To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
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.
The library’s pass admits 4 people at half off each, children 2 and under are free. Visitors using wheelchairs or with visual impairments are admitted free of charge. Aquarium current hours and admission prices. The NE Aquarium passes are not available from July 1 until after Labor Day. Library passes cannot be used in conjunction with groups visits, programs, IMAX, whale watches or Combo 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 Aquarium.
Donated by the Trustees of the Melrose Public Library
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.
The library’s pass admits 2 people with a $12 co-pay Tuesday through Sunday and some Monday holidays, children 16 and under are free. Discounts are available for people who work in Salem, (admitted free Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM) active military and EBT with IDs. Additional admission fee to the Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House. Closed Mondays except for certain holidays. Museum current hours, admission prices and discounts.
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.
Funded by the City of Melrose