To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Boston Harbor Island Ferry
The largest recreational open space in Eastern Massachusetts, the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park is comprised of 34 islands and mainland parks that deliver access to historic sites and provide opportunities to hike and camp. Transportation to the islands is by ferry and, depending on the location, your own boat. Please refer to their website for the most up-to-date information about what is open and how to get there.
Access the islands through 2-for-1 (or 4 for 2) discounted ferry fees with the use of our special Newbury Town Library promo code. Weekday passes are available online beginning May 20, 2019 until the end of the public ferry season in the fall 2019. Exclusions include: Free Ferry Days, July 4th, Labor Day and Columbus Day. After Labor Day, passes are valid 7 days a week until the end of the season. All tickets must be purchased online. Use code: ZBPL19HI44
Massachusetts State Parks (Department of Conservation and Recreation)
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.
DCR MassParks Pass (Department of Conservation and Recreation) – Entitles the bearer to FREE parking for one vehicle (excluding vans or buses) at Massachusetts Parks. Click here to see lists of Massachusetts Parks by area.
Museum of Fine Arts
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.
The MFA Library Pass admits 2 adults per day with a $10.00 co-pay per person, redeemable at the MFA ticket desk. Sun-Sat Children 6 years and under are free
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.
Discounted Library Pass. Library Pass admits up to 4 people with a $10.00 co-pay per person. The Museum is closed on the following 3 days: Sept. 3, 2019, Nov. 28, 2019 (Thanksgiving), and Dec. 25, 2019 (Christmas). The Museum also closes at 2pm on the day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 27th) and the day before Christmas (Dec. 24th).
New England Aquarium
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.
Discounted New England Aquarium passes admit up to 4 people at 50% off visitor copayment per person; valid only on Aquarium adult and child full-price admission. Children under the age of 3 are not included in the admission count and are always admitted free. Library passes may not be used in conjunction with school or group visits, nor be applied towards Aquarium programs, IMAX tickets, Whale Watch tickets, or combination tickets.
Passes are available to any patron holding a valid library card from the Newbury Library, or any library in the MVLC Library Consotrium.
*Sponsored by The Friends of the NTL and a grant from The Georgetown Cultural Council
Peabody Essex Museum
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.
NEW! May 22-Sept. 21, 2019: PEM library passes offer an even greater discount this summer – only $6.00 per adult!
Discounted Library Pass. Closed on Mondays except some holidays. Tuesdays-Fridays, Library Pass reduces general admission for up to 2 people to $12 per person. Children under 16 are free.
*Paid for with a grant from the Newbury Cultural Council
The USS Constitution Museum
The museum, a part of the Boston National Historical Park, is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard near the ship USS Constitution (“Old Ironsides”) at the end of Boston’s Freedom Trail. The museum provides a detailed look at the history of the ship, information about the war of 1812, and the battle between the ship and HMS Java. Stories are told through interactive exhibits, unique artifacts, archival records, and artwork. The museum also includes a research library which houses a strong collection of manuscripts, books, artifacts, and microfilm of primary source material. The ship itself is maintained by the US Navy, and may be visited free of charge on certain days. (Check website for schedule.)
Pass holders will receive free admission to the museum. Each pass may be used by one party per day. Parties are limited to 9 or fewer guests.