Museum Passes

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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

The library’s pass admits up to 4 people at half price. (Regular admission prices: Adults, $17; Children aged 1-15, $17; Children under 12 months, free.)

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This pass may be picked up at the reference desk as early as 6 days before the day of use, and need not be returned.

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The Danforth

The Danforth

14 Vernon Street, Framingham, MA 01701
508-215-5110   https://danforth.framingham.edu/
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The Danforth is an art museum and school that opened in Framingham in 1975. After a closure of three years, the museum reopened in 2019 in a newly renovated location on Centre Common. It has six galleries, one dedicated to its collection of American art from the 1800s up to the present; a second containing the work of the African-American female sculptor Meta Vaux Warrick Fuller; and four used as spaces for changing exhibitions. The museum's permanent collection includes work by Gilbert Stuart, Charles Sprague Pearce, Eastman Johnson, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Hart Benton, as well as work by the Boston Expressionists and contemporary artists such as Faith Ringgold, Richard Yarde, Barbara Grad, Andrew Stevovich, and Jason Berger.

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Categories: Art, Children, Family

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits up to 4 people free of charge. (Regular admission prices: Adults, $7; Seniors (65+) amd Framingham residents with ID, $6; Students (High school + college (with ID), $5.00; Children under 13, free.

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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

The library’s pass admits 3 people to both the Discovery Museum and Discovery Woods at half price per person (Regular admission prices: Adults, $14.50; Seniors, $13.50; Children, $14.50, Children under 1, free; teachers, free.)

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This pass may be picked up at least one day before the date of use and must be returned to the library before library opens on its next scheduled day.

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EcoTarium

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
508-929-2700   http://www.ecotarium.org/
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The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the museum offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 children in one vehicle at half price. Kids under 2 are free. (Regular admission prices: Adults, $18; Children/Youth aged 2-18, $14; Children under 2, free; Senior Citizens 65+, $14; College Students with ID, $14; Active military personnel and military spouses with ID receive 2 for 1 admission.)

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This pass may be picked up at the reference desk as early as 6 days before the day of use, and need not be returned.

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Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

210 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, MA 02125
617-740-7000   https://www.emkinstitute.org/
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The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, located next to the JFK Museum in Boston, is dedicated to educating the public about the role of the Senate in our government, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of citizens and leaders to engage in the civic life of their communities.

Its exhibit halls are designed to immerse visitors in the history of the Senate and provide an opportunity to participate in a live floor debate on an active piece of legislation being considered by the real Senate in Washington, D.C. Senator Kennedy's own career and commitment to public service is explored in the special exhibit, “The Lion of the Senate,” and there is a replica of his office and Reception Room. A cafe and gift shop are located on the premises.

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Categories: Children, History

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits up to 2 people at half price.

This is an electronic, patron printable pass. Please be sure to include your email when you reserve your pass so you will receive the email allowing you to print the pass.

The library can also print your pass for you upon request.

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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

 Each pass permits unlimited day-use parking access to state park facilities within the DCR that charge a parking fee.

This pass may be picked up at least one day before the date of use and must be returned to the library before library opens on its next scheduled day.

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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

The library’s pass admits 4 people at $10.00 each. (Regular admission prices: Adults 12+, $25; Seniors 60+; $21; Children aged 3-11, $20; Children under 3, free.)  The pass does not cover the Omni Theater, the planetarium, or special exhibits.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This pass may be picked up at the reference desk as early as 6 days before the day of use, and need not be returned.

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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

The library’s pass provides general admission for up to 4 people at half price. (Regular admission prices: Adults,  $31; Children aged 3-11, $22; Seniors 60+, $29; Children under 3, free.)

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This pass may be picked up at the reference desk as early as 6 days before the day of use, and need not be returned.

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