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