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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.
Half price admission for 4 visitors. Children under 1 are admitted free.
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.
Pass admits 3 visitors for half admission price ($7.25 each) to the Discovery Museum and the Discovery Woods. Any people accompanying the 3 pass users will still pay the regular admission fee of $14.50.
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.
$5 general admission for up to 4 visitors
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.
Free parking at over 50 Mass State Park facilites.
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
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.
This coupon pass is redeemable at any show in the 2019-2020 season for $15 off each ticket up to 6 tickets.
The pass reservation date does not need to correspond with performance date—the coupon is good for one month from date of checkout.
Tickets can be reserved and paid for in advance, but the pass must be presented in person to receive the tickets and discount.
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.
$10 general admission for up to 2 people. Children 6 and under are free.
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.
$10 admission for up to 4 visitors. Children under 3 are free.
Through January 5, 2020, library pass members may also purchase tickets to Gunther von Hagens' BODY WARS and & The Cycle of Life exhibit at a discounted cost of $15 per person (max of 4 tickets). You may purchase BODY WORLDS tickets in advance, but will need to buy the tickets in-person at the Museum and show the actual library pass, with the correct future date to turn over at the time of purchase.
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.
Effective September 1, 2019, Library passes are good for 50% off general admission for up to 4 people. Valid only on Aquarium adult and child full-price admission. Children ages 2 & younger are free. For the most up-to-date information on admission rates, please visit http://www.neaq.org/visit/tickets.
New England Quilt Museum
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.
Pass admits 2 visitors.
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.
Admits two adults at $12 per person general admission. Youth under 16 are free.
Patrons must pay an additional admission fee if you wish to visit Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese House. Access to special ticketed exhibitions may require a separate fee.
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.
The pass is valid for free admission of 2 people. Regular admission rates will apply for additional family members.
UMass Lowell River Hawks
The River Hawks are UMass Lowell's NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics teams. This library pass provides ticket discounts for ALL home games played at the Tsongas Arena by three of them—the Ice Hockey team, and the Men's and Women's Basketball teams.
Present your voucher to purchase tickets at the Athletic Box Office and receive up to 10 tickets at 50% off.
Basketball games - Passes are available for Men's and Women's Basketball home games only. This will reduce the ticket cost to approximately $5.00 per ticket.
Hockey games - Passes are available for Men's Hockey Home games only. This will reduce the ticket cost by 50% (approximately $10 - $13 per ticket, depending on the game).
Physical copies of the vouchers can be picked up in the library.
No need to pick up a pass! Digital discounts are available to book everything online. You can use the following links to purchase your tickets all online and still get the discounts.
For Men's Basketball, go to https://groupmatics.events/group/MbbRiverHawks
For Women's Basketball, go to https://groupmatics.events/group/WbbRiverHawks
For Men's Hockey, go to https://groupmatics.events/group/Riverhawks
The USS Constitution Museum
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. (Check website for schedule.)
Free admission to the museum for up to 9 guests.
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.
Admits 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child.