Museum Passes

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To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.

Boston by Foot

Boston by Foot

87 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02108
617-367-2345   http://www.bostonbyfoot.org/
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Boston By Foot has presented walking tours of Boston since 1976. Dedicated to promoting public awareness and appreciation of Boston's rich history and architectural heritage, their guided tours and programs are conducted by a dedicated corps of over 200 volunteer tour guides. Check their website for a list of available tours, most of which take 90 minutes.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Tours

Pass Benefits

Boston by Foot pass admits 4 people on any regularly scheduled tour from May 1st through October 31st. No co-pay is charged with the pass.

Please reserve a Boston by Foot printable museum pass through the Belmont Public Library; when you click "Print This Pass" in your confirmation email, the printable pass will open and you will see a promo code, located just beneath the barcode - it is a series of letters and numbers. You will use this code in its entirety to reserve a timed-entry discounted admission ticket. You can enter the discount code into the discount code box on the Boston by Foot website (www.bostonbyfoot.org) when reserving tickets to tours in advance of the tour. First select the date you want to go by clicking "Calendar," then select the number of tickets. Once tickets are selected, enter the promo code found in your email in the discount code box. These passes are not valid on for annual events, Footloose on the Freedom Trail and Beacon with a Boo!

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Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
617-426-6500   http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Technology

Pass Benefits

When you book this pass online, you will receive a confirmation email with a link for printing the pass.  Please print out the pass or keep it digitally on a hand held device. If you do not own a printer or a hand held device, please call the Reference Desk at the Belmont Public Library at 617-993-2870 and ask to have the pass printed out for you and held for you at the Reference Desk of the Belmont Public Library.

After receiving a library discount coupon from the library, patrons must then reserve their visit online with Boston Children’s Museum. Due to safety measures walk-ins are not allowed. Museum capacity is limited at this time.

The Boston Children's Museum pass admits 4 people. With the pass, the current co-pay is half price per person. The Museum is currently open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 12:30 PM and from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The Museum closes at 12:30 PM on Thanksgiving Eve, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve, and opens at 2 PM on New Year's Day.

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Boston Harbor Island Ferry

Boston Harbor Island Ferry

15 State Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02109
617-223-8666   http://www.bostonharborislands.org/
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The largest recreational open space in Eastern Massachusetts, the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is comprised of 34 islands and mainland parks that deliver access to historic sites and provide opportunities to hike and camp. Transportation to the islands is by ferry and, depending on the location, your own boat. Please refer to their website for the most up-to-date information about what is open and how to get there.

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Categories: Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Please reserve a Boston Harbor Island Ferry printable museum pass through the Belmont Public Library; when you click "Print This Pass" in your confirmation email, the printable pass will open and you will see a promo code, located just beneath the barcode - it is a series of letters and numbers. You will use this code in its entirety to reserve your reduced admission ferry tickets. Please also print out the pass or keep it digitally on a hand held device. If you do not own a printer or a hand held device, please call the Reference Desk at the Belmont Public Library at 617-993-2870 and ask to have the pass printed out for you and held for you at the Reference Desk of the Belmont Public Library.

This printable pass allows up to 4 visitors to book a Boston Harbor Islands Ferry trip at a reduced price admission per person of Buy One, Get One Free; any additional visitors must pay the regular admission price. The code can be used during: the summer season on Monday-Friday (starting June 20); and in the fall season, 7 days a week after Labor Day.

This pass is NOT a reservation; you must reserve tickets for a specific day and time for the ferry and use the coupon/voucher code in the printable pass to receive the reduced price ferry ticket. To do that, complete the following steps:

- Visit www.bostonharborislands.org/ferry-tickets/

- Use the calendar to select the date you'd like to visit

- Select your departure & destination choices

- Select your departure time

- Select ticket quantity for up to *2* BOGO tickets (meaning 4 tickets in total)

- Enter the unique code you receive from the printable pass email in the "Coupon/Voucher Code" field and click apply

- Complete your transaction & bring your phone or printed copy of the museum pass to board the ferry

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Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

