To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Boston Children’s Museum
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.
This pass will admit up to 4 people at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. Children under 3 are not included in the count of 4 and are always admitted for free but must have a timed ticket.
Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.
YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm). Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your time slot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.
After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.
Please bring both your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.
If you are unable to show your Library confirmation on a phone, you may print out a copy using the link in the confirmation email or request a paper copy from the library.
All visitors to the Museum age 2 and over are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.
Canterbury Shaker Village
Canterbury Shaker Village was founded in 1969 and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1993. The historic site, dedicated to preserving the heritage and 200-year legacy of the Canterbury Shakers, has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement. Visitors can engage in guided and self-guided tours, family activities, exhibits, educational programs, and the occasional special event. The Museum Store and the Shaker Box Lunch & Farm Stand are on the premises.
Free admission to a guided tour for up to two adults and two children. Additional adult family members are admitted for half price. Please contact the library for the pass, which can be picked up in person or emailed.
Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
The Children's Museum of New Hampshire offers opportunities for children and families to explore art, science, and culture through dozens of activities and exhibits. Among these are the Thinkering and Steam Innovation Labs; Dino Detective; Music Matrix & Sound Watch; Naturalist's Study; Cave Explorers; and Post Office. The recently re-opened Dover Adventure Playground features a life-size flat-bottomed vintage gundalow boat; a net climber; swings and slides; a 3-story Garrison tower; a 1,200 pound, 3x8 foot climbable Alewife granite fish sculpture; a splash pad; musical instruments; and a life-sized “whale's tail” sculpture perched on the roof of the Dover Pool. Regularly scheduled special events take place throughout the year, including the Dover Mini Maker Faire; Teddy Bear Clinic + Picnic; Toddlerfest; 5K Road Race + Kid-Venture Course; and Earth Day Celebration; among others. A museum shop is on the premises.
The pass admits a family (of up to four people) into the museum at 50% off the cost of regular admission. Please visit the library to pick up a copy of the pass, or contact us so that Library Staff can email you a scanned copy of the pass.
Currier Museum of Art
The Currier Museum of Art, located in Manchester, NH, features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O'Keeffe, Calder, John Singer Sargent, Frank Lloyd Wright, Andrew Wyeth, and Sol LeWitt. Special exhibitions provide opportunities to present work by contemporary and/or local artists, as well as take in-depth looks at certain objects or areas of the Museum's collection. Public programs include tours, live classical music and “Family Days” which include activities for all ages. The Museum also offers tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House, now listed on the Register of Historic Places (reservations required). There is a museum store on the premises.
Each pass will provide 50% off general admission for up to 2 adults (18 years and over). All youth family members (ages 13-17) and children 12 years and under are free with accompanying adults.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.
Pass is valid for adults with $5 admission per person, redeemable at the admission desk. Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free.
Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum
200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH 03101
The Millyard Museum is housed in Mill No. 3 in the historic Amoskeag Millyard. The Museum features a permanent exhibit that tells the story of Manchester and the people who have lived and worked here—including the native peoples who fished at Amoskeag Falls 11,000 years ago; the area's early farmers and lumbermen; and the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, critical to the development of the city and once one of the largest textile producing companies in the world. The Museum's Henry M. Fuller State Theatre Gallery features rotating exhibitions on a variety of topics. There is a museum shop on the premises.
Pass is valid for up to four adult/children admission tickets. Please visit the library to pick up a copy of the pass, or contact us so that Library Staff can email you a scanned copy of the pass.
Museum of Fine Arts
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.
Each pass now allows admission for 2 adults at $10 each (general admission and special exhibition) and up to 4 children ages 7–17 at $10 each (special exhibition only). There is no discount for children 7–17 for general admission, currently $10. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Passes are not applicable toward discounts on shopping, parking, dining, films, concerts, lectures, courses, or any other public programs.
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.
This pass will admit up to four people at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. Children under 3 are not included in the count of four and are always admitted for free.
1. Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.
2. YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am - 5pm).
3. Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your timeslot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.
4. After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.
5. Please bring both your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.
6. If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library.
Museum requires that all visitors 2 years of age and older wear a face covering/mask.
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.
This coupon allows 50% off admission to the New England Aquarium.
• This is not a ticket.
• Redeem this coupon in the General Admission line at the Aquarium’s ticket booth for
discounted admission for up to four people.
• Please visit neaq.org/coupons for details.
