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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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 Griffin Museum of Photography is currently requiring timed tickets to visit their institution. You can call them at 781-729-1158 to arrange for the discount admission prior to your visit. 

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.

Return the pass to the library book drop by the next day.

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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. 

You can reserve timed tickets online (select the “Library Pass Discount” price ), or via phone.  A service fee of $4 per ticket will apply for phone and web orders.  You will need to present your e-ticket and the pass from the library on arrival.

If you prefer you can purchase tickets on site the day of your visit, using the library pass, and the ICA will do its best to accommodate you.

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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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

Each pass admits up to 4 adults for $5 each (General Admission only). 

You must redeem your promo code and reserve timed tickets online or through the Box office at least 48 hours prior to visiting. To redeem online, simply go to gardnermuseum.org/visit; click “buy now” select the date printed on your Museum Pass and a time slot. Use the promo code (under the barcode, no spaces) to receive your discount. You can also redeem your pass over the phone with the Box Office at 617-278-5156. 

The Museum also requires a printed pass from the library. 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.

Tickets and printed pass from your library must be shown upon entry to the museum.

Please make sure to review our health and safety requirements on our website at isgm.org/welcome before visiting the Museum. 

Passes are available to Winchester residents only. Call the Library 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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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. 

To reserve timed tickets for the MFA at mfa.org/tickets, select the date and type and enter the promo code in your reservation email to activate the reduced admission rate.

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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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.  

Use promo code (shown below the barcode on the reservation confirmation) to reserve two (2) discounted adult general admission tickets, add tickets to the cart, and check out.  Visit pem.org/tickets to select a visit date and time. 

Please make sure to review health and safety requirements at pem.org/safety

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 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 and the Franklin Park Zoo. 

Your confirmation email will contain a link to access a promo code. You will need to reserve timed tickets on the Zoo New England website to visit a zoo. The promo code will allow you to reserve them at the reduced rate. Detailed instructions are available online. 

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

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