Museum Passes

Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library museum passes listed below are offered by the generosity of the Friends of the Library. Download and print a pdf of museum passes list.

How to Reserve a Pass

Step 1: Go the Library’s reservation system to determine your chosen museum’s reservation policy.

Step 2: Reserve your pass through the reservation system.

Step 3: If the pass you reserved is required to be returned to the Library or a museum coupon is needed, arrange for pickup at the Library.

Step 4: Reserve your entry through the museum.

Be sure to check each museum’s website for holiday closures.


Boston Children’s Museum

300 Congress Street, Boston
617-426-6500

Admits 4: Half-price/person on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Hours: Wednesday thru Sunday, one of two slots
9 AM – 12 PM   OR  1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Type: “Discount Programs” and “Half-Price Library
https://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/


Cape Ann Museum

27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester
978-283-0455

Admits 2: Free; 18 and under free
Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 1 PM – 4 PM
Type: “Timed Ticket Reservation” and “Library Pass
* Must return pass to library *
https://www.capeannmuseum.org/


Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge
617-495-9400

Admits 2: Free; 18 and under free
Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday = free for everyone!
Type: “Free Library Pass
* Must return pass to library *
https://harvardartmuseums.org/


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston
617-278-5156

Admits 4 adults/$5 each (General Admission only)
Children under 18, free
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 11 AM – 9 PM
Saturday/Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Reserve & collect dated pass from the library;
redeem it online with promo code MPP95776
https://gardnermuseum.org/visit


JFK Library & Museum

Columbia Point, Boston
617-514-1600

Admits 8: $3.00 per person; 12 and under free
Hours: Saturday/Sunday 10 AM –  2 PM
Reserve tickets online via ticketing portal
https://www.jfklibrary.org/


Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston
617-723-2500

Admits 4: Half-price/person (only Exhibit Halls)
Hours: Saturday thru Thursday 9 AM –  5 PM
Friday 9 AM – 9 PM
Type: “Library Pass
https://www.mos.org/


New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston
617-973-5200

Admits 4: Half-price/person
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9 AM – 5 PM
Weekends 9 AM – 6 PM
Advance tickets not required, but valid
only on date of pass
https://www.neaq.org/


Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, Salem
978-745-9500

Admits 2: $12/person
Hours: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday 10 AM – 8 PM, and holiday Mondays
Type: Promo Code lib83120
https://www.pem.org/


USS Constitution Museum

Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard
617-426-1812

Admits 9: Free
Hours: Open daily 10 AM to 5 PM
Note: Pass is for the Museum only, not the Ship.
https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/


Zoo New England

Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin Park Road, Boston
617-541-5466
Hours: Summer (Apr 1-Sept 30) 9 AM – 5 PM
Hours: Winter (Oct 1-Mar 31) 9 AM – 4 PM daily (last entry 3 PM)

Stone Zoo
149 Pond Street
Stoneham
781-438-5100
Hours: Summer (Apr 1-Sept 30) 9 AM – 5 PM weekdays (last entry 4 PM)
9 AM – 6 PM weekends, major holidays (last entry 5 PM)
Hours: Winter (Oct 1-Mar 31) 9 AM – 4 PM daily (last entry 3 PM)

Admits 6: $9/adult 13+ yrs; $6/child 2-12 yrs
Type: Promo Code LIBRARYPASS
and Gift Code on library pass
https://www.zoonewengland.org/