Museum Passes

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 Lane Memorial Library cardholder -- note that the passes have no cash value, and that each pass is valid only on the date listed.   Please reserve a pass by calling us at (603) 926-3368. Should you be unable to visit a museum after checking out a pass, please contact us to schedule an alternate date.

To ensure fair access, we request that patrons reserve only one pass per family per day. Please reserve your pass at least 1 business day in advanced to allow for prompt processing.

Boston Children's Museum logo Boston Children’s Museum (AVAILABLE - See Reservation Note below)
308 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210 (617)-426-6500
http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org
Hours: Wednesdays-Sundays only, variable.

Pass admits up to 4 people at $9.00 (half price), children under the age of one year are admitted free.

Reservation Note: Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service. Patron must reserve a timed ticket at the Boston Children's Museum website as well as confirm availability of Library pass. Complete instructions on reserving a timed ticket are available on our timed entry "How To" page.

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 Science Boston Museum of Science 
Science Park, Boston, MA 02114-1099 (617) 723-2500
http://www.mos.org
Admit up to 4 people at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls.
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.
Reservation Note: Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service. Patron must reserve a timed ticket with the Museum of Science as well as confirm availability of Library pass. This pass will admit up to 4 people at a 50% discount on tickets to the Museum’s Exhibit Halls. Children under 3 are not included in the count of 4 and are always admitted for free but must have a timed ticket.

1. Your Library pass can only be used on the date printed on the pass.
2. YOU MUST ALSO CALL THE MUSEUM TO RESERVE A TIMED TICKET. Call 617-723-2500 (daily, 9am – 5pm).

3. Please call at least 1-2 days ahead to reserve your timeslot otherwise the Museum might be fully booked.
4. After you make your timed reservation with the Museum, they will send you an email confirmation with your reservation time.
5. Please bring both your library pass confirmation (printed or displayed on a phone) and your email confirmation from the Museum when you visit. Show both confirmations at the gate to enter. You do not need to stop at the Box Office.
6. If you are not able to show your Library confirmation on a phone, request a paper copy of your confirmation at the library.

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.

Children's Museum Children’s Museum of NH (AVAILABLE for play sessions - See Reservation Note below)
6 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820 (603) 436-3853
http://www.childrens-museum.org
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday, variable.
Pass admits 4 people at half price per person. Children under 1 year old are free.  

Reservation Note: Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service. Patron must reserve a timed ticket at the Children's Museum of New Hampshire website as well as confirm availability of Library pass.

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

Currier Museum Currier Museum of Art (AVAILABLE - see Reservation Note below)
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104 (603) 669-6144
http://www.currier.org Hours: See website
Pass admits 2 adults and all teens (13-18) @ 50% off general admission. Ages 12 and younger are free of charge.
Hours: Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM. Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM.

Reservation Note: No timed entry for general admission ticket required. Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service.

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. 

 Isabella Stewart Gardner MuseumIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum (AVAILABLE - See Reservation Note below)
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115 (617) 566-1401
Website: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home
Hours: Closed Tuesdays.  Monday and Wednesday, Friday - Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Thursday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Pass admits 4 people at $5 per person.  Children under the age of 18 are not included in the admission count and are admitted free of charge.

Reservation Note: Patron must reserve a timed ticket at the ISGM website as well as confirm availability of Library pass. Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service. Patron will need promo code for reserving a timed entry and the physical pass will be needed at day of entry. Promo code will be supplied within 1 business day via email unless patron requests via phone. If you need the pass / promo code faster than 1 business day, please call us at 603-926-3368. Pick up physical pass at the library. Complete instructions are available on our timed entry "How To" page.

Directions: Driving directions and parking information are available on the museum web page at: http://www.gardnermuseum.org/visit/directions.

Museum of Fine ArtsMuseum of Fine Arts (AVAILABLE - See Reservation Note below)
465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 21115 (617) 267-9300
http://www.mfa.org/
Hours: Open Thursday-Monday 10am-5pm. Closed Tuesday, Wednesday. The Museum is closed January 1, April 18, July 4, November 24, and December 25

Pass admits 2 people at $10.00 per person.

Reservation Note: Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service. No timed entry for general admission ticket required, but is suggested. Must make timed entry reservation with institution for special exhibits. Reserving via the library website does not reserve your timed entry for special exhibits. Patron will need a promo code from the library for reserving general admission ticket in advanced. Promo code from the library will be supplied within 1 business day via email unless patron requests via phone. No physical pass will be needed at day of entry if advanced reservation is made, as the Museum of Fine Art directly email's patron when advanced ticket reservation is made. Patron can also pick up a physical pass at the library for general admission. Complete instructions are available on our timed entry "How To" page.

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. 

NE Aquarium New England Aquarium (AVAILABLE - See Reservation Note below)
Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 (617) 973-5200
http://www.neaq.org
Hours: Mon-Friday 9AM-5PM, Weekends & Holidays 9AM-6PM.
Note: Pass admits 4 people at $16.00 per person.

Reservation Note: No timed entry for general admission ticket required, but is strongly suggested. The NEA is limiting capacity. Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service.

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 lef

nh state park logoNew Hampshire State Park Pass (AVAILABLE - see Reservation Note below)
Division of Parks and Recreation 
172 Pembroke Road
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3556
Website: www.nhstateparks.org
Hours: Vary depending on Park. Please check State Park website for details.
Valid for 2 adults and up to 4 dependents to gain access at no additional charge to one day-use park of their choice. The pass is NOT valid at the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, the Flume Gorge, Hampton Beach State Park (South Beach), or Wallis Sands State Park

Reservation Note: Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service. Complete the day-use registration requirement through the State Park web page. If you need the pass faster than 1 business day, please call us at 603-926-3368 during business hours. Pass can be supplied by the library within 1 business day via email, when requested or pick up physical pass at the library.

