To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Cape Ann Museum
27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Founded in 1873, the Cape Ann Museum is a cultural center that includes galleries (displaying both permanent and temporary exhibitions), an auditorium, library/archives, a children's activity center, two sculpture gardens and two historic homes. The largest collection of works by Fitz Henry Lane, renowned marine artist and native son, may be found there, as well as paintings and sculptures by artists with a connection to Cape Ann. Two historic properties maintained by the museum, The White-Ellery House (1710) and the Captain Elias Davis House (1804) may be visited. The Library & Archives is a major resource for the study of the industrial, social, maritime and art history of Cape Ann. Special events include lectures, walking tours, and youth and family programs. (See website for schedule). A museum shop is on the premises.
Categories: Architecture, Family, History
Pass Admits two (2) for free admission. Instruct patrons to return in red zip-bag in one of the bookdrops.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
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.
Categories: Art, Family, Music
Each pass provides up to four (4) people with $5 admission per person, redeemable at the admission desk. Admission must be booked and redeemed on the museum website at least 48 hours before visit. Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free.
Effective January 15, as mandated by the City of Boston, all visitors and event attendees ages 12+ are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon entry. As of January 15, people ages 12+ must show proof of one dose of vaccine, and after February 15, proof of full vaccination.
23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA 01930
Maritime Gloucester is a multi-building attraction on Gloucester’s working waterfront. Visitors to the museum can explore the Sea Pocket Aquarium; a gallery featuring schooners, fishing, maritime innovation, marine heroes, and boat building exhibits; and an interactive exhibit providing images, video, audio and real-time data access to the marine life and unique features of the 842 square mile marine plateau that sits between Cape Ann and Cape Cod. Maritime Gloucester features the oldest continuously operating marine railway in the country, and schooners provide opportunities to go out on public sails. There is a museum shop on the premises.
Categories: Children, Family, History, Science, Ocean
Pass admits one family at no charge.
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
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.
Categories: Art, Family, History
Pass admits 2 people at $10.00 per person. Extra charge for special exhibits.
Museum of Science
1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
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.
Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science, Technology, Sky
Pass admits up to four (4) people at 50% off per person. Valid only for Exhibit Halls. Does not include admission to the Omni, Planetarium, 4-D Theater, Butterfly Garden, or special exhibits.
Patrons pick up pass from library; do not need to return anything.
New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
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.
Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean
Each coupon admits up to four people for a reduced admission rate of 50% off. Children under the age of 3 are admitted free.
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783
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.
Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean
Each pass entitles up to two patrons to general musuem admission at a reduced fee of $12 per person. Patrons must also pay an additional admission fee if they want to see the Yin Yu Tang, the Chinese House. Access to special ticketed exhibitions may require a separate fee. Youth 16 and under receive free admission. Visitors using a Library Pass are not entitled to any other member benefits.
Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
Based on actual trial documents and using life-size stage sets with figures, lighting, and narration, the museum's principle exhibit examines the 1692 Salem witch trials. In a second exhibit, “Witches: Evolving Perceptions,” guides take you through changing interpretations of witches, the truth behind the stereotypes, witchcraft practice today, and witch hunting. A gift shop is on the premises.
Categories: Children, Family, History
Pass admits up to 6 people at reduced rates: $9.75 each for adults; $7.50 each for children ages 6 to 14.
Sargent House Museum
49 Middle Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
The Sargent House Museum is located in Gloucester in a high Georgian house and garden, built in 1782 for the feminist writer and philosopher Judith Sargent Murray and her first husband. The house is presented as it might have been in 1790, with period decorative furniture and art. In addition to learning about the history of Gloucester, visitors will see published work by Murray from the time, as well as art by her great-great nephew John Singer Sargent. Several guided tours are available, each of which focus on a particular subject. (Check the website for details and special events.)
Categories: Architecture, Family, History
Admits two (2) free. Not valid for special programs.