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 Museum Pass Information


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.

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.

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

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





Boston Children's Museum

Museum Wharf
300 Congress Street
Boston MA


1 pass admits 4 people at 1/2 of full price

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


Pass Admits 4 people each with a $5.00 fee
Children under 5 are admitted free

The Discovery Museums

(Science & Children's)

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


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
Children up to one year free

 Harvard Art Museum

(Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Arthur M. Sackler Museum)
32 Quincy Street 
Cambridge, MA 02138  
  Pass allows free admission for 2.
Open Daily, 10am to 5pm.  Closed major holidays. 

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


Pass admits 2 adults with a $5.00 co-pay per person
Children 17 and under free

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway,
Boston, MA


Each pass admits 4 with a $5.00 co-pay per person
Children under 18 admitted free
Note: Closed on Tuesdays

JFK Library & Museum

Columbia Point,
Boston, MA


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

 Lookout Farm 89 Pleasant Street
Natick, MA
508-651-1539  Note: Seasonal Hours
Pass admits 4 visitors ($5 off per visitor)
Children under 2 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


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. 
Children 6 and under free

 Museum of Science

 Science Park,
Boston, MA


 Pass admits 4 people
$10.00 co-pay per person
Check hours for holidays & school vacations

 New England Aquarium

 Central Wharf,
Boston, MA


 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


 1 pass admits 2 people

 Peabody Essex Musuem

 East India Square,
Salem, MA


 Pass admits 2 people
$5.00 co-pay per person Tuesday - Friday
$10.00 co-pay per person Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Mondays
Additional $5 fee for the Chinese House
Children 16 and under free

 Plimoth Plantation

 137 Warren Ave.,
Plymouth, MA


Pass entitles up to 2 adults & 2 children to reduced admission price of $12 each for adults & $8each for children

 Tower Hill Botanical Garden

 11 French Drive,
Box 598
Boylston, MA 01505

508-869-6111 x110

Pass admits 2 guests at half price
Children under 6 free

 Zoo New England

 Franklin Park Zoo,
Franklin Park Rd,
Dorchester, MA

Stone Zoo,
149 Pond St.,
Stoneham, MA


Each pass Admits 6 people
at $9.00 per adult and $6.00 per child
Children under 2 are always free.


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