Museum Passes

Museum Categories

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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

Each coupon admits 4 at half price per person. The library has two available coupons per day. Make a second reservation on the same day to reserve the second pass. Coupon passes may be collected up to a month in advance. The Museum closes at 3pm on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve. The Museum opens at noon on New Year’s Day. 

Passes must be picked up at the Winchester Public Library Information Desk. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

Passes are available to Winchester residents only. Call the desk at 781-721-7171 for assistance. 

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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 up to 3 people at half price admission.

Passes must be picked up at the Winchester Public Library Information Desk. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

Passes are available to Winchester residents only. Call the desk at 781-721-7171 for assistance. 

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Harvard Museum of Natural History

Harvard Museum of Natural History

26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-3045   https://hmnh.harvard.edu/
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The Harvard Museum of Natural History was established in 1998 as the public face of three separate research museums at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA: the Harvard University Herbaria, the Mineralogical & Geological Museum, and the Museum of Comparative Zoology. The museum is home to the famous “Glass Flowers” collection and a collection of “Sea Creatures in Glass,” made by the same artists (a father and son); a collection of meteorite, mineral and gemstone specimens; and various exhibits on life both big and small: from microbes to dinosaurs—and everything in between. There is a gift shop on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Science

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 4 people at $6 admission per person. The library has two available coupons per day. Make a second reservation on the same day to reserve the second pass. Coupon passes may be collected up to a month in advance.

Passes must be picked up at the Winchester Public Library Information Desk. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

Passes are available to Winchester residents only. Call the desk at 781-721-7171 for assistance. 

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Mapparium

Mapparium

200 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-450-7000   https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/project/mapparium/
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Located in the Mary Baker Eddy Library at the Christian Science Publishing Society building in Boston, the Mapparium is a three-story, stained-glass globe representing the world as configured in 1935. A bridge traverses the interior, allowing visitors to view the world from within. A presentation combines words, music, and LED lights to illustrate the transformation of the world over time and geography. The Library also features the exhibit “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” which provides some background on the construction and history of the globe.

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Categories: Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 4 people at $2 per person admission. Admission is free for children 6 and under. The library has two available passes per day. Make a second reservation on the same day to reserve the second pass. 

Passes must be picked up at the Winchester Public Library Information Desk. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

Passes are available to Winchester residents only. Call the desk at 781-721-7171 for assistance. 

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Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

Mass Audubon (Drumlin Farm)

208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-2200   http://www.massaudubon.org/
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Mass Audubon maintains about 100 wildlife sanctuaries in Massachusetts, more than half of which may be visited for walks on trails and visits to nature centers and museums. Among these is Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, a working farm with animals and crops, plus exhibits that include native wildlife, such as owls, foxes and deer. A shop on the premises sells items related to nature, such as bird feeders and binoculars.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature

Pass Benefits

Pass admits up to 4 people at $2 per person admission. Admission is free for children 2 and under.

Passes must be picked up at the Winchester Public Library Information Desk. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the sanctuaries.

Passes are available to Winchester residents only. Call the desk at 781-721-7171 for assistance. 

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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 gives one car unlimited day-use parking access to state park facilities that charge a parking fee.

Passes must be picked up at the Winchester Public Library Information Desk. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the DCR.

Passes are available to Winchester residents only. Call the desk at 781-721-7171 for assistance. 

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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 4 people at half price admission (pricing depends on age). The library has two available coupons per day. Make a second reservation on the same day to reserve the second pass. Coupon passes may be collected up to a month in advance.

Passes must be picked up at the Winchester Public Library Information Desk. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

Passes are available to Winchester residents only. Call the desk at 781-721-7171 for assistance. 

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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 4 people at half price admission. Admission to the IMAX theater or whale watches not included. The library has two available coupons per day. Make a second reservation on the same day to reserve the second pass. Coupon passes may be collected up to a month in advance.

Passes must be picked up at the Winchester Public Library Information Desk. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the museum.

Passes are available to Winchester residents only. Call the desk at 781-721-7171 for assistance. 

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