Museum Passes

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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

Admits up to 4 (adults or children) at half price per person.

The Museum is open on Wednesday - Sunday. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m Library Coupons are not valid for Sunday afternoons (Admission is $1 per person on Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

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The Butterfly Place

The Butterfly Place

120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA 01886
978-392-0955   https://www.butterflyplace-ma.com/
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A winding pathway through an atrium filled with flowers, koi fish, and quail allows visitors to walk among butterflies from all over the world. Staff members are available for questions and “show and tell” demonstrations. A continuously running video explains the butterfly life cycle, and exhibits enable visitors to observe eggs, caterpillars, cocoons and chrysalides with information about each species. A gift shop is on the premises. There is a public picnic area and free parking is available.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science

Pass Benefits

THIS PASS MAY BE RESERVED BY TYNGSBOROUGH RESIDENTS ONLY

Reservation is for up to two passes. Each pass admits one person free of charge. Each cardholder may reserve this pass once per season. Pass does not have an expiration date & may be used any day Butterfly Place is open. 

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Currier Museum of Art

Currier Museum of Art

150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104
603-669-6144   http://currier.org/
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The Currier Museum of Art, located in Manchester, NH, features European and American paintings, decorative arts, photographs and sculpture. The permanent collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet, O'Keeffe, Calder, John Singer Sargent, Frank Lloyd Wright, Andrew Wyeth, and Sol LeWitt. Special exhibitions provide opportunities to present work by contemporary and/or local artists, as well as take in-depth looks at certain objects or areas of the Museum's collection. Public programs include tours, live classical music and “Family Days” which include activities for all ages. The Museum also offers tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House, now listed on the Register of Historic Places (reservations required). There is a museum store on the premises.

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Categories: Architecture, Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

The pass will provide 50% off general admission for two (2) adults and all youth family members (ages 13-17).

You are reserving ONE pass. Two passes may be reserved on the same day, but may be reserved together by the same patron only by calling the Library.

603-669-6144

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Davis Farmland

Davis Farmland

145 Redstone Hill, Sterling, MA 01564
978-422-6666   https://www.davisfarmland.com/
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Davis Farmland is a seven-generation, working family farm, continuously in operation since 1846 in Sterling, MA. Starting in 1996, Davis Farmland has provided opportunities for discovery and play to families with children 12 years old and younger. It has a Waterspray Park; Imagine-Acres; Adventureland; interactions with farm animals; and a “Mega Maze” in the fall. It is also home to the largest sanctuary of endangered farm animals in North America. Special events include hands-on reptile shows. Hours change with the season. Shop with food and souvenirs on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Zoo

Pass Benefits

Admits up to 4 guests at a savings of $5 off admission to Davis Farmland OR Davis Mega Maze. General Admission prices vary by date.See website for prices, notices and other relevant information. Not valid holidays or evenings of for fall packages.

PASS VALID AT DAVIS MEGA MAZE

In compliance with state requirements, guests will be required to purchase "Daily Phase 2 Library Discount Tickets" online for a specific date and entry time at Davisfarmland.com. Tickets will not be available for purchase at admissions during Phase 2.

**Pass is valid for Mega Maze on weekdays during the month of AUGUST. Separate pricing in effect - call Davis Farmland for Mega Maze pricing with pass.

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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 pass admits 3 visitors at 1/2 price admission per person. Any additional visitors must pay the regular admission price.

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 your reservation time, and you 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.

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Historic New England

Historic New England

141 Cambridge Street, Administrative Offices: Otis House, Boston, MA 02114
https://www.historicnewengland.org/
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Historic New England is a historic preservation organization which owns and operates historic house museums and properties open to the public throughout most of New England. The majority of the 36 properties are in Massachusetts, but locations exist in all NE states but Vermont. These include Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, ME), the Jackson House (Portsmouth, NH), the Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, which (Newbury, MA), Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, CT), the Otis House (Boston, MA), the Lyman Estate (Waltham, MA), Gropius House (Lincoln, MA), and the Arnold House (Lincoln, RI). Styles represented include Federal, Colonial Revival, Victorian, Queen Anne, Arts & Crafts, and Modern, among many others. The website provides much detail, including directions, contact information, and history of each property.

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Categories: Architecture, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

This printed pass admits 2 adults for free. Children under age 18 are admitted for free. After reserving this pass, you will receive a promo code for booking a reservation with Historic New England.

Reserve your library pass. In addition to the pass, you will receive a confirmation email with a promo code.

Present your discount ticket and your printed library pass upon entry.

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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

This library membership pass entitles you to up to two tickets for Gallery Admission at the discounted Library Pass rate.

Two people may visit the ICA per ticket, and each person pays an admission fee of $10 (discounted from the regular fee of $20).

