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Battleship Cove

Battleship Cove

5 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721
508-678-1100   https://www.battleshipcove.org/
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Battleship Cove is a war memorial and historic military museum located in Fall River, Massachusetts. It is home to five National Historic Landmark ships, and other craft, including the USS Massachusetts, USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., USS Lionfish, Hiddensee, and two PT boats. Their collection of aircraft includes two Bell helicopters that saw combat in the Vietnam War—the Bell UH-1 “Huey” Iroquois and the Bell AH-1 Cobra—as well as two of the first drone unmanned aerial vehicles used by the military. In addition to exhibits focused on military history, the Maritime Museum presents the history of the RMS Titanic and the famous Fall River Line.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Military, Technology

Pass Benefits

This is a returnable pass that admits up to 2 adults and 3 children at a $3 admission.

Please call the library to cancel your reservation if your plans change.

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Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum

308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
617-426-6500   http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/
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Founded in 1913 by the Science Teachers’ Bureau, the Boston Children’s Museum is the second oldest children’s museum in the world and one of the few that maintain a collection. Designed for both children and families, the Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts, emphasizing hands-on engagement and learning through experience, and employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, Technology

Pass Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: This is an electronic pass that you will receive in your email.  You may then use the code on the pass to purchase advance tickets online.

Admits up to 4 (adults or children) at half price per person. 

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Buttonwood Park Zoo

Buttonwood Park Zoo

425 Hawthorn Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
508-991-6178   https://www.bpzoo.org/
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The Buttonwood Park Zoo, established in 1894, is the 12th oldest zoo in the United States. Located on seven acres in New Bedford, MA, the zoo features over 240 species, most notably Asian elephants, red pandas, bison, cougars, black bears, eagles, seals, otters, South American primates and numerous waterfowl species. The Zoo is fully accessible to the disabled, and a limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the front entrance. There is a gift store and a café on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, Zoo

Pass Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: This is an electronic pass that you will receive in your email.  You may then present the code (digital or printed) to purchase tickets.

This pass admits 4 guests for free. 

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Cahoon Museum of American Art

Cahoon Museum of American Art

4676 Falmouth Road, Route 28, Cotuit, MA 02635
508-428-7581   https://www.cahoonmuseum.org/
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Founded in 1984, the Cahoon Museum of American Art was the vision of art historian and art collector Rosemary Rapp. Housed in the former 18th century home and studio of Cape Cod artists Ralph and Martha Cahoon, the museum has a collection of over 400 works of art. This includes art and ephemera by the aforementioned artists, and pieces by 20th century artists of the Cape Ann and Provincetown art colonies, including Edna Choate Hodgkins, Daisy Margaret Hughes, Margaret Jordan Patterson, as well as a broad selection of contemporary New England artists. Exhibitions are drawn from both the permanent collection and outside the museum. There is a gift shop on the premises.

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Categories: Art, Family

Pass Benefits

This is a returnable pass that admits up to 2 adults and 4 children for free admission.

Please call the library to cancel your reservation if your plans change.

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Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Museum of Art

60 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA 02638
508-385-4477   https://www.ccmoa.org/
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The Cape Cod Museum of Art, located in Dennis, MA, was founded by artists in 1981. Seven galleries at the museum display changing exhibitions as well as pieces from the permanent collection, which includes work by Hans Hoffman, Alexander Calder, Red Grooms, and Edwin Dickinson. A sculpture garden surrounds the building. There is a museum shop, a library, a film screening room, and spaces for classes and workshops on the premises.

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Categories: Art, Family

Pass Benefits

This is a returnable pass that is for free gallery admission for two.  It is not valid for special events or program admission.

Please call the library to cancel your reservation if your plans change.

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Heritage Museums & Gardens

Heritage Museums & Gardens

67 Grove Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-3300   https://www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org/
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Heritage Museums & Gardens is located on 100 acres on the banks of Shawme Pond in Sandwich, MA. The gardens feature internationally important collections of rhododendrons, a comprehensive collection of hydrangeas, a collection of over 1,000 varieties of daylilies, hostas, herb, heather gardens, and more than a thousand varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers along paths. An outdoor “Nature Explore Classroom” facilitates encounters with nature and STEM concepts for children ages 2 through 10. In addition, three gallery buildings house permanent exhibits of world-class automobiles, a working vintage carousel, American folk art, and special exhibitions. There is a cafe and gift shop on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature

Pass Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: This is an online code that you will receive in your email.  You may then use the code on the pass to purchase advance tickets online.

