Museum Passes

Museum Categories

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To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.

Boston by Foot

Boston by Foot

87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108
617-367-2345   http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/
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Boston By Foot has presented walking tours of Boston since 1976. Dedicated to promoting public awareness and appreciation of Boston's rich history and architectural heritage, their guided tours and programs are conducted by a dedicated corps of over 200 volunteer tour guides. Check their website for a list of available tours, most of which take 90 minutes.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Tours

Pass Benefits

MELROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY - BOSTON BY FOOT

1.   Visit the Boston by Foot website to view available tours and schedules.  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to open dates and hours of operation.  The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.

2.   Reserve the MPL Library Pass for desired date.  The pass provides free admission to most walking tours for up to 5 attendees.

3.  You will receive a confirmation email with a  "Access Pass" link.

4.   Go to the Boston By Foot website to pre-register for your desired tour (pre-registration is required for all tours).  Enter  the library discount code (located under the barcode on the pass) in the discount code box for each individual ticket. 

Note:  Discount is not valid for private tours, annual celebration tours (Footloose on the Freedom Trail/Beacon Hill with a BOO!), or water-based tours.

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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

This pass admits 4 at half price per person (children under 12 months are admitted free).   

Visit the Boston Children’s Museum website to review museum visitor requirements and any updates to operating hours.  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.    
   
1.  Reserve Melrose Public Library pass for desired date.
2.  You will receive a confirmation email with a "Access Pass" link.  Print the pass or save it digitally to your smartphone.  
3.  Pre-purchase your discounted tickets online.  Select "Discount Programs" and use the drop down arrow, click on "Half Price Library Timed Ticket" to reserve your timed ticket(s).  The date on the Library Discount Coupon must match the date of museum visit.  
4.  Bring confirmation of both the library pass and timed tickets when you visit.


Donated by the Friends of Melrose Public Library.

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Boston Harbor Island Ferry

Boston Harbor Island Ferry

15 State Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02109
617-223-8666   http://www.bostonharborislands.org/
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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.

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Categories: Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

This program offers library cardholders the opportunity to purchase two-for-one ferry tickets to George's Island and Spectacle Island for up to four people using a unique discount code. Ferries are boarded at Long Wharf North in Downtown Boston.

2024 Schedule:

Summer Schedule: June 20 – September 2
    Boston to Spectacle Island: Monday through Friday
    Boston to Georges Island: Monday through Friday
Fall Schedule: September 5 – September 22
    Boston to Georges Island: Thursday through Sunday
End of Season Schedule: September 27 – October 11
    Boston to Georges Island: Friday through Sunday

Visit the Boston Harbor Islands Ferry website to review updates to operating hours.  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to ferry hours of operation.  The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.

1.  Visit https://www.bostonharborislands.org/ferry-tickets/
2.  Use the calendar to select the date you’d like to visit.
3.  Select your “Departure” & “Destination” choices.
4.  Select your departure time.
5.  Select ticket quantify for up to *2* BOGO (buy one, get one free) tickets per transaction.  The minimum discounted purchase is 2 tickets,  maximum number of discounted tickets is 4.
6.  Under payment information, enter your library’s unique discount code (located under the barcode on your digital pass) in the “Coupon/Voucher Code” field and click apply.  (The discount coupon code entry link is located in the booking details section directly below the transaction countdown clock.)
7.  Complete your transaction & bring your phone or printed copy of your barcode to board the ferry.

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Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-9400   http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Admission:

Admission is free to all visitors every day. Please check in at the Visitor Services desk upon arrival to allow us to share information about special exhibitions, gallery tours, programs, and other amenities available to ensure that you have a great visit!

Free admission is made possible by a generous contribution from the Estate of David Rockefeller and support from the Office of the President at Harvard University.

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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 Museum of the Ancient Near East, 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

The library’s pass admits up to 4 people with a 50% discount off regular admission rates to all four HMSC museums.   Full admission prices and hours vary by museum - check website before your visit. The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.

1.) Reserve your Melrose Public Library pass.  2.)  Pick up your pass at the Melrose Public Library (please bring your library card when checking out the pass).  3.) Bring the library pass to the museum on the day of your visit to receive the library discount on tickets.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This coupon pass may be picked up at the library any time after your reservation is made and does not need to be returned to the library. Please bring your library card or ID when picking up the pass. Any applicable co-pay fees are collected at the museum.  Harvard Science Museums requires proof of MA residency or your MA library card when paying for your tickets at the museum.

