To select a museum, click “Details/Reserve”, then select which Pass to reserve.
Boston Children’s Museum
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.
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 www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/ticketing. 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.
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 in June until the end of the public ferry season in the fall. 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. Complete this library form to get your coupon code.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
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.
Each pass admits up to four people at an admission cost of $5 per person. Children under the age of 18 are always admitted free.
Passes are only valid for general admission. They are not applicable toward discounts on special events, shopping, dining, concerts, lectures, or any other public programs.
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.
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...
WEEKEND PASS USAGE:
WEEKDAY PASS USAGE:
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: newburylibrary.org
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. 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.
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.
For information about COVID restrictions in place at the Aquarium, visit https://www.neaq.org/visit/reopen/
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 email@example.com prior to visiting.
If, for any reason, library patrons are unable to provide proof of vaccination, they should email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
Each pass admits 2 visitors for $12.00 per person. The museum is open Mondays, Thursdays , Saturdays, & Sundays 10-5, and Fridays 10-7. Children 16 and under are admitted free. Not valid for admission to Yin Yu Tang Chinese House (additional $6.00).
*Paid for with a grant from the Newbury Cultural Council
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.
Vaccine Requirement: Effective January 15, all visitors ages 12+ are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (at least one dose) to enter the Museum, in accordance with the City of Boston mandate. For more information, including the phased expansions of this requirement, please visit boston.gov/b-together.
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. There are no advanced tickets or reservations required for entry. Admission will be on a first-come first-served basis.