• Review the Aquarium’s website at www.neaq.org/safety ahead of your visit to ensure a safe and
• Valid only for Aquarium admission.
• This coupon does not provide any other discounts and cannot be applied to combo tickets.
• Library coupons or tickets obtained with library coupons may not be sold.
• Void if altered or copied. No cash value.
• Hours of operation are subject to change.
New Hampshire Historical Society
Founded in 1823, the New Hampshire Historical Society collects objects, books, manuscripts, and images that document New Hampshire's history. Exhibitions at their headquarters in Concord, NH contain a range of objects, photographs, and documents that illuminate the state's history, art, and culture. These include Native American artifacts; items from the Revolutionary period through the Civil War and World War II; the 1818 eagle that once sat atop the state capitol; portraits of notable New Hampshire residents such as Franklin Pierce and Daniel Webster; early furniture, silver, and other decorative arts; 19th-century White Mountain landscape paintings; and memorabilia from New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primaries. Temporary exhibitions focus on various aspects of the society's holdings. Research may be conducted in the on-site library.
Pass is valid with free admission for up to four adults. Free admission for children under 18. Pass valid for both the Society's and Exhibition's Research Library. Please visit the library to pick up a copy of the pass, or contact us so that Library Staff can email you a scanned copy of the pass.
New Hampshire State Parks
New Hampshire has 93 state park properties that provide a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages and abilities. The park system includes beaches, campgrounds, historic sites, waysides, natural areas, a multitude of trails, and much more to explore. A list of these, along with trail maps which may be downloaded as pdf files, may be found on their website. The pass provides access to most locations in the system, though there are a few exceptions.
The pass entitles admission to all day-use parks for two adults and up to four dependents. It is not valid at Hampton Beach State Park - South Beach, Wallis Sands State Park, Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, or the Flume Gorge and it is not valid for use at the metered parking on the seacoast or for camping. Most of the parks are only open from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend, except for Monadnock State Park, which is open year-round. Please visit the library to pick up a copy of the pass, or contact us so that Library Staff can email you a scanned copy of the pass.
Seacoast Science Center
Located within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, the Seacoast Science Center has been providing educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks since 1992. The center includes hands-on science exhibits (undersea exploration to marine debris), live animal exhibits which feature creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem; and many special events, like “Music-by-the-Sea” concerts and “Sippin' for Seals” (dancing and drinks to support the Marine Mammal rescue Program).
Pass admits two adults and up to four children/grandchildren at 50% of the regular admission cost.
Suggested that patron also check out the State Park pass for admission to Ordione State Park. If patron has a NH State Park license plate or take the State Park pass check the "traveling with NH State License Plate" box for each ticket and the fee will be removed. Must show pass or plate at the park gate.
SEE Science Center
Open 7 days a week, the SEE Science Center in Manchester, NH, is an interactive learning center established to promote the understanding, enjoyment and achievements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Visitors (ages 3+) encounter hands-on exhibits covering topics such as forces, light, sound electricity, simple machines and more; daily demonstrations; and the LEGO® Millyard Project (Manchester's Amoskeag Millyard as it might have looked circa 1900—including City Hall and the Notre Dame bridge—and all built with commercially-available LEGO bricks). A seasonally scheduled family workshop on weekends may be attended as a drop-in. A science gift shop is on the premises.
The pass is valid for up to two individuals. Passes cannot be used for discounts on workshops and classes.
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Located in Holderness, NH, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center promotes the understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire's natural world through live animal exhibits; hiking trails; a wood energy exhibit; the Water Matters Pavilion; an interactive playscape; the Kirkwood Gardens; natural science education programs; an informal public garden; and lake cruises. A gift shop is on the premises.
Valid for up to four trail admissions for $10 each, every day from May 1 to November 1.
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., last admission at 3:30 p.m.
USS Constitution Museum
The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days.
Pass valid for free admission with donation. Limited to parties of nine or fewer. One pass per party.
Wear a face mask over their nose and mouth (Ages 2+)
Zoo New England
Zoo New England operates Franklin Park Zoo, a 72-acre site nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park, and the Stone Zoo, located on a 26-acre site near Spot Pond reservoir in Stoneham, MA. In addition to animals, both zoos are engaged in wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education.
Pass provides discounted admission for a group of up to six individuals per ticket to the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. Admission with pass: Adult $9.00 Children $6.00, a savings of up to 80%! Pass must be picked up at the library before you go to the zoo.