Holiday Closing: Wellesley's libraries are closed on Independence Day, Thursday July 4.

Museum Passes

About the Museum Passes

Museum passes are made available to Library patrons through the generosity of the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries 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.

Reserving a Museum Pass

Wellesley residents may make advance reservations, online, in person at the Main Library, or by calling 781-235-1610 ext. 1104 (or press 3 during the automated voice menu).  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.  In order to allow as many families as possible to enjoy this service, borrowing is limited to one museum pass per family per week during school vacations. Passes may be reserved up to 60 days prior to use.

Manage Reservations


Wellesley residents and employees of the Town of Wellesley may reserve one pass per day, up to 60 days in advance.  Other Minuteman patrons may reserve passes on the day of use.

Picking up Passes

Passes may be picked up at the Circulation Desk either the day of use, or 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 ext. 1104 (or press 3 during the automated voice menu) 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.

Passes Available

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 Museum1 pass admits 4 people at 1/2 of full price. Patrons with more than four people in their group will have to pay full price for every person over the total of 4
DeCordova Museum & Sculpture ParkPass Admits 4 people each with a $5.00 fee
Children under 5 are admitted free.
Fairbanks HouseBuy a full price ticket and get 1 free.
For more information go to :
Harvard Art MuseumThis Pass admits 2 free of charge to the Fogg, Busch-Reisinger, and Arthur M. Sackler Museums. Three extraordinary museums united under one glass roof.
Harvard Museum of
Sciences and Cultures
Pass admits 4 people
$6.00 co-pay per person
Institute of Contemporary ArtPass admits 2 adults with a $5.00 co-pay per person
Children 17 and under free
Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumEach pass admits 4 with a $5.00 co-pay per person
Children under 18 admitted free
Note: Closed on Tuesdays
Mary Baker Eddy LibraryPass admits 4 visitors free of charge.
Closed Mondays
Massachusetts State ParksEntitles 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 ArtsThis 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 SciencePass admits 4 people
$10.00 co-pay per person
New England Aquarium1 pass admits 4 people
$10.00 co-pay per person
Pass is not available July through
Labor Day Weekend
New England Quilt Museum1 pass admits 2 people
Peabody Essex MusuemPass 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
TheTrustees GoPassadmits 2 adults & children under 18 free or at a reduced rate depending on the property visited
Zoo New EnglandEach pass Admits 6 people
at $9.00 per adult and $6.00 per child
Children under 2 are always free.