Museum Passes

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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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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. 

Reserve a Pass