Please come back and visit this page again as many of our partner museums and zoos are in the process of updating their passes due to COVID-19. We would like to thank the Friends of the Wareham Free Library for generously funding many of the museum/zoo passes below.

PATRONS MAY RESERVE ONLINE PASSES BY CLICKING HERE


Click on a link below to learn more about the museum passes that are available

Buttonwood Park Zoo | Boston Children’s Museum | Boston Museum of Fine Arts | DCR Annual Parks Pass | Heritage Gardens & Museum | Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | Museum of Science | New Bedford Whaling Museum | New England Aquarium | Old Colony History Museum | Plimoth/Patuxet Museums | Robbins Museum | Roger Williams Park Zoo

Library Pass Rules

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Buttonwood Park Zoo | Website | (508) 991-6178
Expires June 30, 2022

Pass allows for free admission up to six guests. Adults – $10, Seniors/Students – $8, Children (Ages 3-12) – $6, Children under 3 – Free

Important Note – Pass is only valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Pass cannot be used during February vacation (2/21/22-2/25/22), April vacation (4/18/22-4/22/22), New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

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Boston Children’s Museum | Website | (617) 426-6500

Pass admits up to four (adults or children) at half price per person; Adults/Children – $18, Infants (up to 12 months) – Free

After receiving a discounted pass from the Library, patrons must reserve one of two time slots (9 AM – 12 PM or 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM) online. Due to safety measures, walk-ins are not allowed as the museum capacity is limited at this time. All visitors to the Museum age two and above are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

To begin click on the ticketing page here, or visit the website link above. Review the directions for timed tickets, click on “Discount Programs” button, then click on “Purchase Discounted Program Tickets” drop down arrow. Click on “Half Price Library Timed Ticket to book. The date on the Library discount pass must match the date of your visit.

After arriving at the museum, proceed to the admissions scanning station with your online reservation and date specific library pass. The e-ticket is valid for only one day. You can either print it or display the pass on your phone/device. Please make sure the barcode is visible when you arrive.

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Boston Museum of Fine Arts | Website | (617) 267-9300
Expires April 30, 2022

Pass permits up to two people with $10 admission per person; Upgrade to special exhibits for an additional $8. Must purchase online using Library code. $6 extra to purchase by phone. Adults – $25, Youth 17 and under – Free

To receive discounted tickets, choose date that you wish to visit the museum. Then enter in the promotions code at the top right corner marked “Promo Code”, and hit submit. Then select Library Tickets from ticket options below, click on “Add to Cart” to continue with purchase.

Masks are required by all visitors. Starting in 2022, museum is only open Thursdays through Mondays. It will be closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Department of Conservation and Recreation – Annual Parks Pass | Website
Expires 12/31/2022

Pass allows for free parking at most DCR parks. Typical fees for ocean beaches are $15 per day, inland beaches $8 per day, and scenic/historic sites $5 per day.

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Heritage Gardens & Museum | Website | (508) 888-3300

This pass will admit up to 6 people (adults and youth) at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. Adults – $21; Youth (3-11) – $11; Children under 2 are admitted free.

Please note that your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass. It will be activated by issuing the discount code when ordering tickets online here. Tickets may be ordered here. For more information, you can visit the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Heritage Museum & Gardens website here.

If you are unable to show your Library confirmation on a phone or print it from home, you can request a paper copy of your confirmation at the Library.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum | Website | 617-566-1401

Pass admits up to four adults for $5 each (General admission only). Adults – $20, Seniors (65+) – $18, College students with ID – $13; Children (Under 18) – Free. Museum is closed on Tuesdays.

The Gardner Museum has a highly restricted capacity. Passes must be redeemed and reserved online or redeemed through the Box office at least 48 hours prior to visiting. To redeem online, simply go visit here (or the main website), click on “buy now”, select the date printed on your Museum Pass, and choose a time slot. Use the promotion code received with your pass.

