Museum Passes

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To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.

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.

You will need to call the Discovery Museum in advance at 978-264-4200 to reserve a time slot and have the discount applied to your ticket purchase.

To pick up the pass, come to the parking lot entrance of the Winchester Public Library during our regular hours. Ring the doorbell on the left side of the doors for a staff member who will assist you. 

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 1 vehicle OR up to 4 people at $2 per person admission. Admission is free for children 2 and under. 

Please note that not all wildlife sanctuaries are open, and that all buildings, including most bathrooms, are presently closed. Some sanctuaries require reservations before visiting. Please visit massaudubon.org/getoutdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/trails for the latest information on which sanctuaries are open for visitation. 

For sanctuaries that require reservations, passes should be requested several days in advance for the date you wish to visit, to increase the likelihood that tickets will still be available for that date. Mass Audubon does not guarantee access on any specific date/time if tickets are not available.

To pick up the pass, come to the parking lot entrance of the Winchester Public Library during our regular hours. Ring the doorbell on the left side of the doors for a staff member who will assist you.

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.

We encourage you to visit the DCR website before making travel plans to ensure that the location you are interested in is open and you are up-to-date on current health and safety requirements. 

To pick up the pass, come to the parking lot entrance of the Winchester Public Library during our regular hours. Ring the doorbell on the left side of the doors for a staff member who will assist you.

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. 

To pick up the pass, come to the parking lot entrance of the Winchester Public Library during our regular hours. Ring the doorbell on the left side of the doors for a staff member who will assist you. 

You can purchase reduced admission timed tickets with the passes through the Reservations and Sales Department prior to the visit at 617-973-5200 or onsite at the Box Office. Advanced booking is encouraged.

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

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