Museum Passes and Coupons

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is museum.jpg Here you will find suggestions for museums close to us.                                                                                                            The Paige Memorial Library purchases passes to some museums so that our patrons in good standing can enjoy a discount or even free admission.  

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

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

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

 

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Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays 2019

 

No admission fees are charged to attend the regular programs offered by the Park Service rangers at this time. Fees are often collected at the other privately owned and operated sites by self-supporting associations working cooperatively with the park.

Click HERE for a schedule of places requiring parking fees.

 

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Springfield Armory National Historic Site

 

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The Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

includes several sites across the Blackstone River Valley of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. They 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

 

 

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  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens: Free adult admission. One ticket per family, please. 

 

 

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  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden: Half-price admission for 2 adults.

 

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Worcester Art Museum     

What to see:

The Poetry of Nature: Hudson River School Landscapes from the New-York Historical Society, now – November 25

Lee Mingwei: Stone Journey, September 26, 2018 – August 4, 2019

Special Admission

FREE admission to all visitors on the first Sunday of each month: 10am-4pm.

Saint-Gobain logoFree Sundays are sponsored in part by Saint-Gobain

bankofamerica-museumsonus 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.

EBT cardholder FREE

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).

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  • Mystic Aquarium Institute for Exploration Save $5.00 off per person for up to four people.

 

 

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  • Salem Witch Museum: Discounted admission for up to 6 visitors. Not valid October weekends or Halloween.

 

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Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays 2019

 

It’s great to experience art, and Boston has some of the best art museums and cultural institutions in the country. But admission isn’t cheap, so whether you’re an art addict, looking for things to do or trying to entertain visiting friends and family, a visit to a museum or two can get costly. Luckily most art museums offer free admission on certain days, so we’ve put together a list of all the best times and days you can get free admission.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA | Hours: Monday – Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm; Wednesday – Friday: 10 am – 10 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 5pm

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is free on Wednesdays after 4pm  The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. Admission to the MFA is free every Wednesday evening after 5 pm.

What to see:

Lorraine O’Grady: Family Gained, August 11, 2018 – December 2, 2018

French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault, June 30, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Claes Oldenburg: Shelf Life, August 11, 2018 – December 2, 2018

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Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Wednesday from 3-5pm from September to May each year with ID
26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology in Cambridge offers Massachusetts residents free admission every Wednesday from 3-5pm from September to May each year with ID
11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA | Hours: Monday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Discover the rich collections of the Harvard Art Museums. Comprised of three different museums, Harvard Art Museums features Western art, Asian, ancient, and Islamic and later Indian art. Admission to Harvard Art Museums is free to Massachusetts residents every Saturday from 10 am – 12 pm.

What to see:

Animal-Shaped Vessels from the Ancient World: Feasting with Gods, Heroes, and Kings, September 7, 2018 – January 6, 2019

 

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 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.

What to see: 

The Body: Concealing and Revealing, September 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs, September 8, 2018 – March 9, 2019

 

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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.

What to see:

Jacob Lawrence:  The Legend of John Brown, September 21, 2018 – December 16, 2018

Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country, September 21, 2018 – December 16, 2018

 

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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.

What to see:

Entrepreneurship & Classical Design in Boston’s South End: The Furniture of Isaac Vose & Thomas Seymour, 1815 to 1825

 

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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.

What to see:

Carrie Mae Weems: Strategies of Engagement, September 10 – December 13

 

 

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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.

What to see:

Introducing Tony Conrad: A Retrospective, October 18 – January 16

 

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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.

What to see:

Breathing Room: Mapping Boston’s Green Spaces, March 24, 2018 – September 30, 2018

 

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Otis House Museum

141 Cambridge St, Boston, MA | Hours: Wednesday: 11 am – 7:30 pm; Thursday – Sunday: 11 am – 4:30 pm

Take a tour of Otis House to learn about the family’s life in the Federal era and the later history of the house, when it served as a clinic and a middle-class boarding house. Tours are available every half hour. Admission to the Otis House Museum is free for Boston residents.

 

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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.

Now on View:

Tuesday Smillie: To build another world, September 8, 2018 – December 2, 2018

Passage, September 8, 2018 – December 2, 2018

 

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Fuller Craft Museum

455 Oak St, Brockton, MA | Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday: 10 am – 9 pm; Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Fuller Craft Museum offers expansive opportunities to discover the world of contemporary craft by exploring the leading edge of craft through various exhibitions and programming. Admission to the Fuller Craft Museum is free every Thursday evening after 5 pm, and always free for Brockton residents.

What to see:

Uneasy Beauty: Discomfort in Contemporary Adornment, October 6, 2018 – April 21, 2019

 

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The Institute of Contempory Art (ICA) has Free Admission on Thursday nights from 5-9pm
100 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA | Hours: Tuesday – Wednesday: 10 am – 5 pm; Thursday – Friday: 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday – Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston presents outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video, and performance. Admission to the ICA/Boston is free Thursday evenings after 5 pm.

What to see:

We Wanted a Revolution: Radical Black Women, 1965-85, June 27, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Arthur Jafa: Love is the Message, The Message is Death, June 27, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Jason Moran, September 19, 2018 – January 21, 2019

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA | Hours: Monday: 11 am – 5 pm; Tuesday: Closed; Wednesday 11 am – 5 pm; Thursday: 11 am – 9 pm; Friday – Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

Visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are greeted by the visual splendor of the Venetian-inspired courtyard and garden and its surrounding galleries. Admission to the Gardner Museum is free every Thursday evening after 5 pm.

What to see:

Common Threads: Weaving Stories Across Time, October 4, 2018 – January 14, 2019

 

Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston