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 in person at the Main Library, using our online museum pass reservation tool below, or by calling 781-235-1610. 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.

  • 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.

  • Zoo New England passes are on their way! Stay tuned and thank you for your patience. 

  • Limits

    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 Main Library anytime before the reservation date. More information is available in the confirmation email.

  • 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, use the cancellation link found in your confirmation email, or call us at 781-235-1610 ext. 1104 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.