Full admission prices and hours vary by museum.  Discounts are available for active military, SNAP, EIB, MA teachers, MA residents with IDs.

Donated by the Finley Family.

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Historic New England

Historic New England

141 Cambridge Street, Administrative Offices: Otis House, Boston, MA 02114
https://www.historicnewengland.org/
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Historic New England is a historic preservation organization which owns and operates historic house museums and properties open to the public throughout most of New England. The majority of the 36 properties are in Massachusetts, but locations exist in all NE states but Vermont. These include Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, ME), the Jackson House (Portsmouth, NH), the Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, which (Newbury, MA), Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, CT), the Otis House (Boston, MA), the Lyman Estate (Waltham, MA), Gropius House (Lincoln, MA), and the Arnold House (Lincoln, RI). Styles represented include Federal, Colonial Revival, Victorian, Queen Anne, Arts & Crafts, and Modern, among many others. The website provides much detail, including directions, contact information, and history of each property.

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Categories: Architecture, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

This pass offers free admission for two adults (free admission for children under 18) to 38 historic sites and the Library and Archives of Historic New England. Please go to historicnewengland.org for a full listing of historic sites to visit and to verify hours of operation.  The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.

1.  Visit HistoricNewEngland.org to find and select the historic site you are interested in touring.

2.  Click “Buy Tickets Now” to be redirected to a page to select the date and time tour options.

3.  Enter the library promo code (printed under the barcode on your digital pass)  in the promo code box (small box at top right under museum logo) and click “submit”

4.  The membership discount will be applied to the selected tickets at checkout.

5.  Bring proof of library pass and ticket purchase when visiting the site.

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Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100   https://www.icaboston.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music, Dance

Pass Benefits

MELROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY - INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART / BOSTON

1.   Visit the ICA website to review museum visitor requirements and any updates to operating hours.  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.  The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.

2.   Reserve Library Pass for desired date.

3.  You will receive a confirmation email with a  "Access Pass" link.

4.  Print the library pass or store it on your phone to present to a staff member at the Visitor Service Desk.

5.   Purchase admission ticket on the museum website, via phone (617-478-3100), or in person at the museum Visitors Service Desk (select "Library Pass Coupon" under pricing options to receive library discount). Note:   pre-purchase of tickets is highly recommended).

6.    Bring both the e-ticket and library pass when you visit the museum.

The library’s pass admits 2 people with a $10 co-pay each, youth 18 and under are free. Discounts are available for active military, teachers, and EIB with IDs.  Closed Mondays except certain holidays when admission for all is free. The ICA is free to all on Thursday nights from 5-9pm.  ICA current hours, admission prices and discounts.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS:  Any applicable co-pay fees are collected at the museum.

Funded by the City of Melrose.

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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

Melrose Public Library – Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Pass Program  (T)

Visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum website to review visitor requirements and any updates to operating hours.  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.   The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.  Reserve a Library Pass for the desired date (the pass is dated and the discount will only apply to that date).  You will receive a confirmation email with a  Print Pass link which will provide you with a discount code. You must reserve tickets on the ISGM website.

Each pass admits up to 4 adults with $5 admission per person (General Admission Only), children under 18 are admitted free.

When reserving Gardner Museum timed entry tickets online, you will:

1.      Go to https:/tnew.gardnermuseum.org/events

2.      Submit the promo code (located under the barcode on the printable pass) in the Promo Code box at the top of the screen.

3.      Select the correct date (printed on the library pass) and choose a time to enter.

4.      Add desired number of tickets to the basket. The discount only works for up to 4 Adult priced tickets and any additional ticket will be normally priced (Children under 18 are always free and should be reserved as child tickets).

5.      Login or create an account.

6.      Finish checking out (discount is applied only at checkout). 

Need more online help? Use our How to Book Using a Library Pass Online step-by-step guide.

This library pass does not guarantee a reservation to the Museum. If you have any issues reserving your tickets, you can call the Gardner Museum's Box Office at 617 278 5156.

