Using Museum Passes

Museums are slowly reopening, and many are allowing the use of library passes once again!  We currently have the following passes available. 

**Please keep in mind that not all museums have reopened, and some that have reopened are not able to accept library discounts at this time.**

Reserve passes here

Boston Children’s Museum

  • Reserve pass through our online reservation site and pick up via our pickup window
  • Timed museum entry via online reservation is required.  Visit bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing
  • Scroll to bottom of page and click “Discount programs”
  • Click on down arrow next to “Discounted Program Tickets.”  You will see an option appear for “Half-Price Library Timed Ticket”
  • Select a date and time for your visit, and select quantity.  You will be able to purchase tickets at a discounted price.
  • Remember to bring your library pass to the museum when you visit.

Cape Ann Museum

  • This pass must be picked up from our pickup window and returned the next morning.  The Cape Ann Museum does require timed entry tickets be purchased online before entry.

DeCordova Museum

**Sculpture Park only.  Indoor Museum closed.**

  • Reserve pass through our online reservation site and write down or copy promo code on final confirmation page
  • Timed museum entry via online reservation is required. Visit thetrustees.org
  • Click “get passes” and review the information listed, then click “tickets”
  • Select a date and time of entry, then select one “vehicle entry and parking.”  Click “place order” when finished.
  • Enter your name, address, and phone number, then enter the promo code in the “discount code” box.  Click “apply” and your discount will be applied.  You will not have to enter payment information.
  • Review your information and click “Complete order.”  A confirmation email will be sent to your email address.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

  • Reserve pass through our online reservation site and write down or copy promo code on final confirmation page
  • Timed museum entry via online reservation is required.  Visit gardnermuseum.org/visit
  • Click “buy now” and select a date and time for your visit
  • Create an account OR click “Continue as guest”
  • Enter the promo code in the upper-right box labeled “Promo code” and click “Submit.”  Your discount will be applied.

Massachusetts State Parks

  • This pass must be picked up from our pickup window and returned the next morning. 

Museum of Fine Arts

  • Reserve pass through our online reservation site and write down or copy promo code on final confirmation page
  • Timed museum entry via online reservation is required. Visit mfa.org/tickets
  • Select a day and click “Tickets.” The next page will have a box labeled “Promo Code” in the upper-right corner. Enter the promo code into the box and click “Submit” to apply the discount.
  • Select an entry time and the number of tickets you would like, then click “Add to cart.”
  • You will be asked to create an account before checking out.

New England Aquarium

  • Reserve pass through our online reservation site and pick up via our pickup window
  • Timed Aquarium entry via phone reservation is required.  Call the Aquarium’s Reservations & Sales Department at 617-973-5206 to purchase discounted tickets.
  • You will be required to give a code printed on your library pass.  Only credit card payment can be accepted at this time.
  • Your tickets will be sent to you electronically.

Peabody Essex Museum

  • Reserve pass through our online reservation site and write down or copy promo code on final confirmation page
  • Timed museum entry via online reservation is required. Visit my.pem.org/events
  • Enter the promo code in the upper-right box labeled “Promo code” and click “Submit.”  The page will refresh.
  • Select a date and time for your visit.  You will see an option for “Library discount $12” which will allow you to purchase discounted tickets.
  • Sign in or register for an account to complete your transaction

Trustees of Reservations

  • No timed entry required. 
  • Reserve a pass on our online reservation site and pick up via our pickup window
  • Present pass at gate of Trustees property. 
  • **PLEASE NOTE: Trustees passes may NOT be used at Crane Beach**

USS Constitution Museum

  • Reserve pass through our online reservation site and write down or copy promo code on final confirmation page
  • Timed museum entry via online reservation is required. Visit ussconstitutionmuseum.org/tickets
  • Click “Reserve now” and select a date and time for your visit
  • When choosing the quantity of adult and child tickets, there will be a link above saying “Enter promo code.”  Click this link to display the promo code box and enter the promo code to receive a discount.

Wenham Museum

  • This pass must be picked up from our pickup window and returned the next morning.  The Wenham Museum does require timed entry tickets be purchased online before entry.

Zoo New England

  • Reserve pass through our online reservation site and pick up from our pickup window Monday-Friday, 10-5.
  • Timed entry via online reservation is required. Visit zoonewengland.org and use the “Visit” tab to choose tickets for either the Franklin Park Zoo or the Stone Zoo.
  • Read the guidelines for Non-Member tickets.  Once you have read and accepted the guidelines, click “Purchase timed tickets.”
  • On Desktop, select the “Promo Code” tab.  On mobile devices, select the “menu” button to find the Promo Code box.
  • Enter Promo code “LIBRARYPASS.”  You will then see a screen with a calendar.  Choose your day and time of entry.  You may purchase up to six (6) tickets at a discounted rate.
  • When you have added your tickets, click “Next.”  You will then need to enter the gift code on your Library pass.  Once entered, click “Finish” to be taken to the billing screen.
  • Once tickets have been purchased, you will be sent an e-mail with confirmation.  You may print your tickets or display them on your mobile device when you get to the Zoo.