617-478-3100 (main) 617-478-3103 (box office)

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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

You must print this library pass or display it on your phone, along with your reserved timed-entry tickets. Each pass provides up to four (4) people with $5 admission per person. Children under the age of 18 are always admitted for free. This library pass does not guarantee a reservation to the Museum. If you have any issues reserving your tickets, you can call the Gardner Museum's Box Office at 617-278-5156.

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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

Pass provides free parking at state park facilities that charge a day-use fee. Pass is NOT VALID FOR CAMPING. Check the Department of Conservation and Recreation's website for eligible parks and program details.

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Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

50 East Merrimack, Lowell, MA 01852
978-654-4678   http://www.mrt.org/
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The Merrimack Repertory Theatre is a non-profit, professional theatre company located in Lowell, Massachusetts. Begun in 1979, it has a seven-show season that runs from September through May, which is focused on contemporary plays. The theatre has 279 seats and free parking.

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Categories: Family, Theatre

Pass Benefits

One pass per cardholder per month. Each pass is valid until ONE MONTH from the date issued and is redeemable for any ONE performance during that period.

Pass entitles holder to 50% off up to six tickets for the selected performance (subject to availability.) Not valid for Zone D seating.

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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

Each digital pass admits 2 adults at $10 per person (gerneral admission and special exhibition) and up to 4 children ages 7-17 at $10 each for special exhibition only; there is no discount for children 7-17 for general admission. Children 6 and under are admitted free.

After reserving this library's pass, you will receive a code that you must use to book timed tickets directly from the MFA website. Please also print this library pass confirmation and bring it with you or display it on a phone when you arrive.

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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 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.

Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.

Please bring your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) when you visit.

When you arrive at the Museum, stop at the Box Office to exchange your library pass and purchase your Exhibit Halls tickets at the discounted rate. If you have any questions or if you would like to reserve your Exhibit Halls passes in advance to avoid waiting in line the day of your visit, please call 617-723-2500 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily).

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.

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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

This coupon allows 50% off admission for up to 4 people to the New England Aquarium. This is not a ticket. Redeem this coupon in the General Admission line at the Aquarium’s ticket booth. Advanced reservations are not required for library patrons with coupons. Please visit neaq.org/coupons for details. Review the Aquarium’s website at www.neaq.org/safety ahead of your visit to ensure a safe and accessible experience.

Valid only for Aquarium admission.

This coupon does not provide any other discounts and cannot be applied to combo tickets.

Library coupons or tickets obtained with library coupons may not be sold.

Void if altered or copied. No cash value.

Hours of operation are subject to change.

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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

Each pass gives two patrons half priced admission. Patrons can reserve up to 3 passes.

The library membership card must be presented with the tickets at the time of the visit.

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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

Each pass admits 2 people at a discounted rate.

The Chinese House, Phillips Research Library and special ticketed exhibits require a separate fee. Youth 16 and under receive free admission.

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Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum

19 1/2 Washington Square, Salem, MA 01970
978-744-1692   http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

"\Each pass allows the bearer a discounted admission for up to 6 visitors. Passes are NOT VALID during the month of October.

Library Member Rates: Adult/Senior $13.25 Child (3-14) $10.75

Regular Rates: Adult $16.50 Senior (62+) $15.00 Child (3-14) $13.50

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Seacoast Science Center

Seacoast Science Center

570 Ocean Boulevard, Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, NH 03870
603-436-8043   http://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/
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Located within Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, the Seacoast Science Center has been providing educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks since 1992. The center includes hands-on science exhibits (undersea exploration to marine debris), live animal exhibits which feature creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem; and many special events, like “Music-by-the-Sea” concerts and “Sippin' for Seals” (dancing and drinks to support the Marine Mammal rescue Program).

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

Each pass admits 2 adults and up to 4 children or grandchildren under the age of 18 to the Center at a 50% discount on the 

date the pass is issued, as well as a 10% discount in the Nature Store.

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Trustees of the Reservations

Trustees of the Reservations

MA
978-921-1944   http://www.thetrustees.org/
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The Trustees of the 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.

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Categories: Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

This GO Pass admission is equivalent to a Trustees Family Membership admission price at Trustees properties that charge an admission fee. 

GO passes are valid for admission only; not valid for discounts at parking kiosks, stores, cafes, Inns, Campgrounds, special events, and programs, 

on any equipment rental, or in place of any other permits or passes.

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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

This pass admits 9 people for free. 

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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

Each pass admits 2 adults and 2 children for 50% off the ticket price. Children 17 and under are free. Not valid during special events including Flora in Winter.

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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

Pass is valid at Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA. 

Each pass admits 6 people at $9 per adult and $6 per child for general daytime admission. Admission is free for children under 2. 

The Zoo may close or close early for announced special events.

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