PATRONS MUST PRESENT BOTH THIS LIBRARY PASS AND THEIR RESERVED TIMED MUSEUM ADMISSION TICKETS FOR ENTRY INTO THE MUSEUM.

For more information, including health and safety requirements, please visit isgm.org/welcome

MUSEUM HOURS:
WEEKDAYS 11 AM – 5 PM | WEEKENDS 10 AM – 5 PM | THURSDAYS 11 AM – 9 PM | CLOSED TUESDAYS

Donated by the Philpot/Federoff  Family

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John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
617-514-1600   https://www.jfklibrary.org/
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated to the memory of the nation’s thirty-fifth president, is located on a ten-acre park which overlooks the sea in an building designed by I.M. Pei. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President, all through permanent and changing exhibits. The Library is available to students and scholars to conduct research using its collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of the institution’s namesake.

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Categories: Family, Governance, History

Pass Benefits

Your library card is your pass.

Present your physical or digital Massachusetts library card at the Admissions Desk to receive a 50% discount on your admission ticket.

A valid Massachusetts library card grants the cardholder 50% off one admission ticket. In order to receive the discount, visitors must show their physical or digital Massachusetts library card to staff at the front desk. The discount is valid for the library card holder only. Each patron will need to present a Massachusetts library card in order to receive the discount.

This offer is valid for visitors aged 13 and over and the visitor must present a Massachusetts library card to receive the discount. No pass is needed. Visitors aged 12 and under receive free admission. Please reach out to the JFK Library Visitor Services department with questions at kennedy.groupvisits@nara.gov or 617-514-1600.

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Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-2200   http://www.massaudubon.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

Mass Audubon Library Partner Admission Pass – Melrose Public Library

Please visit https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/trails for hours of operation and the latest information, including safety guidelines.  This is not a ticket. The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.  This one-day Library Partner Admission Pass admits up to 4 people to a Mass Audubon wildlife  sanctuary.  With this pass, admission is discounted to $2 per visitor over the age of 2.   This Admission Pass will not be accepted after May 31, 2025. Pass must be presented to Mass Audubon  staff upon arrival for your wildlife sanctuary visit.

Funded by donations to the Melrose Public Library.

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

COVID RESTRICTIONS AND PASS REDEMPTION INSTRUCTIONS

1.   Visit the MFA website to review museum visitor requirements and any updates to operating hours.  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.      The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.
2.   Reserve Library Pass for desired date.
3.  You will receive a confirmation email with a  Access Pass link.  Use the library discount promo code (located under the barcode symbol on the pass) to purchase tickets at https://mfa.org/tickets.  If you do not have access to an email account, library staff will print a copy of the pass at the Melrose Public Library Circulation Desk.  Same-day tickets may be purchased onsite at the MFA with proof of library pass (pass may be presented digitally on a device or in print).  The MFA  encourages everyone to reserve their ticket in advance, if possible, as it will allow for easier admission into the museum when they arrive.
4.   Present ticket(s) at museum (preferably on phone or device – tickets printed on paper will also be accepted).

The MFA is currently open Wednesday to Monday, 10am-5pm (closed Tuesday).
The library’s pass admits 2 adults, and up to 4 children (ages 7 – 17) for $10 each (general admission & special exhibition). Children 6 and under are free.

Many additional discounts are available for the MFA, check their website for details. Some discounts include active military, college students, MA teachers, first year US citizens,  EBT card holders and the Bank of America Museums on Us program and MFA Free Open House Days.  Museum current hours, admission prices and discounts.

Funded by the Donation Account.

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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

MELROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE PASS

This is not a ticket. 

(1)  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.

(2)  Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.

(3)  Please bring your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) when you visit.

(4)  When you arrive at the Museum, stop at the Box Office to exchange your library pass and purchase your Exhibit Halls tickets at the discounted rate. If you have any questions or would like to reserve your Exhibit Halls passes in advance to avoid waiting in line the day of your visit, please call 617-723-2500 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily).

If you are unable to show your Library confirmation on a phone, you may print out a copy using the link in the confirmation email or request a paper copy from the library.

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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

THIS IS NOT A TICKET.  THE LIBRARY PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION ON A CHOSEN DATE.