Peabody Essex Museum Peabody Essex Museum (AVAILABLE RESTRICTED DAYS - see Reservation Note below)
East India Square, Salem, MA 01970 (978) 745-9500
http://www.pem.org
Hours: Open Thursday - Sunday, 10 A.M.-5 P.M. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Pass admits 2 people at $12 per person Tuesdays through Sundays, and Monday holidays.

Reservation Note: Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service. Timed entry for general admission ticket is strongly suggested. Must make timed entry reservation with institution for special exhibits. Reserving via the library website does not reserve your timed entry for special exhibits. Patron will need a promo code from the library for reserving general admission ticket in advanced. Promo code from the library will be supplied within 1 business day via email unless patron requests via phone. Patron can also pick up a physical pass at the library for general admission. Complete instructions are available on our timed entry "How To" page.

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.

Seacoast Science Center Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park (AVAILABLE - see Reservation Note below)
570 Ocean Blvd, Rye, NH 03870 (603) 436-8043
http://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 10am-4pm
Family passes admit 2 adults and up to 4 children or grandchildren under the age of 18 for half price (adults $5.00, children $2.50) with seasonal parking fees additional.  Please reserve ONLY ONE of our two available passes.

Reservation Note: No timed entry for general admission ticket required, but is suggested. Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service. Visit the Seacoast Science Center Reservation page for additional instructions to reserve a Pass Holder Admissions ticket. On Seacoast Science Center website, patron will click on "Admission Tickets" then click  "Pass holder admission"  to reserve and purchase admission ticket in advanced with Library pass. Pass may be combined with our New Hampshire State Park Pass (if available) in order to park for free at the Science Center. (When using the NH State Park pass, click the box next to "Traveling with a State Park License Plate")

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). 

Strawbery Banke Strawbery Banke Museum (AVAILABLE - see Reservation Note below)
14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth, NH  03801.  (603) 433-1100
Website: http://www.strawberybanke.org
Hours:  Variable -- check website for seasonal operating hours.
Pass admits two adults and up to four children free of charge. Pass includes free admission to special events including Candelight Stroll, Ghosts on the Banke and July 4th: An American Celebration, New Hampshire Fall Festival and Baby Animals and half-price admission to the Labrie Family skating rink.

Reservation Note: No timed entry for general admission ticket required. Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service.

Directions: From either I-95N or I-95S, take exit 7 (downtown Portsmouth)  At the end of the ramp, head south towards the center of Portsmouth: left if coming from the north, right if coming from the south. Proceed approximately one mile, through one traffic light, to a yellow blinking light. At this blinking light veer to the right onto Russell Street. At the stop sign at the end of Russell Street, take a right. At the next intersection, make a left turn onto Maplewood Ave. Stay in the left lane and go through 2 sets of lights. At the third set of lights take a left onto State Street. Get into the right-hand lane on State Street. Go through 2 sets of lights and continue to the stop sign where State Street intersects with Marcy Street.  Take a right onto Marcy Street. (Prescott Park will be on the left hand side). Proceed on Marcy Street, past Mombo Restaurant and take the next right, which is Hancock Street. The Strawbery Banke Museum parking lot is on your immediate right. Museum ticketing is in the Tyco Visitors Center, conveniently located adjacent to the parking lot.

Zoo New EnglandZoo New England (AVAILABLE - see Reservation Note below)
www.zoonewengland.org Hours: April 1 - September 30; 10 AM - 5 PM weekdays, 10 AM - 6 PM weekends.  October 1 - March 31; Daily, 10 AM - 4 PM. Zoo New England passes are exempt from library borrowing limits. Valid only during regular daytime hours. Not valid for Zoolights or Boston Lights.
Pass admits 6 people.  Adult $9 each, child $6 each.

Reservation Note: No timed entry for general admission ticket required. Pass may be reserved by calling us at (603) 926-3368 and obtained from the library through our Park 'N Pickup vestibule service.

Franklin Park Zoo
1 Franklin park Rd., Boston, MA  02121
(617) 541-5666
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.

Stone Zoo
149 Pond St., Stoneham, MA  02180
(781) 438-5100
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.

New Hampshire History Museum New Hampshire Historical Society library and museums (Currently Unavailable)
30 Park Street, Concord, NH 03301. (603)-228-6688
Website: http://www.nhhistory.org
Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM.
Pass admits 1 family free of charge to the library . Admission to the Society's building and exhibitions is free.

Directions: Take Interstate 93 to Exit 14. Northbound - turn left at the light at the end of the exit ramp; Southbound - turn right at the light at the end of the exit ramp. Move into the left lane in order to take a left onto North Main Street. Take the next right onto Park Street (a one-way street that goes up the right side of the State House). At the stop sign, continue straight; the New Hampshire Historical Society is the granite building on the right. Metered parking is available on surrounding streets and in downtown Concord's public parking garages. Street parking is free on the weekends

Library Museum Pass Borrowing Policies:

  • Patrons may only reserve passes to one museum per day.
  • During SCHOOL VACATION WEEKS (Sept - June) patrons may only reserve passes to ONE MUSEUM PER WEEK due to high demand.
  • Zoo New England passes are exempt from the one per day and one per week restrictions detailed above.