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Museum of Science | Website | (617) 723-2500
Expires March 1, 2023

Pass allows for four guests at 50% off. Pass holder MUST purchase tickets online, and bring library pass AND e-mail confirmation for discounts. Adults – $29, Seniors (60+) – $25, Children (Ages 3-11) – $24, Children under 3 – Free

A timed ticket is required for entry. You can purchase them online or by calling (617) 723-2500. You’ll receive a confirmation email including a QR code to be scanned at exhibition halls for admission. Please present library pass and e-mail confirmation for entry to museum.

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New Bedford Whaling Museum | Website | (508) 997-0046
Expires April 30, 2022

Pass allows for half price admission for up to four guests. Adults – $19, Senior (65+) – $17, Students – $12, Youth (Ages 3-18) – $9, Children under 3 – Free

Online reservations are suggested. Tickets are first-come, first serve and timed. You can choose either the morning session (9 AM – 1 PM) or afternoon session (1 PM – 5 PM). You can place your reservation here.

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New England Aquarium | Website | (508) 973-5200
Expires, August 31, 2022

Each coupon admits up to four people for a 50% off reduction from the regular admission rate. Adults – $32, Senior (60+) – $30, Children (Ages 3-11) – $23, Children under 3 – Free

Instructions for reserving tickets
After patrons have gotten their pass from the Library, patrons should present their coupons on-site at the Aquarium ticket booth. For more information, please visit – http://neaq.org/coupons and click on the “Library Coupons” tab.

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Old Colony History Museum | Website | (508) 822-1622

This pass allows for free admission up to four guests. Adults – $5, Students (Ages 13-21) – $3, Seniors (65+) -$3, Children under 12 – Free.

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Plimoth/Patuxet Museums | Website | (508) 746-1622

Pass allows for one-time reduced admission for up to six individuals at a reduced rate of $16 per adult and $10 per child (Ages 5-17). For more information about regular admission ticketing click here.

This coupon must be presented to guest services staff upon arrival at the Museum to purchase a Heritage Pass, Combination Pass, or Plimoth Patuxet Only pass. This pass must be printed or displayed on phone upon arrival to the museum.

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Robbins Archeological Museum | Website | (508) 947-9005
Expires December 31, 2022

This pass provides free admission for up to six guests. Adults – $5; Children under 16 – $2.00

Note that the Robbins Museum of Archeology is only open from 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturdays, and is closed on major holidays.

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Roger Williams Park Zoo | Website | (401) 785-3510
Expires December 31, 2022

This pass provides $3 off admission for each paid ticket up to 4 people. Discount codes will be provided by the Library and can only be redeemed online. Adult (13+) – $19.95, Seniors (62+) – $16.95, Children (2-12) – $13.95, Toddler (0-1) – Free

To redeem online, navigate to the ticket purchasing page or click here. Select the date and timeslot for daytime general admission visit, then enter the proper quantities of adult, child, senior, or toddler tickets. Type in the supplied discount code provided by the Wareham Free Library and click apply. Proceed to the next page and complete the transaction. Your e-tickets will be e-mailed shortly after purchase.

If you need help placing an online order, please reach out to Visitor Services at 401-375-3510 ext. 316.  The discount can only be applied online, and the discount must be redeemed at time of purchase, the discount code cannot be retroactively applied.

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Library Pass Rules

  1. Only adult cards can check out museum passes.
  2. Patron MUST be in good standing with the library.
  3. One pass per family, per day can be used.
  4. Patrons may reserve passes up to one month in advance by calling the Wareham Free Library at 508-295-2343 and dial 0.
  5. Lost returnable passes will be billed at $50 and the patron will lose pass privileges for 3 months.
  6. Lost coupons cannot be replaced.
  7. Passes may be picked up one or two days before use.
  8. Returnable passes must be returned promptly on the following day to the Wareham Free Library – Main Library.

Photos above are courtesy of each institutional website or Wikimedia Commons