of meteorite, mineral and gemstone specimens; and various exhibits on life both big and small: from microbes to dinosaurs—and everything in between. There is a gift shop on the premises.
Seniors (65+): $13
Harvard ID Holders: Free (+1 guest)
Non-Harvard Students with ID: $10
Children (3 to 18): $10
Under 3: Free
Free for all Mass residents on Sunday mornings 9 am to 12 pm
Pass admits up to 4 visitors at half-price admission.
Open Daily: 9 am to 5 pm.
Please visit https://hmnh.harvard.edu/ for updated COVID policies.
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.
$15 for adults
$13 for seniors
$10 for students
Children ages 18 and under is always free.
Your pass will admit up to 2 people for general admission at the discounted price of $5.00 each.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm (Thursday and Friday 10 am to 9 pm)
General admission allows visitors to see all gallery exhibitions.
Please visit https://www.icaboston.org/ for updated COVID policies.
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.
$20 for adults
$18 for seniors
$13 for current college students with college id
Children under 18 years of age and US military families are admitted free of charge.
Pass admits up to 4 visitors with a co-payment of $5 per person.
Museum open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 am- 5 pm; Thursday 11 am-9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
Purchase tickets online in advance. Call library to get discount code. Bring library pass with you to museum.
*The museum asks that all requested passes be redeemed online with the Groton Public Library promo code at least 48 hours prior to visiting.
Please visit sgm.org/welcome for updated COVID policies.
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.
The ParksPass entitles the bearer to free day-use parking for one vehicle (excluding buses and vans) at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts State Parks System.
Know before you go: Check website - parks may have limited parking and amenities.
Please visit https://www.mass.gov/topics/parks-recreation for updated COVID policies.
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.
Youths 7 -17 $10
Children 0-6 Free
Free admission on weekends and weekdays after 3 pm, and during Boston Public School Holidays.
Pass entitles general admission for 2 people at $10.00 per person. Pass does not allow discounts on: shopping, parking, dining, films, concerts, lectures/seminars or courses.
Special Exhibitions with timed-entry: advance registration recommended.
Call the ticket line at 800-440-6975
Please visit http://www.mfa.org/ for updated COVID policies.
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.
Members and under 3 are free.
Each pass admits up to 4 people at a 50% discount per person
Open Monday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
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 at 617-723-2500. Please call 1-2 days ahead to reserve your time slot. 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 the 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.
Please visit http://www.mos.org/ for updated COVID policies.
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.
Children (3-11) $23.00
Children under 3 are Free
Pass admits up to 4 people for 50% off the regular rate.
Open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday and Sundays 9 am to 6 pm
Library patrons present their coupons on-site at the Aquarium ticket booth. Once tickets are issued, library patrons will be admitted to the Aquarium. Reservations not required.
Please visit http://www.neaq.org/ for updated COVID policies.
New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill
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.
Seniors (65+): $11
Youth (6 -18): $6
Children 0-5 : Free (must reserve ticket).
Pass admits 2 individuals at half-price.
Please visit https://nebg.org/ for updated COVID policies.
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.
Seniors (55 and over) $26.00
College Student (with valid college ID) $14.00
Youths (4-17) $14.00
Children age 3 and under admitted Free
Hours: 9:30 am to 5 pm (April 6-October 11)
The pass is valid for one party of 4 half-price daytime admissions and is not valid for evening programs.
Purchase tickets in advance by calling 1-800-733-1830 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring coupon pass to museum.
Please visit https://www.osv.org/ for updated COVID policies.
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.
16 years and under admitted free (does not apply to student tour groups).
Daily Pass admits 4 people for a fee of $12 per person.
Open Hours: Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 10 am-5 pm. Fridays 10 am-7pm.
Holiday Mondays 10 am 5 pm.
Please visit http://www.pem.org/ for updated COVID policies.
SEE Science Center
Open 7 days a week, the SEE Science Center in Manchester, NH, is an interactive learning center established to promote the understanding, enjoyment and achievements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Visitors (ages 3+) encounter hands-on exhibits covering topics such as forces, light, sound electricity, simple machines and more; daily demonstrations; and the LEGO® Millyard Project (Manchester's Amoskeag Millyard as it might have looked circa 1900—including City Hall and the Notre Dame bridge—and all built with commercially-available LEGO bricks). A seasonally scheduled family workshop on weekends may be attended as a drop-in. A science gift shop is on the premises.
General admission (ages 3 and up) $ 10
Pass admits one family for free.
Open Hours: Tuesday- Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm
Open on Mondays only for Holidays and during NH School Breaks 10 - 4 pm
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.
Varies by location
The PASS ADMITS 2 adults and children under 18.
Advance tickets are highly recommended.
Please visit http://www.thetrustees.org/ for updated COVID policies.
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.
Seniors (65+) $14
Ages 17 and under are FREE
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday 10 am- 4 pm.
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children for half price. (not valid during Special events including Flora in Winter.)
Purchase tickets in advance at worcesterart.org or call 508-793-4362.
Please visit http://www.worcesterart.org/ for updated COVID policies.
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.
Senior (62+) $20.95
Child (2 to 12) $15.95
Children under 2 free
Hours: 9 am - 5 pm.
Pass admits up to 6 people at reduced admission of $9 per adult and $6 per child. Valid for regular daytime admission.
You do not need to purchase tickets in advance. Just show up at the zoo with your pass!
Please visit http://www.zoonewengland.org/ for updated COVID policies.