Visit the New England Aquarium website to review museum visitor requirements, updates to operating hours, and safety information. The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.   Discount couponsto the Aquarium are only valid on the date printed on the coupon.  Each coupon admits up to four people at a discounted ticket price of 50% off per person (children 2 and under are free).  

Reserve your Melrose Public Library pass for desired date.  You will receive a confirmation email with an  "Access Pass" link.  Redeem coupon (printed or digital) in the General Admission line at the Aquarium’s ticket booth.  Please note:  The library coupon discount code may not be used to purchase advance online tickets.

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.

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North Shore Children's Museum

North Shore Children's Museum

10 Main Street, Peabody, MA 01960
978-538-5765   https://www.nschildrensmuseum.org/
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Located in downtown Peabody, MA, the North Shore Children's Museum offers 15 hands-on exhibits geared towards explorative and imaginative play for children ages 2 to 8. A child may become a superhero in the Comic Room, a builder in the Gross Motor Room, an artist in the Makerspace, and more. All exhibits are in ADA-accessible spaces.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

50% off admission for a family of up to 5 adults/children.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by selecting the Library Museum Pass option on the museum website.  If the library pass is not presented at the museum, you will be charged the difference for full price tickets. 

Valid only on the date listed on the pass, subject to museum capacity.

Visit the North Shore Children's Museum  website to review visitor requirements and operating hours.

Note:  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.    This is not a ticket - the library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.   

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Paddle Boston: Stoneham Spot Pond

Paddle Boston: Stoneham Spot Pond

4 Woodland Road, Stoneham, MA 02180
617-965-5110   https://www.paddleboston.com/
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Paddle Boston provides a number of opportunities for paddling on 298-acre Spot Pond, located in the center of the Middlesex Fells Reservation in Stoneham, MA. There is great fishing, and islands and woods to explore. Canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, rowboats, and sailboats available for rental. Because there is no boat traffic, it's a perfect environment for beginners and families. (Note that standup paddleboards, swimming, and launching personal boats are not allowed because Spot Pond is a reservoir.)

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Categories: Children, Family, Recreation

Pass Benefits

MELROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY - PADDLE BOSTON SPOT POND PASS:  

This pass is valid for online reservations and walk-up rentals at Spot Pond, in Stoneham, MA (only for the day that the pass is reserved from the library).  

This pass  allows 1 boat rental  free of charge at Spot Pond (there are options for boats that will seat more than 1 person).  The pass does not include use of sailboats or provide guaranteed parking.  You will need to fill out a Float Plan Agreement ONE time per season.  The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.

1.  Reserve the library pass for the desired date.

2.  You will receive a confirmation email with a "Access Pass" link.

3.  Go to the Paddle Boston Spot Pond web page to select a timed reservation for the day listed on your pass.

4..  Enter the library discount code (located below the barcode symbol on the library pass) in the Membership ID field.

5. You must bring proof of the library pass, confirmation of Paddle Boston timed reservation, and a signed Float Plan Agreement when you visit.

6.  Your reservation may appear under Melrose Public Library in the Paddle Boston reservation system.

Save time and fill out your waiver ahead of time: Paddleboston.com/Waiver

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Paul Revere House

Paul Revere House

19 North Square, Boston, MA 02113
617-523-2338   https://www.paulreverehouse.org/
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Built in 1680, the Paul Revere House is a National Historic Landmark located in Boston's North End. It is the oldest remaining house in the area and where the silversmith lived during the American Revolution when he made his famous midnight ride. The museum at this site is comprised of the house, the PierceHichborn house (built in 1711 and seen by guided tour only), and a visitor and education center that provides information about the life and times of Paul Revere. There is a gift shop on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Tours

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits 2 adults  and 2 children for free.  Paul Revere House museum visitor requirements and operating hours. A visit usually takes about 30 minutes.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This returnable pass must be picked up at the library on the “day of use” or the day before. Please bring your library card or ID when picking up the pass. Return the pass to the Main Desk or the outside book drop before the library opens on its next scheduled day to allow other patrons to use the pass.

Lifetime membership donated by John Curtis.

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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

MELROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY – PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM PASS  

This pass admits 2 people with a $12 co-pay per person (Thursday through Sunday - children 16 and under are free, but still require a timed reservation).   The library pass may only be used for the date printed on the pass.  The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.  Please visit the PEM website to review museum visitor requirements and any updates to operating hours.  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.       

