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 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.
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
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.