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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.
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 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.
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.