177 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720
978-264-4200   http://www.discoveryacton.org/
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Acton's Discovery Museum, located on a 4-acre campus, is aimed at providing an environment in which play becomes a conduit for learning about science, technology, and nature. The museum’s building contains a number of galleries dedicated to teaching scientific concepts in a fun, hands-on environment, as well as themed play spaces for younger visitors. Outdoors, Discovery Woods includes a nature playscape with a cargo net climb, nest swing and beaver lodges, as well as a treehouse with an observation deck and a bouncy bridge. There are opportunities to practice orienteering with provided maps and instructions on trails on the property. A museum shop is on the premises. The museum building is fully ADA compliant, with exhibits based on Universal Design principles.

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Categories: Children, Family, Science

Pass Benefits

This printable pass admits 3 visitors at 1/2 price admission per person; any additional visitors must pay the regular admission price.
New mask policy: During most business hours, masks are strongly encouraged but not required indoors for all staff and visitors ages 2 and up. On Tuesdays through Fridays, from 9am to 10am, masks are required indoors for all staff and visitors ages 2 and up. Masks are not required in our outdoor spaces.

This pass is NOT a reservation; you must reserve a ticket for a specific day and time prior to coming to the Museum campus. You must check into the Museum within one hour of their reservation time, and may stay as long as you like. Tickets are only valid for the date and time selected. Library patrons can reserve tickets on our website prior to their visit and pay upon arrival. On-site ticket purchases will only be available if the Museum is not at capacity. No payment will be collected online, you will pay when you arrive. Present this pass, either printed or on a mobile device, to Admissions staff when checking in and the discount will be applied to the cost of your visit.  

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Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-9400   http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
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The Harvard Art Museums include three different institutions, all located near each other on the Cambridge campus of the university. The Fogg Museum’s holdings include Western paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Busch-Reisinger Museum contains Austrian Secession art, German expressionism, 1920s abstraction, and materials related to the Bauhaus, as well as late-medieval sculpture, eighteenth-century art, and noteworthy postwar and contemporary art from German-speaking Europe. The Arthur M. Sackler Museum is dedicated to works from Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

The Harvard Art Museums pass admits 2 adults free of charge. Youth under the age of 18 are always admitted free of charge. The Harvard Art Museums pass allows admission to the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Sackler Museum. The hours for all three of these museums are Tuesday-Sunday from 10 AM - 5 PM.

Masks Recommended: We recommend all visitors aged 2 or older wear a mask indoors. Masks should fit securely over your nose, mouth, and chin. We suggest the use of surgical-style, cup-style, or double-layer cloth masks as an effective means of protection. 

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Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

Harvard Museums of Science and Culture

11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-1638   https://hmsc.harvard.edu/
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The Harvard Museums of Science & Culture is a partnership of museums on the Harvard University Cambridge campus dedicated to the natural world, science, and human cultures. They include the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, the Harvard Museum of Natural History (comprised of the Harvard University Herbaria, Mineralogical and Geological Museum, and Museum of Comparative Zoology), the Harvard Semitic Museum, and the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, all located between Oxford St./Divinity Ave area. Of particular note are the famous glass flowers, models commissioned by Harvard in 1886 to aid in the teaching of botany (and made in Germany over the course of more than eight decades), on display in the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

This coupon pass provides 50% discount for 4 people (one must be a Massachusetts resident) to 4 Harvard Museums; Harvard Museum of Natural History, Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Harvard Museum of the Ancient Near East, and Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments. The pass may be picked up a week in advance of the reservation and does not need to be returned.

Masks Recommended: We recommend all visitors aged 2 or older wear a mask indoors. Masks should fit securely over your nose, mouth, and chin. We suggest the use of surgical-style, cup-style, or double-layer cloth masks as an effective means of protection. 

