Free Museum Passes

Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library museum passes listed below are offered by the generosity of the Friends of the Library.


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 by calling the museum or online through the museum’s website to complete the transaction.

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


Boston Children's Museum Logo

Single Use Pass
Admits 4: Half-price/person Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Timed tickets required; call museum to complete your transaction
or online at Purchase Discounted Program Tickets.
Website / (617) 426-6500


Cape Ann Museum Logo with blue background with white text

Return pass to Library
Admits 2 free; 18 and under free
Online reservation required
Website / (978) 283-0455


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Logo red background, white text

Single Use Pass
Admits 4 adults, $5 each (General Admission only); under 18 free
Call Library for promo code (978) 526-7711
Redeem printed pass and reserve time tickets
Website / (617) 278-5156


John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Logo with blue lettering on white background

Single Use Pass
Admits 8: $3/person; 12 and under free
Open Thursday thru Sunday; 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
Reserve tickets online thru portal; bring Library pass.
Website / (617) 514-1600


DCR Mass Parks Logo in blue and green text on white background

Return pass to Library
Pass valid for one passenger vehicle
List of State Parks by Region




Promo Code required for discounted tickets.
Call Library (978) 526-7711
Pass admits 2 adults and up to 4 children ages of 7 to 17; $10 each
Free admission to children 6 and under
Call the Museum or make a reservation online
Website / (617) 267-9300


Museum of Science abstract design of a white planet in orbit on red backgroundplanet

e-Voucher Single Use
Pass admits 4 at 50% discount; children under 3 free
Call Museum to reserve timed ticket
Website / (617) 723-2500


New England Aquarium Protecting the Blue Planet Logo

Single Use Pass
Admits 4: half-price per person
Valid only on date printed on pass
Present pass at ticket booth; ticket will be issued.
No reservations required.
Website / (617) 973-5200


Peabody Essex Museum Logo white text on red background

Call or Online Reservation
Promo Code required. Call Library (978) 526-7711
Purchase tickets online or call the Museum
Admits 2: $12 per person
Website / (978) 542-1511; (978) 745-9500


USS Constitution and Museum Logo

Return Pass to Library
Free admission for 9 to the Museum, not the Ship
Website / (617) 426-1812


Zoo New England Logo green text on white background

Single Use Pass to Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo
Admits 6: Adults $9 each; $6 per child ages 2-12
Library pass required for admission to the Zoo.
Email confirmations NOT accepted.
Website / (617) 541-5466