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 Museum Pass Information

 
CHANGES TO THE WELLESLEY FREE LIBRARY - MUSEUM PASS POLICY, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2014

Museum passes are made available to Library patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Wellesley Free Library and other organizations.  The Trustees appreciate and welcome these gifts.  As with other gifts donated to the Library, museum passes and their use are governed by the Library Board of Trustees.  

Effective July 1, 2014, Wellesley residents and Town of Wellesley employees with a valid library card may reserve museum passes up to 60 days prior to use.

Reservations may be made by filling out the Reserve a Museum Pass form here, or in person at the Main Library, or by calling 781-235-1610, ext. 1105.

Non-Wellesley residents with a valid library card from any of the member libraries of the Minuteman Library Network may borrow a museum pass on the day of its use provided the pass has not already been reserved for use that day.

Families are limited to one museum pass per family per week during periods of school vacations.

 
Passes Available from the Wellesley Free Library
Passes are made possible through the generosity of The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries. 
 
Reserving a Museum Pass
The passes are available to anyone with a valid card from any of the member libraries of the Minuteman Library Network.  Use the online form to
Reserve a Museum Pass, or reserve a museum pass in person at the Main Library or by calling 781-235-1610, ext. 1105.  Passes may be reserved up to 60 days prior to use.
 
Limits
A patron may reserve one pass for one museum per day.
 
Picking up Passes
Passes are circulated for the day of use only and may by picked up at the Information Desk the day before the reservation.
 
Returning Passes
Please note that coupon passes do not need to be returned.
Non-coupon passes are due back before 9:00 AM the day following their use.
When the library is closed, passes can be returned in the book drop using the envelope provided.
 
Fines
The late return fine for any museum pass is $10.00 per day with a $30.00 maximum.
Fee for a lost pass is $30.00
 
Cancellations
If you reserve a pass and your plans change, please call us at 781-235-1610, ex. 5 to cancel, so that the pass can be used by someone else.
 
Please note -- Passes do not provide discounts for museum store purchases or parking, nor do they cover any special exhibit fees such as the Science Museum's Omni Theater, Planetarium or Laser Shows.

The Wellesley Free Library has passes available for the following museums. 
For information about hours, directions and exhibits click on the links to the museums' websites.

All prices are subject to change

 

Museum

        Address              

Phone
Number

Pass
 Information

Boston Children's Museum

Museum Wharf
300 Congress Street
Boston MA

617-426-8855

1 pass admits 4 people at $7.00 per person

Boston Harbor Island Ferry Passes   Boston Harbor Islands Partnership
15 State St. Ste. 1100
Boston MA 02109-3502
 617-223-8666  Each reservation entitles the card holder to 2 coupons. Each coupon grants a $5.00 discount on the full purchase price of a Boston Harbor Island Ferry ticket. Children under 4 are free.

DeCordova Museum & Sculputre Park

51 Sandy Pond Road,
Lincoln, MA

781-259-8355

Pass Admits 4 people.
Children under 5 are admitted free

The Discovery Museums
(Science & Children's)

177 Main St., (Rt. 27)
Acton, MA

978-264-4200

Both museums are open during the school year. 
Both are closed on Mondays, except on holidays
Pass admits 3 at  $5.75 each, 50% off admission price

Harvard  Art Museums

485 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138

617 495-9400

Pass admits 2 people.  No co-pay
Please note - The museum will be closed from June 1, 2013 until the fall of 2014.

Harvard  Museum of
Sciences and Cultures

26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA

617 495-2772

Pass admits 4 people
$6.00 co-pay per person

Institute of Contemporary Art

100 Northern Avenue,
Boston, MA

617-478-3100

Closed Mondays
Pass admits 2 adults with a $5.00 co-pay per person

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway,
Boston, MA

617-566-1401

$5.00 co-pay per person
Children under 18 admitted free

JFK Library & Museum

Columbia Point,
Boston, MA

617-514-1600

9:00 AM -- 5:00 PM daily
1 pass admits 2 people
$3.00 co-pay per person
Children 12 and under free

 Massachusetts State Parks

   

  Entitles the bearer to free parking for  one carload of visitors at 50+ facilities  in the MA State Parks system.
Not Valid for Nahant or Nantasket Beaches.  Seasonal.           

 Museum of Fine Arts

 465 Huntington Ave,
Boston, MA

617-267-9300

This pass admits up to 2 people, for  general admission, into the museum  for$10.00 per person. Special exhibits  tickets may be purchased for an additional $8.00. 

 Museum of Science

 Science Park,
Boston, MA

617-723-2500

 Pass admits 4 people
$7.00 co-pay per person
Check hours for holidays &
school vacations

 New England Aquarium

 Central Wharf,
Boston, MA

617-973-5200

 1 pass admits 4 people
$10.00 co-pay per person
Pass is not available July through
Labor Day Weekend

 New England Quilt Museum

 18 Shatuck St.,
Lowell, MA

978-452-4207

 1 pass admits 2 people

 Peabody Essex Musuem

 East India Square,
Salem, MA

978-745-9500

 Pass admits 2 people
$5.00 co-pay per person

 Plimoth Plantation

 137 Warren Ave.,
Plymouth, MA

508-746-1622

 Pass admits 4 people
$12.00 co-pay per person

 Spellman Museum of Stamps &
Postal History

 235 Wellesley St.,
@ Regis College,
Weston, MA

781-768-8367

 Pass admits 2 people. Children 16
and under free.

 Tower Hill Botanical Garden

 11 French Drive, P.O. Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505

508-869-6111 x110

 Pass admits 4 vistors

 Zoo New England

 Franklin Park Zoo,
Franklin Park Rd,
Dorchester, MA

Stone Zoo,
149 Pond St.,
Stoneham, MA

616-541-5466

Each pass entitles patrons to pay $6 per adult and $4 per child for up to 6 people.  Children under 2 are always free.

*PLEASE VISIT MUSEUMS' WEBSITES FOR HOURS OF OPERATION 

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