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Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100   https://www.icaboston.org/
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The building that houses the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Fan Pier is the first in the US designed by the architectural firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The museum was founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, though it had no permanent collection until starting one after moving into the new building on the waterfront in 2006. In addition to the collection, changing exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, family activities, and teen programming are offered throughout the year.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music, Dance

Pass Benefits

After reserving and picking up the physical ICA museum pass from the Belmont Public Library, library patrons will need to book an advanced ticket online at www.icaboston.org. Patron will need to redeem their library pass when they check in at the museum, at which point they will also show the e-ticket that they purchased through the ICA website, which can either be printed or shown on a mobile device.

Mask Policy

As of Saturday, March 5, face coverings will be required only for seated events held in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater. Mask use will be optional throughout the rest of the building, in accordance with City of Boston guidelines. The ICA will provide disposable face coverings to visitors as needed.

Vaccination Policy

Guests attending seated events held in the Barbara Lee Family Foundation Theater will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours of the event to obtain access to the program. Vaccination is not required to visit the galleries.

The Institute of Contemporary Art pass admits two people for general admission at the discounted price of $5.00 each. The general admission ticket allows visitors to see all of the gallery exhibitions. The Institute of Contemporary Art is always free to children 17 and under.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401   http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music

Pass Benefits

In accordance with the Gardner Museum's new health and safety requirements, they are open with a highly restricted capacity. You must reserve and redeem your coupon museum pass and reserve timed tickets online or through the Box office at least 48 hours prior to visiting. To redeem online, please go to gardnermuseum.org/visit; click “buy now” and select the date printed on your coupon museum pass and a time slot.  Use the promo code printed on the pass to receive the discount.
You can also redeem your pass over the phone with the Box Office at 617-278-5156. The museum pass from the library must be shown upon entry to the Museum. The promo code can only be redeemed for the day you have reserved.  Should you have any difficulty securing tickets online, please contact the Box Office at the number above.
FOR GENERAL ADMISSION MUSEUM VISITS: Effective March 5, visitors, staff, volunteers and vendors are no longer required to wear face coverings in the Museum for general admission, shopping at Gift at the Gardner, or visits to Café G. Proof of vaccination status is not required. Social distancing is no longer mandated in the Museum or on its grounds.  

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum pass admits 4 people with a co-pay of $5 per person. Children under the age of 18 are not included in the admission count and are always admitted free. The museum is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 11 AM to 5 PM and on Thursdays from 11 AM to 9 PM. The museum is closed on Tuesdays. The museum is closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Patriots' Day. The museum closes at 3 PM on Christmas Eve day.

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Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-2200   http://www.massaudubon.org/
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Mass Audubon maintains about 100 wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts, more than half of which may be visited for walks on trails and visits to nature centers and museums. Among these is Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, a working farm with animals and crops, plus exhibits that include native wildlife, such as owls, foxes and deer. A shop on the premises sells items related to nature, such as bird feeders and binoculars.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

To make the admission process contactless for patrons, we are issuing--at Mass Audubon's directive--single use, one day passes printed out on sheets of library letterhead (instead of the usual laminated passes).  If you wish to visit sanctuaries that are using Mass Audubon's online ticketing system, you should request the pass several days in advance for the date you wish to visit, to increase the likelihood that tickets will still be available for that date.  Mass Audubon does not guarantee access on any specific date/time if tickets are not available.

Due to limited lot space and high demand, visitors must reserve their parking spot at Drumlin Farm to ensure access on weekends when we typically reach capacity. Parking reservations made in advance will be required for weekend visitation starting March 12. Reservations will open the Tuesday before each Saturday.Patrons will need to check the Mass Audubon website at www.massaudubon.org before planning a visit.  At this time, all nature centers and buildings (including most bathrooms) are closed and some sanctuaries are using timed ticketing. For the locations using timed ticketing, patrons will need to make a reservation for a time.  When you register online to reserve a spot, you should select the library pass option, and your admission will either be free or reduced, depending on location.

The Mass Audubon Society pass admits up to four persons at one time (adults, seniors or children age two or older; children under two are admitted free) into any Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. The co-pay is $2 per person with the pass. The hours at Drumlin Farm are Tuesday-Sunday from 9 AM-5 PM. Other Audubon Society sites are open Tuesday-Sunday from sunrise to sunset.

