Museum Passes

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Concord Museum

Concord Museum

200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
978-369-9763   http://www.concordmuseum.org/
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Founded in 1886, the Concord Museum is a repository of local history and a gateway to the town of Concord. It educates visitors from around the world about the history of Concord and its continuing influence on American political, literary and cultural life through permanent and changing exhibits, educational programs and publications. Its collection contains a range of unique items from the area, including a Paul Revere lantern; many objects that once belonged to Henry David Thoreau; a reproduction of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s study; and furniture, artwork, and objects from the colonial era on.

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Categories: Family, History

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits up to four people at $5 off each. (Regular admission prices: Adults, $10; Seniors $8, Students, $8; Children over age 5, $5; Children aged 5 and under and Active Military, free.)

PLEASE NOTE that the Museum Galleries will be temporarily closed from September 3 to October 10, 2019.

The Galleries will reopen on October 11, 2019, daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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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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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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

The library’s pass admits up to two adults for free. (Regular admission prices: Adults, $15; Seniors 65+, $13; .00 per person for seniors (65+); Non-Harvard students, $10;  Youth under 18, 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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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

Please note that each property has its own schedule of days and hours open. Please check the Historic New England website before booking the passes.

The library pass admits up to 2 adults and their children under 18 free to any of the Historic New England properties.

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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

The library’s pass admits 2 people at $3.00 each.  (Regular admission prices: Adults, $14;  Seniors 62+, $12; College Students with ID, $12' Youth/Teens 13-17, $10; US Armed Forces Veterans. $10; Children 12 and under, 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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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

The library’s pass allows general admission for 2 people at $10.00 each. (Regular admission prices: Adults, $25; Seniors 65+, $23; Children ages 6 and under, free;  youths ages 7–17, admission is free during weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays -  otherwise admission for youths is $10 ; Students over 18 in University Membership program, free; Other Students over 18, $23.)

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. *For youths ages 7–17, admission is free during weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and Boston public school holidays; otherwise admission for youths is $10.

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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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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

The pass admits 2 adults for $12.00 each.  (Regular admission prices: Adults, $20; Seniors $18; Students with ID, $12, Youth 16 and under and Salem, Mass. residents (with valid ID), 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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Trustees of the Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Trustees of the Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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The Trustees of the 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

Each pass admits two adults and children under 18 at the Family Membership admission price at the properties that change admission. This varies from property to property; please check The Trustees website before booking a pass.

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Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
508-799-4406   http://www.worcesterart.org/
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The Worcester Art Museum is recognized for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media created over the last 5 millennia. Works include those by El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Gauguin, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Paul Revere, and Nam June Paik. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan—including some contemporary art. Of note are the floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (Syria) in the entrance, the Japanese print collection, and the “Arms and Armor” collection. There is a café, museum shop, and library on the premises.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Military

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits up to 2 adults and 2 children at half price. (Regular admission prices: Adults, $18; Seniors (65+) and students with ID, 14; Children aged 4-17, $8; Children 3 & under, 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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