The Friends of the Lane Memorial Library have graciously funded passes to these New England area museums. Reduced-admission or free passes are available to any Hampton resident with a library card. Call (603) 926-3368 to reserve a discount pass!
Museum of New Hampshire History
6 Eagle Square, Concord, NH 03301. (603)-228-6688
Hours: Tues-Sat 9:30-5, Thurs. eves until 8, Sunday 12-5, also Monday 9:30-5 from July 1 thru Oct 15 and in Dec.
Pass admits 1 family free of charge.
Directions: Take Interstate 93 to Exit 14. Turn left at the light at the end of the exit ramp. Stay in the right lane. At North Main Street turn right. Take the next right onto Storrs Street. Pass under a bridge and overhead parking garage; the museum parking lot entrance is on the left just as you begin to emerge from under the overhead parking garage. The parking lot attendant will give you a ticket for free parking which can be validated at the museum or library reception desks. Cross Storrs Street to the museum entrance. The museum is a fourstory granite building.
Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park
570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870 (603) 436-8043
Hours: Open every day from 10am-5pm
Family pass admits 2 parents and their children under the age of 18 free of charge, with seasonal parking fees additional.
Directions: Located in Odiorne Point State Park along Route 1A (the coast road) in Rye. Take Route One to Portsmouth. At the set of lights just before Yoken’s Restaurant take a right on Elwyn Road then go about 1.3 miles to the stop sign at Foyes Corner. Go straight onto Route 1A South. Continue for 1.8 miles, over the wood bridge, past Odiorne boat launching ramp (on left), to the main entrance of Odiorne Point State Park (on left).
Currier Museum of Art
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104 (603) 669-6144
Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11am-5pm Saturday 10am - 5pm Open the first Thursday of each month 11am-8pm Closed Tuesday
Pass admits 2 adults and children 18 and younger free of charge.
Directions: Follow 101 West towards Manchester. Take the exit onto I-93 N towards Concord. Take exit 8 toward Bridge Street, Rt. 28A. Merge onto Wellington Rd. Continue on Bridge St., and then turn right at Ash St. and continue on to arrive at the museum.
Children’s Museum of NH
6 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820 (603) 436-3853
Hours: Tue. - Sat. 10 am - 5 pm, Sun. 12 noon - 5 pm, closed on most major holidays.
Pass admits 4 people at half price ($4.50) per person. Children under 1 year old are free.
Directions: Take I-95 North to Exit 4 - Spaulding Turnpike oute 16 North . Take Exit 7 and turn right onto Route 108 North. Drive one mile to lights at Washington Street, just past City Hall. Take a sharp right onto Henry Law Avenue. Museum is on left next to Rotary Arts Amphitheatre in Henry Law Park.
Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (617)-426-6500
Hours: Every day 10 am - 5 pm , Fridays 10 am - 9 pm
Pass admits up to 4 people at $7.00 each (half price), children under the age of one year are admitted free.
Directions: Take Rt. 95 S. to Rt. 1 S. to Rt I 93 S. Take exit 20B for Albany Street, turn left onto Seaport Blvd., turn right onto Sleeper Street. Museum is on the right
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 21115 (617) 267-9300
Hours: Open Mondays and on most Monday holidays. Monday and Tuesday 10AM-4:45PM; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 AM-9:45 PM (Th. and Fr. West Wing only after 5 PM), Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM-4:45 PM. The Museum is closed New Year’s Day, Patriot’s Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Pass admits 2 people at $10.00 per person.
Directions: Museum is locted one mile west of Copley Square. Driving Eastbound on the Mass Pike, take exit 22 in tunnel, following signs to the Prudential Center, and exit onto Huntington Avenue. The Museum is less than one mile further on the right.
Museum of Science
Science Park, Boston, MA 02114-1099 (617) 723-2500
Admission price is $5.00 when using library passes. STAND IN RED LINE
Hours: Daily 9:00-5:00, open until 9:00 pm on Fridays. Closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas, open 9:00-2:00 on Christmas Eve and the day before Thanksgiving.
Pass admits 4 people at $7.00 per person.
Directions: Follow Route 95 south to Route One into Boston over the Tobin Bridge. Follow signs to Storrow Dr/North Station and then N. Station/Leverett Circle t 28N. At the end of the ramp, take a left after the traffic light towards Cambridge. At the next light, turn right onto the O'Brien Highway (Rt. 28N). The Museum will be on your left. The parking garage is at the far end of the building.
New England Aquarium
Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (617) 973-5200
Note: Library passes not available in July and August. Admission price is $10.00 per person when using library passes, which are good for 4 people.
Hours: Mon-Friday 9AM-5PM, Weekends & Holidays 9AM-6PM.
Note: Library passes are not available in July and August. Pass admits 4 people at $10.00 per person.
Directions: Go to Boston and get on I-93 Southbound. Take Exit 24A Government Center (not Airport 24B). Take the right fork, then the left fork (there is a sign indicating Aquarium) to Atlantic Avenue. Follow Atlantic Ave. to its intersection with Milk Street (3 blocks/3 traffic lights). The Aquarium is on your left.
Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square, Salem, MA 01970 (978) 745-9500
Hours: Open daily 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Pass admits 2 people at $5.00 per person.
Directions: Take Route 95 to Route 128 North then exit at exit 25A. Follow route 114 East into Salem. Be careful as the roads takes a few unexpected turns. In Salem follow signs for the museum and downtown parking.
Impressionists On the Water special exhibit through February 17, 2014.
SEE Science Center
200 Bedford St., Manchester, NH 03101
Hours: Mon-Fri 10 AM-4 PM, Sat-Sun 10 AM - 5 PM
Family Pass admits all members of an immediate household
Follow Rt. 101 W to Rt. 293 North to Exit 5 (Granite St. Bridge). Turn right off the exit the take the first left onto Commercial St, then the first Right right onto Pleasant St. Take the first left onto Bedford St. (one-way North). SEE is the first building on the left. Turn into first driveway or park on Bedford St. Enter the building through the glass staircase entrance and go by stairs or elevator to the fourth floor.
Zoo New England
Hours: April 1 - September 30; 10 AM - 5 PM weekdays, 10 AM - 6 PM weekends. October 1 - March 31; Daily, 10 AM - 4 PM.
Pass admits 6 people. Adult $6 each, child $4 each.
Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin park Rd., Boston, MA 02121
Take Rt 95 S to Rt 1 S to Storrow Dr. Then look for the Fenway exit to Rt 203 E. Follow signs for the Franklin Park Zoo.
149 Pond St., Stoneham, MA 02180
Take Rt 95 S to Rt 495 S to exit 35. Turn left at bottom of ramp and right at the first stop sign. Go straight. Zoo is 1/2 mile on the right.
Library Museum Pass Borrowing Policies:
- Patrons may reserve passes up to one week before the date of use, no earlier.
- Patrons may only reserve passes to one museum per day, but may pick up an additional pass on the day of attendance if available. Call the library to check availability.
- During SCHOOL VACATION WEEKS (Sept - June) patrons may only reserve passes to ONE MUSEUM PER WEEK due to high demand.
- Failure to return the pass on time may result in a reimbursement charge for the next patron's admission fee.