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Boott Cotton Mills Museum

Boott Cotton Mills Museum

115 John Street, Lowell, MA 01852
978-970-5000   https://www.nps.gov/lowe/planyourvisit/boott-cotton-mills-museum.htm
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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.

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Categories: Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 6 visitors in the same family. Children 5 and under are free.

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Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

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

Half price admission for 4 visitors. Children under 1 are admitted free. 

You will need the pass in order to purchase timed tickets. To purchase half price library timed tickets, go to https://estore.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?cg=DTT&c=DTT

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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 for half admission price ($7.75 each) to the Discovery Museum and the Discovery Woods.  Any people accompanying the 3 pass users will still pay the regular admission fee of $15.50. This pass is only valid during public hours. Confirm all public hours by visiting www.discoveryacton.org or by calling the Museums at 978-264-4200.

Updated Protocols as of June 15, 2021. 

All visitors must reserve an entry ticket for a specific day and time prior to coming to the Museum campus; they must check into the Museum within one hour of their reservation time, and may stay as long as they like. Tickets are only valid for the date and time selected. Library patrons can reserve tickets on our website prior to their visit and pay upon arrival. On-site ticket purchases will only be available if the Museum is not at capacity.

Visitors ages 2 and up must wear a mask or appropriate facial covering inside the Museum at all times; masks are encouraged in our outdoor spaces as well.

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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

Redeem this pass at the Harvard Museum of Natural History of the Peabody Admission desk to receive admission for up to 4 visitors. One member of the party must be a Massachusetts resident. 

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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

$5 general admission for up to 4 visitors. Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free. 

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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/
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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

Free parking at over 50 Mass State Park facilites.

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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

This coupon will allow for 50% off ticket with a promo code. Once you have the code, you can reserve online or via telephone. 

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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

This pass will admit 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. 

Valid only for Exhibit Halls. Does not include admission to Omni, Planetarium, 4-D Theater,  or ticketed special exhibits. Does not include member privileges such as discounts or special access. 

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The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell

The National Streetcar Museum at Lowell

25 Shattuck Street, #1819, Lowell, MA 01852
978-458-5835   https://www.trolleymuseum.org/national-streetcar-museum-lowell/
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The National Streetcar Museum is located on the campus of Lowell National Historical Park. In 1984, the park acquired some trolleys that run regularly on two miles of track in the downtown area of the city, one of them on loan from the Seashore Trolley Museum in Maine. The history of trolleys in Lowell—and in general—is delivered through a number of interactive exhibits and displays, including one about the influence of street railways on the development of cities.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Technology

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 1 family (up to 5 people) for FREE Admission. Children under 3 are free. 

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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

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

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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

Pass admits 2 visitors.

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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

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. 

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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

This pass allows the bearer discounted admission rates for up to 6 visitors. Pass must be present when purchasing tickets. NOT valid in the month of October. 

Members visiting with orange library pass will receive discounted rates (for up to 6 people) of Adult / Senior - $13.25 and Child (3-14) - $10.75


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Seacoast Science Center

Seacoast Science Center

570 Ocean Boulevard, Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870
603-436-8043   http://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/
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Located within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, the Seacoast Science Center has been providing educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks since 1992. The center includes hands-on science exhibits (undersea exploration to marine debris), live animal exhibits which feature creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem; and many special events, like “Music-by-the-Sea” concerts and “Sippin' for Seals” (dancing and drinks to support the Marine Mammal rescue Program).

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Each pass allows 2 adults and up to 4 children in their household entry into the Seacoast Science Center at a 50% discount. 

Passholders are required to show pass to Odiorne Point State Park tollbooth attendant and Seacoast Science Center greeter. 

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Strawbery Banke Museum

Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-433-1100   http://www.strawberybanke.org/
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Strawbery Banke Museum is located in the South End Historic District of Portsmouth, NH, on a 10-acre campus that features more than 37 restored buildings built between the 17th and 19th centuries. Visitors may visit the historic buildings, some with staff in period dress engaged in traditional crafts such as boat-building, coopering, and wood-working; enjoy interactive exhibits about the history of the neighborhood and its preservation; and stroll and appreciate the heritage gardens and orchards, various heirloom breeds, and beehives. Themed centers provide different pathways for understanding the history. A museum store and a couple of restaurants are on the premises.

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Categories: Architecture, Children, Crafts, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass includes free museum admission for 1 family (2 adults + children under 17) and 50% discount on admission to Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond

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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

Free admission to the museum for up to 9 guests. 

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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

Admits 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child

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