The Heritage Museums and Gardens pass admits up to 6 individuals, adults or youth at half off the general admission price.  Passes are not available or accepted during special events and Gardens Aglow. 

Thank you to the Sandwich Garden Club and Sandwich Kiwanis for the funding for this pass.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401   http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/
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The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music

Pass Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: This is an electronic pass that you will receive in your email.  You may then use the code on the pass to purchase advance tickets online.

Each pass admits up to four adults for $5 each (General Admission only).

When reserving Gardner Museum timed entry tickets online, you will:

1.      Go to the ISGM General Admission Page

2.      Submit the promo code (located under the barcode on your pass) in the Promo Code box at the top of the screen

3.      Select the correct date the pass is valid for and choose a time to enter

4.      Add desired number of tickets to the basket. The discount only works for up to 4 Adult priced tickets and any additional ticket will be normally priced (Children under 18 are always free and should be reserved as child tickets)

5.      Login or create an account

6.      Finish checking out (discount is applied only at checkout)

Tickets should be reserved at least 48 hours prior to visiting—this library pass does not guarantee a reservation to the Museum. If you have any issues reserving your tickets, you can call the Gardner Museum's Box Office at 617 278 5156.

PATRONS MUST PRESENT BOTH THIS LIBRARY PASS AND THEIR RESERVED TIMED MUSEUM ADMISSION TICKETS FOR ENTRY INTO THE MUSEUM.

For more information, including health and safety requirements, please visit the ISGM's Know Before You Go page.

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, in existence since July 4, 1876, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection of almost 500,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary painting, sculpture and video. In addition, there are always special exhibitions on view, opportunities to take advantage of educational programs—some right in the galleries—and a contemplative Japanese garden.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

Effective Saturday, January 15 the City of Boston will require proof of vaccination for indoor venues.  Please visit the museum's website prior to visiting to learn more about the proof of vaccination requirement and other safety guidelines.

PLEASE NOTE: This is an electronic pass that you will receive in your email.  You may then use the code on the pass to purchase advance tickets online or same-day ticket at the museum.

Children 6 and under are free. Each pass allows 2 adults for $10 each (special exhibition + general admission) and up to 4 children 7 – 17 $10 each (special exhibition + general admission). There is no discount for children 7-17 for general admission, as it is already $10.

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Museum of Science

Museum of Science

1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2500   http://www.mos.org/
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The Museum of Science in Boston is located on a piece of land that extends the width of the Charles River, connecting Boston and Cambridge. Dedicated to promoting and educating visitors about science and technology, the museum includes a planetarium, the world’s largest open-air Van de Graaff generator, an IMAX theatre, a butterfly garden, and permanent and changing exhibits on birds, insects and animals; space; dinosaurs; engineering; nanotechnology; math; biology; and more.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Nature, Science, Technology, Sky

Pass Benefits

If you are using Comcast as your email server please make sure to check your SPAM folder for email confirmations.  If you have not received an email after making your reservation please come into the library for a printed out pass.  We are having issues with Comcast email address that we are working to resolve.

 PLEASE NOTE: This is an electronic pass that you will receive in your email. 

    This pass will admit up to 4 people at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. Children under 3 are not included in the count of 4 and are always admitted for free

     Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.

    Please bring your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) when you visit.

When you arrive at the Museum, stop at the Box Office to exchange your library pass and purchase your Exhibit Halls tickets at the discounted rate. If you have any questions or would like to      reserve your Exhibit Halls passes in advance to avoid waiting in line the day of your visit, please call 617-723-2500 (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily).

If you are unable to show your Library confirmation on a phone, you may print out a copy using the link in the confirmation email or request a paper copy from the library.

