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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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Griffin Museum of Photography

Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Road, Winchester, MA 01890
781-729-1158   http://www.griffinmuseum.org/
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Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum of Photography presents exhibitions, programs and lectures that support their mission of encouraging a broader understanding and appreciation of the art of photography. Three galleries are dedicated to changing exhibitions of photography by well-known, emerging, and student photographers. (Three additional satellite galleries can be found in various locations in the Boston area.)

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Categories: Art, Family

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 2 people free. 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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Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-9400   http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
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The Harvard Art Museums include three different institutions, all located near each other on the Cambridge campus of the university. The Fogg Museum’s holdings include Western paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Busch-Reisinger Museum contains Austrian Secession art, German expressionism, 1920s abstraction, and materials related to the Bauhaus, as well as late-medieval sculpture, eighteenth-century art, and noteworthy postwar and contemporary art from German-speaking Europe. The Arthur M. Sackler Museum is dedicated to works from Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 2 people free. Youth under 18 are always admitted free. 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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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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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

Pass admits 2 people at $5 per person admission. Museum is free for children 17 and under. The library has three 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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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

Pass admits up to 4 people at $5 per person admission. 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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John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

John F. Kennedy Library & Museum

Columbia Point, Boston, MA 02125
617-514-1600   https://www.jfklibrary.org/
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The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, dedicated to the memory of the nation’s thirty-fifth president, is located on a ten-acre park which overlooks the sea in an building designed by I.M. Pei. The Museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President, all through permanent and changing exhibits. The Library is available to students and scholars to conduct research using its collection of historical materials chronicling mid-20th century politics and the life and administration of the institution’s namesake.

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Categories: Family, Governance, History

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 8 people at $3 per person admission. Museum is free for children 12 and under.

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 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

Pass admits 2 people at $10 per person admission. 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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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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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

Pass admits 2 people at $12 per person admission. Museum is free for youth 16 and under. 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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Trustees of the Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

Trustees of the Reservations (with deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum)

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.

In the summer of 2019, the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the largest park of its kind in New England, became part of the Trustees. The museum, located in Lincoln, MA, encompasses nearly 30 conserved acres and presents contemporary art from New England—and beyond—with sculptures in the landscape and museum exhibitions. For a full list of locations, please visit their web site.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Nature, Recreation

Pass Benefits

Pass admits 2 adults and 2 children at Trustees Membership price. Search http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/ to view all the locations you are able to visit with this pass. 

Passes must be picked up at the Winchester Public Library Information Desk. Printouts of reservation confirmations are not accepted by the sanctuaries. Coupon passes may be collected up to a month in advance.

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

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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 admits 6 people with $9 charge per adult and $6 charge per child. Coupons can be used at both the Stone Zoo, Stoneham and the Franklin Park Zoo, Boston. The library has three available coupons per day. Make a second or third 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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