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Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)

251 Causeway Street, Suite 900, Boston, MA 02114-2104
617-626-1250   http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/
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The Massachusetts State Parks have locations in all regions of the Commonwealth, from Pittsfield to Boston, and from Gloucester to Provincetown. They include beaches, wooded parks, parkways, and reservoirs, each with its own unique activities and amenities like hiking, biking, swimming and boating, camping, and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

The pass may be picked up on the day of the pass reservation or the day before except for the Sunday pass which must be picked up on the preceding Saturday and for the Monday pass which must be picked up on Monday.

Please pick up the pass at the Reference Desk in the Reference Room of the Belmont Public Library; open hours of service can be found on the library website homepage.

The Massachusetts Parks Pass admits 1 car for free to state park facilities where parking fees are charged. For more information, you can find general information on the state parks here and information about parking fees here.

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Starting on January 2, 2022, The Museum of Fine Arts is currently open five days a week:  Thursday through Monday, 10 am–5 pm.

Please reserve a Museum of Fine Arts printable museum pass through the Belmont Public Library; when you click"Print This Pass" in your confirmation email, the printable pass will open and you will see a promo code, located just beneath the barcode - it is a series of letters and numbers separated by a dash. You will use this code in its entirety to reserve a timed-entry discounted admission ticket through the Museum of Fine Arts website for admission to the museum. To reserve timed-entry discounted tickets online, please go to mfa.org/tickets, select the date of your visit and enter the promo code in the top right corner of the next page, which will activate the reduced admission rate ticketing option of "Library Pass" and "Library Pass Youth."

Using the promo code provides up to two people with $10 admission per person (discounted from the regular general admission charge of $25 per person and the regular special exhibition charge of $30 per person) when arranging for your timed entry tickets.

Masks are not required but are recommended indoors.

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Museum of Science

Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2500   http://www.mos.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science, Technology, Sky

Pass Benefits

This printable 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.

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 time slot 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 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.

Proof of vaccination is no longer required. Masks are no longer required but are encouraged.

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
617-973-5200   http://www.neaq.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

New England Aquarium pass admits 4 people with a 50% discount. The current admission rates can be found on the New England Aquarium's website here. Children under the age of 3 are always admitted free. The New England Aquarium is open on weekdays from 9 AM-5 PM and weekends from 9 AM-6 PM. The New England Aquarium opens at noon on New Year's Day and is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

MASK POLICY

Effective Saturday, March 5, the City of Boston has lifted its indoor mask mandate. Face coverings are encouraged for Aquarium guests, however they are no longer required on Aquarium property.

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Orchard House

Orchard House

399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742
978-369-4118   http://www.louisamayalcott.org/
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Categories: Children, Family, History, Tours

Pass Benefits

The Orchard House pass admits up to 6 people with a 50% discount on admission to regular guided tours of Orchard House.

We urge all of your passholders to make a Timed-Entry Admission reservation at least one day in advance of their desired visit date. They must, of course, first secure a date for your Pass, but we hope they will then take advantage of our quick and easy online system to reserve and pre-pay for their tickets (we are still offering a 50% discount on all admission categories to your patrons). Patrons can make Timed-Entry reservations on this webpage: https://louisamayalcottsorchardhouse.ticketspice.com/orchard-house-timed-entry. They would scroll down to the ticket category called “Libraries,” select the number and type of tickets, and then provide payment and contact information. The Timed-Entry system will automatically generate a confirmation email for the patron. Patrons will still need to show the Library Circuit Pass when they check in at our Front Desk, as well the Timed-Entry Admission email confirmation either on their smart phone (preferable) or printed. Details about how to reserve Timed-Entry Admission are noted on the Library Circuit Membership card.

Masks are required indoors.

 Orchard House is open year-round on the following schedule:

November 1st-March 31st: Monday-Friday: 11 AM to 3 PM (Last tour at 3 PM)
Saturday: 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 4:30 PM (Last tour at 4:30 PM)

April 1st-October 31st: Monday-Saturday: 10 AM to 4:30 PM (Last tour at 4:30 PM)
Sunday: 1 PM to 4:30 PM (Last tour at 4:30 PM)

Orchard House is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. Orchard House opens at noon on Patriots' Day (the third Monday in April).

