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. Some museums have discontinued their discount programs.
****Passes must be returned promptly after use so they are available for other patrons. Failure to return passes will result in a fine or a much higher 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.
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.
- DCR Parks Pass: Allows free parking for one vehicle in Mass state parks.
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.
- Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Two adults, four children Family coupon
- Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens Card provides one Free adult admission for Paige patrons.
- New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill. Half-price admission for two individuals with card. You must book tickets online at www.nebg.org/planyourvisit
- Springfield Armory Free admission
- Worcester Art Museum Each Pass Program card may be used for up to 2 adults 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.
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
- Salem Witch Museum: Discounted admission for up to 6 visitors with card. You MUST pre-register at the museum http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/ . Not valid October weekends or Halloween.
- USS Constitution: Free admission to parties of 9 or fewer with coupon.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.