Jonathan Bourne Public Library

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Museum Passes at the JBPL

NOTICE July 20, 2020: Many cultural institutions have suspended their library pass programs, changed hours, continue to be temporarily closed or are changing how admission to their facilities are handled.  Library staff will open up pass reservation availability as institutions allow.  PLEASE NOTE - Many institutions are suspending and/or changing their library pass program.  Many institutions are requiring reservations for people to visit.  You need to get your library pass before making your reservation.  Library staff are unable to make reservations to any cultural institution.  Having a library discount pass does not guarantee that the institution will have space for you to visit on the day you select.  Contact the institution you wish to visit for full details on their admission process.  Library staff are doing their best to keep this page up to date but it is a moving target.  Library passes may be picked up during regular curbside hours (Monday - Friday 10 a.m. til 4:00 p.m.) and must be returned during these same hours.  Please do not put passes in the book drop as items there are quarantined for 72 hours.  All passes will be disinfected upon their return.

Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Jonathan Bourne Public Library, museum passes are available to CLAMS card holders. All charges are payable at the museums.
Click here to reserve your pass, or call the library at (508) 759-0600 x6101.

Please have your library card ready. Library policy allows only one pass per family per day.  Please note: Discounts and prices subject to change at museum discretion.
If you receive an email confirmation, please bring it to the library when you pick up your pass along with your library card. The email itself will not admit you, you must have the actual museum pass. Passes must be returned to their owning library.

Buttonwood Park Zoo

425 Hawthorne Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Free admission for 4 visitors.

Library passes are valid every day except Mondays and Saturdays. Library passes are not eligible for use during February or April school vacation weeks, or major holidays.

Major holidays include: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Halloween, and Veteran’s Day.

7/27/20 UPDATE: Buttonwood Park Zoo is now open.  You must book an admission ticket directly with the museum after picking up the library pass.

Cahoon Museum of Art

4676 Falmouth Road
Cotuit, MA 02635

Free admission for 2 visitors.

Cape Cod Children's Museum

577 Great Neck Road South 
Mashpee, MA 02649
50% off regular admission for up to 4 visitors.

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Cape Cod Center for the Arts
Route 6A
Dennis, MA 02360
Free admission for 2 visitors. Children under 18 admitted free.

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

869 Main Street, Rt. 6A
Brewster, MA 02631

Discounted admission for 4 visitors and admission is free for children under 3.

Children's Museum - Boston (e-ticket)

Children's Museum - Boston (e-ticket)
300 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210

50% off regular admission for up to 4 visitors.
This is an e-ticket, valid only for one day. You can either print it out and take it with you or display the pass on your phone or device. Either way, please be sure that the pass barcode is visible.

Edaville Family Theme Park

5 Pine Street
Carver, MA 02330

2 passes available for each reservation. Each pass admits one at no charge.
Pass must be used on date reserved

(Please note - Park is closed from January 2nd through March. Reopens in April.
Check park website for actual dates of operation.)

Heritage Museum and Gardens

67 Grove Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
50% off regular admission for 2 adults and 4 children. Free admission for children under 5.
Library pass is only valid during their regular season which runs from mid-April to mid-October.

UPDATE July 2020 - You must book a timed admission ticket directly with the museum after picking up the library pass.

Historic New England

151 Essex Street
Haverhill, MA 01832-5564

Free admission for 1 visitor.  Additional pass available for 1 extra visitor on the same day. 

Please ask at the circulation desk.  Open days and times vary for historic properties.  Please consult website ( before reserving the pass. 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

280 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Discounted admission for up to 4 visitors. Children under 18 admitted free.

Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation

State Parks & Recreation Areas Pass

Pass is valid for the passenger vehicle displaying this pass.  Providing free admission into the State Parks of Massachusetts. Not valid for camping.

For more information go to  Pass available late spring through December 31.

UPDATE July 2020: Only vehicles with a Massachusetts license plate are eligible to use this pass.

Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Discounted admission for 2 visitors.

Museum of Science - Boston

Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
Discounted admission for 4. IMAX and Planetarium not included.

July 26, 2020 UPDATE: The Museum of Science is open, however they are currently NOT acccepting library passes.  If you still decide to visit, you must book an advance timed ticket directly through the museum at least until August 14th.

Mystic Aquarium

55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355
(860) 572-5955

$5 off the price of admission per person for up to 4 people.

New England Aquarium

1 Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
$10 admission per person for up to 4 people. Pass is now available year round.

Plimoth Patuxet & the Mayflower

137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360
Reduced admission for up to 6 tickets, any combination of adult and/or child.
$16 per adult / $10 per child

Closed from the Sunday after Thanksgiving until Mid-March.
Please check their website for actual dates.

Providence Children's Museum

100 South Street
Providence, RI  02903
(401) 273-5437
Half-price admission per person, up to 4 people.
(Only 3 coupons available per week: Mon-Sun)

Robbins Museum of Archaeology

17 Jackson Street
Middleborough, MA 02346
(508) 947-9005

Complimentary Admission for a 
maximum of six individuals per pass.

Museum Hours: Wednesday 10:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm

Roger Williams Park Zoo

1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907
$3 discount off regular admission for 4 visitors and children under 1 are admitted free of charge.

Sandwich Glass Museum

129 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563

Free admission for 2 visitors.

Toad Hall Classic Sports Car Museum

288 Scudder Avenue
Hyannis Port MA 02647

Pass will take 50% off regular admission for up to 2 adults $4 each and 2 children $2 each.
Open year-round except on Christmas Day.

USS Constitution Museum

Located in the Charlestown Navy Yard 
(Nautica  Parking Garage)
88 Constitution Road 
Charlestown, MA

Free admission for up to 9 visitors.
(Please note, USS Constitution is not part of the museum)

Whydah Pirate Museum

674 MA Route 28
West Yarmouth, MA 02673

Discounted admission for up to 4 people at $12 per ticket.
*Check TixKeeper for available dates*

Zoo New England (Franklin Park and Stone Zoo)

1 Franklin Park Rd.
Boston, MA 02121
(617) 989-2000

Non-returnable coupon that allows patrons to receive reduced admission per person for up to 6 people.  Pass must be used for date reserved.