To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Boston Children’s Museum
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.
Admits up to 4 people at half price.
The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA. Set in an urban oasis, the museum offers a chance to walk through the treetops, take a multimedia journey through the galaxy at a digital planetarium, meet wildlife, stroll nature trails, and get hands-on with family-friendly exhibits.
Half price admission for up to 2 adult and 2 children in a single vehicle.
With the pass, admission will cost $9 for adults and $7 for children.
Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)
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.
Free parking at most Massachusetts State parks.
Museum of Fine Arts
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.
Admits up to 2 people at $10 each.
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.
Admits up to 4 people at $10 each.
The Mystic Aquarium features a range of sea creatures, including sea lions, seals, sharks, penguins, and the only Beluga whales in New England, a number of which may be directly encountered in hands-on programs. In addition, they have daily shows at the Foxwoods Marine Center with sea lions, a 4-D theater showing interactive movies, a theater dedicated to films from National Geographic, special exhibits, and regular educational programs designed to instill an understanding of the oceans and foster a commitment to conservation.
Admits up to 4 people at $4 off the regular price.
*Note: Purchasing tickets online at https://www.mysticaquarium.org/visit/tickets/ gives a 15% discount, which is a lower price than the library pass.
New England Aquarium
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.
Admits up to 4 people at half-price.
Providence Children’s Museum
Dedicated to children aged 1 to 11, the Providence Children’s Museum is an environment that celebrates learning through active play and hands-on exploration. Exhibits focus on a range of topics, including water (in its many forms); native plants; puzzles; marionettes; and “underland,” among others. In addition to activities, which change depending on the day, the museum has a climbing maze and an interactive, Rhode Island-themed adventure that mixes time travel and immigration.
Admits up to 4 people at half price. ($6 with the pass)
Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Located in Boylston, MA, and open year-round, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden features carefully planned gardens and collections of ornamental, edible and native plants, with a number of trails that traverse the 132-acre property. In addition, there are many programs and events, including classes, lectures, art exhibits and concerts. The Garden is run by the Worcester County Horticultural Society, the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States.
Admits up to 2 people at half price. ($8 for Adults and $3 for Children with the pass discount)
Worcester Art Museum
The Worcester Art Museum is recognized for its 35,000-piece collection of paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photography, prints, drawings and new media created over the last 5 millennia. Works include those by El Greco, Monet, Rembrandt, Gauguin, van Gogh, Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Copley, Gilbert Stuart, Paul Revere, and Nam June Paik. Special exhibitions showcase the masterworks, seldom-seen gems, and important works on loan—including some contemporary art. Of note are the floor mosaics from the ancient city of Antioch (Syria) in the entrance, the Japanese print collection, and the “Arms and Armor” collection. There is a café, museum shop, and library on the premises.
Admits up to 2 people at half price. ($8 Adults and $3 Children with the pass discount)