Museum Passes and Coupons

 

Here you will find suggestions for museums close to us.   

The Paige Memorial Library purchases passes to museums so that our patrons in good standing can enjoy a discount or even free admission.   Sadly, some museums have discontinued their discount programs.

Some museums offer free admission on special days and do not need a pass from the Paige.  Explore their websites to discover operating hours and rules.        

Prices and rules are subject to change and are set by the participating organizations, so it is always a good idea to check before you go.            

****Passes must be returned promptly after use to be available for other patrons. Failure to return passes will result in a fine or a much higher replacement cost.

  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens – 281 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373  (413) 665-2805    Two free adult-only admissions
  • New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill – 11 French Drive, Boylston, MA 01505            (508) 869-6111  Half-price admission for up to 8  individuals with cards.  You may reserve time to visit  online at www.nebg.org/planyourvisit   
  • USS Constitution3rd St., Boston, MA 02129 (617) 242-5670    Up to 9 free admissions
  • Salem Witch Museum – 19 ½ Washington Square, North, Salem, MA 01970  (978) 744-1692   00/544/1692    www.salemwitchmuseum.com  Discounted admission for up to 6 Not valid in October    code: LIBRARY22
  • The Icon Museum and Study Center – 203 Union Street, Clinton, MA 01510    (978) 598-5000  Free admission for up to 6 people 
  • Springfield Museums – 21 Edwards Street, Springfield, MA 01103  (413) 263-6800                         ½ price admissions with one paid admission –   Not valid during Special events including Flora in Winter.     1st Sunday of every month is FREE – 17 and under are FREE 
  • Worcester Art Museum   – 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609  (508) 799-4406  Each Pass Card may be used for  50% off the museum admission fee. Children 17 and under are free! Pass Card members may use the Museum’s library as a resource free of charge.  FREE admission to all visitors on the first Sunday of each month: 10am-4pm.

Prices and rules are set by the participating organizations and are subject to change.

Museums for All an initiative of the Institute of Museum and Library Services
Visit the Museums for All website for museums providing reduced or free admission for visitors presenting their EBT cards. This reduced rate is available during all normal operating hours for up to four individuals per EBT card. With a year-round open door policy, Museums for All invites low-income visitors to feel welcome at cultural institutions.
Museums for All is a national, branded access program that encourages individuals of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. The cost of museum admission can be a barrier for many low-income families. 

Bank of America customers visit for FREE on the first full weekend of each month. Please present an active debit or credit card featuring the Bank of America or Merrill Lynch name and logo, plus an active, valid photo ID.

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Blue Star Museums Veterans FREE Military FREE with valid ID, including 1 guest. We also participate in the Blue Star Museums program (Memorial Day to Labor Day).

  • The Clark Institute of Art offers free admission to children, full time students, MA teachers and anyone with an EBT card.  We also have free admission day the first Sunday of every month from October through May. 
  • Springfield Armory National Historic Site Entry to visit Springfield Armory National Historic Site is free of charge.
  • The Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park  No admission fees are charged to attend the regular programs offered by the Park Service rangers at this time.Several sites across the Blackstone River Valley of Rhode Island and Massachusetts are:
  • Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark District
  • Blackstone River State Park
  • Ashton Historic District
  • Slatersville Historic District
  • Whitinsville Historic District
  • Hopedale Village Historic District
  • Blackstone River and the tributaries of Blackstone River
  • Blackstone Canal
  • Addison Gallery of American Art at Philips Academy  180 Main St, Andover, MA | Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm            The Addison Gallery’s collection of American art is one of the most comprehensive in the world, including more than 17,000 objects spanning the 18th century to the present. Admission to the Addison Gallery is always free and open to the public.
  •  The Davis Museum at Wellesley College        106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA | Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm         One of the oldest and most acclaimed academic fine art museums in the United States, The Davis Museum is characterized by collections that span global history from Ancient times to yesterday. Admission to the Davis Museum is always free and open to the public.
  • Massachusetts Historical Society         1154 Boylston St, Boston, MA | Hours: Monday – Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm          Massachusetts Historical Society’s extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures. Admission to the Massachusetts Historical Society is always free and open to the public.
  • Image result for The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College         2101 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA | Hours: Monday – Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday: 10 am – 8 pm; Friday: 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 12 pm – 5pm          The McMullen Museum of Art has mounted more than sixty large-scale loan exhibitions and its permanent collection features Renaissance and Baroque paintings and tapestries, nineteenth-century American works of art, prints, and photographs. Admission to the McMullen Museum is always free and open to the public.

