To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Boott Cotton Mills Museum
115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
Part of the Lowell National Historic Park, the museum features a 1920s weave room with operating power looms. In addition, there are interactive exhibits and video programs about the Industrial Revolution; labor; and the rise, fall, and rebirth of Lowell. The complex in which the Museum is located is one of the most intact set of 19th century mill buildings in the city. There is a museum store on the premises.
Pass admits 6 visitors in the same family. Children 5 and under are free.
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.
Boston Harbor Island Ferry
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.
Discount passes to the Boston Harbor Islands are now available with a valid Lowell library card. Each pass is good for up to 4 tickets, weekdays only.
Visit http://www.bostonharborislands.org to learn about the islands, view park maps and activity calendars, and access the ferry schedule.
ALL FERRY TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE.
(Allows for 2-for-1 ferry fees on weekdays for up to 4 people to either SPECTACLE OR GEORGES ISLANDS.)
You do not need to reserve on the library website, simply follow instructions below:
1. Visit http://www.bostonharborcruises.com/harbor-islands/
2. Click "Buy Tickets"
3. Select either Spectacle Island Ferry or Georges Island Ferry from the list.
4. Scroll up the page to choose up to 4 tickets then click “Choose Time”
5. Select date and time of ferry
6. Enter ZBPL18HI47 in the Promo Code field and click "Apply Code"
6. Click “Continue” and then complete the next few screens.
7. Print tickets at home or pick up at Will Call window at least 30 minutes before your ferry.
Additional restrictions may apply. For further details go to
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 Science Museum, 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
The Lowell Spinners are a Minor League Baseball team affiliated with the Boston Red Sox. The season typically starts in June and ends in September. Hometown games are played at LeLacheur Park, situated on the banks of the Merrimac River in Lowell, MA.
Pass entitles bearer to half-price tickets ($3.50/$4.50/$5) for the game stated on the front of the card for up to 6 tickets.
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.
Up to 4 visitors pay $2 each for admission to any MA Audubon Sanctuary. Children under age 2 are free.
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.
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.
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.
Salem Witch Museum
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.
This pass allows the bearer discounted admission rates for up to 6 visitors. Pass must be present when purchasing tickets.
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.
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.