1.  Ticket(s) may be purchased in advance online at pem.org/tickets or by calling the museum at 978-542-1511.

2.   You will receive a confirmation email with a  Access Pass link.  Enter the library discount promo code in the promo code box in the upper right of the screen.  The discount code is printed under the barcode symbol on the library pass.  Once the promo code has been accepted, scroll down the ticket types and select "Library Discount," the number of tickets, and then select a time slot. 

3.  Bring proof/confirmation of your timed ticket purchase when visiting the museum.  Tickets may be also be purchased at the museum.

THE LIBRARY PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION

Funded by the City of Melrose

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Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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The Trustees of Reservations preserve and protect more than 100 special properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value—nearly 25,000 acres—all around Massachusetts. From Crane's Beach in Ipswich and World's End in Hingham to The Old Manse in Concord and Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, visitors to Trustees sites enjoy local history and nature in its various forms: beaches, meadows, forests, swamps and more.

In the summer of 2019, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the largest park of its kind in New England, became part of the Trustees. The museum, located in Lincoln, MA, encompasses nearly 30 conserved acres and presents contemporary art from New England—and beyond—with sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions. For a full list of locations, please visit their web site.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

PASS REDEMPTION INSTRUCTIONS

1.   Visit https://thetrustees.org to review museum visitor requirements, Trustees property sites, and any updates to operating hours.

Note:  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.    The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.   

2.    Reserve Library Pass on desired date and pick the pass up at the Melrose Public Library.

3.    Bring pass to Trustees site. 

Note:  To use the GO Pass at Fruitlands, deCordova, or Castle Hill, please enter the promo code "GOPASS" when securing a timed ticket.

GO Passes are valid for admission only (not valid for discounts at parking kiosks, stores, cafes, inns, campgrounds, special events/programs, or equipment rentals). 

Go Passes are NOT valid for Crane Beach.

Walk-in admission with a GO Pass will only be permitted if there is available capacity at the venue. 

Many house tours have been cancelled for the season (while the grounds and trails are open). 

THE LIBRARY PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION

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Are you ready to Go Outside?  We are making it even easier for you with the Trustees GO Pass! This pass provides 2 free or reduced admissions (member rate) to Trustees properties all over Massachusetts.  Get outside and explore historical homes, wander through cow pastures, marshlands and view waterfalls as you hike through all that Massachusetts has to offer. Visit the Trustees website for more information on places to visit with the pass.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This coupon pass does not need to be returned to the library.   Any applicable co-pay fees are collected at the site.

Funded by the Donation Account.

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USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-426-1812   https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
[Details/Reserve]

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

Pass holders will receive free admission to the museum. One pass allows free admission for up to 9 people per day.

Visit the USS Constitution Museum website to review museum visitor requirements and any updates to operating hours.  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.    
   
1.  Reserve Melrose Public Library pass for desired date. (The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.)

2.  You will receive a confirmation email with a "Access Pass" link. 

3.  Print the pass or save it digitally to your smartphone. 

4.  Present pass at museum venue for admission.

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Zoo New England

Zoo New England

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466   http://www.zoonewengland.org/
[Details/Reserve]

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

PASS REDEMPTION INSTRUCTIONS

1.   Visit Zoo New England website to review visitor requirements and operating hours.

Note:  The library pass reservation calendar may not reflect changes to museum open dates and hours of operation.    The library pass does not guarantee admission on a chosen date.   

2.    Reserve Library Pass.

3.    Pick up your coupon pass at the Melrose Public Library.

4.    Bring library pass to zoo to obtain discount at ticket booth (pass holders do not need to reserve tickets before visiting Zoo).

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The library’s pass admits 6 people with a $9 co-pay for adults and $6 for children ages 2 - 12 years, children under 2 are free. Zoos current hours and admission prices. This pass is good at both the Stone Zoo in Stoneham and the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. No pets are allowed at the Zoos. Zoolights is not discounted with the pass. 

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This coupon pass does not need to be returned to the library.   Any applicable co-pay fees are collected at the Zoo.

Pass funded by the City of Melrose.

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