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  • MIT List Visual Arts Center         20 Ames St, Cambridge, MA | Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday: 12 pm – 6 pm; Thursday: 12 pm – 8 pm; Friday – Sunday: 12 pm – 6 pm         As the contemporary art museum at MIT, the List Center presents a dynamic program of six to nine special exhibitions in its galleries annually. Admission to the MIT List Visual Arts Center is always free and open to the public.
  • Norman Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library          700 Boylston St, Boston, MA | Hours: Monday – Thursday: 10 am – 7 pm; Friday – Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm         The Norman Leventhal Map Center inspires curiosity with its exhibitions featuring maps and other cartographic materials to illuminate history, geography, world cultures, science, and contemporary issues. Admission to the Norman Leventhal Map & Education Center is always free and open to the public.
  • Rose Art Museum at Brandies University         415 South St, Waltham, MA | Hours: Wednesday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm         With its international collections and changing exhibitions, the Rose Museum at Brandeis University is dedicated to 20th and 21st-century art. Admission to the Rose Museum is always free and open to the public.
  •  The ICA is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM. Tickets for Free Thursday Nights will be available online at 10 AM on that Thursday morning.

Museums in Massachusetts – Call or check websites for times and costs.

  1. Battleship Cove
    (Fall River, Massachusetts)
  2. Beneski Museum of Natural History
    (Amherst, Massachusetts)
  3. Berkshire County Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead
    (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
  4. Berkshire Museum
    (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
  5. Boston Children’s Museum
    (Boston, Massachusetts)
  6. Cape Cod Children’s Museum
    (Mashpee, Massachusetts)
  7. Cape Cod Maritime Museum
    (Hyannis, Massachusetts)
  8. Children’s Museum in Easton
    (North Easton, Massachusetts)
  9. Cultural Center of Cape Cod
    (South Yarmouth, Massachusetts)
  10. EcoTarium
    (Worcester, Massachusetts)
  11. Education Earth Museum
    (Athol, Massachusetts)
  12. Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
    (Boston, Massachusetts)
  13. Heritage Museums & Gardens
    (Sandwich, Massachusetts)
  14. Historic Beverly – Balch House
    (Beverly, Massachusetts)
  15. Historic Beverly – Cabot House
    (Beverly, Massachusetts)
  16. Historic Beverly – Hale Farm
    (Beverly, Massachusetts)
  17. Historic New England – Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House
    (Gloucester, Massachusetts)
  18. Historic New England – Codman Estate
    (Lincoln, Massachusetts)
  19. Historic New England – Coffin House
    (Newbury, Massachusetts)
  20. Historic New England – Cogswell’s Grant
    (Essex, Massachusetts)
  21. Historic New England – Eustis Estate Museum
    (Milton, Massachusetts)
  22. Historic New England – Gedney House
    (Salem, Massachusetts)
  23. Historic New England – Gropius House
    (Lincoln, Massachusetts)
  24. Historic New England – Lyman Estate
    (Waltham, Massachusetts)
  25. Historic New England – Lyman Estate Greenhouses
    (Waltham, Massachusetts)
  26. Historic New England – Otis House
    (Boston, Massachusetts)
  27. Historic New England – Phillips House
    (Salem, Massachusetts)
  28. Historic New England – Quincy House
    (Quincy, Massachusetts)
  29. Historic New England – Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm
    (Newbury, Massachusetts)
  30. Historic New England – Swett-Ilsley House
    (Newbury, Massachusetts)
  31. Historic New England – Winslow Crocker House
    (Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts)
  32. Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House
    (Concord, Massachusetts)
  33. Martha’s Vineyard Museum
    (Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts)
  34. Museum of Russian Icons
    (Clinton, Massachusetts)
  35. Museum of Science
    (Boston, Massachusetts)
  36. Nantucket Lightship/LV-112
    (East Boston, Massachusetts)
  37. New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
    (New Bedford, Massachusetts)
  38. New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center
    (New Bedford, Massachusetts)
  39. New Bedford Whaling Museum
    (New Bedford, Massachusetts)
  40. Norman Rockwell Museum
    (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
  41. North Shore Children’s Museum
    (Peabody, Massachusetts)
  42. Old Sturbridge Village
    (Sturbridge, Massachusetts)
  43. Peabody Essex Museum
    (Salem, Massachusetts)
  44. Provincetown Art Association and Museum
    (Provincetown, Massachusetts)
  45. Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum
    (New Bedford, Massachusetts)
  46. Sandwich Glass Museum
    (Sandwich, Massachusetts)
  47. Shirley-Eustis House Association
    (Boston, Massachusetts)
  48. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute
    (Williamstown, Massachusetts)
  49. The Children’s Museum of Greater Fall River
    (Fall River, Massachusetts)
  50. The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
    (Amherst, Massachusetts)
  51. USS Constitution Museum
    (Charlestown, Massachusetts)
  52. Wenham Museum
    (Wenham, Massachusetts)