Museum Passes

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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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Garden in the Woods (Native Plant Trust)

Garden in the Woods (Native Plant Trust)

180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701
508-877-7630   http://www.nativeplanttrust.org/
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The Garden in the Woods (Native Plant Trust) displays rare and common native New England plants in a naturalistic setting at its location in Framingham, Massachusetts, attracting visitors from all over the world. Set on 45 acres, it includes two miles of paths that meander over glacier-sculpted ridges and through narrow valleys. A pond, a wooded bog, several springs, and a brook bring a diversity of wildlife into the garden. The garden is maintained by the Native Plant Trust, which works throughout New England to monitor and protect rare and endangered plants, collect and bank seeds for biological diversity, control invasive species, conduct research, and educate the public.

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Categories: Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits 2 adults at 50% admission, and children ages 5-17 at $1 each. (Regular admission prices: Adults, $14; Seniors 65+, $10; Youths aged 5-17, $6; Children under 5, free; Active military personnel and military spouses with valid military ID,free. Veterans receive 50 percent discount with proof of service. )

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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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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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Tower Hill Botanic Garden

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505-0598
508-869-6111   http://www.towerhillbg.org/
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Located in Boylston, MA, and open year-round, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden features carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, with a number of trails that traverse the 132-acre property. In addition, there are many programs and events, including classes, lectures, art exhibits and concerts. The Garden is run by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States.

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Categories: Art, Crafts, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

The pass admits 2 people at half price. (Regular admission prices: Adults, $16; Seniors 65+, $11;  Youth aged 6–18, $6;  Children 5 and under, free; Massachusetts EBT Cardholders,  $2; Military Personnel, Veterans, and Military Families: 20% off general admission year-round with a valid Military ID or Dependent ID).

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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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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