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Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport

75 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
860-572-0711   https://www.mysticseaport.org/
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Founded in 1929, this maritime museum—“The Museum of America and the Sea”—occupies 9 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT and includes a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan, America's oldest commercial ship still in existence. Occasional demonstrations and performances—including costumed role payers strolling the grounds—bring to life different aspects of maritime life. A gallery and series of shops are on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Crafts, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

This is a returnable pass that admits 2 adults and 3 children at 1/2 off the regular admission price.

Please call the library to cancel your reservation if your plans change.

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New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford Whaling Museum

18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740
508-997-0046   https://www.whalingmuseum.org/
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Opened in 1907, the New Bedford Whaling Museum is focused on the history and culture of the whaling industry as practiced internationally and in the “Old Dartmouth” region of Massachusetts. Over the years, the museum has grown as it absorbed other institutions with similar mandates. The collections boast over 750,000 items which fall into a broad range of categories—fine and decorative art, folk art, photography, domestic artifacts, artifacts that represent the history of technology and industry, books, manuscripts, maps and charts, ethnographic materials, clothing and textiles, and extensive personal, business, and financial records. Highlights include half-scale models of the whaling ship Lagoda and an Azorean whaleboat; five skeletons of various types of whales, including that of a pregnant mother; and art by major American artists such as Albert Bierstadt and Albert Pinkham Ryder. The museum's holdings also include the world's largest collections of scrimshaw and whaling ship logbooks. The Whaling Museum entrance and galleries are accessible to people using wheelchairs and walking aids. Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the first floor.

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Categories: Art, Children, Family, History, Nature, Ocean

Pass Benefits

This is a returnable pass that admits up to 4 guests for half off the regular admission price.

Please call the library to cancel your reservation if your plans change.

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New England Aquarium

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
617-973-5200   http://www.neaq.org/
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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.

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Categories: Children, Family, Nature, Science, Ocean

Pass Benefits

PLEASE NOTE: This is an electronic pass that you will receive in your email.  You may then present the code (digital or printed) to purchase tickets.

·         This coupon allows 50% off admission to the New England Aquarium.

·         Only applies to adult and child pricing.

·         This is not a ticket.

·         Redeem this coupon in the General Admission line at the Aquarium’s ticket booth for discounted admission for up to 4 people.

·         Please visit neaq.org/coupons for details.

·         Review the Aquarium’s website at www.neaq.org/safety ahead of your visit to ensure a safe and accessible experience.

·         Valid only for Aquarium admission.

·         This coupon does not provide any other discounts and cannot be applied to combo tickets.

·         Library coupons or tickets obtained with library coupons may not be sold.

·         Void if altered or copied. No cash value.

·         Hours of operation are subject to change.

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Sandwich Glass Museum

Sandwich Glass Museum

129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-0251   https://www.sandwichglassmuseum.org/
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The Sandwich Glass Museum is dedicated to the history of the town in which it is located, with a special emphasis on the glass that made it famous in the 19th century. Thirteen galleries display their collection of old and modern examples of glass objects, including roughly 6,000 pieces produced at the Boston & Sandwich Glass Company in the 1800s on the site where the museum sits today. In addition, the museum hosts live demonstrations of glass-blowing. There is a gift store on the premises, which includes work by local glass-blowers.

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Categories: Children, Family, History

Pass Benefits

This is a returnable pass that admits two guests free of charge.

Please note that the Sandwich Glass Museum is closed for the month of January.

Please call the library to cancel your reservation if your plans change.

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Whydah Pirate Museum

Whydah Pirate Museum

674 MA-28, West Yarmouth, MA 02673
508-534-9571   https://www.discoverpirates.com/
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This museum in West Yarmouth is home to the largest collection of pirate artifacts recovered from a single shipwreck—the Whydah Gally—anywhere in the world. Originally a slave ship, the pirate vessel sank off the coast of Wellfleet in 1717. The museum contains multiple exhibit wings, the Bell Theater room, a walk-through partial replica of the Whydah Gally, and the SeaLab and Learning Center—the museum's onsite conservation laboratory. Exhibits display artifacts of the slave trade and pirate life, early maps of the Atlantic and the Caribbean, and imagery of the 18th-century world. Fully accessible for wheelchairs and strollers. There a gift shop on the premises.

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Categories: Children, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

This is a returnable pass that admits up to 4 guests for the reduced price of $12 each.

Please call the library to cancel your reservation if your plans change.

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