To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Peabody Essex Museum
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.
Starting on September 8th, 2020, please follow the instructions below to gain admittance to the Peabody Essex Museum (for Belmont residents only):
Please reserve a Peabody Essex Museum pass through the Belmont Public Library. There is no physical Peabody Essex Museum pass to pick up from the Belmont Public Library but you still need to first reserve the pass through the library. Then log into the Peabody Essex Museum ticket page on their website at pem.org/tickets and reserve a date and time to visit the Peabody Essex Museum; you can select any day on the Peabody Essex Museum ticket page on their website after reserving a pass with the Belmont Public Library. Enter the promo code LIB83120 and then select and pay for your discounted admission pass. Please print out your discounted admission pass from the Peabody Essex Museum website or keep it on your smartphone. If you do not have a printer or a smartphone, that is fine; just stop by the Peabody Essex Museum admissions desk with your name when you arrive at the museum and they will look up your name and admit you to the museum.
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 Peabody Essex Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
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.
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.
After picking up the physical Zoo New England pass at the Belmont Public Library, please go to zoonewengland.org to buy tickets. Use the promo code LIBRARYPASS. After adding tickets to cart, you will be prompted to enter the gift code on your physical Zoo New England pass. This code gives you access to purchase the following discount: $9 per adult, $6 per child, up to 6 tickets. Valid for general daytime admission to Franklin Park Zoo or Stone Zoo only.
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.