Museum Passes

Museum Categories

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To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.

Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210

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

Pass admits up to 4 visitors at half-price admission. General admission rates are $20.00 per person. Infants under one year old are free.

Online timed-tickets must be purchased in advance at the Children’s Museum website. Be sure to reserve “Half Price Library Timed Tickets” under the “Discount Programs” section at Upon arrival at the museum, you will have to show your tickets and library pass for admission. The date on the pass must match the date of your visit.

You may print the attached pass at home, display it on your smartphone, or pick up a printed copy at the library.

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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

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

Please note: Users of the Newbury Town Library's DCR MassParks Passes must be Newbury/Byfield residents per the DCR. 

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.

Because we're closed on Sundays and Mondays, as well as Saturdays in Summer, booking is limited to the days we're open for you to pick up your pass. However, you are able to use these passes on any days of the week.  Please read the following...


  • Reserve your pass for the Friday of your weekend Mass Parks visit.
  • Pick up your pass on the Friday of your weekend Mass Parks visit.
  • You will have use of the pass through Monday. The pass is due back by 9am on Tuesday after the weekend.


  • Passes may be reserved up to 30 days in advance. 
  • Weekday passes can be picked up at the Newbury Town Library Circulation Desk on the day of use, or the 1st open day before use. 

  • RETURNS: Passes must be returned by 9:00 am on the following day, and can be dropped  in the book drop outside if the library is closed.

    Newbury Town Library 

    0 Lunt Street   
    Byfield, MA 01922   

    *Please check our website for open hours as they may have changed due to COVID-19 restrictions:

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    Museum of Science

    Museum of Science

    1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

    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

    Discounted Library Pass. This pass will admit up to 4 people at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. Children under 3 are not included in the count of 4 and are always admitted for free but must have a timed ticket.

    Please check with the Museum of Science for their most updated hours of operation. 

  • Your Library pass can only be used on the date reserved.
  • YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm).
  • After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.
  • Please bring both your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.
  • If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library. Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your timeslot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.
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    New England Aquarium

    New England Aquarium

    1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110

    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

    For information about COVID restrictions in place at the Aquarium, visit

    To use Library discount, reserve the pass for the day you want to visit the Aquarium and print your library coupon. Or you may request us to print it for you, and then pick up your coupon at the NTL. You may pick up the pass up to seven days before your visit. Then, call the Aquarium reservations line at 617-973-5206 to make your timed appointment. Please note that the Library pass does not guarantee you a timed appointment on the date of your reservation.

    Pass admits up to 4 people of any age at 50% off regular admission per person. 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. 

    The City of Boston’s new vaccination mandate goes into effect at the New England Aquarium this weekend, Saturday, January 15. 

    Per the mandate, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to enter the Aquarium, as follows:

    Saturday, January 15: People 12 years of age and older must show proof of one dose of vaccine.

    Tuesday, February 15: People 12 years of age and older must show proof of full vaccination.

    Tuesday, March 1: Children aged 5 to 11 must show proof of one dose of vaccine.

    Sunday, May 1: People 5 years of age and older must show proof of full vaccination.

    The following proof of vaccination is accepted:

    A CDC vaccination card

    A digital image of a CDC vaccination card

    An image or printout of any official immunization record

    Any COVID vaccine verification app

    Proof of vaccination will be confirmed on-site as follows:

    Library pass holders will continue to go to the Box Office when they arrive on-site to purchase Aquarium tickets. At the Box Office, they will be asked to provide proof of vaccination prior to completing their purchases.

    Any guests with medical or religious exemptions will receive a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the City mandate. If your patrons have a medical or religious exemption, please ask them to review the mandate and email prior to visiting.

    If, for any reason, library patrons are unable to provide proof of vaccination, they should email or call the Reservation Department at 617-973-5206 prior to visiting.

    For the most up-to-date information about the Aquarium, we encourage patrons to review our website ahead of their visit. We look forward to welcoming them to the New England Aquarium! Passes are available to any patron holding a valid library card from the Newbury Library, or any library in the MVLC Library Consortium. 

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