Borrow a Museum Pass
Due to the pandemic, we are working to restore our Museum Pass program. Some of the offerings listed below are not yet available. Please visit the Museum Pass reservation page for an active list of what can be reserved at this time.
All Passes (unless otherwise noted) are funded by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library and may be used for free or reduced admission at the following locations: Discovery Museum, Annual ParksPass (funded by Mass DCR), Boston Children's Museum, Concord Museum (temporarily not available), DeCordova Museum, Fruitlands Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard Museum of Natural History, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Mass Audubon Wildlife Pass (NEW!), Museum of Fine Arts (temporarily not available), Museum of Science (temporarily not available), New England Aquarium (temporarily not available at the Main but available at the Fowler, Sept.-June), old sturbridge village, Orchard House, Peabody Essex Museum, Museum of Russian Icons, Tower Hill Botanic Garden and Zoo New England.
Reservations may be made up to 60 days in advance. Each museum has its own policy for use of its pass. Check with the Circulation desk.
Please note that passes that must be returned to us are due back at the lending library by opening time of the business day following the use of the pass. If a pass is returned late a $10.00 fee will be assessed.
Friends memberships and proceeds of Friends book sales help fund museum passes, children's programs, concerts, poetry readings, author talks, DVD movies, music CDs, and audiobooks.
Museum & Museum Pass Information
The pass is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Pass valid for free parking for one passenger vehicle at over 50 MA State Parks that charge a parking fee. [Reserve a Pass]
Boston Children's Museum is a children's museum in Boston, Massachusetts, dedicated to the education of children.
This is an e-ticket, valid only for one day. You can either print it out and take it with you or display the pass on your phone or device. Either way, please be sure that the pass barcode is visible. Print, email or text your e-ticket at the time reservation is made. Please contact the library for assistance.
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The Concord Museum is the one place where all of Concord’s remarkable past is brought to life through an inspiring collection of historical, literary, and decorative arts treasures.
Each pass admits 4 people at $5 off. [Reserve a Pass]
The Museum's exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience.
Each pass admits 3 people at half off the regular admission price. [Reserve a Pass]
The Trustees of Reservations is a non-profit land conservation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and historical places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It includes Fruitlands, Old Manse, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and many more!
Each pass admits 2 adults and children under 18 at the family level admission rate . [Reserve a Pass]
The Harvard Art Museums are part of Harvard University and comprise three museums: the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum and four research centers: the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, the Harvard Art Museums Archives, and the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies.
Pass valid for free admission for 2 adults. Youths 18 and under are always complimentary. [Reserve a Pass]
The museum combines historic exhibits drawn from the University's vast collections with new and changing, multimedia exhibitions.
The pass also includes admission to the Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology and is good for up to 4 visitors for $6 per person.
Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007, The House of the Seven Gables is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel.
Pass valid for admission for 2 adults and 2 children at half price. Standard Tours only. [Reserve a Pass]
Not valid in October.
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) is an art museum and exhibition space located in Boston, Massachusetts.
Each pass admits 2 people at $5 per person. [Reserve a Pass]
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum displays a collection of more than 2,500 objects—paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters—from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America.
Weekday pass admits 4 people at $5 each. Weekend pass admits 2 people at $5 each. [Reserve a Pass]
Please note: Lowell Spinners will not have a season in 2021.
The Lowell Spinners are a Class A Short Season Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.
Pass entitles user to purchase up to 6 half-price tickets for the home game stated on the front of the pass.. Present pass at the Spinner's box office. [Reserve a Pass]
Mass Audubon protects more than 40,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all.
This Library Partner Admission Pass admits 1 vehicle OR up to 4 people to a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary. At some sanctuaries there is a $2 admission fee per visitor over the age of 2.
Please note that not all wildlife sanctuaries are open, and that most buildings, including bathrooms, are presently closed. Some locations are not open every day of the week, so be sure to check destination schedule before reserving pass. Some sanctuaries require reservations before visiting. You must use the pass on the date you reserved it for. [Reserve a Pass]
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is the 4th largest museum in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.
Each pass admits 2 people at $10 per person.
Pass entitles each visitor to upgrade to a special exhibition ticket for an additional cost, same day only, subject to availability. [Reserve a Pass]
The Museum or Russian Icons collects and displays one of the world's largest collections of Russian Icons and sacred artifacts.
Each pass allows free admission for up to 6 people. [Reserve a Pass]
Along with over 700 interactive exhibits, the museum features a number of live presentations throughout the building every day, along with shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni Theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England.
Each pass admits 4 people at $10 per person. [Reserve a Pass]
The New England Aquarium in Boston includes the main aquarium building, the Simons IMAX Theatre and the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, which operates from April through November. The aquarium is home to 22,000 marine animals.
Each pass admits 4 people at 50% off the regular admission price. Please note this is a change from the Aquarium's previous pass benefits. Pass is not available in July or August. [Reserve a Pass]
Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village.
Passes offer patrons 50% off standard daytime admission for one party of up to 4 individuals on a given day. [Reserve a Pass]
Orchard House is a historic house museum in Concord, MA. It was the longtime home of Amos Bronson Alcott (1799–1888) and his family, including his daughter Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) who wrote and set her novel Little Women (1868–69) there.
Each pass admits 2 adults and 4 youths for FREE. [Reserve a Pass]
The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. has more than 840,000 works of art and culture featuring maritime art and history; American art; Asian, Oceanic, and African art; Asian export art; two large libraries with over 400,000 books, manuscripts.[
Each pass allows admission for 2 people for $12.00 per person Tuesday through Sunday and holiday Mondays. [Reserve a Pass]
A nature-lover's paradise featuring 15 Gardens, an historic apple orchard, a restaurant, gift shop, library, and galleries as well as year-round programs for all ages.
Pass valid for 2 guests at half-price. [Reserve a Pass]