Museum Passes

 

Maynard Public Library passes are available to anyone who holds a library card for the Minuteman Library Network (MLN). Passes should be reserved in advance at the Circulation Desk in person or by calling 978-897-1010.

 

Patrons must return passes with 48 hours. An overdue fine of $1.00 per day will be charged for the late return of a pass. Passes may be returned to the book drop when the library is closed.

 

Other libraries in the network offer passes not available at the Maynard Library. Many can be used by anyone with a valid MLN card. You may search for them by clicking here. Contact the owning library directly to reserve a pass.

 

Museum passes are provided by a $4,000 annual grant from the Friends of the Library, except as noted below.

Children's Museum (Boston)

Pass admits 4 people for half price. Children under 12 months are free. Passes available for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays only.

The very first children's museum to introduce hands-on, interactive exhibits. Still commonly listed as among the top 5-10 children's museums in the country. Best for ages 6 months to 8 years.

Concord Museum (Concord)

Pass admits 4 people for $5 off general admission price.

From the first shots in the battle for American Independence to the legacy of Emerson and Thoreau—when visiting Concord, start at the Concord Museum.

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park (Lincoln)

Pass admits 4 people for $5 each.

Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming.

Discovery Museum (Acton)

Admits 3 people for half price.

Two museums at one location. The Science Discovery Museum is designed to move children through scientific processes through observation, interation, hypothesis, and discovery. The Children's Discovery Museum offers three floors of hands-on, child-sized fun. Closed on Mondays.

Drumlin Farm (Lincoln)

Pass admits 4 people for $2 each.

Pass is valid for all Massachusetts Audobon locations (see website for complete list).

Ecotarium (Worcester)

Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children in one vehicle for a 50% discount. Pass does not cover Alden Digital Planetarium, Explorer Express Train, or events with a special fee.

Nature discovery center with animals and science exhibits. Includes walking trails and outdoor exhibits. Closed Mondays.

Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children for free. No reservations needed. Drop in to build, create, and play for two hours.

Einstein's Workshop is a hands-on learning center where you can explore the creative side of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Their drop-in space is full of educational tools including LEGOs, K'nex, Zome, Snap Circuits, Kapla blocks, Anchor blocks, and more! Drop-in and see what you can create, or sign up of a class for more in-depth learning.

Fruitlands Museum (Harvard)

Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children FREE. Admission is for museum and grounds only. 

Fruitlands Museum is a cluster of small historic buildings  on the former site of the unsuccessful utopian community Fruitlands.

 

Visitors can tour the Fruitlands Farmhouse, which has been restored to appear as it did during the 1840s, and includes exhibits about Transcendentalism and the Alcott family. The Museum also includes four small gallery buildings that feature Native American, Shaker and American (Hudson River School) art. Fruitlands offers a diverse schedule of contemporary exhibits, lectures, outdoor concerts and easy walking trails. There is also a Museum Store and restaurant.

Garden in the Woods (Framingham)

Pass admits adults a 50% discount on admission. Adults (18-64) get in for $6 and Seniors get in for $4.50. Children 3-17 admission is $1 and children under 3 are free.

Garden in the Woods is a 45 acre woodland botanical garden and serves as the headquarters of the New England Wild Flower Society. It is open to visitors between April 15 and October 31.

Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge)

Pass admits 2 adults for general admission for free.

The Harvard Art Museums is part of Harvard University and comprise three museums: the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. The collections include approximately 250,000 objects in all media, ranging in date from antiquity to the present and originating in Europe, North America, North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, andSoutheast Asia.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston)

Pass admits 4 people during the week and 2 people on weekends for $5 each. Closed Tuesdays.

Visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are greeted by the visual splendor of the courtyard garden and surrounding galleries—a feast for the senses. The museum contains more than 2,500 paintings, tapestries, sculptures, furniture, manuscripts, rare books, and decorative arts, featuring works by Titian, Rebrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Boticelli, Whistler, Sargent, and more.

Historic New England

Pass admits 1 person for admission to tours of 36 Historic New England properties and the Library and Archives. The library has 2 passes.

Massachusetts State Parks Pass

Provides free parking for one vehicle at Walden Pond and 50 other locations in Massachusetts state park system. Not valid at Quabbin Reservoir.

One of the largest state park systems in the country, made up of over 450,000 acres of forests and park space. See website for seasonal openings.

Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)

Pass admits 2 people for $10 each and includes access to special exhibits.

An immense collection of art, from ancient Egyptian to contemporary.

Museum of Science (Boston)

Pass admits 4 people for $10 each. General admission only.

Features a revolving schedule of temporary exhibits, IMAX films, and Planetarium shows, plus details on more than 700 interactive permanent exhibits, live presentations, and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New England Aquarium (Boston)

Pass admits 4 people for $10 each. Passes are not available in July and August.

Just completed a major renovation! The popular penguin exhibit is back and the Giant Ocean Tank has been completely transformed. Each of its 52 brand new windows look out on more animals and more coral formations than ever before. Attractions also include a touching pool and outdoor exhibits of sea lions and seals. 

Peabody Essex Museum (Salem)

Pass admits 2 people for $5 per person. Fee is $10 per person on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holiday Mondays.

Dating from 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum aims to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity by collecting and interpreting objects of art and culture in ways that increase knowledge, engage the mind and stimulate the senses.

Tower Hill Botanical Garden (Boylston)

Pass admits up to 2 people at half price.

The first and only comprehensive botanic garden in New England, featuring eight distinctive gardens dedicated to woody plants, vegetables, plant systematics, winter interest, fruits, perennials, and wildlife. Closed Mondays with holiday exceptions.

Worcester Art Museum (Worcester)

Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children. Not valid during special events including Flora in Winter.

The Worcester Art Museum houses over 35,000 works of art dating from antiquity to the present day, representing cultures from all over the world.

Zoo New England

Pass admits 6 people at $9 per per adult and $6 per child. 

Get close to awesome animals, exhilarating exhibits, and exciting events that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education. Franklin Park, located in Boston, is long considered the "crown jewel" of Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace Park System. The Stone Zoo is located on a 26-acre site near the Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. The pass is good for either facility. 

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