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American Heritage Museum

American Heritage Museum

568 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749
978-562-9182   https://www.americanheritagemuseum.org/
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The American Heritage Museum, located in Hudson, MA, is dedicated to military history. Exhibits examine conflicts from the Revolutionary War through 9/11 and the “War on Terror.” A good portion of the museum is focused on the sizable Littlefield collection, which includes many rare items from the U.S. and other countries. Among other artifacts, visitors to the museum will encounter aircraft, tanks, guns, and automobiles, some dating from the beginning of the 20th century.

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Categories: Family, History, Military

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to Six (6) visitors for Half-Price General Admission.

Passes are NOT valid for special events or the annual WWII re-enactment weekend in October.

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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

Pass admits THREE (3) people at half price.

All visitors must reserve an entry ticket for a specific day and time prior to coming to the Museum and must check in within 1 hour of their reservation time.

Library patrons can reserve tickets on museum's website prior to visit and pay upon arrival.

(***NOTE: On-site ticket purchases will only be available if the Museum is not at capacity***)

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EcoTarium

EcoTarium

222 Harrington Way, Worcester, MA 01604
508-929-2700   http://www.ecotarium.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 2 Adults & 2 Children in one vehicle for 50% off Discount Admission.  Open year round.

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Fitchburg Art Museum

Fitchburg Art Museum

185 Elm Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
978-345-4207   http://www.fitchburgartmuseum.org/
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The Fitchburg Art Museum is located in the downtown area of Fitchburg, MA. It was founded in 1925 through a bequest of the artist, collector, and educator Eleanor Norcross. Exhibitions are drawn from both its own collections (paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, and decorative arts from the Colonial Period to the present, photography, African art, and ancient Egyptian art) and special loans which primarily focus on regional contemporary art. Important artists represented in the collection include John James Audubon, Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Singer Sargent, Charles Sheeler, Joseph Stella, and William Zorach.

In 2013, FAM embarked upon an initiative to become New England's first fully bilingual (English/Spanish) art museum.

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Categories: Art, Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits TWO (2) Adults & Household Family Members - FREE of charge.

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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 Museum of the Ancient Near East, 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

Pass admits FOUR (4) visitors -- FREE Admission to all four HMSC museums.

(One member of party must be a MA resident.)

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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

"General Admission"-- Pass admits TWO (2) adults at $10.00 each.

"Special Exhibition" -- Pass admits TWO (2) adults and FOUR (4) children ages 4-17 for $10.00 each. 

Tickets may be purchased in person at MFA with presentation of Library pass coupon.

                                                                             -OR-

Reserved & purchased in advance online only from MFA directly using library promo code. (Please contact library directly for code.)

 

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Museum of Russian Icons

Museum of Russian Icons

203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510
978-598-5000   http://www.museumofrussianicons.org/
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Housed in a 150-year-old former mill building in Clinton, MA, the Museum of Russian Icons is the largest collection of icons outside of Russia, and the only one solely dedicated to them in the USA. Three floors of galleries display the permanent collection, with another gallery dedicated to special exhibitions, ranging from contemporary Russian art to icons from other Orthodox cultures. There is a museum shop and a tea room on the premises.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to SIX (6) people for general admission - FREE of charge.

(cannot be used for guided tours)

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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

Pass admits up to FOUR (4) people at 50% off Exhibit Halls admission.

(Please bring library pass with you and stop at Box Office when you arrive at the Museum to exchange your library pass and purchase your Exhibit Halls passes at the discounted rate.)

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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

Pass admits up to FOUR (4) people at 50% off per person.

***Library Pass users CANNOT  pre-purchase tickets online nor over the phone and no longer need to make advance registrations with the Aquarium directly.

The original, dated Library Pass coupon must be presented at the Aquarium Box Office at the time of the visit.***

(Please visit the New England Aquarium website for updated mask & vaccine entrance requirements.)

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New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505-0598
508-869-6111   https://www.nebg.org/
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Located in Boylston, MA, and open year-round, the New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill 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.

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Categories: Art, Crafts, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

Pass admits TWO (2) people for Half-Off admission.

 Open year round.

***SPECIAL NOTE***

Library passes are NOT valid for "Night Lights 2022" Special Event (Nov 25-Dec 31, 2022/Daily 4-10 pm)

(Property will close from 3-4 pm for this event and all daytime visitors must leave by 3 pm.)

(Please visit the Garden website for more specific instructions/details regarding this event.)  

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USS Constitution Museum

USS Constitution Museum

Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129
617-426-1812   https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/
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The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days.

Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Pass admits parties of NINE (9) people or fewer - FREE of charge.

(**PLEASE NOTE:  The USS Constitution Museum and the Ship are operated separately and do not share the same hours of operation. Security procedures are required to vist the Ship, but not the Museum and the ship's hours and security procedures are subject to change at any time. Please check the museum's website for hours and current required Ship security procedures.)

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Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum

55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
508-799-4406   http://www.worcesterart.org/
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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.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Military

Pass Benefits

Pass admits TWO (2) Adults and/or Children at 50% off admission fee. 

(Not valid during Special Events including "Flora in Winter.")

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