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.
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm
Children under 1-yr-old free
Pass admits up to 4 visitors at half-price admission.
Advanced/Online tickets encouraged.
Bring tickets and museum pass to museum.
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.
Open Thursday - 10am-8pm, Friday-Sunday 10am-5pm
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.
Purchase tickets at museum. Bring museum pass to museum.
Please visit http://currier.org/ for updated COVID 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.
School Year Schedule: Tuesday to Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm.
$17 per person Adults and Children
$16 for Seniors 60+
Pass admits 3 visitors for 50% off.
Advance reservations required. Reserve tickets online and pay when you arrive.
Masks are required indoors weekdays from 9:00am-10:00am (2+)* and encouraged all other times
*See website for more detail
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.
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am- 5 pm (Nov.-Mar. outside grounds close at 4 pm)
Seniors (65 and older): $15
Children under 2 free
Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children in one vehicle at a 50% discount.
Tickets need to be purchased onsite with museum pass.
Masks are recommended indoors and required to enter the Alden Planetarium.
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.
Admission to the Harvard Art Museum is now free! No need to reserve a pass!
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.
Open Daily: 9 am to 5 pm
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 9 am to 12 pm on Sunday (year-round) and Wednesdays (September through May).
Pass admits up to 4 visitors at half-price admission.
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.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm (Thursday and Friday 10 am to 9 pm)
$20 for adults
$17 for seniors
$15 for students
Youth 18 and under is always free.
Patrons must acquire a valid library pass at their participating library.
Advance reservation are strongly recommended and can be purchased online. Select the date of your visit and click on "Library Pass Coupon."
When you arrive at the ICA, proceed to the visitor services desk with your tickets and your library pass.
Your pass will admit up to 2 people for general admission at the discounted price of $10.00 each.
General admission allows visitors to see all gallery exhibitions.
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.
Hours: MWF 11 am- 5 pm; Thurs: 11 am-9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10 am- 5 pm
$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.
Advance tickets for timed entry are required. 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.
Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)
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.
Open hours for most locations: Tuesday- Sunday 9am-4pm
Pass admits 1 vehicle or up to 4 people to a Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary. Children 2 and under are admitted free. (At Drumlin Farm there is a $2 fee per visitor over 2.)
Some sanctuaries require reservations before visiting. Please refer to Mass Audubon website or their Places to Explore Guide for hours of operation for each location.
Valid during normal hours of operation at Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries, with the exception of occasional fundraising days.
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.
Hours vary by location.
Know before you go: Check website - parks may have limited parking and amenities, or may be hosting an event.
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.
**To reserve a SUNDAY pass you will need to reserve the Saturday before or the Monday after. Call us at 978-448-1167 if you have questions.**
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.
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10am-5:00pm; Thursday, Friday: 10:00am-10:00pm
Youths 7 -17 $10
Children 0-6 Free
Free admission on weekends and weekdays after 3 pm, and during Boston Public School Holidays.
Each pass allows admission for 2 adults at $10.00 each (general admission and special exhibit) and up to 4 children ages 7-17 at $10.00 each (special exhibition only). There is no discount for children 7-17 for general admission. 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
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.
Open Monday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm
Members and under 3 are free.
Each pass admits up to 4 people at a 50% discount per person
Timed tickets are no longer necessary, but advance reservations are recommended.
Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.
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.
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.
Fall Hours (Sept. 6 to May 26) Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm, Saturday/Sunday: 9am-6pm
Children (3-11) $25
Children under 3 are Free
This coupon allows 50% off admission to the New England Aquarium. Only applies to adult and child pricing.
Timed Tickets may be ordered online: https://tickets.neaq.org/default.aspx
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.
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.
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.
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm (last admission at 4pm)
Seniors (65+): $15
Youth (4-12): $8
Children 0-5 : Free (must reserve ticket).
Pass admits 2 individuals at half-price.
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.
Hours: Closed January 1-12/2023
Friday to Sunday 9:30 am to 4 pm (Jan. 13-Feb. 21)
Wednesday to Sunday (Feb. 22 to Apr. 2 ) 9:30 am to 4 pm
Wednesday to Sunday (Apr. 5 to Oct. 1) 9:30 am to 5:00pm
Seniors (55 and over) $26
College Student (with valid college ID) $14
Youths (4-17) $14
Children age 3 and under admitted Free
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.
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.
Open Hours: Monday, Thursday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm.
Seniors (65+) $18
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.
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.
Open Hours: Tuesday- Friday 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm, Open on Holiday Mondays and during NH School Breaks 10 - 4 pm
(ages 3 and up) $12
Pass admits two free admissions.
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.