The pass may be picked up on the day of the pass reservation or the day before.

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Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783
978-745-9500   http://www.pem.org/
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The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Please reserve a Peabody Essex Museum printable museum pass through the Belmont Public Library; when you click "Print This Pass" in your confirmation email, the printable pass will open and you will see a promo code, located just beneath the barcode - it is a series of letters and numbers. You will use this code in its entirety to reserve a timed-entry discounted admission ticket through the Peabody Essex Museum website for admission to the museum. To reserve timed-entry discounted tickets online, please go to https://my.pem.org/events, select the date of your visit and enter the promo code in the top right corner of the next page, which will activate the reduced admission rate ticketing option of "Library Discount (limit 2)."

The Peabody Essex Museum pass admits 2 people for general museum admission. The co-pay is $12 per person. Youth who are 16 years old and younger receive free admission. The museum is open Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am–5 pm, Fridays 10 am-7 pm. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.

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Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

137 Warren Avenue, Plymouth, MA 02360
508-746-1622   http://www.plimoth.org/
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Plimoth Patuxet Museums offers a living history that tells the story of the English colonists who became known as “Pilgrims” and the Native Americans with whom they interacted. A big draw is the re-creation of the original settlement, populated with interpreters in period dress with whom one may interact that are based on actual historical figures. Native People from various nations in historically accurate dress provide information about the Wampanoag—the first tribe the Pilgrims encountered—at a home site based on how the group would have lived in the 17th century. In addition to the two settlements, the museum includes a visitor center, the Craft Center, barns that contain rare and heritage animal breeds, and a grist mill that manufactures cornmeal. Plymouth Patuxet Museums is also responsible for the replica of the Mayflower, the ship that brought the Pilgrims to the New World, but it is currently undergoing a renovation

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, History

Pass Benefits

This printable coupon pass must be presented to Plimoth Patuxet Museums guest services staff upon arrival at the Museum for Belmont Public Library patrons to purchase a Heritage Pass, Combination Pass, or Plimoth Patuxet Only pass for up to six individuals at the  reduced rate of $16 per adult; $10 per child ages 5-17. Not combinable with any other discount. Paid admission may be applied toward purchase of Plimoth Plantation membership within 30 days with receipt. Visit plimoth.org or call 508-746-1622 for hours, directions or other information.

 

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Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Trustees of Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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The Trustees of Reservations preserve and protect more than 100 special properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value—nearly 25,000 acres—all around Massachusetts. From Crane's Beach in Ipswich and World's End in Hingham to The Old Manse in Concord and Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, visitors to Trustees sites enjoy local history and nature in its various forms: beaches, meadows, forests, swamps and more.

In the summer of 2019, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the largest park of its kind in New England, became part of the Trustees. The museum, located in Lincoln, MA, encompasses nearly 30 conserved acres and presents contemporary art from New England—and beyond—with sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions. For a full list of locations, please visit their web site.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

 The Trustees GO pass admits 2 adults and any children under the age of 18. With a Trustees GO pass from The Trustees of Reservations, you have access to natural, cultural, and historical places across Massachusetts, including the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Find a list of Trustees of Reservations locations here. Open hours and discount rates vary from place to place; please check The Trustees of Reservations web site for more information.

The pass may be picked up a week in advance of the reservation and does not need to be returned.

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Zoo New England

Zoo New England

1 Franklin Park Road, Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466   http://www.zoonewengland.org/
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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.

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Categories: Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Please pick up the pass at the Reference Desk in the Reference Room of the Belmont Public Library; open hours of service can be found on the library website homepage. You do not need to make an advanced timed ticket reservation either by phone or online in order to visit either of the Zoo New England locations.

The Zoo New England pass admits 6 people to the Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. The co-pay with the pass is $9 per adult and $6 per child. Children under 2 years old receive free admission. The Zoos are open Monday-Sunday from 10 AM-5 PM.

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